What will I learn?

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Our Microsoft Excel VBA Stage 1 course introduces the macro recorder and the VBA editing environment. You’l learn how to write simple procedures and modify recorded code.

The course is designed for people who need to create VBA procedures from scratch and those who have inherited more complex ones and need to understand how they work.

To attend you should have a very sound knowledge of Excel and be a regular user.

Book VBA Stage 1 Training

For companies who need to train groups of staff either remotely or in-person.

  • 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

Paul Watson

Paul brings a wealth of understanding and knowledge, specialising in technical training and development in Excel, Power BI and Access.

His knowledge with IT systems has been gained both academically and through more than 20 years practical experience in the industry. His strengths are demonstrated as both an IT trainer and as a developer.

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Full Course Content


  • VBA or Macros?
  • What it can be used for

Getting Started

  • Developer tab
  • Filing
  • Macro Security

Using the Recorder

  • Naming Macros
  • Assigning Shortcuts
  • Absolute and Relative Recording
  • Where macros are stored
  • Personal Macro Workbook

Running Macros

  • Shortcut keys
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Worksheets buttons and shapes
  • Ribbons

Editing Code

  • Understanding the code structure
  • Simple edits
  • Calling procedures

Stepping and Debugging

  • Step Intro, Over, Out
  • Setting Breakpoints
  • Editing code while Stepping
  • Dealing with Runtime errors

Writing Macros & VBA Terminology

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

Exploring Code with the Immediate Window & Variables and Constants 

  • Dimensioning
  • Option Explicit
  • Data Types
  • Scope
  • Locals and Watch Windows

The If statements

  • Single line
  • Blocked If
  • Logical expressions

Adding simple Interactivity to Macros

  • Creating an Interactive Message Box
  • Creating a Custom Input Box
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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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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

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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.


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.


"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

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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.