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This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to expand and develop their skills using spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel, and is broken down into 5 levels for Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 and Advanced 3. Each level is 3 hours in total but delivered as three separate one-hour sessions via Zoom or Microsoft Teams and costs £30pp for each hourly session.


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Unit 1 – Basic data entry and formatting



Unit 2 – Simple calculations and functions



Unit 3 – Introduction to Charts, Controlling charts, Sparklines, Adding graphic elements



Unit 4 – Manipulating spreadsheet views, Cell addressing, Conditional formatting



Unit 5 – Functions 2 – Conditional functions



Unit 6 – LOOKUP functions, Naming cells and ranges


Advanced 1 

Unit 7 – Auditing formulae, Protecting cells



Unit 8 – Functions 3 – Text & date functions, Combining functions, Rounding



Unit 9 – Pivot Tables, Introduction to Macros


Advanced 2 

Unit 10 – Data Validation, Outline Features, Working Areas, Creating Excel tables



Unit 11 – Managing a project, Gantt Charts, Exploring scenarios – What if analysis



Unit 12 – Functions 4 – Statistical Functions


Advanced 3

Unit 13: Functions 5 – Nested IF, functions with multiple criteria and Forms*


Unit 14: Creating a Dashboard – Introduction and additional tools*^     


Unit 15: Creating a Dashboard – Design and create*^   


^Units 14 & 15 assume knowledge of pivot tables and pivot charts; conditional and lookup functions: IF, Nested IFs, COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, INDEX, XMATCH, CHOOSE, XLOOKUP; Conditional Formatting; form controls; charts; sparklines; and outlines.

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