Microsoft Excel – Beginners Course

Date & Time

2 Nov 09:00 - 13:00


GTA University Centre, Guernsey

Course Summary

This half-day course is designed to assist those wishing to learn the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to create calculations, graphs, as well as getting to grips with formatting.

This course is the first of our excel series, the others being Excel Intermediate, Excel Advanced and Excel Expert.


  • Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • The Excel 2007 Workspace
  • Formatting, copying and moving Worksheets and formatting cells, rows and columns
  • Simple arithmetic calculations including working with percentages
  • Create and edit basic formulas using logical operators i.e. +, -, / and *
  • Inputting data and automatic formatting and functionality
  • Moving and copying data
  • Understand a 'series' of data and Autofill function
  • Understand how a formula is entered and constructed
  • Creating Graphs
  • Formatting numbers, text and cells
  • Using the =SUM() and =ROUND() functions
  • Understand Print and Print Preview, scaling output and how to set and clear a Print Area

Course Benefits


Previous delegates' feedback:

  • “My experience at the GTA was brilliant, everyone was welcomed into the course with a smile and everyone was very polite. The course was very beneficial and I would definitely think about attending another course ran by Jacqui Ward.” - Annalise F
  • "I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the tutor Jacqui Ward. She was very communicative in her teaching method and allowed all delegates a fair chance to ask any questions. She also had a great sense of humour and a charming quality!" – Karim A
  • "Being a newcomer to Excel the course has helped me with the basics and I look forward to putting what I learnt into practice." – Karen G
  • “The GTA staff were extremely friendly and informative, and the course gave me exactly what I needed to learn.” – Jodi E


Tutor Profile


Jacqui Ward is the proprietor and trainer of JW Training, specialising in providing Microsoft application training and business consultancy.

Jacqui is a qualified PRINCE 2 Project Manager and freelance computer software trainer with over 25 years’ experience both in Guernsey and the UK.  She has delivered packaged and bespoke training on a corporate, group or one-to-one basis for a variety of major financial companies, the States of Guernsey, Guernsey Electricity and quarterly Excel sessions for the GTA to name just a few.

In previous roles, Jacqui has worked as both a marketing director for an international merchant bank and as an IT business solutions manager.  Delegate feedback is consistently high, emphasising Jacqui’s ability to draw on her vast experience to deliver training which is targeted on user requirements in her relaxed, friendly and focused style.