Excel Courses coming to Charlton Kings

Following a Learning Survey sent to colleagues late 2016 we heard that a lot of you would like to know a little bit more about Excel.

So, as a joint initiative between the YBS Learning Solutions and the Learn with Aegis team some bite size Excel courses were organised. Initially these were first run in Yorkshire Drive and then Lynch Wood; due to the high volume of colleagues at those sites requesting this area of learning, we decided to bring these courses to the colleagues at Charlton Kings shortly afterwards.

Following the announcement in November around branch and site changes, and feedback from colleagues based at Charlton Kings, we felt it was important that we run these courses at Charlton Kings as soon as we could.

Feedback from Colleagues so far

The courses are run by a learning provider called SmartStyle. Having checked with participants who have attended, the vast majority tell us it’s made their day to day Excel tasks much easier.

We offered a choice of 3 courses, with course content on the documents attached. Here is what a couple of colleagues said following the last course we ran:

“It was really useful and I’m glad that you have put a wide range of excel courses on, so that people with all abilities have the chance to learn.”

“I was nervous going on the course and I thought Liz was great, she set my mind at ease and I understood everything.”

When and how to book on the courses

Please be quick as we anticipate a high demand for these courses.

Each module is a half day (3 hours) and they will be ready and waiting for enrolment on the Learning Portal from 8th February.

Search for ‘SmartStyle’ or ‘Excel’ to find them. There are 60 spaces in total, over 3 days. If you are intending to go on both a Basic and Intermediate course, it is recommended you do the basic course first.

The dates of the courses

13th March
9.30 to 12.30 Excel 2010 – Beyond the Basics (Basic)
1.30 to 4.30 Excel 2010 - Manipulating Data in Excel (Intermediate)

14th March
9.30 to 12.30 Excel 2010 – Beyond the Basics (Basic)
1.30 to 4.30 Excel 2010 - Manipulating Data in Excel (Intermediate)

15th March
9.30 to 12.30 Excel 2010 - Beyond the Basics (Basic)
1.30 to 4.30 Excel 2010 - Powerful Formulae and Functions (Intermediate)

For those of you not able to attend, we can supply you with an online Excel course . To obtain this please email
Note: This isn’t the same as the classroom courses.

Learn with Aegis Support

Mary O’Brien from the Learn with Aegis team will be available on site to speak to colleagues about these courses and other learning opportunities on the 7th February. She will be located in the restaurant area.


“A member could come and talk to me about anything that might be on their mind, even if it's just to get something off their chest.”

Fredrick MarkhamAegis Representative