Intermediate Excel Core Level 2

In this intermediate Excel course, you will learn time-saving techniques including Conditional Formatting, range names and formulas such as Average, Min, Max and Count IF. You will also learn how to create a basic Pivot Table to summarise large sets of data quickly and easily.

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 have used Excel before and be familiar with using formulae for calculations; for example a multiplication that involves a fixed figure (such as VAT) and requires an Absolute Cell Reference (e.g. $B$4). 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.

 

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

What you will learn

By the end of this intermediate level course, you will be able to:

  • Manually create a range name to refer to a cell, for example ‘VAT’ rather than B2
  • Use functions such as average, minimum and maximum to create statistical information
  • Use Conditional Formatting to automatically change the look of cells depending on their value
  • Create a calculation based on a condition. e.g. add a £10 bonus to all staff who have achieved results above target
  • Count entries if they meet a condition. e.g. count the number of customers who live in Leeds
  • Create and work on more than one worksheet and group them to make changes simultaneously
  • Use the Consolidate feature to summarise multiple sheets of data. Link formulas across Worksheets
  • Create a basic Pivot Table to summarise large sets of data easily

Course Timetable

Session One

  • Brief recap on formulas and Absolute Cell References
  • Basic Range Names

Session Two:

  • IF function
  • COUNTIF function
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Using multiple sheets (duplicating sheets, moving, renaming, calculations across sheets)

Session Three:

  • Pivot Tables

What you will learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Create formulas using time and time formats
  • Manually create a range name to refer to a cell, for example ‘VAT’ rather than B2
  • Paste special, Copy part of your Excel spreadsheet to a Word document and have any changes made in Excel updated in the Word document
  • Use functions such as average, minimum and maximum to create statistical information
  • Use Conditional Formatting to automatically change the look of cells depending on their value
  • Create a calculation based on a condition. e.g. add a £10 bonus to all staff who have achieved results above target
  • Count entries if they meet a condition. e.g. count the number of customers who live in Leeds
  • Create and work on more than one worksheet and group them to make changes simultaneously
  • Use the Consolidate feature to summarise multiple sheets of data. Link formulas across Worksheets
  • Protect your data from deletions or changes
  • Create a basic Pivot Table to summarise large sets of data easily

Course Timetable

Session 1

  • Brief recap on Formulas and Absolute Cell References
  • Simple Range Names
  • Time Formats, Calculating with Time, Pasting Excel to Word (with and without Links)

Session 2

  • Using the Paste Function
  • Common Functions: Average, Min and Max
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Using Basic If Function
  • Using CountIf

Session 3

  • Using Multiple Worksheets
  • Grouping across Sheets
  • Linking Formulas across Sheets
  • Consolidation

Session 4

  • Pivot Tables

 

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.

Which Excel course is right for you?

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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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What's it like to learn online with Happy?

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, 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...

...we also run more advanced Excel courses?

Learn how to summarise and display useful and relevant information to help you make better decisions with our courses that focus on Pivot Tables, Dashboards and Charts.

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

Advanced Excel Pivot Tables: From Data to Dashboard to enable you to to use Excel’s powerful Pivot Table and Pivot Chart tools to summarise and display useful and relevant information to help your decision makers use all of this data. Find out more

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