Intermediate Excel Level 2: Excel Databases

This intermediate-level Excel course is for learners who use Excel to manage data such as lists of residents, birthday lists and databases. You will learn how to create a Database in Excel, and manage this with Advanced Filter options and create Pivot Tables to see only the most relevant information.

This course is only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one, held online via Zoom or in the classroom. Please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Create a List in Excel
  • Create a Database in Excel
  • Consolidate information from more than one list
  • Analyse the information using Excel’s Data menu
  • Sort and Filter including the use of Advanced Filters
  • Use the Subtotals Command
  • Use Pivot Tables to analyse your data

Course timetable

Session 1 — Creating a Database in Excel

  • What is a database?
  • Setting up a database or list in Excel
  • Navigating your database
  • Data Validation.

Session 2 — Sorting and Totalling

  • Sorting
  • Multi-level sorting
  • Auto-Filter
  • Advanced Filters.

Session 3 — Database Functions

  • Sub-totals
  • Consolidate
  • DSum
  • DAverage

Session 4 — Using Data Analysis

  • Pivot Tables
  • Pivot Charts

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via Zoom. Contact us for availability and pricing.

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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5 out of 5 stars

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Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, leave us a message on 020 7375 7300, or speak to an Account Manager straight away using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

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 install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your 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 Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

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

For classroom sessions

All public classroom sessions take place at Happy's HQ in London at Robert Dolan House, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE. Please see our Contact Us page for full directions and a PDF map.

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.

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

We are monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic closely and are following all current Government guidelines. Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact our friendly team, available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


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

Did you know... can become an expert in managing large sets of data by using tools such as Sorting, Filtering, Advanced Filtering, Data Consolidation, Subtotals, Pivot Tables and much more?

We also have a range of different level Excel courses that will add to your expertise. Take a look at those listed below:

Beginner Excel Core Level 1 for anyone who has never used Excel before. Find out more

Intermediate Excel Core Level 2 to enable you to use time-saving techniques including Conditional Formatting, range names and formulas such as Average, Min, Max and Count IF. Find out more

Excel Without Maths is the perfect course for people worried about the mathematical formulas often involved in using Excel. Find out more