Advanced Excel Training Course

Duration :1 DayCost: From £250
Venues :Manchester | Leeds | Birmingham | Glasgow | Online

Advanced Excel Training Course

Learn how to use advanced features of Excel to manipulate data and create detailed, useful spreadsheets on this 1 day, 5-star rated course.

Advanced Excel Course

If you have day to day experience of using Excel and you want to develop your skills further to use Excel more efficiently and to create more complex and useful spreadsheets, this course is for you.

It will give you theoretical knowledge and practical skills that you can take away and apply to your own spreadsheets and develop your Excel skills even further with confidence.

You will also be shown shortcuts, hints and tips to help you use Excel more efficiently.

This course is suitable for users of Excel 2010/2013/2016/2019 & 365 (Also Excel for Mac).

Improve Your Excel Skills

On this 1 day, 5-star rated, practical course you will be taken through exercises to help you understand how utilising formulas, pivot tables and macros can create complex but useful spreadsheets and reports in an efficient way.

As well as manipulating data, we will also look at formatting tools for you to display your data, or create forms, that are clear and user-friendly.

After the course, you will also be provided with helpful course notes for your own reference.

Intermediate to Advanced Excel Course Topics

Below is a summary of the topics covered on the 1-day Intermediate to Advanced Excel course.

  • Cell Styles, Tables & Conditional Formatting
  • Protecting cells and workbooks
  • Controlling user permissions
  • When to use templates
  • Creating and editing templates
  • Control data that can be entered
  • Create drop-down lists
  • Creating and using Vlookups
  • Creating and using Pivot tables
  • What are Macros
  • Creating and using Macros

For a full course outline see the Course Outline tab on the menu below - or click here to download a PDF

Who Should Attend this Advanced Excel Training?

This course is designed for people who are currently using Excel within their work and have a good understanding of the basic data manipulations and formulas and want to expand on this.

You will have prior knowledge of Excel basics and are comfortable using Excel.

If you do not feel like you have enough knowledge of the basics of Excel take a look at our Beginners / Intermediate Excel Course

Advanced Excel Course Day Details

Our 5 star rated Advanced Excel courses are practical courses with small class sizes, a maximum of 6 delegates, which allows for plenty of time to interact with the trainer and ask any questions!

These are held as in-person classroom courses or as live, online courses (over Zoom). All courses, run from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, with plenty of breaks.

Scheduled Advanced Excel Courses

Our scheduled public Advanced Excel Courses are run in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Online. Dates for these can be found below and information about the venues can be found on the Timing & Venue Info tab.

Private / Bespoke Advanced Courses

We run private one to one and group Excel Courses at our training centres, or at a location to suit you, anywhere in the UK. These can also be held Online.

See the Private Course tab further down the page for more information.

Why Choose M Training's Advanced Excel Training?

  • Run by an experienced trainer
  • This course is limited to 6 places so you are guaranteed personal support throughout the course
  • From only £250 + VAT per delegate
  • Convenient locations in central Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow and Online
  • Course notes and support material provided
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Certificate of achievement
  • 5 Star Rated in Google Reviews
  • 6 No more than 6 delegates
  • 5 star rated courses
  • Practice led learning
  • 3 month online support
  • Lunch & refreshments provided

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Advanced Excel Course Dates

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Private Course Enquiries

Online Advanced Excel Courses

Timings: Our online Advanced Excel public courses start at 9:30am and will finish around 4:30pm with plenty of breaks. Timings for private courses can be arranged to suit you.

Payment: Once booked an invoice will be sent which can be paid by Credit Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer or Cheque.


Our Online one-to-one and private group training in Advanced Excel are available from £550 + VAT (6 hours).


Highly Interactive: You will see the trainer, their screen, and be able to chat/ask questions.

Ongoing Support: After the course, you receive the course notes, certificate, and 3 months of online support.

Contact us if you want to book a private online Advanced Excel course

Click here for information about how our online Courses work

Classroom Based Courses

Timings: The Advanced Excel course starts at 9:30am and will finish around 4:30pm with 45 mins for lunch. Timings for private courses can be arranged to suit you.

Payment: Once booked an invoice will be sent which can be paid by Credit Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer or Cheque

Lunch & Refreshments: A great lunch and plenty of tea/coffee & biscuits are provided on all Advanced Excel public courses.


One-to-one and private group courses are available for Advanced Excel Training from £590 + VAT (Full Day)

These courses are ideal if you cannot make one of the set course dates or if you already know the basics and want something more specific.

After the course, you receive the course notes, certificate and 3 months online support.

More Information can be found on the Private Course Enquiry Tab (above) or call us on 0161 226 6032 or contact us

Private Advanced Excel Course

We are happy to run private Advanced Excel courses at your offices, at our Manchester office, or at a venue to suit you.

The course content can be adapted to suit your requirements.  Our trainer will contact you to discuss what you are looking to achieve and the level of prior knowledge the delegates have.

