Virtual Basic Excel Training Course Content

Our virtual basic Excel training course can be run in all versions of Microsoft.

All of our Excel courses are full day courses, and they typically run from 9:30am to 4pm. To break up this long day we allow two coffee breaks and a lunch break throughout the day. Even though we have set timings for the course on our agendas, we can alter them to fit in with your needs. As well as our standard course agendas, we can also create a bespoke course for you tailored to the training needs you have. Just let us know what you need, we’d be happy to help.

Key Content

The key content that is covered in the virtual training course can be found below:


  • The Excel Screen Environment
  • Ribbons, Tabs, Customisation
  • Cell Selection
  • Editing, Copy, Cut, Paste
  • Entering Numbers and Text. Cell formatting
  • Shading and borders
  • Cell styles. Formatting Text
  • Inserting columns and rows
  • Simple Formulae. Autosum, Percentages
  • Other Common Functions
  • Headers & Footers
  • Differences between Relative & Absolute References
  • Page setup, Printing & Zoom
  • Other Simple Functions for example freezing, hiding and conditional formatting
  • Exercises throughout

Course Objectives

The objective of this basic Excel course is to allow the trainee to be able to build and edit individual worksheets through learning formatting skills of cells and columns. As well as formatting skills, knowledge of simple mathematical symbols and simple functions in Excel will be developed. Finally the conditional formatting feature will be covered alongside navigational features like freeze panes and hiding.

Comments and Testimonials

Shrewsbury Food Hub Testimonial – training those helping their community

Being a small charity, we do a lot of data collection and evaluation, to show the impact of our work. John showed us useful ways to record, sort and display our data in Excel. This will save us a lot of time! Thanks John

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Harvey and Brockless – working alongside JPL for training needs

We have worked with John for a number of years now in group environments from basic to masterclass levels, and in 121 sessions tailored around our specific requirements. We’ve seen in this time, our staff grow in confidence and ability through John’s tuition, which has in turn benefitted our company and our staffs’ own development.

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Build It International testimonial – helping those that help others

Thanks to @johnlegge for our recent Excel training session helping us to manipulate data quicker and more effectively 📊📈 Lots of really useful hints and tips that we’ve already been putting into practise! #MasterYourData 🤓 #BuildingBrighterFutures

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The SL Shop – Training Staff in Microsoft Excel 365

JPL came out to the SL Shop to give us some Excel training, we were blown away at how much we learnt on the intermediate course. What we have learnt is already being put into action throughout the company to streamline our processes. Advanced course booked and we are very excited. Great courses and an even greater teacher, thanks John.

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Microsoft Office Access – supporting your business development

John worked closely with the office team at Red Hill Christian Centre… as our needs have grown and changed he has trained us to adapt this at each stage.

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