Course Description

Spreadsheet Methods (QQI LEVEL 5)

Limerick College of Further Education

Participant Profile

This Spreadsheet Methods course is suitable for those wishing to equip themselves with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to create and modify spreadsheets at a fundamental level under supervision, using common spreadsheet features

Course Description 


  • Investigate a range of common uses for spreadsheets.
  • Explore key spreadsheet elements including cells, cell references, numeric, alpha, and alphanumeric data, formulae, functions, graphs and macros.
  • Demonstrate common spreadsheet usability features to include use of toolbars, window management, sorting, and filtering.
  • Use spreadsheet design features involving data and cell formatting techniques, which enhance understanding and legibility.
  • Automate routine multi-step tasks through the creation, execution, and management of simple macros.
  • Print complete or partial sections of a spreadsheet, formatted fit for presentation.
  • Use advanced spreadsheet features including absolute and relative cell references, conditional IF statements, statistical, financial, and date and time functions.
  • Generate a variety of types of graphs, with appropriate titles and labels, from spreadsheet data.
  • Produce a spreadsheet, with minimal supervision, that meets a simple design specification and is fit for purpose.
  • Demonstrate personal initiative and resourcefulness in editing and amending spreadsheets to ensure they are fit for purpose.


Course Code CM024
College Name Limerick College of Further Education
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Microsoft Excel
Course Location Limerick, Ireland
Course Fee €200
Course Duration 12 Weeks
Course Times TUES 19.00-21.30
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Spreadsheets 5N1977
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Limerick College of Further Education

(061) 414186
Limerick College of Further Education, Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

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