• PC or Mac with a full version of Microsoft Excel (any version from 2003 to 2013 or Microsoft 365).

  • Not a requirement but a benefit to have some work-related projects to which you can readily apply what you learn.


Relevant audiences

  • Individuals and professionals who are new to VBA and are seeking practical ways to automate their most frequent Microsoft Excel tasks.

  • Accountants, bookkeeppers, teachers, salespeople, managers, graduates. The list just doesn't end with Excel.

Learning outcomes

  • Automate your most frequent tasks and operations.

  • Define and manage variables, set up subroutines, and create functions.

  • Learn practical methods for using macro errors to improve your VBA code.

  • Learn about the PivotTable object and basic approaches to utilizing it.




Simon Hurst, BA ACA

Simon Hurst is a Chartered Accountant and has been involved in computer software for 26 years during which he has provided a wide range of training services to professionals of all levels. His expertise lies in all the main Microsoft applications and he's been running hands-on Excel training courses for over 20 years, dealing with all aspects of Excel from basic competence to advanced data analysis. He is able to bring these years of practical experience to our Excel and Advanced Excel courses, ensuring that the courses explain advanced concepts clearly and concisely, and with real, practical applications and even the occasional joke.


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