Excel to Advanced : FMCG Training Course

About the course

Does opening your business’ spreadsheets intimidate you? Do you feel like there is a for efficient way but not know where to begin? 

This course builds delegates confidence in using Excel to not only save hundreds of hours at work, but establish business-wide quality standards. Over 6 half-days, learn to build spreadsheets from scratch, navigate long and seemingly complicated formulae, and take away best practices for spreadsheet design. During the final week, delegates will build their own spreadsheets, using the practices they have learnt.


  • Navigate a complex formula with logic and ease
  • No more feeling paralysed by a blank spreadsheet
  • Make every spreadsheet look professionally designed
  • Improve your own spreadsheets live in the session

The course covers:

  • design best practices
  • the core formulae and functions including VLOOKUP, the IF family
  • data manipulation
  • data analysis including pivot tables, charts and dashboards
  • shortcuts
  • the principles of modelling

Delegates will leave considerably more confident building spreadsheets from scratch and navigating long and complicated formulae.

Meet the trainer

Alissa is an experienced teacher, trainer and consultant. She started life as a teacher, teaching in the UK and Singapore before switching into training and consultancy. She is passionate about technology and has been involved in developing many innovative and creative uses of technology. Technology doesn’t stand still and she loves learning new tools, tips and tricks and sharing those with others. With over 20 years of experience her supportive and gentle approach will inspire people to feel more confident and knowledgeable at the end of their learning journey to apply the skills they have learnt in creative and imaginative ways to support different aspects of their work.

Designed for

We recommend this course for anyone working in consumer foods and not confident running complex spreadsheets.

Hear from your peers…

“The Young Foodies Excel Course has helped carve hours off our work in the Operations department. I would recommend it to any FMCG professional!”


“This course has been an absolute life savour! I now feel confident when tackling an excel sheet and well versed in syntax. Excel is far less intimidating than it was 6 weeks ago and now that I can create efficient spreadsheets, I’m sure I’m going to have so much more time on my hands to put towards other productive tasks, or to stand by the coffee machine and talk about the wonders of a nested IF with my colleagues!”


“This course has provided me with a brand new skill set that I will undoubtedly carry with me throughout my career. I can’t recommend it enough!”


“This is an absolutely fantastic course that I would highly recommend for anyone who uses excel frequently. It has helped me save huge amounts of time and manipulate data in a much more useful way.”



All our training is digitally held.



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