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Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Learn the basics of spreadsheets in the UCOL free Introduction to Microsoft Excel course.

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Quick info

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: Flexible days and times to complete 40 hours of learning.

Semester 2, 2024:

Palmerston North
Mon, 9am–12pm & 5pm-7pm
Tue, 9am–12pm & 5pm-7pm
Wed, 9am–12pm
Thur, 9am–12pm
Fri, 9am–12pm

Mon & Tue, 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm

Mon, 4pm-6pm
Wed, 4pm-6pm
Fri, 4pm-5pm

Domestic Fees: *
Nil fees

International Fees:*
Not applicable

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Following on from the UCOL Introduction to Computing course, continue your learning experience with this Introduction to Microsoft Excel Course.

Whether you need to organise a large amount of information, analyse or present data, Microsoft Excel is the tool to use. Learn how to work with spreadsheets in the UCOL Introduction to Microsoft Excel course - 40 hours of free learning at your own pace in a facilitated environment. It's free and it's easy.

You choose the hours you wish to study and the facilitators are there to assist you when you need it.

Learn, update or refresh the essential spreadsheet skills needed to undertake a special project, take on tertiary study, or get ahead in your job.

 Career & Study Outcomes

At the completion of this course you can elect to enrol into one of the 40 hour related programmes below.

 Course Information

The course covers the basics of working with spreadsheets including:

  • Understanding the components of a spreadsheet
  • Entering data into cells
  • Editing cells
  • Basic formulas
  • Charts

Previous Related Programmes

The UCOL Te Pūkenga Introduction to Microsoft Excel course was formerly known as Free and Easy.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry. No previous academic qualifications needed.


For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.