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.

Run this course for your teams In-House and help them 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 public sector data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to manipulate data effectively
  • Gain skills to utilise pivot tables, create macros and create 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
[email protected]


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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • A quick video tutorial will be shown on using the key features of Zoom
  • Breakout rooms will be used for delegates to introduce each other
  • Gain a quick overview of Excel
  • Refresh your Excel knowledge
  • Confidently navigate yourself around Excel
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

Morning Break

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

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: More Advanced Excel Tools

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

Roundup and Key Takeaways