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Microsoft Excel Refresher

Do you want to develop your Microsoft Excel skills?

This course is ideal for those with some Excel knowledge as it covers all the basic elements of Excel in a practical, hands on format, allowing you time to practice the techniques in the session.

This interactive and practical course introduces participants to the advanced techniques and how these can be used to enhance your work. 

This course is ideal for those who have experience of using Excel but would like a more in-depth knowledge of how to use spreadsheets more efficiently. 

By the end of the course, learners will be able to format a spreadsheet for printing, create charts, use basic functions effectively and start to analyse data

This training will be in person at OCVA.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

    • Freeze rows / columns
    • Prepare a spreadsheet for printing
    • Use basic formulae
    • Use IF Statement
    • Understand Absolute Values
    • Use Conditional Formatting
    • Create graphs

Trainer profile

Gary Gibbs has had a varied career and is an experienced trainer, having trained people in health and safety, databases, consumer driven product development and food science.

Gary started his career as a research and development scientist using excel extensively for data analysis and reporting.

Having later moved into the food industry he used excel for business analysis combining large data sets to do commercial analysis on how the company’s products were performing in the marketplace.

Most recently he has created spreadsheet to mail merge invoices, track projects and imported research questionnaires into online applications for use in clinical trials.

He loves a spreadsheet!

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with some practical tools to ensure you have the ability and confidence to use spreadsheets effectively within your work.

Who should attend?

This session is appropriate for any organisation staff, volunteers or trustees. 

You will need to bring a laptop or tablet to use during the session.


Tuesday 23rd January 2024


9.45 am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 10.00 am start. The workshop will finish by 12.45 pm. There will be a short break halfway during the session.

This training will be in person at OCVA

You will need to bring a laptop or tablet to use during the session


  • £35 per person for OCVA Members
  • £50 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £65 per person from a non-charitable organisation

Course Venue 
OCVA, The Old Mortuary,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Please note there is no parking at OCVA.

Details of getting into Oxford by bus, cycle, car or train can be found here: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20012/parking_and_travel

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system).


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal). If you require an invoice, please email training@ocva.org.uk

Step 1:

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 35.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 50.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 65.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Time: 9.45 am – 12.45 pm
Cost: £35 – £65

Course venue

OCVA, The Old Mortuary,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.

Enquiries contact

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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