Microsoft Excel Beginners Level

Welcome to the Microsoft Excel Beginners Level course.

The Microsoft Excel Beginners Level course provides a fantastic insight into using the Excel software.

The course will explore various ways in which you undertake everyday financial transactions in the Excel system.

In order to complete the course candidates must do the following:

  • Read all course modules
  • Complete final assessment test

How can I access the Software?

As part of the course, it is useful for you to follow along and practice each function discussed by using the trial version of the Excel software. The free Excel trial will give you access for 1 month.

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Who is my course Tutor?

Your course tutor can be contacted directly by clicking on the ‘help & Support’ tab which can be found in the main menu above. Alternatively, you can contact your tutor on

How can I sit the exam?

Once you have read through all the course modules below and feel fully prepared contact your tutor or more information on how to access the final exam for the Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginners Level course.

We hope you enjoy the course, and good luck!

Module 1 Introduction to Spreadsheets
Introduction to Spreadsheets
Unit 1 What is a Spreadsheet Program?
Unit 2 Useful terminology

Module 2 Understanding Microsoft Excel
Understanding Microsoft Excel
Unit 1 Getting Started with Microsoft Excel

Module 3 Excel Workbook Windows
Excel Workbook Windows
Unit 1 Workbook Windows and Views

Module 4 Basic Spreadsheet Skills
Basic Spreadsheet Skills
Unit 1 Basic Spreadsheet Skills

Module 5 Excel Help System
Excel Help System
Unit 1 Using the Help System

Module 6 Opening and Closing Workbooks
Opening and Closing Workbooks
Unit 1 Opening and Saving Workbooks

Module 7 Understanding Workbook File Formats
Understanding Workbook File Formats
Unit 1 Workbook File Formats

Module 8 Creating New Workbooks
Creating New Workbooks
Unit 1 Creating New Workbooks

Module 9 Selecting Cells
Selecting Cells
Unit 1 Selecting Cells

Module 10 Auto Sum and Auto Fill Function
Auto Sum and Auto Fill Function
Unit 1 Auto Sum and Auto Fill

Module 11 Cell Referencing and Request
Cell Referencing and Request
Unit 1 Cell Referencing

Module 12 Formatting Cells
Formatting Cells
Unit 1 Formatting Cells

Module 13 Formatting Numbers
Formatting Numbers
Unit 1 Formatting Numbers

Module 14 Placing Cell Alignment
Placing Cell Alignment
Unit 1 Cell Alignment

Module 15 Cell, Rows and Columns
Cell, Rows and Columns
Unit 1 Cells, Rows and Columns

Module 16 Understanding Worksheets
Understanding Worksheets
Unit 1 Working with Worksheets

Module 17 Editing, Copying and Moving Cells
Editing, Copying and Moving Cells
Unit 1 Edit, Copy and Move Cells

Module 18 Page Layouts in Excel
Page Layouts in Excel
Unit 1 Page Layout

Module 19 Proofing Workbooks
Proofing Workbooks
Unit 1 Proofing Workbooks

Module 20 Basic Options, Ribbons and Toolbar
Basic Options, Ribbons and Toolbar
Unit 1 Basic Options

Final Exam

To get to this stage you should now have completed all course modules above and be ready to take your Microsoft Excel Beginners Level exam.

We would strongly advise that you read through the entire course units more than once and make relevant notes where necessary ensuring that you have absorbed all the information.

The Test

To book your exam the fee is £9.00 and will give you unlimited attempts to pass. Use the button below to book your exam.

Once you have booked the exam a link will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

Exam Results & Certifications

The course includes a FREE Digital certification which is issued within 7 – 12 working days.



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