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Microsoft Excel: An Introduction

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This course is perfect if you are new to Microsoft Excel and would like an introduction to the software, or if you are wanting to bridge the gaps in your basic Excel skills.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you do not need any previous experience of Microsoft Excel, but you should be proficient with a keyboard, mouse and basic Windows skills.

Course content

This course is designed to provide you with all the skills required to build spreadsheets from scratch, including creating formulas and charts, preparing the data for printing using page setup, and formatting techniques.

Assessment methods

There will be no assessments or exams during this course; on completion you will receive a Bedford College completion certificate.

Further study and career options

After completing this course you can progress to a range of other Excel courses at Bedford College, such as Microsoft Excel: Intermediate.

Additional information

This course will be delivered using Microsoft Office 2013 and will also be suitable for users of Microsoft Office 2016, 2010 or 2007. If you are using Microsoft Office 2003 or any other version, please contact us to discuss further.

Course Information & How to Apply

Unfortunately this course has been postponed until further notice. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 20/01/2021 Wed 9.30 am - 4.30 pm £180 Cauldwell Street BBF2159S2 Course in progress

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.