Expert Excel Formulae and Functions

In this expert level Excel course, you will be introduced to Basic Formulas, use Statistical and Logical functions, use Lookup and Reference Formulas, add Date and Time Formulas and learn about Efficiency Tips.

Available for Private and Tailored group events

This course is run privately for groups or 1-2-1 Coaching sessions

Book a 1-2-1 Session or Group Event

Course Location

Happy HQ, 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE - or your workplace

Course Requirements

Delegates must be comfortable creating basic formulas and functions in Excel, including the use of Absolute and partial Absolute Cell references.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Fix formulas using Absolute Cell References ($)
  • Use logical functions, such as COUNTIF to count cells that meet a certain condition
  • Use HLOOKUP function to look up values in the top row of the table
  • Use the CONCATENATE Function to join separate fields, such as FirstName and LastName
  • Calculate the number of days between two dates
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Session 1

Formulas & Functions Basic: Use Cell References; Copy a Formula without changing Cell References; Transpose a Formula; Copy & Paste Values; Quick Calculations.

Session 2

Nesting Functions; Statistical & Logical Functions: COUNTIF; SUMIF; AVERAGEA; IF; ISERROR; Nested IF.

Session 3

Lookup % Reference Formulas: VLOOKUP; HLOOKUP; Match & Index to Retrieve Data.

Session 4

Text Formulas: Change Case of Text; Join Text from Multiple Columns; Combine Text and Formatted Numbers; Convert Imported Text Format into Numbers; Break Imported Date Field into Individual Columns; Substitute Text; Extract a Name Field into Three Columns.

Session 5

Date & Time Formulas: Add a Number to Current Date to Get New Dates; Calculate a Period of Time Between Two dates; Perform Calculation with Time Fields.

Session 6

Array & Database Functions: Array Formulas; Calculate the Difference Between MAX and MIN Values in an Array; Find Value in List; Use Frequency Function to Count Responses; Analyse Data in a Database.


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.


We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your Course Trainers

Ed Lepre

Ed Lepre

Ed is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has worked at Happy for over 12 years. Although he trains the full suite of MS Office and non-Office packages at all levels, his favourite package is Excel. A previous winner of the prestigious Learning and Performance Institute's 'Learning Professional of the Year' award, as well as other training accolades, he is also the IT Helpline Manager.

Paul Wherly

Paul Wherly

Paul trains on Microsoft products both on the Mac and PC platforms including VBA. Paul has trained with Happy since "the dawn of MS-DOS when formulas ruled the earth."

Kristina Kendall

Kristina Kendall

Kristina is an associate IT Trainer, she’s been training for 8 years and working for Happy since 2015. She provides training mainly on Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Her favourite package is Excel; she loves to show people shortcuts and quicker ways of working.

Kevin Tarry

Kevin Tarry

Kevin has been an IT Trainer for over 20 years, and is a charismatic and enthusiastic training specialist who brings energy and passion to his training courses. He always looks to engage with his learners with the view to making their learning experience as effective and enjoyable as possible.