Intermediate Excel 2013 training – Provisional Course Outline

Intermediate Excel 2013 training

Our Intermediate Excel 2013 training course outlines can be tailored to meet the needs of the individuals or organisation. We train at your site in Dorset, Wiltshire or Hampshire.

Aims of the course

This course aims to give delegates a greater understanding of Excel.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£295 + VAT
2 - 4 people£475 + VAT
5 - 8 people£595 + VAT

Course Objectives

On completion of the course delegates will have improved their skills in using Microsoft Excel. They will be able to:

  • Manipulate worksheets
  • Use templates
  • Apply conditional formatting
  • Use various functions, including logical and date/time functions
  • Manage Excel databases and tables
  • Customise charts
  • Use Excel in conjunction with other applications

The course is of one day’s duration.

How the course is run – This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.

Pre-requisites – Familiarity with the Windows environment, and a basic knowledge of Excel.

Course Outline


  • Revision of basic formulas
  • Using absolute cell references

Manipulating Worksheets

  • Renaming worksheets
  • Inserting worksheets
  • Deleting worksheets
  • Splitting worksheet window into panes
  • Freezing panes
  • Hiding rows and columns
  • Grouping and ungrouping worksheets
  • Copying data between worksheets
  • Formatting multiple worksheets in one operation
  • Entering a formula to link related worksheets


  • Applying templates
  • Editing templates
  • Creating templates


  • Applying number formats
  • Creating conditional number formats
  • Using conditional formatting
  • Flash Fill


  • The IF function
  • Nested IF functions
  • The TODAY function
  • The NOW function
  • COUNT functions

Excel databases and tables

  • Creating an Excel list
  • Editing an Excel list
  • Creating an Excel table
  • Sorting
  • AutoFilter
  • Filtering data
  • Totalling and manipulating filtered data
  • Grouping and outlining
  • Creating subtotals
  • Data validation


  • Plotting non-contiguous data ranges
  • Pie charts
  • Adding new data to an existing chart
  • Chart formatting techniques

The Quick Analysis button and how it relates to the above topics

Use of Excel with other applications

  • Paste special option
  • Linking vs Embedding
  • Linking data from other worksheets
  • Linking data from other applications
  • Exporting to other applications

To request further details of any of our courses, or to make a booking, please contact us by ringing 07477 578417 or by sending an email to or filling in our contact form.