Course Title

“Working with Spreadsheets”-  A Beginners’ to Intermediate Guide


This is a 2-day training course structured into 5 modules, with access to online training materials.

Date of Training

29-30 March 2018

Target Audience

The course is intended users with a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel who want to take their knowledge of the basic features further and who want to become productive in the shortest possible time. Delegates should have a good working knowledge and understanding of the Excel basics.

Limited Slots for only 16 participants.


It is entirely ‘hands on’, so those attending will get practice in creating and modifying actual spreadsheets.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create basic worksheets using Microsoft Excel 2016.
  • Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet.
  • Manage Excel workbooks.
  • Print the content of an Excel worksheet.
  • Learn how to use handy features.

MODULE 1: Microsoft Excel Basics

Learning outcomes:

Identify and Use Cells, Columns, Rows, Workbooks to enter and manage data.

Topics covered: 

  • Excel Ribbon
  • Basic Excel Features
  • Editing Tools

MODULE 2: Editing your Workbook

Learning outcomes:

Understanding formatting features and enhancing a workbook’s overall appearance and using Conditional Formatting.

Topics covered: 

  • Cell Formatting
  • Enhancing a Worksheet’s Appearance

MODULE 3: Printing and Viewing your Workbook

Learning outcomes:

Exploring Excel’s printing and viewing options enhancing your ability to print and work with your data effectively.

Topics covered: 

  • Printing your Workbook
  • Print Page Layout options

MODULE 4: Working with Charts in Excel

Learning outcomes:

Introducing charts within Excel and explain how to create basic charts to help convey your data with.

Topics covered: 

  • Using Recommended and Standard Charts
  • Chart Elements
  • Chart Tools – Design & Format

MODULE 5: Working with Functions and Formulas

Learning outcomes:

Some key formulas and functions essential to Excel users along with features to help manage formulas, functions and ranges.

Topics covered: 

  • Commonly used formulas (SUM & AVERAGE, COUNT, NOW, etc)
  • Pivot Tables