Is This for You?

This course is for those who are proficient with the basic and intermediate concepts and features of Excel and wish to build on their abilities with spreadsheets by leveraging Excel’s advanced features.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 22 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
22 hours

About This Course

Develop your ability to navigate Microsoft Word, or begin from scratch and learn about all of its features and the overall purpose of this word processing software. 

The course consists of 13 modules and includes media demonstrations, hands-on activities, and knowledge check questions. At the end of the course, you will complete a consolidation exercise, which will help you review what you have learned and assess your understanding.

The course also contains quizzes at the end of each module and a Validation Test at the end of the course. With successful completion of the course, you will receive a Pitman Training certificate to verify your achievement.

Course Content

Module 1: Using Functions – Using Functions; AutoSum

Module 2: Date and Time Functions – Basic and Complex Date and Time Functions

Module 3: Text Functions – Using Text Functions

Module 4: Logical Functions – Filling Cells by Using Flash Fill; Using Logical Functions

Module 5: Lookup Functions – CHOOSE, HLOOKUP, and VLOOKUP Functions

Module 6: Financial Functions – Financial Functions and Terminology; Personal and Professional Financial Functions; Depreciation

Module 7: Statistical Functions – Statistical Functions for Description, Forecasting, and Inference

Module 8: Connecting to External Data – Connecting to Other Workbooks, Access Databases, and Web Data Sources; Using Get and Transform Functions

Module 9: Macros – Recording and Managing Macros; Copying Macros between Workbooks

Module 10: Tables – Working with Tables; Table References; Table Styles

Module 11: PivotTables – Working with PivotTables; Filters and Slicers; PivotCharts

Module 12: Data Analysis – What-If Analysis; Scenario Manager; Using Goal Seek and the Solver Program

Module 13: Graphics and Charts – Area, Surface, Radar, and Bubble Charts; Sparklines; Stock Charts; Dual Axis and Other Charts

To discuss this training and how it can be adapted to your individual or business needs, speak to a Course Advisor in your nearest centre or enquire online and we’ll get back to you.

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Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is to build on your knowledge and skills with the Excel application to gain advanced-level skills.


Those wishing to study Excel Expert should already have some experience of using Excel at an intermediate level.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

Microsoft Excel is used across a wide range of job roles. Your new skills with the software will make your work more efficient and more valuable to employers.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.