Beginners Excel Training Course

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

Intro Excel

Beginners Excel Courses

Microsoft Excel is a powerful and complex tool with a wide range of features. This one day course is an excellent introduction to the key features and will show you how to use them more effectively.

Beginners Excel Course Introduction

Microsoft Excel is an extremely powerful and versatile tool that enables easy data manipulation, process automation, and report generation to name a few.

Our Excel Course for Beginners will take you through the basics of using Excel to using some more complex features.

The course covers Excel 2010/2013/2016/2019 & 365 (Also Excel 2011 for Mac). You are welcome to bring along an Excel spreadsheet that you are working on.  

Beginners Excel Courses

Our public, 5 Star Rated, Beginners Excel Courses are run in Manchester, Birmingham and Online.  We also run one to one and private group Excel Courses at your premises or at a location to suit you.

*Group booking discounts are available 

Excel Basics Training Course for Beginner Excel Course Topics

- Introduction to Excel

- Using simple editing features

- Saving and opening Excel

- Entering and editing data

- Creating and editing simple formulas

- Working with multiple workbooks

- View options and printing

- Creating lists

- Sorting and applying filters

- Creating reports

- Creating graphs 


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

Classroom & Online Beginners Excel Courses

Our 5-star rated Beginner Excel Courses are available online as well as in Manchester and throughout the UK. 

See the dates below for a public course or contact us for one to one or private courses.

Suitability - Who Should Attend this Introduction to Excel training?

Our Beginners Excel course is designed for people who are new to Excel or are using Excel in a limited capacity and want to learn more.

You do not need any prior knowledge of Excel. 

If you already have knowledge of the basics in Excel take a look at our Intermediate / Advanced Excel Classes.

Why Choose M Training's Beginners Excel Training?

  • Run by a highly experienced Excel trainer
  • This course is limited to 6 places so you are guaranteed personal support throughout the course
  • From £220 + VAT per delegate
  • Convenient locations in Manchester, Birmingham & 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
  • 3 month online support
  • Lunch & refreshments provided
  • Practice led learning

Select from the tabs below to find out more:

Beginner Excel Course Dates

Browse all public Beginner Excel course dates below or use the filter to show only dates in specific locations.

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  • 01 November 2021
  • Manchester
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  • 16 November 2021
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  • 02 December 2021
  • Manchester
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  • 14 December 2021
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  • 18 January 2022
  • Manchester
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  • 26 January 2022
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Private Course Enquiries

Online Beginner Excel Courses

Timings: Our online Beginner 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, via Bank Transfer, or Cheque.


Our Online one-to-one and private group training in Beginner Excel are available from £250 + VAT (three hours) or £450 + 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 Beginner Excel course

Click here for information about how our online Courses work

Classroom Based Courses

Timings: The Beginner 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, via Bank Transfer, or Cheque

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


One-to-one and private group courses are available for Beginner 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 of 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 Beginners Excel Course

We are happy to run private Beginners, Intermediate & 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 Beginner Excel classes 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 classroom courses are available from £590 plus VAT 

Private Online courses are available from £250 + VAT (3 hours) or £450 + VAT (6 hours).

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

Private Beginner Excel Course Enquiry

Beginners Excel Course Outline

  • Introduction to Excel

    • Customising the Excel environment
    • Worksheet terminology
    • Customisation of the Quick Access bar
    • Creating a new worksheet
    • Entering text and numbers
    • Saving a worksheet
    • The Backstage view
    • Retrieving a workbook
    • Quick navigation using shortcuts
  • Formatting

    • Adding borders and shading
    • Aligning cells using left, right and centre
    • Applying various number formats – currency, accounting, decimal places
    • Merge and centre cells
    • Using Text Wrap
    • Adding basic illustrations
    • Use various methods of cut, copy & paste
    • Hiding/Unhiding columns
    • Adding/deleting/displaying Comments
    • Printing comments
  • Working with Ranges

    • Inserting/Deleting rows and columns
    • Adjusting the width of a column
    • Adjusting row height
    • Autofill
    • Using in-built lists
    • Creating custom lists
    • Freeze panes
    • Split screen
  • Using AutoFilter

    • Applying a filter to your data
    • Sorting a filtered list
    • Printing a filtered list
    • Clearing filters
  • Charts

    • Create a chart based on your data
    • Change the chart type
    • Amend source data
    • Using chart designs and applying layouts
  • Printing Your Reports

    • Adjusting margins
    • Scaling a document
    • Changing the Orientation
    • Adding Headers and footers
    • Set the print area
    • Printing a worksheet
  • Formulas

    • Use AutoSum to calculate figures
    • What is AutoCalculate
    • Produce Min, Max and Average calculations
    • Write simple bespoke calculations
    • Understand BODMAS (order of calculations)
    • Understand Relative and Absolute cell addressing
    • Applying names to cells
    • Finding named cells
    • Using named cells across multiple sheets

Manchester Beginner Excel Courses

Our Manchester Venue:

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

Greenheys Business Centre
Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ

Public Transport/Parking:

Free visitor parking is available at car park at the front of Greenheys building.

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. Disabled parking is provided.

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

Birmingham Beginner Excel Courses

Our Birmingham Venue:

Our public Intro to 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 Beginner Excel Courses

Because we only have 4 delegates on our online courses we can be flexible.

However, the standard timings for our Beginners Excel online course are as follows:

9.15am | Sign in - to check everyone is up ad running on the software – and show them the tools available

9.30am | Start - First session

11.00am | 15 min break

11.15am |  Second session

12.45am  | 45 min break

1.30pm  | Third session

3.00pm | 15 min break

3.15pm | Fourth session

4.30pm | Finish & Q&A

4.45pm | End

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