Private Advanced Excel courses are ideal if you have a number of people to train, or you want a different course outline; or simply can't make the dates of the public scheduled courses.

Private Course Costs:

The cost of any private courses is dependent on the number of delegates, the location, the length of the course (Half Day to Two Days) and the degree of adaption of the course. The following are for guidance only:

Private one to one classroom-based courses are available from £590 plus VAT

Private Group Courses in Excel are available from £690 plus VAT 

Online Private Advanced Excel Courses are available from £550 + VAT (6 hours).

To get a quote please complete the form below or call us on 0161 226 6032.

Private Advanced Excel Course Enquiry

Advanced Excel Course Outline

  • Quick Recap of Useful Introduction Features

    • Customising the quick access bar
    • Basic formulas including AutoSum, Min, Max and Average
    • Relative and absolute cell referencing
    • Naming cells
  • Analysing Data Using Pivot Tables

    • Produce a pivot table
    • Editing a pivot table’s data source
    • Refreshing pivot table data
    • Adding calculated fields
    • Creating slicers
    • Adding timelines (Office 2013 & above)
    • Linking slicers to other pivot tables
    • Filtering
    • Calculating percentages from data using calculated fields
    • Finding and taking care of blanks within a pivot table
    • Producing pivot charts
  • Excel Tables

    • Converting an Excel range into an Excel table
    • Using continuous formatting
    • Freeze panes and quick selection
    • Applying Slicers
    • Finding Duplicates
    • Converting back to Excel range
  • Conditional Formatting

    • Creating a conditional formatting rule
    • Editing the rule
    • Using Icon sets to format reports
  • IF and Nested IF Function

    • Performing calculation using a single-level IF Function
    • Creating calculations using Nested IF function or IFS, dependant on the version.
    • Understanding when to use IF and when to use VLookUp.
  • VLookUp Tables

    • Producing closest and exact match VLookUps
    • How to control errors in VLookUp tables using IFNA/Error function
    • Produce a HLookUp
    • Perform calculations using Index/Match.
    • Understand when to use VLookUp or IndexMatch.
  • Macros

    • Record a new macro
    • Perform basic editing using VBA
    • Add a macro to the quick access bar
    • Save a workbook containing a macro
  • Useful Functions

    • Concatenate
    • Left, Right, Trim and Proper
    • Text to columns
  • Data Validation

    • Applying data validation rules to cells for continuity
    • Adding drop-down arrows to cells for user selection
  • Workbook Security

    • Add a password to a workbook
    • Protecting worksheets
    • Protecting elements of a worksheet
    • Finding cells containing formulas and protecting the contents
    • Applying workbook security
  • Linking Workbooks

    • Create external links between books
    • Edit links
    • Break links
    • Open source workbooks

Manchester Advanced Excel Courses

Our Manchester Venue:

All our Advanced Excel Manchester courses are run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at our head office:

Rutherford House
Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way
M15 6SZ

Public Transport/Parking:

The closest public park is Cecil Street Car Park - 5 min walk

Manchester Oxford Road Train Station - 15 min walk

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station - 30 min walk


Please let us know in advance if you have any mobility issues and will need any assistance.

More Information about our Manchester training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Manchester Training Page

Birmingham Advanced Excel Courses

Our Birmingham Venue:

Our public Advanced Excel courses in Birmingham are usually ran 9.30am to 4.30pm at:

Innovation Birmingham Campus,

Faraday Wharf,

Holt Street,


B7 4BB

Public Transport /Parking:

Parking is available at Faraday Wharf and is located on Love Lane off Holt Street. Please note that parking here is charged and subject to availability. 

Both Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street rail stations are situated just a short 15-minute walk away from the Innovation Birmingham Campus.

More Information about our Birmingham training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Birmingham Training page

Online Advanced Excel Courses

The Online Advanced Excel courses are run on Zoom.

You will be sent a link to join the training session the day before the course along with any course materials needed.

The courses run from 9:30 am to 4/4:30 pm. 

Because we limit the number of delegates to a maximum of 6 on our public courses specific timings are flexible, but generally, the day will run as follows:

9.20 am | Sign in

9.30 am | Start - First session

11.00 am | 15 min break

11.15 am |  Second session

12.30 pm  | 30 min break

1.00 pm  | Third session

2.15 pm | 15 min break

2.30 pm | Fourth session

3.50 pm | Finish & Q&A

4.30pm | End

Find out more about how our online courses work on the Online Courses Page

Leeds Advanced Excel Courses

Our Leeds Venue:

Our public Advanced Excel Courses in Leeds are start at 9.30 am and finish at 4 pm.

The courses are either held at:

West One,

100 Wellington Street,



(venue subject to change)


Public Transport /Parking:

There are a few public car parks close to the venue, the nearest is Wellington Street Multi-Story Car Park.

The venue is also only a 15 minute walk from Leeds Train Station.

More Information about our Leeds training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Leeds Training page

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