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Business & Accounting

Do you have what it takes to be the next Elon Musk, Mary Barra or Gabe Newell? Business is big in the UK with around 5.7m private sector businesses producing a turnover of £1.9 trillion each year. As James Dyson said: “Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.”

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Course Overview

This course follows on from the Introduction to Excel.

The course will guide you through all the new features in Excel 2007/2010. You will look at more complex formulas and functions, such as the improved conditional formatting features and new filter options.

The course will cover many features and functions in Excel such as the 'IF' statements and how to use conditional formatting to highlight trends in data.

It also covers the importance of data validation and using validation to restrict access to cells, rows and columns.

Absolute referencing will be explained and methods discussed on how to deal with problem solving.

The course is workshop based and can be adapted to your personal requirements.

You will work with multiple sheets and the 3D sum function.
Topics covered include:

- Refresher on Autosum Functions & Formatting
- Absolute Cell References

- Importing external data

- Count functions - COUNTIF, SUMIF

- Using the IF function

- Working with Multiple Sheets

- Referencing between Sheets

- Working with Data Lists - sorting, filtering and sub-totalling

- Named Ranges

- Conditional Formatting

- Data Validation

There is no assessment with this course; however, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Entry Requirements

You should have some prior knowledge of computers. This is not a course for the IT beginner.

After Your Course

The course aims to provide you will the confidence and the knowledge to move on to the Advanced Excel, although we do strongly recommend that you leave yourself enough time to practice and build on your current skills before embarking on to the Advanced Excel.



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

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Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700