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Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner

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Begin your education in Microsoft Excel, the industry-standard spreadsheet software for data management, analysis, budgeting and accounts, with this accessible online course. From the basics of navigating the interface to editing cells and creating formulas, you will build your knowledge step by step through easy-to-understand video tutorials, PDF handouts, and practical exercises, all designed and delivered by experts.


Microsoft Excel is a powerful, flexible piece of software, but it can be a bit daunting at first glance. This distance learning course offers you the chance to gain a basic understanding of its functions at a pace that suits you, with the ability to rewatch tutorials as often as you like and develop your abilities in creating and saving a basic workbook, creating worksheet formulas, applying basic conditional formatting, and more. Upon successful completion you will earn a professional qualification.

Benefits of studying the Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner with Victoria Education include:

  • Easy-to-understand course materials designed by industry experts, accessible through your smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet device
  • No hidden fees or costs — study a comprehensive course and earn a professional e-certificate upon successful completion
  • Get instant feedback from automated assessments and mock exams to gauge your progress
  • No formal deadlines or teaching schedule, meaning you can learn at your own pace
  • 24/7 help and support from your online tutors, through email and via our live online chat
  • Qualify for an NUS Extra card and gain access to over 200 fantastic deals from high street brands and one free year of ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts

How is this qualification is delivered?

Our courses are taught entirely online, meaning you can access the materials wherever, whenever, at a pace that suits you, without formal deadlines or teaching schedules.

The courses are delivered through

  • Video lessons
  • Mock exams
  • Online assessment

These can be accessed through any device with an internet connection. Our e-learning platform is optimized for use on mobile, tablet, laptops and desktop computers.

Mandatory units

The Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner consists of six mandatory modules

  • Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016
  • Performing Calculations
  • Modifying a Worksheet
  • Formatting a Worksheet
  • Printing Workbooks
  • Managing Workbooks
  • And more…


The assessment at the end of each course is a multiple-choice exam taken through our online platform. The system is fully automated so you will receive your results instantly upon completion.


Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification. You can order a PDF Certificate for £12.

Who is this course for?

The Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner Course is aimed at anyone wishing to start working in a range of business and administration roles, or existing professionals wishing to boost their skills and employability.

Our courses are open to learners of all levels with no formal experience or qualifications required to enrol. However, learners should be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English language, numeracy and IT.

Career path

Studying this would benefit a range of careers, but would specifically boost employability in roles including

  • Payroll
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business administration
  • Budgeting
  • Office administration
  • Other professional roles in IT or accounting and finance

Course Curriculum

Essentials of Mirosoft Excel 2016
Getting around the Excel Interface 00:28:00
Essentials: Commands 00:10:00
Basics: Create and Save 00:19:00
F1: Help function 00:12:00
Basics: Input Data 00:05:00
How to perform calculations
Essentials: Formulas 00:15:00
Essentials: Functions 00:17:00
Repeat the Formula or Function 00:17:00
How to amend a worksheet
Essentials: Insert, Delete, Adjust 00:10:00
Essentials: Search Function 00:09:00
Essentials: Proof Functions 00:07:00
How to format a worksheet
Essentials: Format for text 00:17:00
Essentials Format for numbers 00:08:00
Adjusting Contents 00:09:00
Essentials: Styles 00:12:00
Essentials: Conditional Formatting 00:11:00
Template Developer 00:07:00
Printing the entire workbook
Essentials: Print 00:10:00
Essentials: Page Layout 00:08:00
Essentials: Headers and Footers 00:07:00
Managing entire workbooks
Worksheet Management 00:05:00
Workbook and Worksheet Viewer 00:07:00
Essentials: Adjusting the settings of Workbook 00:05:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner 00:20:00

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  • £199.00 £35.00
  • 1 year
  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Number of Units23
  • Number of Quizzes2
  • 4 hours, 55 minutes


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