Expert Excel Core Level 4

Formulas and Functions are the key to getting work done in Excel. If you are experienced in Excel but need to start building more complex calculations this course will help you to deepen your understanding.

By the end of the course you will be confident in creating advanced Range Names. You will be able to create LOOKUPs that work on more complex sets of data by using INDEX and MATCH as well as INDIRECT. You will understand how array functions can solve problems in fewer steps than traditional formulas and how they work across ranges of data. You will feel more confident problem-solving in Excel.

Course Dates:

7th Jun 2019 ( spaces available )

23rd Sep 2019 ( spaces available )

13th Dec 2019 ( spaces available )

Course Length: 1 Day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £300 (+VAT)

Charity: £200 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £250 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy HQ, 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE

Course Requirements

Learners must already feel confident creating and nesting formulas (e.g. Ifs and ANDs) and be able to use named ranges instead of cell references in formulas.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Cross reference information from specific rows and columns in a table using INDEX and MATCH
  • Make your Lookups and Indexes more powerful using other functions such as, INDIRECT, MATCH
  • Use the Formula Evaluator to make it easier to fix errors
  • Create and use Dynamic Range names to ensure that functions continue to reference new data
  • Using Arrays in Non-Array Formulas
  • Basic and Logical Array Formulas
  • Workshop, consolidating nesting functions and problem solving in Excel. Including Dependent Data Validation Lists using Indrect, Nesting and Using Dynamic Range Names
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Session 1

Recap, IFs with AND and OR. Nesting functions (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, INDIRECT).

Session 2

Advanced Range names; Scope Range Names; Dynamic Range Names using the Offset function.

Session 3

Using Arrays in Non Array Formulas, Basic Array Formulas, Logic in Array Formula.

Session 4

Workshop. Using the skills learnt today in other ways. Practice of problem solving in Excel with nested functions and Dynamic Named Ranges. Enhancing your Data Validation using the INDRECT function.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (hot buffet lunch 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.