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Understanding Spreadsheet Software (Excel)

About the course

Learn to select and use a wide range of advanced spreadsheet software tools and techniques to produce, present and check complex and non-routine spreadsheets as well as be able to select and use a range of advanced word processing software tools and techniques to produce complex and non-routine documents.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. However, certain employer rules apply:

Your employer will need to agree to their attendance on the programme and they will need to complete a Training Needs Analysis.

There is also a minimum number of learners that have enrolled before the course can proceed.

How much does it cost?

Free (subject to eligibility criteria) or £300.00

There are no entry requirements, however, to be eligible for funding you must meet the following criteria;

  1. Employed by an organisation located in Essex that have less than 250 employees or annual turnover of less than €50M.
  2. Your employer will need to agree to your attendance on the programme and will need to complete a Training Needs Analysis for their organisation.

Why study?

The techniques to be studied will be defined as ‘advanced’ because:

  • The range of data entry, manipulation and outputting techniques will be complex and non-routine; the process of selecting appropriate techniques may involve research, identification and application.
  • Tools, formulas and functions needed to analyse and interpret the required information require complex and non-routine knowledge and understanding (for example, data restrictions, data validation using formula, pivot tables, data maps);
  • The software tools and functions will be complex and at times require new learning, which will involve having the idea that there may be a tool or function to do something (eg improve efficiency or create an effect), exploring technical support, self-teaching and applying.

Typical examples may include cost benefit analysis, analysis of results from a questionnaire or survey, developing summary reports from a large data set, creating a personalised customer quotation from a standard price list.

Typical documents will require problem solving and creative thinking and may include – complex reports and content for publications such as web pages, journals, newsletters or other printed materials.

How will I be assessed?

No assessments

Will I have to provide anything?

Portable storage device

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