Introduction

Expand your Excel skills on this Intermediate Excel training course.

Learn to use some of Excel’s more powerful features like sorting and filtering data and creating charts.

It is a hands-on course and includes plenty of time for trying out what you are being taught and asking questions.

✔ An intermediate Excel course that will build on your existing Excel skills.
✔ Plenty of one to one attention and time to ask questions.
✔ Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.
✔ All the materials and extras that you’ll ever need.
✔ Ongoing support and help with issues you have after the course.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Create and format charts.
  • Work with multiple sheets in Excel workbooks.
  • Copy and paste data in multiple data formats.
  • Use quick analysis tools to visualise your data.
  • Work with Excel’s list/database features.

Having practised these new skills during the course you will be able to hit the ground running on your return to work and complete your Excel work far more quickly.

Watch one of our trainers give a taster of what you’ll cover:

Am I Ready For This Course?

This course assumes that you have an understanding of the concepts covered in our Excel Essentials course like using AutoFill and AutoSum, Absolute Cell References, formatting worksheets and simple formulas.

If you are unsure if this course is the appropriate level for you please either contact us or use our Excel level analyser tool to advise you.

The Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with refreshments and biscuits throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a relaxed, supportive learning environment, fully air-conditioned facilities and some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour A4 manual covering everything in the course to keep.
✔ A USB stick so that you can take the course exercises home with you.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance.

  • Understanding functions
  • Summing non-contiguous ranges
  • Calculating an average
  • Maximum and minimum functions
  • Common error messages

Being able to manipulate and control worksheets is a key skill in Excel. This will show you how to make your worksheets do exactly what you want them to, and also how to format them to make working with them clearer. It also covers hiding and unhiding rows and columns within a worksheet.

The key topics covered include:

  • Renaming, Inserting And Deleting Worksheets
  • Copying And Moving Worksheets
  • Hiding And Unhiding A Worksheet
  • Copying a worksheet to new and other workbooks
  • Changing Worksheet Tab Colours
  • Grouping Worksheets
  • Hiding and Unhiding Rows And Columns
  • Freezing Rows And Columns
  • Splitting Windows

As you become a more proficient Excel user it is very likely that your spreadsheets will contain more than one worksheet. This means that you then need to be able to link data from one worksheet to another worksheet, and potentially from one workbook to another workbook. This lesson leads you through how to do that quickly and simply.

The key topics covered include:

  • Understanding Data Linking
  • Linking Between Worksheets
  • Linking Between Workbooks
  • Updating Links Between Workbooks

The ability to quickly and simply create a chart or graph to illustrate the data in your spreadsheet is one of the most used parts of Excel. The chart wizard offers a huge number of potential chart types and presentation options. This session shows you how to create a simple chart and the basics of how to work with it.

The key topics covered include:

  • Understanding The Charting Process
  • Choosing The Chart Type
  • Creating A New Chart
  • Working With An Embedded Chart
  • Resizing The Chart
  • Dragging A Chart
  • Printing An Embedded Chart
  • Creating A Chart Sheet
  • Changing The Chart Type
  • Changing the Chart Layout
  • Changing The Chart Style
  • Printing A Chart Sheet
  • Embedding A Chart Into A Worksheet
  • Deleting A Chart
  • Understanding chart layout elements
  • Adding a chart title
  • Adding axes titles
  • Positioning the legend
  • Showing data labels
  • Showing a data table
  • Modifying the axes
  • Showing gridlines
  • Formatting the plot area
  • Showing the plot area
  • Adding a trendline
  • Adding error bars
  • Adding a text box to a chart
  • Drawing shapes in a chart

Cutting and pasting in Excel can be tricky when working with different data types. As ever, Excel offers a number of options to ensure that it all works smoothly. This session will make sure that you get it right first time.

The key topics covered include:

  • Understanding pasting options
  • Pasting formulas
  • Paste values
  • Pasting without borders
  • Paste as a link
  • Paste as a picture
  • Transposing ranges
  • Copying comments
  • Copying validations
  • Copying column widths
  • Performing arithmetic with paste special
  • Copying formats with paste special
  • Add values and multiply values

Excel offers the ability to only change the formatting of cells meeting certain criteria. This can make finding key data in a large spreadsheet very quick and simple. This session shows you how to set the criteria that you are looking for and also how to format those cells to ensure that you can easily see them.

The key topics covered include:

  • Understanding conditional formatting
  • Highlighting cells containing values
  • Highlighting cells containing text
  • Highlighting duplicate values
  • Using top and bottom rules
  • Using data bars
  • Using colour scales
  • Using icon sets
  • Creating custom rules
  • The conditional formatting rules manager
  • Managing rules
  • Clearing rules
  • Using Sparklines
  • Understanding lists
  • Performing an alphabetical sort
  • Performing a numerical sort
  • Sorting on more than one column
  • Sorting numbered lists
  • Sorting by rows
  • Creating a table
  • Inserting or deleting table records
  • Removing duplicates
  • Modifying a table
  • Sorting data in a table
  • Filtering data in a table
  • Adding and removing table columns
  • Naming tables
  • Resizing tables
  • Playing with table styles
  • Converting a table to a range
  • Deleting a table
  • Understanding filtering
  • Applying and using a filter
  • Clearing a filter
  • Creating compound filters
  • Multiple value filters
  • Creating custom filters
  • Using wildcards