Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a complex and powerful spreadsheet program that you can use to create, edit and format professional tabled reports. It uses grid sheets that can easily create simple lists of organised data which can be made into complex linked spreadsheets utilising formulas, functions and macros.

Excel is designed to make life easier and save you huge amounts of time. The user does not need to be a mathematical genius to create powerful statistics or advanced graphs from your data, but instead letting Excel be the calculator. As with any IT application, it will only save the delegate’s time if they know how to use it. Our Excel courses take you through the most essential commonly used features and help build up their confidence to master this fundamental office program.

Excel Introduction: Spreadsheets Made Easy

Course Code: ITS12 | Duration: 1 Day | Level: Introduction | Price Grade: Standard

One of the hardest problems users face in Excel is Percentages (Finding, Adding and Deducting). This course shows some simple steps of how to conquer this problem allowing users to create more complicated spreadsheets that they can trust and use effectively. In addition, linking spreadsheets is one of the easiest ways to improve your readable data with the introduction of some new formulas i.e. Today, Median, Mode and Absolute Cell Referencing. Delegates confidence will quickly grow allowing them to start learning filtering and subtotal functions.

    Course Requirements

  • No previous experience of Microsoft Excel is required however the delegate should have knowledge in basic computer skills i.e. how to use a mouse and keyboard.

  • Course Content

  • Keyboard (Function Keys / Shortcuts)
  • Screen Layout (Terminology / Toolbars / Navigation)
  • Formatting (Opening - Closing - Saving / Text / Columns & Rows)
  • Editing (Planning / Autofill / Copy / Cut / Paste / Paste Special)
  • Printing (Selection / Entire Workbook / Worksheet / Page Setup)
  • Data (Sort / Filter / Subtotals)
  • Basic Graphs (Bar / Area / Pie)
  • Basic Formulas (+ - ÷ × / Basic Percentages / Absolute References / Averages / Dates)
  • Data (Sort / Filter / Subtotals)
  • BODMAS & BIDMAS: (2+2*2=6)
  • Average / Median / Mode Formulas
  • Count / CountA / CountBlank / Countif Formulas
  • Min / Max Formulas
  • Problem Solving Workshops
  • Min / Max Formulas
  • Question and Answers

Microsoft Excel Intermediate: Combined & Complex Formulas

Course Code: ITS13 | Duration: 1 Day | Level: Intermediate

This course introduces more complex features. By the end of this course delegates will be in a position to use some of Excel’s most beneficial functions such as If, Sumif, Countif, And, Or, Vlookup, and Hlookup and is an introduction to using combined formulas. In addition, PCS will also look at more advanced data analysis techniques with combined formulas such as Pivot tables.

    Course Requirements

  • The delegate needs to have attended the previous level of the Excel course at Pringle PCS or at least, have the equivalent working knowledge.

  • Course Content

  • Refresher Workshop
  • Editing (Custom Fills / Conditional Formatting)
  • Advanced Linking Spreadsheets (Formula Linking)
  • Data (Pivot Tables / Custom Filtering / Subtotals / Validation / Lists / Protection)
  • Formulas (IF Statements / CountIF & SumIF / Vlookup / Hlookup)
  • Nested IFs: =IF(A1=1,"Yes",IF(A1=2,"No",IF(A1=3,"Good",IF(A1=4,"Bad","Naughty"))))
  • AND / OR Formulas
  • What IF Analysis (Goal Seek / Scenario Manager)
  • PMT (Repayment of a Loan)
  • Introduction to Combined Formulas
  • Text Formulas (Len / Left / Right / Mid / Find / Proper / Upper / Lower)
  • Introduction to Combined Text Formulas: =Proper(Left(D1,1)&" "&Right(D1,Len(D1)-Find(" ",D1,1)))
  • Problem Solving Workshops
  • Question and Answers

Microsoft Excel Advanced: Excel Master Class

Course Code: ITS14 | Duration: 1 Day | Level: Advanced

The previous levels of Excel introduce several very useful functions and tools, as introduced in the previous level; one single function cannot always provide you with a solution. The advanced course focuses on how to combine the features, functions and tools of Excel together. This course is not just about integration, but several new functions will also be introduced such as Financial, Text & Date formulas. This will give the user confidence to master any formula. In addition this course also introduces Macros VBA.

