This course is designed for those who wish to further develop their understanding of VBA gained from attending our Stage 1 course.


On completion of this course, attendees will gain the confidence to write procedures to develop efficient and practical VBA solutions. They will understand the importance of and learn how to manipulate the Range object and create procedures which automate repetitive tasks. They will also learn how to write and use Function procedures.


This course is the second day of the introduction to programming in VBA. As such you should have attended stage 1. Before attending this module we would advise you to revise the course materials from stage 1.


Courses are delivered in 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 & O365

What will I learn?


  • The concept of looping
  • Different types of loop
  • For – Next Loop
  • Do – Loop
  • For Each Loop

Collections and Object Hierarchy

  • A closer look at how objects are organised

Exploring the Range Object

  • Referring to a Range
  • Collections and Items
  • The CurrentRegion Property
  • The Offset & Resize Properties

Calling Sub Procedures

  • Defining arguments in called procedures

User Defined Functions

  • Using Excel Worksheet Functions in VBA
  • VBA Functions
  • User-Defined Functions
  • Declaring Variables in User Defined Functions
  • Using Ranges in User Defined Functions

Writing Macros

VBA Terminology

  • Procedures, Subroutines, Macros, Functions
  • Objects, Methods, Properties

Further Testing and Debugging Techniques

  • Types of Error and Debugging
  • Stepping Through a Procedure
  • Monitoring Variable Values
  • Break Mode
  • Testing and Debugging Code
  • Watch & Immediate Window

How we deliver

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

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Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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