Excel is a brilliant tool for gathering, managing and analysing data but most of us only every use a tiny percentage of all the tools on offer in Excel.

Our bitesize series helps you take a clear pathway to learning the essential skills you need to use Excel for data management, analysis and presentation at your small charity or community organisation.  We advise that you start at the beginning and follow through the whole programme as each stage builds on the last but if you already have some Excel skills under your belt, read through the session descriptions below and work out which one would suit you best as a starting point.


Excel Bitsize 1 visual

 

We have 2 ways to follow the course:

In person sessions

Check on our Eventbrite page to join a live course when we have these scheduled.

Self-guided sessions

For each Excel bitesize session:

  • Click on the link below to go to the YouTube video playlist
  • Download & open the Guidelines and Sample data & exercises
  • Watch the first topic video in the session
  • Complete the exercise for that topic
  • Continue to the next topic and repeat

We really recommend you start at the beginning and work through the topics for each session one by one as the exercises build on one another. If you need any help at all please do get in touch with alicelinell@superhighways.org.uk 

Please note that the version of Microsoft Excel available on Macs does not contain all the features covered in these sessions.

 

Excel Bitesize 1: Managing your data

  • Understanding the Excel ribbon & what's available
  • Working with Excel sheets (adding, moving, renaming, colour coding & framing)
  • Adding & formatting tables
  • Sorting & filtering data
  • Adding slicers (visual filters)
  • Calculated columns and totals
  • Printing 

Excel Bitesize 1 YouTube video playlist

Excel Bitesize 1 Guidelines and Sample data & exercises

 

Excel Bitesize 2: Creating a workable data set

  • Conditional formatting
  • Identifying & removing duplicates
  • Data validation & pick lists
  • Standardising data formats
  • Using formulas to clean, correct & manipulate data

Excel Bitesize 2 YouTube video playlist

Excel Bitesize 2 Guidelines and Sample data & exercises

 

Excel Bitesize 3: Analysing your data

  • Working with Pivot tables
  • Formulas & Functions (such as CountIF and Vlookup)
  • Creating a summary page

Excel Bitesize 3 YouTube video playlist

Excel Bitesize 3 Guidelines and Sample data & exercises

 

Excel Bitesize 4: Interpreting & presenting your survey results

  • Analyse multiple choice questions
  • Summarise rating scales
  • Code open-ended survey questions

Excel Bitesize 4 YouTube video playlist

Excel Bitesize 4 Guidelines and Sample data & exercises

 

 Excel Bitesize 5: Creating a Dashboard

  • Creating pivot tables
  • Adding filters & sliders
  • Choosing & adding the right chart
  • Formatting your dashboard

Excel Bitesize 5 YouTube video playlist

Excel Bitesize 5 Guidelines and Sample data & exercises

 

 

Contact us to register interest for when we next run this training live or visit our Eventbrite page