Learnit Training
Excel Basic Course
  • You learn how to easily use the basic functions of Excel
  • Use of many practical examples that motivate to continue learning
  • Suitable for Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019
  • Small group with lots of personal guidance
  • Very experienced teacher

Do you want to get to grips with the basics of Excel? In this two-day training you will learn everything about the standard applications of Excel. You will discover that with a few simple basic rules, you can quickly perform very complex calculations. At the end of the two days, you will have mastered the complete basic functions of Excel and you will be able to create beautiful spreadsheets. You will be able to use the most familiar functions from Excel to create beautiful and well-organised charts and tables.

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"It is nice to be able to work at your own pace. The course is given in small groups (7 in my course) which works very well. The location in Zwolle is very easy to reach, a 1-minute walk from the station! The teacher gave good individual tips and looked closely at your learning goals." - Rating: 8.7

learnit Excel Basic

Excel Basic Course

Everyone can handle Excel properly. During this basic training you learn the most important functions of Excel and you can apply them immediately in practice. You will be surprised how you can perform complex calculations in Excel with just a few basic rules. You will learn how to set up a spreadsheet with calculations and formulas, how to use charts and how to apply an orderly layout to your spreadsheets. Excel can offer a solution for many people, whether it is to keep track of administration or to follow a running schedule, in Excel it is all possible!


  • Getting to know the interface: what's where?
  • The new assistant: let me know what you want
  • New functions in your version of Excel
  • Working with templates
  • Moving and copying worksheets
  • Managing multiple worksheets
  • Save and open workbooks
  • Automatic data entry
  • Formatting of cells and numbers; number notation
  • Creating formulas and functions
  • Absolute and referential cell references
  • The ALS function
  • Sorting and filtering
  • Creating and modifying charts
  • Change page settings

The trainer

During the training you will be guided by a social and competent trainer. At the beginning of the training, he/she will discuss your entry level and what you want to get out of the training, so that you can focus on topics and exercises that are important to you.

Which version? 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.

When you register, you can enter which version of Excel you use. Our planners will then ensure that you can follow the training in the correct software version with the material written for this version.

Case studies

It is possible to bring along practical examples from your work situation so that you can work in an even more focused way and it is clear what your goal is in this training. The topics and exercises will be tuned to this.


At the end of the training you will have mastered the basic skills of Excel and be ready to put your new skills to use and tackle calculating challenges!

Prior knowledge

No experience with Excel is required for this training. However, some experience with Windows is preferred. Our training Windows Basics can be used as a basis for this. In order to determine how much prior knowledge you have of Excel and which level is suitable for you, we set up a online course guide available.


This training can be followed in different versions. Please indicate whether you use Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019.

Course format

This training is offered on the basis of our Open Learning Method. This means that under the active guidance of our trainer, you work independently to master the material. This enables you to achieve your learning goals at your own pace without being hindered by the faster or slower pace of your fellow course members. The trainer will make sure you stay on track and achieve your learning goals. This type of learning allows for customisation. You are given the opportunity to bring in examples from your own practice and IT environment, which will help you learn even more specifically .


The training is provided in Dutch as standard. The trainer has a good command of the English language. Use can be made of course material in English. With a minimum of three participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.


Prices mentioned are per person, including course material. Lunch is included in the on-site training.

On location Online
Duration 2 days 4 sessions of three hours
Price per day, excluding VAT € 325,- € 240,-
Total, incl. VAT € 786,50 € 580,80


After completion of the training, a Learnit certificate is issued as proof of participation.


The course Excel Basis has been assessed with an average of 8.4.

"Practical and informative. A quick way to get to grips with Excel." - Rating: 8.3

R.S. de Vries, Cmotions Holding B.V. - Excel Basic

"This training fits well with the individual objective and is applicable to your work." - Rating: 8.0

C. Engberink, KOAC-NPC - Excel Basic

"I liked the course very much. I was able to take in the material at my own pace and if I didn't understand it, the teacher explained it to me directly and adequately. Every moment of the two days was used effectively. Top!" - Rating: 8.0

Heleen Halbe, Vestia - Excel Basic

"It is nice to be able to work at your own pace. The course is given in small groups (7 in my course) which works very well. The location in Zwolle is very easy to reach, a 1-minute walk from the station! The teacher gave good individual tips and looked closely at your learning goals." - Rating: 8.7

