Get started using Microsoft Excel in the workplace - learn how to use and create basic business spreadsheets!
On this course you'll learn useful tools and time-saving ways to format, align, sort, filter and present data. We'll also give you an introduction to inserting and using basic formula!
Learn by watching short video lessons The course is made up of short bite-sized video lessons.
Download practice files You’ll be able to download the files used in the video lessons and try out what you’ve been shown. You’ll also be able to download additional exercises.
Get tutor support Your EC-PC Tutor will support you during the course, answering any questions by email.
You’ll work through the video lessons at your own pace – you’ll get 12 months to complete the course so there’s plenty of time.
Once you have completed the video lessons we’ll send you a practical assessment. Pass the assessment and you’ll receive the following e-Certificate: EC-PC Microsoft Excel Basic User.
Requirements You’ll need a Windows PC installed with Microsoft 365.
Learning, assessment and certification package: £60
Learning only: £35
Some learner comments about our video lessons
“I thought the videos were really clear and explained in a way to make sense, and I appreciated the tasks to complete along the way to practice instead of just listening to information. The tutor was great when I had questions. Very pleased with the course.”
“The course was very easy to follow everything was explained very clearly, the videos were especially helpful.”
“The tutor was very clear in explaining everything and was very encouraging. I really benefited from the exercises. I now feel confident with the basics which was why I applied for this course. I would definitely recommend it.”
“I found it useful to contact my course tutor at any time. I felt he was available when I needed support or to answer questions. I thought the video then practise worked well and catered for learners who do not learn just by watching. The course was very well structured and easy to follow.”
“I enjoyed the course and I learned a lot from it.”
“Well structured course and easy to follow, with a friendly and approachable tutor that was available whenever help is needed.”
“Felt the online videos were excellent and clearly showed the viewer in simple terms how to carry out each task. All communication was excellent and very prompt reply from tutor. Would recommend the course to all. Looking forward to doing the intermediate modules as soon as I can.”
“What I liked about the course was being able to watch the video of each exercise before starting the exercise and I was also able to go back to the video as many times to make sure that I had understood the video. What I also found helpful was if at any time I encountered a problem I only had to email the course tutor with the problem and he would email back a solution.”
“The course was excellent, I have learned a lot.”
“The course was very good, the videos were clear, understandable and easy to follow. I would recommend anyone to do this course even as a refresher.”
“The videos were excellent and very easy to follow. I have learned a lot. Very good course and worthwhile.”
“Currently refreshing my knowledge of Office based programmes. Finding the course easy to follow, and well delivered, great communication all around.”
The course covers the following topics:
select cells effectively
format cells and ranges
change workbook structure
insert data in cells and ranges
copy, cut and paste data
use the fill handle to enter data
work with basic calculations
summarize and organize data
configure worksheets and workbooks for distribution.