This course has concessions available

Excel – Stage 1

The first stage covers Introductory level topics including worksheets and workbooks, calculations, formatting, printing, charts, functions, formulas, cell references, datalists, introduction to macros and program options.

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Who is this course for

Those who need to aquire spreadsheet skills. Although the student need have no previous experience of Excel, it is essential that the student has previous experience in Windows and File Management. Suitable for 'beginners' to Excel.

What does this course cover

Excel is the spreadsheet program that is widely used commercially. This course provides the student with a knowledge of the main features of Excel and is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in office computing.
It also covers the more advanced and specialised aspects of Excel as well as Visual Basic for Applications.

Workbooks/Worksheets; Open/Save Files; Enter Numeric Data & Text; Intro to Formatting; Select/Copy/Name Cells and Ranges; Select/Copy/Move cells; Relative and Absolute Cells; Insert/Delete Column & Row; Intro to Simple Formula; Fill handle; Cell Height & Width; Intro to Printing; Intro to Charts; Create Macros - introduction; Advanced Formatting; Autoformat; Protecting Worksheets;Advanced Printing; Page Setup (incl. Headers & Footers, orientation, scaling); Financial /Statistical /Maths Functions and Formulas; Data Lists/Databases; Data Forms.

What will it be like

Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.
Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

What else do you need to buy or do

Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

Excel Stage 2. PowerPoint, Project, Office Essentials. ICDL Level 1 or 2.

Further Study at The Mary Ward Centre.
Advice will be given by your tutor and you can visit or regular Advice and Guidance sessions for an assessment at Mary Ward Centre and Blackfriars Settlement.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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