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

Lime Marketing – delivering bespoke training courses for staff

John has delivered Excel, Word and Outlook training to us at Lime Marketing over the last few months, he has trained around 20 employees and has created bespoke courses to suit our time, money and skill requirements. I’m pleased to say that the individual feedback from our team has been brilliant, everyone has come away feeling more confident and knowledgeable, from a business point of view it is fantastic to see employees valuing and enjoying Johns sessions and most importantly using new skills in the workplace. We look forward to continuing to work with John.

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Shrewsbury Food Hub Testimonial – training those helping their community

Thank you John for an engaging session. It has opened our eyes to many shortcuts and features that will make our working days run smoother.
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.
A clear, well-structured course that catered for every level of computer literacy!

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Chamber of Commerce – Excel Training for Baylis & Harding

John delivered the session in a relaxed manner. He ensured that all abilities were catered for and that people were learning at their own pace.
For the employees that needed a little more time, they did not feel pressured to move on and for the employees that were a little more advanced, John demonstrated some great tips and tricks!!
The day sessions were interesting, enjoyable and well planned. We can totally recommend this course and have booked for future intermediate training and an advanced bespoke course.

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UCB – delivering all Microsoft Office courses to staff

My colleagues at UCB have nothing but praise for John and his team. John’s training is excellent and his advice on Microsoft packages has been valuable to us. I highly recommend JPL Computer Services Limited as a training provider and look forward to the next training that we will arrange.

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MonoSol AF Limited – Helping train staff in Microsoft 365 packages

“We would highly recommend JPL IT Training. We have been using JPL IT Training for several years now and would not consider booking with anyone else.
John and Rachel are excellent trainers and the feedback from employees is always great. They have delivered Excel, Word and Access courses at all levels both face to face and remotely.
The sessions are always interactive and informative, and you leave them knowing much more than you did at the start. In group sessions they have the ability to adapt to each learner and ensure everyone gets the level of attention they need which is important as no one gets left behind”

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