This interactive webinar is ideal for those in smaller councils who want to learn how to create and work with Excel formulas, functions, and named ranges.

There will be opportunities and time within the webinar for participation, undertaking exercises, questions and answers, to ensure you get the most from the training.

Please note that this webinar is not intended for Apple Mac users.

If you would be interested in the SLCC arranging webinar tailored specifically for using Excel on Macs, please get in touch: [email protected]

Important Prerequisites

To book and attend this training, you will need to have:

  • A Microsoft Windows computer / laptop that you are familiar with using
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 or newer installed (this includes Excel 365)



Before booking a place on this webinar, we recommend that you:

  • Have previously attended the Microsoft Excel for Beginners: Module 1 training, or
  • Are already comfortable with the topics covered in Module 1, and know the basics of navigating around Excel workbooks / worksheets



Topics covered

Work with Basic Calculations:

  • Understand formula and function structure
  • Create a simple formula
  • Understand the natural order of calculation
  • Understand relative and absolute references
  • Create an absolute and a mixed reference
  • Copy formulas and copy values only
  • Use AutoSum
  • Use AutoCalculate



Work with Functions:

  • Function formula creation techniques
  • Create basic functions, including: SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, COUNT, and COUNTA


Work with Named Ranges:

  • Create range names
  • Use the Go To command
  • Use range names in calculations



Thursday 26 September, 9:30am – 12:30pm


Members: £120 + VAT
Non-Members: £140 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

The training was set at a good pace and very interactive. I learnt lots of useful ways to use Excel which will greatly benefit my work in the future – I only wish I could have completed the course sooner and saved time previously!
Gemma Booty, Petersfield Town Council

The session helped me to fill in the gaps of my knowledge, and gave me several shortcuts that will save me time.
Bev Field, Risinghurst and Sandhills Parish Council

About the Trainer

Sue Richardson

Sue has been in the IT industry since 1980 and is highly experienced in defining and delivering IT End-User applications in both the public and private sectors. She has an Online Learning Facilitator certification which has enabled her to provide virtual training to various clients around the world. She also works with both classroom-based instruction and 1-2-1 coaching as well as providing assistance at the desk and floor walking.

Sue is often the Lead Trainer on projects and/or rollouts, which involves developing customised training solutions for bespoke systems and defining tailored training sessions.

She always tries to make her training sessions interactive and fun, is very enthusiastic, and always wants to encourage people to learn and get the most out her the sessions she delivers.

Microsoft Excel webinar trainer - Sue Richardson

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SLCC is always keen to respond to members’ needs for training. If you would like to register an interest in having a particular course delivered via webinar or in your region, please let us know.

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