Microsoft Excel Basic & Intermediate

Personalised Excel training that focuses simply on what you need and want to learn.

About the training

Microsoft Excel is the world's most popular spreadsheet software. When efficiently applied it is a powerful tool, allowing you to manipulate vast amounts of data, automate tasks and present complex information in a myriad of ways.

Unlike other Excel training you may have done in the past, the Excel Online programme begins by asking you about your existing Excel knowledge, Excel learning aspirations and job role.

This information is then used to curate a wholly personalised Excel training programme. Content that is not relevant to you is removed, ensuring your time is spent only on the topic areas that you need and want to learn.

Most of us can use Excel to some degree but there is always more to learn. This programme, developed by Filtered, a leading provider of personalised and intelligent learning, is designed to take your Excel abilities to the next level, whatever that level is for you.

How is the programme taught?

The training is delivered online via downloadable exercises, videos, readable content, screenshots and quizzes to test your progress.

It is accessible via any internet-enabled device and enables you to progress through the topic areas at your own pace.

Who is it for?

The training is for anyone who uses Excel, from regular users through to those who are more experienced and want improve their ability or discover the many advanced features Excel has to offer – the adaptive teaching method tailors training to each individual.

It will be particularly useful to finance managers, those with budgetary responsibilities and students.

Learning outcomes

The training will help you become proficient in the more complex functions and formulae used in Excel.

You will be able to apply these skills to your work to deliver more in-depth analyses and become more efficient in your spreadsheet use.

Through a dashboard, you will be able to monitor your progress and have the opportunity to address any areas of Excel that have caused frustration in the past.


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


A 12-month subscription to the Excel Online programme will cost:

  • £60 for non-members
  • FREE for all CIPFA members (including CPFA members, Affiliate and Associate members, student members and Fellows) – To make your purchase please contact