Excel: advanced

Course Dates: 23/09/18 - 30/09/18
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Aurica Jalba

Learn advanced features: sorting, filtering, linking, formulae, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.


What is the course about?

It builds on the Excel Beginners course and introduces the more advanced features of the application.

What will we cover?

Advanced sorting of data
Advanced filtering of data
More advanced linking of worksheets for calculations
More advanced formulas incorporating various functions
Using pivot tables
Recording macros
Using data tables
Naming data ranges

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Sort and filter data using specified criteria
Analyse data using pivot tables
Set up best/worst case scenarios
Produce calculations using functions and values from different worksheets/workbooks
Automate tasks using macros
Work with large and more complicated worksheets with confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an advanced course and you should have completed the Excel for beginners course or have working knowledge or experience of using Excel.

You should also be able to follow spoken and written instructions and be comfortable carrying out mathematical calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Each student has their own computer.
Presentations will be made using computers, whiteboard, overhead screen and printed notes.
Step by step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Further excel courses eg - Excel: expert, Excel: financial modelling, Introduction to VBA.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

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A challenging pace is maintained on this course which has enabled me to greatly increase my understanding and use of Excel in a short period of time. The clear demonstrations to the group, during which the tutor asks and responds to questions, are followed by well differentiated individual monitoring and support of the student practical activities.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 12/03/2017)
'Excel: Advanced' was the natural next step following 'Excel: Essentials'. The course was a valuable learning experience for me, and I highly recommend it if you want to increase your productivity in using Excel.

During this course you will learn advanced features of Excel such as pivot tables and macros.

The tutor is an excellent teacher with a great ability to share his knowledge with his students. He was patient in explaining advanced concepts well, in a way in which all the students in the class could understand.

After completing this course, I have moved on to work as a volunteer teaching assistant on this very course, weeks later. This is allowing me to help other students with their learning, and to also consolidate my own learning. The result of my time spent on both these Excel courses is that I am much more competent and confident now when using Excel.
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Review by - / (Posted on 20/02/2017)
I thoroughly enjoyed participation in the course and found the tutor stimulating, interesting and adroit. I only use Excel now at home although when I was working I used it extensively and the first day was revision plus additional aides. I missed the second day due to illness and did not take up the offer of attending a substitute day because the content sounded too sophisticated for my needs (although I was amazed at the scope of Excel and wished I still worked in order to use it more)!
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Review by Adele / (Posted on 09/02/2017)
Fantastic course to extend your knowledge in Excel. Well delivered lesson. Tutor very knowledgeable of the topic.
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Review by EDM / (Posted on 20/01/2017)
A comprehensive and fulfilling course. Tutor articulate in defining the advanced syntax with humour. I enjoyed exercising the grey matter and intend to keep up with advanced changes.
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Review by Lucky / (Posted on 30/11/2016)
The course was very helpful and the tutor was very supportive. I have managed to gain many new excel skills. Highly recommended!
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Review by Sanya / (Posted on 19/11/2016)
It is a worthy course. Very good tutor, quite friendly and got us all involved in the class while teaching. Learned few shortcuts which is very useful in my day to day Excel work.
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Review by Mona / (Posted on 18/11/2016)
I found this course really useful and very well delivered. The course tutor was extremely knowledgeable and very patient.
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Review by YA / (Posted on 16/11/2016)

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Course Code: CEX15

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Sun, day, 23 Sep - 30 Sep '18

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £95.00
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