Chantal van Doornik, Bio+ Brand Foundation - Excel Basic

"The basic course Excel 2010 gives you an excellent impression of what the new Excel has to offer. You will be amazed by the new possibilities with charts. In 180 pages you will not become a guru, but you will become a lot more handy." - Rating: 9.0

P. Kersten, ABN AMRO - Excel Basic

"'Taking training courses through Learnit is highly recommended!'" - Rating: 9.0

M. Englesman. Municipality of Bloemendaal - Excel Basic

"A self-contained, personalised course. It has made me think much more creatively about the possibilities of using Excel in my work." - Rating: 8.4

F. Gommes, Movement of Mercy - Excel Basics

"Very good training! Everything is perfectly arranged and it is definitely a recommendation to take a course at Learnit." - Rating: 9.0

Luciano Felida, New Neopharm - Excel Basic

"Practice-oriented, fits seamlessly with your work." - Rating: 8.9

B. Derks, JHV Exploitatie BV - Excel Basic

"The training is highly recommended. I had no experience with Excel, but the explanation was so clear that I can certainly get started. Also the teacher was very clear in the explanation, definitely recommended." - Rating: 9.4

Jan van Tilburg, Z-Group - Excel Basic

"Good teaching method. Lots of learning material. Very satisfied with Learnit." - Rating: 8.4

R. Tolhoek, Topa Packaging BV - Excel Basic

"Even for participants who have no or little experience with the subject matter, it is surprising how much one can learn in two days." - Rating: 7.8

B. Bos, Valspar B.V. - Excel Basic

"'Using images and working with the material ourselves, it was a fun interactive training focused on the questions we had. In short, a very applicable course." - Rating: 8.4

G. Gubbels, Koninklijke Smals N.V. - Excel Basic

"At work I used Excel a lot, but I never took a course in it. I found the experience of starting from the beginning with all the functional meanings very instructive, I also found the learning system to be pleasant." - Rating: 9.5

J. Nieraeth, Rabobank - Excel Basic

"This is a good training course for diving into the basics of the Excel package, without it immediately becoming very complicated. You can come up with nice Excel sheets with an appealing layout and graphs without any prior knowledge." - Rating: 9.0

Peter Anuels, Praclox BV - Excel Basic

"A.M. Rooyakkers-Smits, Makro Amsterdam - "The training is clear and well-organised. Everyone can get started at their own pace and level." Rating: 7.3."

- Excel Basic

"Teaching material was very clear, it was well explained step by step how to do a certain action. Assignments were socially related. With an open learning format you can of course set your own pace, which is fine for me." - Rating: 8.0

C. van der Kaaij, Pharmacy The Hague Hospitals - Excel Basic

"I have had two days of training in Excel Basic 2013. The fun assignments from the course material brought more than years of slogging and trying by myself. Definitely worthwhile!" - Rating: 9.2

J. Spoelder, BOAL B.V. - Excel Basic

"Totally up to date with Excel again thanks to Learnit training." - Rating: 10.0

K. Ettalhaoui, FNV KIEM - Excel Basic

"I thought it was all very well organised. Good location and a good trainer. The lessons are easy to follow and if you have any questions, they are great to talk to. Even after the course." - Rating: 9.7

H. van de Berg, Scania Production Meppel B.V. - Excel Basic

"Never thought I could learn so much from these programmes. I am also very glad that I followed them." - Rating: 9.0

P. Sahl, NUON - Excel Basic

"I have been working with Excel for a long time. However, I knew nothing about what you can do with it. I can recommend this course to every layman like me! Do it!" - Rating: 8.8

S. Hulshof, CEVA Logistics - Excel Basic

"Great training for people who want to achieve their own learning goals at their own pace." - Rating: 8.4

G.E. Verweij - Excel Basic

"An instructive practical Excel basic training course, which gives a lot of insight into the possibilities that Excel 2010 has to offer." - Rating: 8.0

P. van der Meule, NUON - Excel Basic

"It was an exciting, clear training course given by a young but experienced teacher who could explain everything clearly and simply to someone starting from scratch. In short, a good training in a good location with a good instructor." - Rating: 8.1

W. Prins - Excel Basics

"This training is really recommended, small group of people, serious teacher and learned a lot." - Rating: 8.7

S. Dubbeld, Ikazia Hospital - Excel Basic

"Expert teacher who can quickly put himself in the shoes of practical situations." - Rating: 8.1

I. Beuving - Excel Basic

"Also for non-computer specialists a fine training which you can certainly learn a lot from." - Rating: 8.4

