Excel 2016 Core Level 3

If you use Excel for budgets, timesheets, reports or other data that needs calculating, this course will improve your ability or organise and analyse data. You’ll take functions further and be able to make them more powerful by nesting them. You will also learn ways to represent your data in a visual and readily understandable chart. This course is designed for confident PC users of Excel 2016.

Course Dates:

10th May 2017 (spaces available)

30th May 2017 (spaces available)

12th Jun 2017 (spaces available)

7th Jul 2017 (spaces available)

7th Jul 2017 (spaces available)

2nd Aug 2017 (spaces available)

29th Aug 2017 (spaces available)

27th Sep 2017 (spaces available)

24th Oct 2017 (spaces available)

24th Nov 2017 (spaces available)

22nd Dec 2017 (spaces available)

18th Jan 2018 (spaces available)

Course Length: 1 day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £300 (+VAT)

Charity: £200 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £245 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy, Alie Street – view map & directions

Course Requirements

Learners must be confident creating formulas that use Absolute Cell References ($ to fix cell references), Named Ranges and more complex functions like IF. If you’re not confident with those, look at our Excel 2013/2016 Core Level 2 course.

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


Session One: Range Names and Nesting Functions

  • Partial Absolute Cell References
  • Range Names
  • Data Validation
  • Nesting Logical Function: IF, AND, OR

Session Two: Excel 2016 functions

  • IFs

Session Three: Lookups

  • VLookup (and if there’s time, HLOOKUP too)
  • Nesting COLUMN and/or ROW function to make your Lookup autofillable

Session Four: Data visualisation

  • Conditional formatting using a formula, including using IF and conditional formatting for RAG
  • More charts: Combo, Funnel, Waterfall, Box and whisker, Pivot
  • Forecast sheet
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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.