The latest version of Microsoft Office is 2019/O365 but the earlier formats - 2016, 2013 are 2010 - are still very much to be found in offices and homes throughout the UK and abroad.  Microsoft, however, has now ceased to provide support for Office 2007, 2003 and Windows XP.  The table below displays the icons that represent the different applications available in Microsoft Office.  Click on an icon to see more details, such as course outlines and main features.


For the everyday user, each version provides all of the basics for that particular Office application but you will see the new releases add a little more functionality to its predecessor.  All course outlines can be download as a PDF file; simply click on the appropriate logo to open up a new window, read about the course and download the outlines.

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Microsoft Excel Level 2

Microsoft Excel training throughout the UK, including Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, York, Carlisle, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Derby, Norwich, Portsmouth, Swansea, Cardiff, Chester.  For overseas training and contracts, please call to discuss your requirements.

Microsoft Excel Level 2 – Course Outline

About This Course

This one-day course is designed to build on the skills gained from attending Excel Level 1.


Delegates will learn to control their worksheets through navigation techniques, calculate using more-advanced logical functions and increase presentation impact using charts, graphics and data tables. 


Target Audience

Delegates should have previously attended the Level 1 course or have relevant experience of the software.


At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:


  • Work with Tables

  • Use named ranges in formulae

  • Work with Comments

  • Using logical, text, date and data analysis functions

  • Using graphs to analyse data

  • Working with graphics

  • Sort and filter data

  • Use statistical functions to filter data tables

  • Create outlines and subtotals

  • Create 3D referencing between worksheets and workbooks


Course Content


Unit 1 – Working with Excel Tables

  • Using Excel Tables

  • Formatting a Table

  • Add a Totals row

  • Create a calculated column

  • Using Table Splitters


Unit 2 – Using Named Ranges

  • Creating named ranges

  • Using range names within formulae

  • Using named ranges with the GoTo command.


Unit 3 – Adding Comments

  • Creating, editing and deleting cell comments

  • Displaying comments permanently on screen

  • Printing and formatting cell comment


Unit 4 – Building Formulae and Using Functions

  • Create formulae containing the function, SUMIF(S), IF, COUNTIF(S)

  • Create formulae using nested IF statements

  • Create formulae using the AND and OR functions

  • Create a table and use the HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP to find additional information


Unit 5 – Using Text and Date Functions

  • Use the concatenate function to join text from multiple columns into a single column

  • Use the text to columns feature to separate text into columns

  • Use the date function to calculate the time between two dates


Unit 6 – Working with Graphs

  • Create a Bar chart from data within your spreadsheet

  • Create a Pie chart from data within your spreadsheet

  • Change the type of chart within your workbook

  • Change the look and colours within the chart; apply a gradient to the shading

  • Add a Trendline

  • Using Sparklines


Unit 7 – Working with Graphics

  • Add a picture into a worksheet

  • Using SmartArt

  • Grouping objects

  • Object Ordering


Unit 8 – Sorting and Filtering

  • Sorting by icon and by menu

  • Sorting using custom lists

  • Auto Filtering

  • Advanced Filtering

  • Using Database functions


Unit 9 – Outlining and Subtotals

  • Using AutoOutline

  • Applying and removing automatic subtotals


Unit 10 – Linking and Grouping

  • Group Worksheets

  • Create formula links to cells on different worksheets

  • Create formula links to cells on different workbooks



Course duration: one day


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