Excel Fundamentals - virtual (INTW00002)

  • This is an East Riding Council staff course. If you are not a member of staff, you will not be able to apply or enrol to this course.

Course details

Are you new to using spreadsheets and need to learn the basics? Have you recently moved roles and need to use spreadsheets differently? If your answer is yes, then our Excel fundamentals course is right for you.

It will cover all the essential and fundamental skills needed to work with spreadsheets, including things like creating a basic spreadsheet, formatting cells, and creating basic formulas and charts. It will also cover some of the tools you can use to help make tasks more effective and efficient.

Whether you want a great foundation of Excel skills to build on, or you just need to understand the basics, this is a great place to start.

Why doesn’t this course have a date?

This page is here so that you can register your interest in the course if it is not currently scheduled or if you are unable to attend any of the dates we have available on the course booking system. If you apply for this course we'll register your interest in it and let you know when more dates become available.

What do I need to join the course?

To join this session, you will need to be able to access Office 365, Excel, and Microsoft Teams. You should be comfortable communicating through MS Teams.

If you are unsure about any of the above, then look at attending Microsoft Teams Foundation first.

When we receive your enrolment to join this course, we will contact you to discuss your current level of ability and find out more about what you are hoping to learn on the course. This way we can make sure that this is the right course for you.

What do I need to bring with me to the first session?

Please ensure you come with the following:

  • Your council login details.
  • Access to Microsoft Teams, Office 365, and Excel
  • A good/stable internet connection
  • You may also wish to have a notepad and pen available to make notes.

What is it like to learn with Learning Skills and Workforce Development?

This course will be delivered by an experienced tutor using a variety of methods. The sessions will include demonstrations as well as group activities and individual exercises, set within the context of a typical work environment. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and engage in topical discussions.

What will I learn?

On this course, we will cover:

  • Excel interface and terminology
  • Formatting cells and inputted data within Excel
  • Entering data
  • Basic formulas and functions
  • Creating basic charts
  • Self-development help tools

What could I do next?

If you wish to undertake further training you should discuss this with your line manager / supervisor in the first instance. There are a variety of digital courses available on the coursefinder.