Microsoft Excel: Creating Charts and Pivot Tables

Audience: Academic staff, PG research, Professional staff, Research staff, Research supervisors

Date: Thursday 22 August 2024

Times: 14.00 to 16.30

Key details: Live in-classroom session: Learn how to use chart tools to display data and pivot tables to interrogate data.(In-person delivery; WBH-Eden Campus)

Qualifications needed

Introduction to Excel: Managing Data OR You should already be competent with creating and editing a data set.

Course information

This course will introduce features in Excel to enable users to control graphical representation of data and use pivot table graphical elements to analyse data.

Skills covered include

Creating and modifying charts

  • understanding appropriate use of chart types and sub-types
  • using Chart Elements
  • controlling chart formatting
  • using a secondary axis
  • making compound charts
  • resolving chart errors
  • using Sparklines

Creating and using Pivot Tables

  • the requirements for using Pivot Tables
  • understanding Pivot Shell structure
  • generating and modifying a Pivot Report
  • using filters and slicers
  • making compound reports
  • summary options
  • creating and using pivot charts

What previous participants have said:

  • "I have never fully utilised table and chart creation in Excel and now I can see what a powerful tool this is! The content of this course was so handy and I definitely discovered tools I hope to be using in upcoming work."
  • "The pivot tables section was a great introduction to an area of excel which I have never been taught about before.""
  • "I have taken on extra duties and lead on preparing papers to meetings that require me to analyize data and share in a suitable format. This training has given me some great tools to improve this going forward."
  • "Great to be back at an in person training event"

NOTE: These are live, classroom sessions requiring attendance at the statd venue.

Based on Excel M365 for Windows

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Undergraduate or Taught Postgraduate programs.


Sonny Evans


Walter Bower House, Eden Campus, Guardbridge - IT Classroom

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