Excel: tricks and tips for productivity

Course Dates: 05/02/25
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
Do you have some familiarity with Excel? Would you like to learn methods that will make your use of the software easier and more efficient? The focus of the day will be to look at different features of Excel as well as adjusting settings and other shortcuts to improve your experience and productivity.
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: tricks and tips for productivity
  • Course Code: CEX04
  • Dates: 05/02/25 - 05/02/25
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
  • Tutor: Aurica Jalba

Course Code: CEX04

Wed, day, 05 Feb - 05 Feb '25

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This course covers various ways of manipulating Microsoft Excel so that it is easier to work with, and will also cover various aspects of the program to give you knowledge of the different ways you can view, amend and present your data.

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?

• Features of the program such as basic formatting, subtotalling and conditional formatting.
• Basic formulas and how to use them efficiently
• Tips on how to quickly sort, fill and view data.
• How to protect your spreadsheets
• Inserting pivot tables and charts.

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

• Use Excel more efficiently in your work
• Distinguish more about Excel's features
• Improve your decision making to know which feature to use and when.

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

This course is aimed at people who have some familiarity with Excel, perhaps but not necessarily using it regularly, but who would like to gain more knowledge. You should be relatively comfortable working with the basics of spreadsheet software such as entering data.

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

There will be demonstrations from the tutor and practical tasks to complete which will help you to understand the material being presented.
There will be no work outside of the class.

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

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.

Aurica Jalba

Aurica Jalba has been lecturing for over 8 years MS Office at City Lit and providing Bloomberg training to undergraduate and MBA students at the University of East London (UEL). Aurica developed her teaching passion during her studies at university and strongly believes that education is for everyone and she is passionate about long-life learning. Her main priority is to treat everyone inclusive and support in the classroom and outside the classroom. She is well known for her patience, dedication, and clarity in teaching. She has developed some courses at City Lit, bespoke training for an Indian Delegation, and providing training for companies as a freelancer. From September 2019 she has been appointed as a Coordinator for the Business and Technology department. Aurica holds a Diploma in Ecology, BSs Economics, MS Finance and Risk, is an Associate to the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) and BMC (Bloomberg Market Concepts) among others. In 2016, she was awarded the 3rd Place Winner leading a team at the UK University Trading challenge in trading. In 2015 she was involved in a research project about the feasibility of a 1mln pounds investment in Ghana.

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.