Excel - Mastering the Basics

An ideal course for small business owners or householders who want to keep track of their budgets, or to set up simple spreadsheets and charts. This course introduces you to Microsoft Excel 2013 and is for the beginner who would like to learn to use this spreadsheet application. Learn to comfortably create, edit, print and chart data and formulas in workbooks.


  1. The basics of Excel
  2. Creating, saving and editing a new workbook
  3. Selecting ranges
  4. Copying excel data
  5. Filling & moving data
  6. Formulas and functions
  7. Formula referencing
  8. Formatting: Font, Rows & Columns, Numbers
  9. Cell alignment
  10. Applying borders
  11. Working with a worksheet
  12. Finding and replacing
  13. Printing techniques
  14. Page setup
  15. Sorting data
  16. Creating charts

Please note: This training will be delivered on Personal Computers in our computer room with a Microsoft Windows 10 environment. We do not provide Mac computers but you’re welcome to grab your MacBook and come along, however the tutor will not be able to solve technical problems in class. If you wish to BYO laptop, please make sure it is fully charged. You will need to bring your own USB to the class if you would like a copy of the student files to take home.

Assumes a basic understanding of the internet as well as basic knowledge of personal computers and the Windows operating system. This course is intended for people who has very little or no knowledge in the use of Microsoft Excel.

The learning pathway shall consist of face-to-face delivery involving class room demonstrations; discussions; practical tasks; group activities; Q & A and one-on-one support.

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Course testimonials:

  • The Beginners EXCEL course was very good. It gave good coverage of EXCEL and what can be done using the programme. The exercises in the book provided are very helpful in learning how to use the programme. The tutor was excellent and communicated the material well.