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Microsoft Excel


Pitman Training England

Summary

Price
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Study method
Blended (classroom and online)
Duration
24 hours, Part-time/Full-time
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
24 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Location & dates

Location
Address
Pitman Training Bishop's Stortford
Market Square
Bishop's Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM233UT
United Kingdom
Address
Pitman Training Canterbury
Beer Cart Lane
Canterbury
Kent
CT12NY
United Kingdom
Address
Pitman Training Chelmsford
Moulsham Street
Chelmsford
Essex
CM20JD
United Kingdom
Address
Pitman Training Colchester
St Johns Wynd
Colchester
Essex
CO11WQ
United Kingdom

Overview

Microsoft Excel is the world's most popular spreadsheet program; learning how to use the software with Pitman Training shows that you've taken one of the best Excel courses available.

Our Microsoft Excel course is very flexible – you will have the freedom to take the Excel lessons at your own pace, based at one of our handy town or city centre locations, with support on hand should you need it.

This Excel course comprises several lessons, which provide a detailed but manageable study programme, so you can be confident about your new skills in the workplace.

Having completed your Microsoft Excel course, you could add Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to your list of achievements. Or you could give your career a serious boost by completing one of our highly respected diplomas, for example our Bookkeeping Diploma or our Microsoft Office Diploma, which could help maximise your career potential.

CPD

24 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Description

This course covers areas such as creating worksheets, formatting text, simple and complex formulas; handling rows and columns, autocomplete, using styles, headers and footers, average, max and min functions and using charts.The 2010 and 2013 courses are very similar in structure. Below is a break down of the lessons included in the Excel 2013 course: -

Lesson One: Opening the Excel 2013 program, identifying the elements of the opening screen, creating a worksheet with text and numbers, entering addition formulas, adjusting column widths, using the SUM function in a formula, using the AutoSum feature, editing text and numbers, navigating a workbook and worksheets, saving, naming and closing a workbook, opening an existing workbook, exiting Excel.

Lesson Two: Applying bold, italic and underline formats, changing font type and size, using the mini toolbar, changing the font colour, selecting and formatting cells ranges, selecting columns and rows, aligning cell contents horizontally, using merge and centre, applying number formats, printing the active worksheet, creating a new folder, saving a workbook with a different name and file type, viewing files in the open dialog box, using AutoFill, entering formulas for subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages.

Lesson Three: Inserting and deleting rows and columns, hiding and unhiding rows and columns, minimising the ribbon, modifying column widths and row heights, aligning cell contents vertically, wrapping and indenting text, applying a fill colour, applying borders, undo and redo, moving and copying cell contents using drag and drop, moving and copying cell contents using cut, copy and paste, copying formats using format painter, clearing formats.

Lesson Four: Using AutoComplete, changing text orientation, selecting non-adjacent data, freezing and unfreezing panes horizontally and vertically, using Zoom, page break preview, page layout view, naming a worksheet, inserting and deleting a worksheet, repositioning worksheets, using the count function, saving a workbook as a template, creating a workbook from a template, online templates.

Lesson Five: Using styles to format a worksheet, creating a custom cell style, using themes to format a workbook, creating and saving a custom theme, deleting a custom theme, page orientation, adjusting margins and scaling, centring the sheet horizontally and vertically, print preview and print a worksheet, viewing/hiding gridlines and row and column headings, printing gridlines and row and column headings, setting and clearing a print area, using COUNT, AVERAGE, MAX and MIN functions, using Quick Analysis, sorting columns in ascending and descending order.

Lesson Six: Inserting and formatting headers and footers, inserting header and footer codes including date, page number and file name, copying and pasting data between worksheets, grouping and formatting multiple worksheets, switching between workbooks, viewing multiple workbooks, inserting and applying styles to a column, line and pie chart, using recommended charts, changing chart type.

Lesson Seven: Creating more complex formulas, calculating percentages, making a cell reference absolute and knowing when this is needed, displaying all formulas on a worksheet, customising and viewing calculations in the status bar, the insert function dialog box, using the NOW, TODAY and IF functions, the function library, adding, viewing and editing comments, adding and deleting a button on the Quick Access toolbar.

Lesson Eight: Displaying a hidden worksheet, using the PMT and FV functions, recognising errors, using the IFERROR function, creating 3D formulas.

Lesson Nine: Inserting column, line and pie charts, moving a chart to a new worksheet, add, reposition and remove chart elements, adding and removing a data table, switching chart rows/columns, changing chart layout options, selecting and formatting chart elements , inserting sparklines, inserting moving, resizing and rotating pictures, making picture ‘corrections’ and applying picture styles and effects, aligning multiple objects, inserting and formatting WordArt, inserting and modifying shapes, creating and modifying SmartArt.

Lesson Ten: Using Spell check text in a worksheet, using Filter to display specific data, finding and replacing text and formats within a worksheet, saving a workbook as a web page, inserting and using hyperlinks in a worksheet, using conditional formatting in a worksheet, customising the ribbon.

Who is this course for?

Such is the nature of this versatile spreadsheet programme this training is be ideal for those in any number of careers. For instance if you need to maintain customer data, manage accounts, maintain budgets (both business and personal); this course really will help save you time and effort and could even help you present your information in a more user-friendly way.

Requirements

There are no pre-requisites required for this course.

Career path

Excel is utilised across a vast range of careers. Some of the most common we come across are Office Administration and PA roles and finances roles such as Bookkeeping, Finance Assistant.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At reed.co.uk courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on reed.co.uk, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.