This Excel training course will teach you to use the advanced features contained in Excel to their full extent for your business or department and is ideal for Financial managers or consultants, business owners, or line managers responsible for creating and maintaining company data.

By the end of this course, you will be able to analyse complex company data using ‘lookups’ and PivotTables. Additionally, a basic introduction to creating Macros and viewing VBA, the programming language, is included.

This is the fourth and final Excel course in our 4-course Excel Pro-User program. It is the highest level of training for Excel available from the NWL Chamber for those that utilise Excel in a professional environment.

To avoid booking a course that is either too hard or too easy, too fast or too slow, we ask that all delegates complete a pre-course checklist to assess their current level of Excel knowledge. This will enable us to ensure that all delegates are on the right course and able to follow the training at a similar pace:

Excel Assessment: Are you a beginner or pro? Find out here

If we feel that you are “beyond” the elements and concepts discussed in this course – we will recommend which level we feel would most benefit you. This assessment can save both time and money!

What we will cover:

  • Using lookup functions – LOOKUP, VLOOKUP, and HLOOKUP –
  • *NEW* Using the XLOOKUP Function
  • Auditing Workbooks and Worksheets
  • Using Data validation to ensure the integrity of data
  • Protecting and Un-protecting Workbooks and Sheets
  • Advanced filtering of data
  • Creating and Customising PivotTables
    • Adding and removing fields
    • Hiding and displaying field detail
    • Working with totals in a pivot table
  • Introduction to Macros
    • Recording and Running Macros
    • Introduction to programming – viewing/basic editing of VBA
    • Assigning Macros custom buttons on a worksheet

This course is instructor-led and involves useful examples and exercises in a workshop environment to enable delegates to work ‘smarter’ with Excel as well as learn useful techniques, tips, and tricks.

Please Note: Delegates should bring a laptop with Excel 2016 or newer installed (unfortunately not an Apple laptop or a ‘web-based’ version of Excel). Whilst not essential, the laptop should have a mouse attached as this can be quicker for users during the Course.

MPORTANT – Files will be sent to use on your laptop. Some company laptops are not suitable as they have certain features disabled which prohibit the loading of files.

We have a few laptops that can be hired for use during a Face to Face course but should be arranged for anything run onsite in advance. (Not available for online courses)

We have an 8-delegate maximum per course so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Price :
Members: £149; Affiliates £223; Non-Members: £298 Laptop rental: £20 + vat
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09:30 - 16:00



To book your appointment please contact the Chamber on:

01772 653 000

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