Excel Improver


Course Contents

This course runs for six hours and thirty minutes, between 9.30am – 4pm and can serve a maximum of 4 people.

  • Overview of the Excel environment
  • Navigating worksheet data
  • Selecting worksheet data
  • Shortcuts to improve productivity
  • Formatting worksheet data
  • Managing worksheets
  • Writing formula
  • Using Excel functions
  • Working with percentages
  • Absolute addressing
  • Sorting data
  • Filtering data
  • Working with dates
  • Date functions
  • Creating charts


This course is available to those of any age, although it is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level one literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Delegates should have:  Basic, general use of Excel.  This course is designed for those who are not beginners but would like to improve their skills and further their knowledge.

The course offers the opportunity for learners to build on their existing skills, explore and practice further functions and also learn ways of using Excel more efficiently and effectively.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will be able to use and apply the functions and features listed in the syllabus. They will have learned techniques for ensuring data integrity and making their own work with Excel more efficient.

Delegates will be provided with comprehensive course notes and a personalised attendance certificate. Windows laptops are provided for delegates’ use.


  • The Hinton Room, YMCA Bournemouth, Delta House, 56 Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BS
  • Townsend Youth Centre, Jewell Road, Townsend, Bournemouth BH8 0LT
  • The Stourvale Centre, 108 Stourvale Road, Bournemouth BH6 5JB

Attendees should remember to bring one form of photographic ID e.g. passport, driving licence, or two forms of non-photographic ID e.g. birth certificate, utility bill.


£130 per delegate (instant teas and coffee available, a snack lunch is also provided).


There is no assessment for this course.

Forthcoming Courses

Dates to be confirmed.

To Book

To enquire, please use the form below or call Martin Stockley on 01202 290451.

Did you know?

The revenue generated from our training courses contributes to our charitable aims and our ability to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people locally.

Courses available

CoSHHEquality and Diversity • Fire Marshal First Aid at WorkHealth & SafetyManual HandlingMicrosoft Software • Paediatric First AidProfessional BoundariesSafeguardingSocial Media • Workplace Risk Assessment

How You Can Help Us!

We are a charity and any help you can offer us, whether it be a donation, taking part in one of our fundraising events or volunteering your time, is hugely appreciated. Thank you!

Since August 2018, over 400 individuals and representatives of local organisations achieved certification from YMCA Bournemouth and their partners.

Download Brochure

Contact Us

Get in touch

Training Department
YMCA Bournemouth
Delta House
56 Westover Road
Bournemouth BH1 2BS

01202 290451 Ext. 4005