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23 Aug 2023

Microsoft Excel – Introduction to Spreadsheets – Online 23/08/2023

Target Audience

People with little or no knowledge, or experience of using Microsoft Excel.


The course will take place on Zoom over 4 sessions as per details below. Homework will be assigned between sessions. Resources and links will be stored on a platform called GiraffePad. Full instructions and links will be given after registration. Please note, these sessions will be recorded and shared with attendees only. Details of dates and topics are below:

Session One (90 minutes) Wed 23rd Aug starting at 2.30pm

  • Open A New Spreadsheet
  • Identify Data Types
  • Use Autofill
  • Enter Data / Text
  • Select Data / Text
  • Format Data / Text
  • Use Basic Formulae
  • Copy Formulae
  • Homework

Session Two (90 minutes) Wed 30th Aug starting at 2.30pm

  • Review of homework
  • Use Absolute Cell Reference
  • Use built in functions: Sum, Average, Max, Min, Count, CountA
  • Start on preparing lists
  • Add/Delete Rows/Columns
  • Sorting and Filtering
  • Homework

Session Three (90 minutes) Wed 13th Sep starting at 2.30pm

  • Review of homework
  • Continue Sorting and filtering
  • Printing
  • Introduction to chart
  • Homework

Session Four (90 minutes) Wed 20th Sep starting at 2.30pm

  • Review of homework
  • Worksheets-Housekeeping: Add, delete, rename, move/copy, hide
  • Worksheets – Formulas – adding up entries across sheets.
  • Final Q&A


  • Delivered virtually via Zoom.
  • GiraffePad will be the platform used to hold the Zoom links/training materials/recordings.
  • Homework will be assigned between sessions.


Anne Walsh

Anne Walsh has been an IT trainer since Excel came on Windows 95. She has been a freelance IT trainer since the mid-90s. She is a MOS Master Instructor. She is also the author of “Your Excel Survival Kit: Your guide to surviving and thriving in an Excel world” which has been receiving consistent 5 star reviews on Amazon. She blogs regularly at

You can read testimonials for her work at


  • learn how to use MS Excel at a beginner’s level.


Carmichael’s Autumn/Winter 2023 Scheduled Training Programme is kindly sponsored by BoardEffect.

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I think the homework aspect was good, good to take home and practice.

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