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At a glance…

Gone are the days when it was assumed only Investment bankers and accountants who rely on Excel. Now Business Owners, Sales Managers, Administrators, Marketing Executives, Graphic Designers, and so many other people turn to the program for help.  

Regardless of your business or profession, Excel can help you save time, labour and ultimately do your job even better. 

Join us for our 2-part Excel Essentials programme facilitated by Accredited Microsoft Master Instructor, Louise Friel and receive support on all the key components within the programme so you can use it confidently and ensure that you no longer need to scower Youtube for answers.  

This programme consists of 2 1/2 day modules to enable you to format data for reports and presentations, use formula and functions for budgets, sales and targets, work with lists for data analysis, link sheets and become more proficient and confident using this invaluable tool.  

Module 1: Formatting Data for Reports & Presentations
  • Text & Number Formatting
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Format Painter
Module 2: Formula & Functions for Budgets, Sales & Targets
  • Creating Formula
  • Relative & absolute references
  • Multiple Operators
  • Sum/Average/Max/Min/Count
  • Error Messages
Module 3: Working With Lists for data Analyses
  • Single/Multiple Level Sort
  • Custom Sort
  • Single/Multiple Level Filter
  • Custom Filter
  • Data Validation
Module 4: Linking of Data
  • Linking Sheets
  • Linking Files
  • Managing Links


Louise Friel - Desktop Genie

Louise Friel - Desktop Genie

IT Consultant and Owner

Louise facilitates our Excel Essentials programme. Louise is an IT professional with over 30 years' experience in IT and telecommunications and is the owner of Desktop Genie which provides IT consultancy and business solutions. Louise provides a range of specliast IT Training including MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS Project and marketing through Twitter and LinkedIn training. She is an Accredited Microsoft Master Instructor and an accredited ECDL and Advanced ECDL Tester.


Member price £100.00 (plus VAT)
Non-member price £120.00 (plus VAT)

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“Excellent training. I now feel more confident in my abilities to use Microsoft Excel. ”

Doireann Nic Dhomhnaill

Northern Ireland Screen

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“For anyone wanting the basics of Excel and enough knowledge to be able to use it effectively and efficiently, this was a great course and Louise was a patient teacher and a clear communicator. ”

Gillian McKee

GIRAFFE Associates Ltd

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“Louise has a great way to communicate and support learning. A condensed no-nonsense course for busy professionals to up-skill or brush up on knowledge. Thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile.”

Lisa Lamont

Belfast Harbour

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“I loved this programme and learnt a lot. Louise was very good and worked at everyone's pace. It was good to be able to share screens so we could see how she was doing it but also so she could see where we were going wrong and correct the issue. I have done course with WIB previously and every time I'm amazed at how much I have learnt and how lovely the facilitators/tutors are. This is definitely a course I would encourage and recommend to everyone.”

Victoria Payne



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