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Our courses for September 2022 are now full and new applications closed – we’ve had a fantastic number of students joining us for the start of the academic year and we’re excited for their journey here at Lakes College.

We’re now looking forward to the 23/24 academic year and applications will open shortly – keep an eye on our website for updates.

Our next Open Event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Excel Skills

Upgrade your Excel skills with our short courses designed to teach you everything you need to know to master spreadsheets.

Course content

Our Microsoft Excel courses can teach you the skills you need to master spreadsheets. We can cater for all experience levels, from beginners looking to learn the basics of creating and managing documents to those looking to take the next step with advanced skills.

The course has two options to choose from, with an introduction for beginners or an advanced option to finetune your skills.



  • What Excel can be used for
  • Tips and tricks
  • Basic formulae
  • Useful functions
  • Working with multiple worksheets
  • Data validation
  • Graphs and charts



  • Formula (complex IF statements, VLOOKUP, COUNT functions)
  • Form controls
  • Data validation
  • Using/linking multiple worksheets
  • Macros
  • Pivot tables

Next dates

  • Friday, December 2 2022 (Advanced Excel)
  • Friday, January 13 2023 (Introduction to Excel)
  • Friday, March 31 2023 (Advanced Excel)


This course is £60 per person and runs – subject to numbers – between 9.30am and 4pm.

Please email for more information or to book on.