Beginners Excel Training Course

Duration :1 DayCost: From £190
Venues :Manchester | Birmingham | Online

Intro Excel

Excel Courses for Beginners

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.  

Beginner Excel Courses

Our public, 5 Star Rated, 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 Beginners - Intermediate 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

Online Beginner Excel Courses

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

One Day Public Beginner Excel Courses: 6 hours live training sessions plus plenty of breaks: From £190 plus VAT

One Day Private Beginner Excel Courses: 6 hours live training sessions plus plenty of breaks: From £350 plus VAT

Private Half Day Beginner Excel Course: 3 hours live training sessions plus breaks. From £190 + VAT

For more information about how our online courses work take a look at our Virtual Classroom Courses page

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

Suitability - Who Should Attend this Intro to Excel training?

This 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 Course.

Why Choose M Training's Beginners-Intermediate 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
  • Only £245 + 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:

Excel for Beginners Training Course Dates

Click on the location tabs to see the available dates for our public Excel Course for Beginners for each city or online.

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 is available from £190 + VAT (three hours) or £350 + VAT (6 hours).


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

Save 30% Plus:  Our online private Beginner Excel courses cost 30% to 40% less.

Ongoing Support: After the course, you receive the course notes, certificate and 3 months 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 £390 + VAT (Half Day) and £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 Beginner Excel Course

We are happy to run private Beginner - 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 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 courses are available from £690 plus VAT 

Private Online courses are available from £190 + VAT (3 hours) or £350 + VAT (6 hours).

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

Private Beginner Excel Course Enquiry

Beginner Excel Course Outline

  • Introduction to Excel

    • Get to know Excel
    • Simple Modifying features
    • Saving, Opening Workbooks
  • Entering and Editing Data

    • Entering Data 
    • Adding Rows/Columns
    • Moving Data
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Spreadsheet Maths

    • Understand how maths works in Excel
    • Simple Maths Formulas
    • Editing Formulas
  • Working with Multiple Workbooks

    • Work with multiple workbooks open at the same time
    • Helpful tips and shortcuts to manage
    • Linking data across multiple workbooks using maths
  • Working with Large Spreadsheets

    • Working within print boundaries
    • Viewing options
    • Printing worksheets
  • Working with Lists

    • Creating lists
    • Sorting and filtering
    • Creating reports
  • Creating Graphs

    • Create Graphs
    • Manipulate Graphs
    • Create Sparklines (2010 onwards)


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


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


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

Beginner Excel Course Reviews

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