Basic Excel Spreadsheets

Basic Excel Spreadsheets

At the end of this one day course candidates will understand the concept of spreadsheets, basic spreadsheet functions to produce standard documents.


The module will cover how to generate and apply standard mathematical and logical formulas using standard formulas and functions, and will include how to create and format graphs and charts.

This course is suitable for anyone who uses a spreadsheet programme.


This is an introductory / basic skills course at an intermediate level. It is ideal for those learners who may be beginners, or those who can use the software but want to be more efficient in Spreadsheets.

  • Using the Application
  • Cells
  • Managing Worksheets
  • Formulas and Functions
  • Formatting
  • Charts
  • Prepare Outputs


There will be both demonstrations and practise exercises in completing cells in rows and columns, how to sort and edit and how to apply different mathematical functions including formulae and summation.

Northumberland College are able to secure funding for businesses in the North East to cover the cost of this course as well as other short courses and staff development.


Employers must meet eligibility criteria such as having less than 250 members of staff and a turnover of less than £29 million and a balance sheet of no more than £34 million.

1 day / 7 hours

£85 per person – discounts available for group bookings


Northumberland College may be able to fund this for employers.


This course can be delivered on your premises or within Northumberland College campuses.

It is a mixture of classroom work and practical activities using ICT.

This course is assessed by a practical activity in spreadsheets.


On successful completion of the course, the learner will receive a certificate from Northumberland College.

Learners can progress onto other courses such as Advanced Spreadsheets, PowerPoint Presentations or Basic and Advanced Word Documents. Details are available upon request.


To book, or for further information, please call Business Engagement on 01670 841268


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