W. Brandt, Besam Netherlands B.V. - Excel Basic

"Open learning is a good form of training. You can follow the training at your own pace, with or without prior knowledge." - Rating: 8.0

M. Ensel-Boonstra, Ensel Staalkonstrukties - Excel Basic

"Excellent training. Works at your own pace. The coaching is very good and thinks along with your own problems. Highly recommended for all levels." - Rating: 9.0

S. van den Brink, Beter Wonen - Excel Basic

"I followed MS Excel 2010 basic: a two-day course that contains all the basic techniques you need to be able to work with Excel. Learned a lot in two days and good personal guidance. Everything is explained calmly and they really take the time for you." - Rating: 10.0

M. van den Outenaar, Landelijk Examenbureau B.V. - Excel Basic

"I found the training very clear, a patient teacher, pleasant working atmosphere and working environment." - Rating: 8.9

S. Heygelen, ASML Netherlands B.V. - Excel Basic

"This training is approachable and effective." - Rating: 8.4

N. Taylor, Utrecht University - Excel Basics

"Excel can do a lot, but can you do it? At Learnit you can increase your knowledge with your own example and questions. No unnecessary lessons but things that matter and can be applied directly in practice. The 2-day course was more than worth the time."

- Excel Basic

"Excellent teacher, very patient and willing. You can also bring your own practical examples to the lesson, to look at them together with the teacher and to practise how to apply them. Even after the training, he is willing to answer your questions by email. Great service!" - Rating: 9.0

Caroline van Trigt, GDF Suez - Excel Basic

"Excellent training - nice to be able to set my own pace - good support - clear teaching material - directly applicable in practice." - Rating: 9.3

G.J.E. Stomp, Rabobank - Excel Basic

"The course made a good impression on me. The material provided is excellent. Because I did not indicate beforehand what knowledge I already had and for what purposes I wanted to use the course, the material offered was quite a lot in 2 days. So follow Learnit's advice and indicate this in advance." - Rating: 8.7

Silvia Megens, Meiland Azewijn B.V. - Excel Basic

"Good impression, had nice two days. Learned a lot!" - Rating: 8.0

A. van Achterberg, Novatech Heerenveen - Excel Basic

"Effective training using clear course material." - Rating: 8.0

A.J. Zwarts, EDventure - Excel Basic

"Doing is learning - Rating: 8.0

Roelof Pieters, Scania Production Meppel BV - Excel Basic

"Very fine and efficient way of mastering the subject matter under expert guidance in a super location." - Rating: 8.0

D. Cage - Excel Basic

"I can recommend the Excel course at Learnit to everyone. Excellent guidance from the teacher, clear textbook and CD with all kinds of exercises that are fully in line with the textbook (these may be taken after the course as practice and reference material). Through this course I found out that I could have worked much more efficiently for years. Thank you Learnit." - Rating: 10.0

D. Schellenberg, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Excel Basic

"Good course. What I particularly appreciated was the fact that everyone learns at their own pace what they are interested in." - Rating: 7.7

J. Kelmanutu - Excel Basic

"The training Excel 2010 Basic is a great way to make the programme your own. By working independently at your own pace, attention can be paid to all topics that are important to you. The experienced trainer provides many examples and tips. By working with your own material, you know for sure at the end of the training that you can put it into practice. In short: definitely recommended! - Rating: 9.1

C. Bijsterveld - Excel Basic

"I found it a good and meaningful training. I learned a lot from it. The trainer gave clear explanations and has a lot of knowledge of Excel."

- Excel Basic

"Clear training which was very useful for my work. Highly recommended."

- Excel Basic

"The basic course excel 2007 that I have followed at Learnit in Groningen has given me in 2 intensive days many tools that I can use daily. The result is beyond expectation. The shortcut on my desktop excel 2007 has changed in 2 days from abracadabra link, to a calculation program where I can create and save not only the normal sums, but also minimals, maximals, graphs and averages." - Rating: 7.7

Joop van Gogh, Branch office manager Kamphuis Lastechniek Appingedam - Excel Basic

"Quality of the teaching material, assignments and professionalism of the trainer A very good score!" - Rating: 8.2

A. Nieuwenhuis, ETI BV - Excel Basic

"Excel 2010 Basic is a very good course if you don't have much experience with Excel yet." - Rating: 8.0

Marina Dannis - Excel Basic

"An excellent entry-level training course for Excel in which everything is well explained and easily applicable." - Rating: 9.0

Patrick Kwakman - Excel Basic