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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

The day will consist of practical tutorials that will include step by step examples with guidance and support from your tutor.

Starting from the very basics, you will learn what a spreadsheet is and what types of information can be stored in a spreadsheet. You will look at the layout of Excel including the Ribbons found in Excel 2007/2010 and the basic tools.

You will then look at how to create a spreadsheet inserting formulas to perform calculations and applying formatting to improve the appearance of your spreadsheet.

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

Topics include:
- Entering and editing data
- Formatting cells for currency
- Widening columns
- Data alignment
- Adding & deleting rows & columns
- Inserting Headers & Footers
- Sorting lists
- Saving work

- Inserting simple functions such as Sum, Average, Maximum or Minimum

- Multiplying & division

- Subtraction

- Applying borders and shading

- Creating Charts and Graphs

- Printing out your work

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

Entry Requirements

This is not a course for the IT beginner as keyboard skills are required. You should have some prior knowledge of computers, although no knowledge of Excel is assumed.

After Your Course

This course will give you the basic skills to use spreadsheets, which will be useful for many careers.

You could progress on to more advanced computer courses at the College such as:

- Intermediate 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