Excel: analysing data (stage 1)

Course Dates: 12/10/24
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
Develop essential skills to tackle complex data sets & create conclusions and recommendations for non-data minded stakeholders in your organisation. Focus on pivot tables, formatting and perfecting your commentary skills. Some familiarity with using Excel is required.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Excel: analysing data (stage 1)
  • Course Code: CEXAD01
  • Dates: 12/10/24 - 12/10/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 17:30
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
  • Tutor: Nick Brown

Course Code: CEXAD01

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Sat, day, 12 Oct - 12 Oct '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Data analysis is particularly useful in all public, private and non-profit organisations where key data and conclusions can give managers an enhanced competitive advantage to set and achieve tactical and operational strategic goals.

This course will teach you how to turn large data sets into meaningful conclusions and recommendations.

Participants who will attend the full course will receive a City Lit certificate of attendance electronically for their CV or CPD records. The certificate will show your name, course title and dates of the course you have attended.

You can choose to attend this course either live online or in person.
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The course will be split into a mix of revising some intermediate/advanced excel skills that data analysts would need to demonstrate, before applying these to different data sets. There will be a mixture between learning and then directly applying these skills with a range of exercises.

The last part of the final session will be a chance to bring in your own problem or a chance to work through a scenario and data commentary and presentation to add meaning and insight. Skills directly relevant to many different jobs.

Key topics:
1. Sort and filter data
2. Conditional formatting
3. Charts/ text boxes
4. Pivot tables
5. Common pitfalls
6. “Telling the Story”- how to then give people tailored information to make accurate conclusions
7. How to present information for managers and meetings- and to sense check information for perspective and clarity.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Take a random set of data and process the information using Excel
• Find some key points to create conclusions, recommendations and next steps relevant for a range of stakeholders.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

A basic knowledge of Excel (at least intermediate user). The course will be split into a mix of revising some intermediate/advanced Excel skills that you would need to demonstrate, before applying these to different data sets and inferring conclusions and next steps.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Step by step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts. Course notes will be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There is no other costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our Microsoft 365 courses.


Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

Nick Brown

Nick is a qualified Chartered Accountant and finance professional based in the City. He has worked for a range of organisations within the Education, Aviation, Healthcare and Banking sectors. A Business and Technology Tutor since 2017, Nick has also delivered internal training for finance and non-finance professionals. He believes in active student participation with courses carefully designed for immediate use and application within the workplace. With an inclusive, discursive style of delivery, Nick has a focus on developing long term career skills

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.