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A highly developed understanding of Excel can help organisations to monitor and manipulate data.

This Advanced Excel Training virtual course has been specifically designed to help those with at least an intermediate understanding of Excel, to make better sense of their data.

Attend this course to gain a better understanding of using more advanced Excel tools, such as auto filters, subtotals formulas and advanced lookups; to help import, clean, and validate data. You will also learn more advanced tools to manipulate data by using mixed plots and Goal seek.

Benefit from expert guidance, from our trainer to increase skills and get a firmer understanding of more innovative techniques, while practising on a public sector data.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Alan Gilbert
Microsoft Excel and Power BI Consultant

In his 20+ years of teaching Microsoft products, Alan has helped a vast array of industries from finance to construction, media, and government. In the past he has been both lead trainer for Go Courses, and training manager for Ultima Concepts. As work increased, he established his own IT consultancy in 2013, following on from 18 years as a full-time trainer.

Being a certified Microsoft Office Specialist, he found the demand for Microsoft Excel training and consultancy work, including Excel’s many facets, increased substantially. Subsequently, that insider’s perspective led him to establish a second consultancy specialising in Microsoft ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to manipulate data effectively
  • Gain skills to utilise pivot tables, create macros and visualisations
  • Learn how to use more advanced Excel tools to benefit your organisation: Auto filters, Subtotals formulas, Advanced lookups and Trending
  • Benefit from expert guidance and have your Excel questions answered in an interactive learning environment
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Workshop: Importing, Cleaning and Validating Data

  • Importing and separating data into multiple fields
  • Concatenation and other field manipulations
  • Date format clean-ups
  • Validating data entry
  • Setting up validation for data inputs
  • Using data validation
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Workshop: Data Manipulation Part 1

  • Conditional statements, Index, Match, Offset
  • Grouping data, SumIfs
  • Transposing data, multiply/divide with a constant
  • CAGR and other calculations
  • Goal seek, Solver
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Data Manipulation Part 2

  • Creating and manipulating pivot tables
  • Visualising pivot tables
  • Mixed plots (two axes, bar/line combo, etc.)
  • Waterfall charts
  • Editing chart data
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Workshop: Beyond Executing a Single Function

  • The basics statements and loops in macros and VBA Visualisation
  • Creating macros
  • Debugging and executing macros
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: More Advanced Excel Tools

  • Auto filters
  • Subtotals formulas
  • Advanced lookups
  • Trending
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT