Excel 2016

Learn how to use the features and functions of Microsoft Excel 2016 with this unique online course. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level and will teach you how to create and format worksheets, use functions, tables, formulas and more.

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The course is for anyone wanting to learn how to utilise the latest 2016 version of this powerful spreadsheet programme. 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. 

The full course is suitable for both beginners and for those with intermediate level skills; it will help you learn some of the fundamental actions you can carry out in Excel before advancing your knowledge to more in-depth features. 

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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 and 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. 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


The course will take around 24 hours to complete, with each module taking 30-45 minutes individually.

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. 

At the end of the course, you’ll take a validation test which, on successful completion, means you will receive a Pitman Training certificate to verify your achievement.

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 for you to learn the features and functions of Microsoft Excel 2016 and get a good all-round understanding of the programme.


There are no pre-requisites for the study of this Excel 2016 course.

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. 

Excel 2016 Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Waterford, Wexford, Laois, Courses available
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