Microsoft Excel - Introduction

PowerPoint Course
Professional / Short Course
1 Day (9.30am - 5.00pm)
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
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Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Excel. The course will identify and describe the component features that make up Excel and introduce you to working with them.

This course is designed for busy people who need to know how to get the best from their applications from the outset. If you are new to Excel or have not used Excel in its proper capacity for creating spreadsheets, then this Introduction course will get you started.


The course will identify and describe the component features that make up Microsoft Excel and introduce you to working with them. Participants will be taught how to plan and construct basic Excel spreadsheets for forecasting and general numeric work. Delegates will be able to create formulae and work with a selection of functions. Users will progress on to produce simple charts from the spreadsheet data they have created. 

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:

Year 2024

  • September*


*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for course dates.

Course Details


  • What Is Excel?
  • Excel File Types
  • Excel Environment
  • Toolbars
  • Office Assistant

  • Creating And Opening Workbooks
  • Working With Workbooks
  • Working With Worksheets
  • Working With Cells
  • Navigating Within A Worksheet
  • Navigating The Workbook

  • Entering Data
  • Using Time-Saving Features
  • Checking The Spelling

  • Selecting Items In Excel
  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting Numbers
  • Manipulating Data
  • Formatting Columns And Rows
  • Formatting With Colours And Patterns
  • Adding And Editing Borders
  • Using Auto Format

  • Cutting, Copying, And Pasting
  • Inserting And Deleting
  • Using Find And Replace
  • Using Undo And Redo

  • Entering Formulae
  • Entering Functions
  • Using Named Cells and Ranges In Formulae

  • Using Page Setup
  • Margins
  • Headers and Footers
  • Printing a Spreadsheet

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


Year 2024

One-day course, on Saturday 21st September 2024, from 9:30 am to 5 pm

This course is also available as customised training. Please contact [email protected] for further information about this option.

How to Apply

How to apply

Directly to Griffith College Professional Academy.


Study mode: Part time.

Fee: EUR 290.00

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