    Course Requirements

  • The delegate needs to have attended the previous level of the Excel course at Pringle PCS or at least, have the equivalent working knowledge.

  • Course Content

  • Refresher Workshop
  • Date Formulas (Day / Month / Year / WeekDay / WeekNum)
  • Combined Advanced Formulas (IF / AND / OR / V & H Lookup Combined)
  • Problem Solving Exercises (The Solver / Utilising / Complex Formulas)
  • Introduction to Macros VBA (Recording, Editing, Running Macros / Understanding VBA / Rem Statements)
  • Advanced Customising Of Excel (Toolbars / Menus)
  • Advanced Formatting (Templates / Consolidating Data / Track Changes / Auditing)
  • Forms / Dropdown Lists / Tick Boxes / Spinners
  • Combined Date Formulas: =IF(WeekDay(A1,2)<=5,"Work","Play")
  • Advanced Combined Text Formulas (Len / Left / Right / Mid / Find / Proper / Upper / Lower)
  • Problem Solving Workshops
  • Question and Answers


This training is given exclusively for your company only either here at PCS or at your own premises. (Evening and weekend dates are also available on request)

All training courses can be tailored using own company data or reslove specific probelms which staff may have to face. With all besopke training topics can be taken and combined from differnt stages or combine more than one course together


As you know, losing a whole day to training can prove to be an expensive investment. An individual may not need a full day's training if there are only a few elements of a program they really need to know or simply that they need refreshing on basic skills and are too embarrassed to say - we have a solution to the problem – Our IT Surgery!

We have IT Masters who can teach and consult to the highest level and provide solutions for any IT working problem. With these skills and experience to draw on, we have created a unique service whereby your employees can receive specific, individual training without the loss of a full working day.

We can turn one of your rooms into an ‘IT surgery' where employees can turn-up for scheduled appointments or we can move round Desk to Desk to help teach and solve problems with in your organisation


Our experienced IT Training team will circulate amongst your employees and identify from each member of staff what their particular IT problems and needs are. Our team will quickly evaluate the time needed for the IT Master to show and teach the appropriate tasks on the surgery day


Our IT Master will be based on-site in any available room awaiting IT problems or training requirements. On-site Training hours can be structured to fit your business operation, Our training surgery day is a 6 hour day but the start time can be flexible to suite your company working hours i.e. Surgery Day can start at 7.30am or stay open to 7.30pm if required. This unique service is the most efficient way for your company to train and increase productivity whilst keeping your training costs and lost time to an absolute minimum.

Online Live Training

All Of PCS Training Course can now be taught remotely from your office or even from home. Pringle PCS will give you Log in details which will allow you or your team to join the Live Training Session.

Training Requirments

With all live online training PCS will give a free 30 minutes setup and test to show how the remote learning will work. We test Internet speed, connection and show how easliy it is to join the live trainig.
Every delegate would need to have a working Camera and Micpohone to be able to interacte with the class. With Live Online Training Pringle PCS stronlgy recommed having Duel Screens or access to Tablet.

Company Classroom and 1-1

Live Online Training can be taught 1-1 or upto a classroom of 8 and all courses can be tailored to own company requirments


A Live Online Training schedule session is in total upto 6 hours of Training with added Breaks.


IT & Business Skills Scheduled Courses

All Scheduled courses are held at Pringle PCS Training & Conference Centre.

IT & Business Skills Scheduled Courses
Online Single Booking
Per Person
Online Additional / Subsequent Delegate Booking On The Same Day Scheduled Online Course
Per Person
Single Booking Scheduled Course at Skywalker House
Per Person
At Skywalker House Additional / Subsequent Delegate Booking On The Same Day Scheduled at Skywalker House
Online One To One
One To One: Client Site or Skywalker House

IT & Business Skills Company Classroom

This training is given exclusively for your company only, either here at PCS or at your own premises. (Evening and weekend dates are also available on request).

Company Classroom Standard & Premium
Individual Days: Online (Max 8 Delegates:)
Individual Days: PCS Or Client Site (Max 8 Delegates)
Individual Days: PCS Or Client Site (Max 12 Delegates)
Bespoke IT & Business Skills Course |Team Building | Surgery On-site at Client’s Premises
Computer Hire and Setup
Per PC
Bespoke Database Development On-site at Client’s Premises

Excel Online Quizzes


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