Get started with Excel

Course Content

Course Content

The aim of the course is to develop some basic skills in Excel. By the end of the course, you should be able to:
• create a budget using spreadsheet software
• add data to a spreadsheet
• edit data in a spreadsheet
• apply calculation techniques (formulas and Functions)
• save and retrieve the spreadsheet
• print a spreadsheet
• demonstrate safe working practice
• prepare for the Excel Transferrable Skills course following on from this introductory course.

To be eligible for a free funded course you must be over 19 years of age as of 31st August 2023 and not be an apprentice, further eligibility may be linked to where you live, and we will check that at the enrolment stage and may contact you for further information or refer you to alternative provision.
It is suitable for those who have a basic understanding of ICT.

This is an online course. Your teacher will provide you with help to get up and running and offer ongoing regular “classroom” support.
You will need to have regular access to a Windows 10 or Windows 11 personal computer with Microsoft Office installed (2016 or newer), a working camera and microphone, access to the Internet and an email account to make the most of the online sessions. If you are keen to take notes, please have a notepad, pen or pencil to hand.

Your teacher will give verbal feedback throughout the course.

You will receive an ALSS certificate of achievement on successful completion of this course.

Your teacher will discuss progression options, and these will include the Excel transferable skills course, Digital Functional skills qualifications, and Level 1 award in Cybersecurity.
Other courses related to personal or professional development.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Concessions may be available based on income and benefit status

Helping you financially

  • 92% of our learners receive full funding for their learning. Our mission is to support you on the right learning path (T&C apply).
  • We can offer financial support relating to childcare costs, travel costs, course fees, books etc. (T&C apply).
  • You can pay for your course in instalments (over £100). Please ask for details.
  • English, maths including GCSEs and computing courses (up to Level 1) are FREE subject to eligibility (adult learners aged 19+ at 31st August 2023).
  • Qualification courses at Level 2 or below are FREE if your individual employed/self employed income is below £20,319.
  • If you have not yet achieved a Level 3 qualification or equivalent, you could learn for FREE.
  • Don’t worry if you have already gained a Level 3 qualification, but want to change your career path and try something new – you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan which you start to pay back when you earn over £27,295.
  • From April 2023, some Level 3 courses will be available for FREE to adults who are unemployed or earning below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319), even if you already have a Level 3 qualification or higher. This funding is part of the ‘Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs’ offer and you will find a full list of qualifications included in this offer here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-a-free-level-3-qualification/list-of-free-level-3-qualifications-available-to-eligible-adults

If you are unsure on what price you should pay, please contact us on 01609 536066 or email adultlearningservice@northyorks.gov.uk