What will I learn?

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Our Microsoft Excel Foundation course covers the basic skills you need to use Excel efficiently. You’ll learn:

  • the basics of creating spreadsheets
  • how to format text and numbers
  • perform basic calculations
  • present data in a graphical format

No previous experience of Excel is required to attend but you should have a basic understanding of PCs, including familiarity with a keyboard and mouse.

Book Excel Foundation Training

For companies who need to train groups of staff either remotely or in-person. Please note we do not offer public scheduled courses for individuals.

  • One day course
  • Up to 10 delegates
  • Flexible in-house training dates
  • Face-to-face training
  • In-house or a venue of choice
  • Virtual training option
Need to speak to a booking specialist to help you choose the best training for your team, call 0333 344 6630.

Additional benefits

  • Free pre-course IT skills assessments to help establish delegate training requirements
  • Post-training support: user guides, workbooks and a summary of the delegate feedback
  • Training certificate to prove competency

Dee Walters

Dee is an experienced and very likeable IT training specialist with over 15 years’ design and delivery experience.

His knowledge and experience has been gained from working with Public and Private sector organisations of all sizes. Dee has worked in the UK and overseas developing and delivering IT Training.

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Staff Excel Assessment

Use our Free Assessment Tool to review the level of staff training required. We will deliver the right course to the right people, delivering results.


Full Course Content

The Excel Screen

  • Spreadsheet Terminology Explained
  • Navigate the Excel Environment
  • Access Help

Create Basic Spreadsheets

  • Enter and Edit Text, Numbers and Dates
  • Delete and Clear Data and Formats
  • Selection Methods
  • Adjust Column Width and Row Height
  • AutoFill and Custom Lists
  • Work with Flash Fill
  • Use Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Use Find and Replace

Format a Spreadsheet

  • Apply Text Formats
  • Apply Number Formats
  • Apply Borders and Shading
  • Merge Cells and Wrap Text
  • Manage Rows and Columns

Worksheet Views and Print Settings

  • Workbook Views
  • Page Setup Options
  • Print Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Print Titles
  • Set Print Areas and Print Selection

Introduction to Functions

  • Add up values with AutoSum

Create Basic Formulae

  • Create Basic Calculations using Operators (Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide)
  • Understand Brackets () within Formulae
  • Use Relative and Absolute Cell References

Introduction to Charts

  • Create a Chart: Pie, Column or Line
  • Apply a Chart Style
  • Print Charts

Manage Worksheets

  • Insert, Delete, Copy and Move Worksheets
  • Rename Worksheets
  • Apply Tab Colour

Work with Larger Spreadsheets

  • Use Zoom Control
  • Apply Freeze Panes
  • Sort and Filter Data

Collaborate with Colleagues

  • Share a File
  • Add Notes and Comments
  • Show Changes
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Excel Training – Business Benefits

By investing in people, you can give your team all the necessary skills they need to help support your organisation’s goals.

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Excel Training - People Development

Completing our Excel training course will give you additional skills you need to help support your career development.

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Flexible Excel Training Courses

  • Online or face-to-face in-house training
  • Individual delegates or group training
  • Flexible dates to fit schedules

Why choose TrainingU?

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Established over a decade ago by a team of knowledgeable training experts, we are passionate about delivering excellent training that makes a real difference.

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All our trainers are qualified and experienced Excel trainers that will deliver the highest level of training to you and your team.

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Working together with our clients, understanding their needs and desired learning outcomes, to deliver a personalised learning solution.

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Before Training

Our Skills Assessment will ensure staff attend the correct level of training. Based on results, we will organise the training sessions required, who will take them and the level to best match the skills needed.

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During Training

We provide first class training with highly experienced trainers. Courses include lots of exercises, practise and interactivity throughout, maximising learning whether delivered online or at your offices.

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After Training

We will grant you organisation free access to our suite of online Excel resources. In addition, we provide free post training support to ensure your staff utilise their new skills effectively.

Our Clients

International SOS Pioneer DJ

"The training that we book is always excellent, and the feedback forms reflect this every time. Training U is very professional in all aspects of training and so is the administration that goes with each training course.  All the team are very approachable, and they always go out of their way to help you, nothing is too much trouble for them all. I would have no hesitation in recommending Training U."

Sonia Marsh, HR Administration Manager, The Whitbread Academy

The IT courses run by TrainingU have been extremely well received by all that have attended them. The company has been supportive, flexible and attentive, going the extra mile to ensure that the courses are a success. All trainers and staff have been professional and pleasant, helping the whole process run smoothly. I am very happy with the training we have received and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.


Anritsu have worked with TrainingU for over 9 years, helping us to deliver a variety of courses to our employees across Europe. Our Employee feedback is very positive and we look forward to working with TrainingU in 2023.


Enquire & Book Excel Training

Simply fill out the contact form or call 0333 344 6630 to make an enquiry, book your Excel training or assess your staff Excel training levels.