Microsoft Excel Foundation

The Microsoft Excel Foundation Course is the perfect introduction to using Microsoft Excel, the extremely popular Microsoft Office application used for spreadsheets and a whole host of other business uses.

Key Details

Level: Beginner
Duration: 1 day

Who should attend this course?

The Microsoft Excel Foundation course is intended for new users of Excel, or those who have been using Excel for some time without any formal tuition or as a refresher of the basics. The intended audience includes:

  • Business Users
  • Information Workers
Microsoft Excel Foundation Course

Course Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Produce and print a simple spreadsheet containing data with calculations, formulas, and functions.
  • Format data to enhance the appearance and layout of the worksheet
  • Create basic charts from worksheet data


Delegates should be able to perform basic functions with personal computers, keyboard and mouse.

For virtual classes, delegates will need to have Microsoft Excel 2013, 2016, 2019, or 365 (desktop) installed.

Public Course

Public course costs are inclusive of refreshments (physical courses only), courseware and lab access, and a practice exam voucher.

£290 per person *

* prices are stated exclusive of VAT

Private Course

Bring the instructor and the course directly into your organisation to maximise the learning benefits.

£2,800 per course *

Upcoming Microsoft Excel Foundation Courses


Microsoft Excel Foundation Course Overview

Module 1 – Introduction to Spreadsheets

  • Familiarisation of the Excel user interface
  • Understanding workbooks
  • Understanding worksheets 
  • Understanding pages 

Module 2 – Working with Data

  • Navigating and selecting data
  • Entering, editing, and clearing data
  • Automatically filling in data in a range
  • Moving and copying data
  • Inserting and deleting columns and rows
  • Formatting numeric and text data

Module 3 – Formulas and Functions

  • Understanding the rules of basic formulas
  • Entering formulas to calculate spreadsheet data
  • Using AutoSum to total numeric data
  • Applying Excel functions to calculate the total, minimum, maximum, and average of the data

Module 4 – Visualising data and producing reports

  • Sorting and filtering lists of information
  • Creating basic charts from worksheet data
  • Summarising data in a list
  • Printing workbook information

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