Excel 2007/2010 Core Level 1

This course is for anyone who has never used Excel before (or any other spreadsheet package) or those who have some experience editing data but are not confident creating calculations (including ones that use fixed figures like VAT) and charts. It is suitable for users of both Excel 2007 and Excel 2010.

Course Dates:

8th May 2017 (spaces available)

30th May 2017 (spaces available)

20th Jun 2017 (spaces available)

6th Jul 2017 (spaces available)

20th Jul 2017 (spaces available)

4th Aug 2017 (spaces available)

16th Aug 2017 (spaces available)

4th Sep 2017 (spaces available)

20th Sep 2017 (spaces available)

3rd Oct 2017 (spaces available)

17th Oct 2017 (spaces available)

30th Oct 2017 (spaces available)

Course Length: 1 day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £250 (+VAT)

Charity: £160 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £200 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy, Alie Street – view map & directions

Course Requirements

Learners must be confident using a mouse and keyboard

This course is designed for PC users of Excel 2007 and 2010. It is also available for users of Excel 2013 and 2016 and please ensure you attend the course that is appropriate for your version of Excel.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Create, save, close, open and print spreadsheets
  • Insert and delete rows or columns in your spreadsheet
  • Get Excel to add up numbers automatically
  • Copy formulae in your spreadsheet whilst keeping one of the cell references constant
  • Sort large databases into order and filter to show only the data you need
  • Alter the look of the numbers and text, add comments, lay out text with merged cells and wrapped text, use cell styles, change the layout for printing.
  • Visually represent numbers and text (as a chart) in your spreadsheet, to make them stand out and easy to understand
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Session 1

What is a Spreadsheet; Entering Text and Numbers; The Mouse keeps Changing Shape; Saving a Spreadsheet; Creating a sequence with the Autofill feature; Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns; Comments; Cell Styles.

Session 2

Creating Formulas; Using the Sum feature; Copying Formulae with Autofill; Number Format.

Session 3

Using Absolute Cell References to refer to fixed figures in formulas; Good Spreadsheet Design.

Session 4

Using Excel as a database: Freeze panes; Printing the first row; Sorting; Multi-level sorting; AutoFilter; Custom Filters.

Session 5

Print Preview, Page Setup for Printing, Headers and Footers.

Session 6

Conditional Formatting; Types of Charts; Creating Charts using the Keyboard, Chart Layout, Chart Styles.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

Your Course Trainers

Ed Lepre

Ed Lepre

Ed has been an IT trainer with Happy for nearly 11 years. His favourite package is Excel - which he trains to advanced level. He is also the new IT Helpline Manager (when he's not training).

Darren Andrews

Darren Andrews

Darren manages the IT helpline, as well as training almost every IT course on the Happy computers programme. He has been with Happy for nearly 9 years.

Rachael Worral

Rachael Worral

Rachael is the Happy Computers Product Development Manager, as well as being our lead IT trainer. She is responsible for making sure all our courses are of the highest quality.