Beginners Excel Training Course

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

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.

Excel For Beginners

If you’re looking to improve your Microsoft Excel skills for work or your own personal development and consider yourself to be a beginner, then this course is for you.

It will give you practical Excel skills and knowledge to take away, from basic to intermediate levels.

You will learn simple formatting through to utilising formulas and creating reports.

Along the way we will show you plenty of hints, tips and shortcuts, to make using Excel easier, quicker and more efficient.

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

Learn Basic Excel Skills

Through a range of practical exercises, you will learn the essential Excel skills you need from basic formatting to using formulas and creating reports.

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

What is covered on the Beginners Excel Course?

Below is a summary of the topics covered on the 1-day Beginners Excel course. 

  • Introduction to Microsoft 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

Who Should Attend this Introduction to Excel Training?

Whether you have been using Excel in a limited capacity, or you are a complete beginner, this course is designed for you.

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

Pre-course Requirements

You do not need any prior knowledge of Microsoft Excel to attend this course but you should be comfortable using a laptop/PC/Mac.

Beginner Excel Course Day Details

Our 5 star rated Beginner 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 Beginner Excel Courses

Our scheduled public Beginners Excel Courses are run in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Online. Dates for these can be found below.

Private / Bespoke Beginner Excel Training

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 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 £250 + VAT per delegate
  • Convenient locations in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow & 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

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Private Course Enquiries

Online Beginner Excel Courses

  • Timings: Our online Beginner Excel public courses start at 9:30 am and will finish around 4:30 pm 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 Beginner 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 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, PayPal, 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 or Intermediate 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 £550 + 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:

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 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

The Online Beginner 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

Excel Courses in Leeds

Our Leeds Venue:

Our public Beginner Excel Leeds courses are usually run 9.30 am to 4.30 pm 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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