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Excel 1: Essentials / ICDL – Spreadsheets [1 hour]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year -

This course is the essential starting point for anyone interested in learning how to produce spreadsheets using Microsoft Office Excel and forms an ideal basis for further courses in Excel. As Excel introduces some changes to the user interface and some new features and enhancements, this course is also suitable for those needing to update their skills so that they can make efficient use of the latest version of this popular spreadsheets application. Excel 1: Essentials covers the basics of how to create, save and edit spreadsheets before progressing participants onto the creation of basic formulas and charts. The new cell and table styles will be introduced and participants will learn fundamental techniques such as sorting, naming ranges, find and replace, changing the page setup and renaming worksheets. This course also helps prepare you for the ICDL – Spreadsheets module test.

COVID 19 Restrictions

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year -

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training can no longer be offered at this time. The course will take the following format:

  • A 1 hour on-line training session via MS Teams
  • Post-session: Participants will be provided with access to a workbook and associated files to complete asynchronously
  • A follow-up online clinic to address any queries/questions related to topics covered during the session
  • Additional topic specific resources (see link below) can be accessed as required

Additional Resources

This collection of resources can be accessed via LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource for staff.  New users will need to complete the LinkedIn Learning sign up here.

Excel 1: Get Started with MS Excel

Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no previous experience of using Microsoft Excel and those taking ECDL – Spreadsheets (Module 4).


Familiarity with Windows.

Booking Information

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Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, Basic Formulas, Functions Ranges, Sorts, Sorting, Worksheets, Page Setup, ICDL