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).
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.
Below is a summary of the topics covered on the 1-day Beginners Excel course.
For a full course outline, see the Course Outline tab on the menu below - or click here to download a PDF
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.
You do not need any prior knowledge of Microsoft Excel to attend this course.
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.
Select from the tabs below to find out more:
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.
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
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 £250 + VAT (3 hours) or £450 + VAT (6 hours).
All our Beginner Excel Manchester courses are run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at our head office:
Greenheys Business Centre
Manchester Science Park
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 public Intro to Excel courses in Birmingham are usually ran 9.30am to 4.30pm at:
Innovation Birmingham Campus,
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
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
Our public Beginner Excel Leeds courses are usually run 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at:
100 Wellington Street,
(venue subject to change)
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