Advanced Excel Core Level 3

If you use Excel for budgets, timesheets, reports or other data that needs calculating, this one-day course will improve your ability to organise and analyse data. You will 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.

We are currently only holding our public programme online, delivered as Live Online Interactive Learning via GoToTraining. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £255*
  • Public Sector Price

    £210*
  • Charity Price

    £180*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    0.75 day
  • Class size

    8 approx.
  • Location

    Online
  • 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 Core Level 2 course. This course will be taught in the latest version of the software. We can train this in older versions if needed – please get in touch for more information and availability.

Course Overview

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. We have had to adjust the course content slightly so it can be delivered online — please see below for the updated course outline.

However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

 

What you will learn

By the end of this advanced one-day Excel course, you will be able to:

  • Create Partial Absolute Cell References to lock just the Column or just the Row reference in a formula
  • Move around a spreadsheet speedily using range names and use them in formula to improve accuracy and readability
  • Input accurate data entry by using Data Validation. e.g. a dropdown list to choose from to avoid errors
  • Use the table tools and calculate within a table
  • Advanced Conditional Formatting – using ‘If Formulas’ to format cells other than the one that contains the value you are testing
  • Create calculations based on single or multiple conditions. For example, calculate a discount for those over a specific age or ordering a high volume (IF with AND and OR)
  • Use IFERROR to tidy up your results
  • Cross reference data using an Hlookup or Vlookup function. For example, look up the council tax band for different households.

Timetable

This is a full-day course consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work and breaks in between. Please ensure you block out the whole day in your diary to get the most impact from your learning.

Please Note: The trainer will prioritise content according to the needs and pace of the group, so there may be topics which are left to the end which will be covered if there is time.

Session One: Range Names and Nesting Functions

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

Session Two: Lookups

  • VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP
  • Nesting COLUMN and/or ROW function to make your Lookup autofillable
  • IFERROR

Session Three: Conditional Formatting and Table Tools

  • Conditional formatting using a formula, including using IF and conditional formatting (eg, RAG – Red, Amber, Green colouring)
  • Table Tools

What you will learn

  • Create Partial Absolute Cell References to lock just the Column or just the Row reference in a formula
  • Move around a spreadsheet speedily using range names and use them in formula to improve accuracy and readability
  • Accurate data entry by using Data Validation. e.g. a dropdown list to choose from to avoid errors
  • Use the table tools and calculate within a table
  • Advanced Conditional Formatting – using ‘If Formula Is’ to format cells other than the one that contains the value you are testing
  • Create calculations based on single or multiple conditions. For example, calculate a discount for those over a specific age or ordering a high volume (IF with AND and OR)
  • Use ISERROR and ISNA to tidy up your results
  • Cross reference data using an Hlookup or Vlookup function. For example, look up a National Insurance Number to find other personal details from another sheet or book
  • Use Formula Auditing tools to check for errors and make nested formulas easier to fix
  • Create charts that include a secondary axis and trendlines
  • Create Pivot Charts

Timetable

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
  • SWITCH
  • CONCAT
  • TEXTJOIN
  • MINIFS, MAXIFS

Session Three: Lookups

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

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

 

This course will be taught in the latest version of the software. Some learners may not have certain functions due to different versions. We can train this in older versions if needed — please get in touch for more information and availability.

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And if you’re still unsure, call our friendly team on 020 7375 7300 and we’ll help you work out what you need.

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Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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In this short video, Rachael explains how Happy makes our Live Online Learning IT programmes just as interactive and engaging as our classroom sessions.

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See our available course dates below, or contact us for bespoke options.

First, choose your delivery style — live online learning or in the classroom (at Happy's HQ in London).

The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

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

For classroom sessions

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). 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.

We have made our training centre as safe as possible. You can learn more about what measures we have put in place on our Terms and Conditions page. We may need to cancel these dates if government advice changes or if there is not enough demand — in these instances we will host the session online, with the same date and timings.

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

The happy Guarantee

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 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.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed while we await further guidance.

We have a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We offer both shorter, 1.5-2 hour sessions that focus on a particular skill, as well as full-day sessions. You can see details of our online public programmes for our IT Skills here and our Leadership and Personal Development sessions here. We can also adapt any of our existing classroom sessions into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

 

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

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Did you know...

...there are so many Excel functions that will make your job more efficient?

These include V/HLOOKUP, IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF functions and so much more. How to use dynamic VLOOKUP with MATCH function is also covered in Excel Core Level 3 course. 

If this isn't what you're looking for, we also run a range of specialised Excel courses. Take a look at the courses below:

Analysing Excel Data for Better Business Decisions to enable you to quickly and effectively analyse data by using techniques such as interactive Dashboards, Conditional Formatting and Pivot Tables. Find out more

Excel Without Maths to explore several cool Excel features that will help make Excel better and more efficient for you, all without having to use formulas! Find out more