Excel 2016

Learn how to use the features and functions of the latest version of Microsoft Excel 2016 for our students in Ireland, with this unique online course. The full course will teach you how to create and format worksheets, use functions, tables, formulas and more. If you already have some experience with Excel and just want to learn certain aspects of the programme, this course can be studied in modules, meaning you can pick and choose the specific elements that you most want to concentrate on. 

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Is this for you?

The course is ideal for anyone wanting to learn how to utilise Microsoft’s latest 2016 version of this powerful spreadsheet application. As Excel is widely used in a variety of job roles such as finance and accounting, management and office administration roles, it is suitable for a wide audience, and many job roles. 

The full course is suitable for beginners with little or no experience of Excel, as it will help you learn some of the fundamental actions you can carry out before advancing your knowledge to more in-depth features.  Invariably, employers are looking for staff with a comprehensive knowledge of Excel, so do bear this in mind when choosing the full course or certain modules.

Our unique approach offers flexibility to individual learners, as well as businesses who have a particular staff learning objectives, or more bespoke requirements, and wish to gain access to our professional, CPD accredited training. 

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In centre, online, or a combination

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1-24 hours

About this course

This course offers an exciting, innovative approach to online Microsoft Excel training, making studying with us even more accessible and adaptable to your needs. The course focuses on the latest release of this popular spreadsheet application, from the Microsoft Office 2016 suite, and is suitable for those at beginner to intermediate level. We can tailor the training to your needs as there are 26 modules in total in this course.  

• Introduction Module: Welcome and course information

• Starting Excel

• Opening & closing Excel, Using SUM and Navigating Excel

• Formatting 

• Number Formats and Different File Types

• Autofill, Formulas and Inserting/Deleting Columns & Rows

• Hiding & Un-hiding and Aligning & Formatting Cells

• Cut, Copy & Paste, Drag & Drop, Format Painter and Auto Complete

• Text Orientation, Non-Adjacent Data, Freeze & Unfreeze, Zoom and Worksheets

• Styles and Themes

• Configure Worksheets and Workbooks

• Using Functions, Quick Analysis and Sort

• Headers and Footers

• Create and Manage Tables

• Worksheets and Viewing Workbooks

• Introduction to Charts

• Complex Formulas

• Now, Count, Today and If Functions

• Format and Modify Text Using Functions

• Perform Logical Operations Using Functions

• Hidden Worksheets and Financial Functions

• Using Formulas in Grouped Worksheets

• Charts

• Sparklines and Inserting Images

• Spell Check, Filter and Find & Replace

• Web Pages, Hyperlinks and Conditional Formatting

• Importing a Text File, Customising the Ribbon & the Quick Access Toolbar and Tell Me What You Want To Do


If you choose to study the whole course, it will take you around 24 hours. If you opt to study modules individually, each one will take around 30-45 minutes. At the end of each module you’ll complete a consolidation exercise which will help you to summarise what you have learned and appraise your understanding. 

If you study the full course you’ll take an end of course validation test which, on successful completion, means you will receive a Pitman Training certificate to confirm your new-found skills and verify the level of your achievement. If you’re studying modules individually you’ll receive a ‘Course Complete’ certificate which will show that you have only participated in a specific area of study. 

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.  Students in Ireland can call us for free on 1800 532632.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this course is to offer a truly flexible way for you to learn the features and functions of Microsoft Excel 2016, knowing you are working with the latest version. Most students will want to study the full course to get a good all-round understanding of the programme, however you can just learn specific elements such as formulae or charts, the choice is there.


There are no pre-requisites for the study of this Excel 2016 course, it is suitable for beginners. 

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*).

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



Career Path

As Microsoft Excel is used across such a wide range of job roles, taking the time to learn the latest version of this spreadsheet programme will show your commitment to continuing professional development and help towards your career progression opportunities. 

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