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Microsoft Excel Course - Beginner


This training course is designed to be highly interactive and practical oriented.

Course Standards

Unit Standard Number: 116937, NQF Level 2, 4 Credits

The learning never stops


  • Introducing Microsoft Excel
  • Saving, Closing and Opening Workbooks
  • Entering and Editing Data
  • Move and Copy Data
  • Check Spelling
  • Navigate and Select Cells and Ranges
  • Basic Formulas
  • Using Functions
  • Formatting a Worksheet
  • Work with cell alignment
  • Format Numbers
  • Change Cell Fills
  • Change Cell Borders
  • Copy Cell Formats
  • Insert, Delete, Hide and Show Columns, Rows and Cells
  • Working with workbooks and worksheets
  • Page Setup and Printing
  • Comprehensive course notes and illustrations.
  • Progress quizzes keep learning on track.
    An overhead slide presentation providing supplementary.
  • Videos to illustrate best practices, case studies, and operational examples.
  • A learner workbook including progress quizzes.
  • Practical sessions
  • Has attended certificate – Short course
  • CETA certificate of competence – statement of results. Issued approximately 6 – 8 months (Costs extra R400.00 excluding VAT). 

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to:

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the principle of spreadsheets
  • Create, open and save spreadsheets Produce a spreadsheet from a given specification
  • Edit a spreadsheet
  • Format a spreadsheet
  • Checking spelling in a spreadsheet Print a spreadseet using features specific to spreadsheets.

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at

  • Communication at ABET level 3 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent Operate a personal computer system (ID 116932 – NQF level 1)
  • Use a generic function in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment (ID 117902 – NQF level 1)

For a short course: Successful delegates will receive a has attended certificate. (Normal course fee is charged)

For a certificate of competence – statement of result from CETA, a portfolio of evidence must be submitted by candidates and they must be found “competent” upon completion of course. (This costs an extra R400).

Statement of Results are issued digitally after approximately 6 – 8 months.

South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique Botswana & Namibia

Course Status: Available

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