Training at Blue Novation



Since 1988, Blue Novation has designed and delivered exceptionally high standard training solutions to businesses in both the private and public sector. The quality of training we deliver is of paramount importance to us.

Our approach ensures that delegates enjoy their training whilst gaining the additional skills and knowledge to become more productive in the workplace.

Excel Introduction

In today’s workplace, Microsoft Excel is the de facto tool for working with data on the desktop. Knowing how to leverage Excel enables you to simplify complex tasks, essential to daily work responsibilities. In this introductory course, you gain the skills needed to create Excel worksheets, develop formulas and apply sophisticated formatting to capture and present your data.

Course Topics

Excel Basics

starting and exiting Excel • the Excel screen • the Office Ribbon  the Quick Access Toolbar  the Backstage view  Using Tell Me (Excel 2016)

Creating Simple Worksheets

starting, opening and closing workbooks the cell pointer  moving around the worksheet  entering and editing data  AutoComplete  undo feature  entering values • changing columns widths/row heights • numeric values  AutoFit  Flash Fill

Worksheet Formatting

selecting cells • changing the font and size of data  adding borders and shading • using the format painter

Working with Calculations

writing simple formulae • copying formulae • using built-in functions  fill handle • creating formulae  AutoSum • using the formulae palette  order of precedence • quick data analysis

Printing Documents

viewing workbooks in print preview  changing the page orientation  enlarging and reducing data  centring data on the page  adding headers and footers

Copying & Moving Data

using drag and drop to rearrange data  using copy and paste  using the fill handle

Charts – time allowing (Sway alternative)

creating a chart  recommended charts  changing the chart type  adding data • improving the appearance of a chart

Follow on Courses

Excel Intermediate
Excel Advanced

Course Dates

Course Dates

Classroom: Postponed due to Covid restrictions
Online: Please contact us for forthcoming dates

Bring Your Own Device Option

All classroom based scheduled training sessions are BYOD (bring your own device) courses. Don’t have a laptop? No worries, we can provide a PC for training.

Course Duration

Classroom: 1 day
Online: 2 sessions

Scheduled Course Fee

£185 + VAT*

*Public Sector, please email us for pricing information.

Class Size

Classroom: Maximum of 6 delegates
Online: Maximum of 6 delegates


Classroom: Ipswich or onsite at clients premises


Delegates must be experienced with using a mouse and working in the Windows environment.

Training Formats

Scheduled course · private course · tailored · 1 to 1
All formats available classroom based or online (all instructor led)


A comprehensive course manual provides support throughout the course. Available in PDF format for Online sessions.


company testimonial

“We have used Blue Novation for a couple of their advertised courses – feedback from the participants had been really positive and has helped the attendees in their current roles.  We have also used them at our own premises to deliver a range of Microsoft courses (at different levels).  The team is well organised and punctual, but more important their delivery style suits our staff and our organisational needs.  We would not hesitate to use them again.”

Sarah Ammar, Education Support Officer
ST Elizabeth Hospice


learner testimonial

“Jan had a friendly and professional manner. She explained everything thoroughly and at a good pace. I now feel much more confident in using Excel”

Catherine Howlett, Administration Assistant
Ormiston Trust

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