Formed in 2009, Excel with Business was created by founders Marc, Vin and Chris to solve a problem close to their hearts – ineffective Microsoft Excel training. As three Strategy and Management Consultants, they understood the importance of being able to apply MS Excel skills in a business context.
The main issue was that too many Excel courses were focussing on the software functionality rather than how that was applicable in business. They taught everything, creating long and laborious courses – rather than focusing on the most business-relevant parts of Excel… so an idea was born:
A business relevant Excel training course that was affordable and personalized to each person taking it.
The first Excel course quickly attracted over 100,000 users. Fast forward a few years and we have expanded our focus on improving personal productivity and helping people achieve their career ambitions through a comprehensive library of 50+ Microsoft and Business training courses. The principles of getting the right training to the right user remain and has become more sophisticated through the introduction of the filter on many courses.
Meet the Team
We are a multinational team based in the heart of London’s vibrant tech scene – Shoreditch. A short walk from the Silicon Roundabout, the pictures across our website highlight the surrounding areas and are taken by some of our talented staff. We take learning seriously but have a lot of fun creating it and attracting new people to learn with us.
We have in-house Microsoft experts that write our courses and run live classes and all of our courses are written by subject matter experts, many of which are published and have years of industry and academic experience.
Ease to Use Environment
We want to make online learning as simple and easy as possible. Our platform is easy to navigate and we use a blend of teaching methods including text, video, practice exercises, polls and end-of-unit tests to ensure our courses are suitable for you regardless of your experience or preferred learning method. We offer complete flexibility so you choose how you complete your course: you can take and retake any module as many times as you like, and when you have finished it becomes a valuable resource, as and when you need it.
Our vision is: A skilful, productive, learning workforce
We feel that this can only be achieved by getting the right learning to you and not wasting your time showing you things you already know or simply don’t need to.
That’s why we use technology from filtered.com to personalize our Microsoft and Business training courses. By asking you a set of questions before you start we work out what you are likely to know and not likely to need to know. Filtered’s algorithm creates a bespoke course for you based on what similar users have found useful. This approach means you get the knowledge you need in the shortest possible time.
We source outstanding subject matter experts to write/record our courses. Nearly all our authors are well-published and all have years of high-level experience in academia and/or industry. Their credentials range from having worked for a former US President to a Chess Grandmaster. We work with our authors on an on-going basis to ensure our courses are up to date.
All Excel with Business courses come with certificates. There are two different types (see below) and all that are CPD UK certified will carry the CPD UK logo. All certificates can be saved as a PDF, printed and added to your LinkedIn profile.
- Certificate of Attainment (all courses): This certificate can be generated at any time and shows exactly how much time you have spent on your course. Can be used to demonstrate CPD hours.
- Certificate of Proficiency (business courses): All business courses include two proficiency-based tests. At the end of each exam, a certificate is generated which demonstrates competency in that subject area.