Visual Basic for Excel Introduction- VBA

Course Duration is 2 Days

From: £595.00 Plus VAT (per person)

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Delivery Method

Open Public Courses – Virtual Delivery Only  Closed Group Courses – Face To Face and Virtual Delivery

Business Benefit

The use of Visual Basic in Excel unlocks the true power of this application. Create powerful yet user friendly applications that will be capable of running critical business processes.

Who Should Attend

This course is well-suited for a range of individuals who want to automate tasks, streamline processes, and enhance their efficiency in using Microsoft Excel and those who require the fundamental skills to create useful and powerful VB applications

Learning Outcomes

Work with Command and Function Procedures: Gain proficiency in creating and using both Command and Function procedures in VBA. Command procedures execute a series of actions, while Function procedures return a value based on calculations or operations.
Work with Objects: Develop the ability to manipulate various Excel objects programmatically using VBA. Objects can include worksheets, ranges, charts, and more.
Create User Forms: Learn how to design and build custom user forms using VBA. These forms allow for user input and interaction, enhancing the functionality of Excel applications.
Set Options within Excel: Understand how to access and modify Excel’s options and settings through VBA code to tailor Excel’s behavior to specific needs.
Observe Event Handling Codes: Explore event handling code in VBA, which allows you to respond to specific events or actions within Excel, such as worksheet changes, button clicks, or workbook open/close events.
Debug Code: Develop debugging skills to identify and correct errors or issues in your VBA code efficiently. This includes using tools like breakpoints, watch variables, and error handling techniques.

Course Content

Introduction to the VBA Environment: Get acquainted with the VBA programming environment within Excel, including the VBA Editor and basic concepts.
Objects: Understand the concept of objects in VBA, which are elements of Excel that can be manipulated using code, such as worksheets, cells, and charts.
Decision Making Code: Learn how to create conditional statements (e.g., IF, ELSE, and SELECT CASE) to make decisions within your VBA code.
Code that Repeats: Explore loop structures like FOR, WHILE, and DO…LOOP to repeat code execution as needed.
Using VBA to Display Information: Discover how to use VBA to display messages, prompts, and information to the user through message boxes and input boxes.
Reading and Setting Excel’s Options: Learn how to access and modify Excel’s settings and options programmatically.
Using Forms: Create custom user forms to gather input and interact with users through VBA.
Event Handling Code: Understand how to respond to events (e.g., worksheet change events, button clicks) triggered within Excel using VBA.
User-Defined Menus & Toolbars: Customize Excel’s menus and toolbars by creating your own commands and interfaces using VBA.
Add-In Applications: Explore how to develop Excel add-ins, which are custom applications that extend Excel’s functionality.
Breakpoints and Watches: Learn debugging techniques by setting breakpoints to pause code execution and using watch variables to monitor values during debugging.

How to Book

Dates below represent open public courses only. To book this course, please select an available date and click the book now button below to complete the booking. Have two or more people to train – you may consider a closed group course. Contact us on [email protected] to discuss specific date and delivery requirements.


Measuring The Success


The purpose of your training is learning new skills and/or changing behaviour. We can help you measure this!

To evaluate how successfully the attendees are doing this, delegates can attend a Workplace Implementation session during the skills transfer period. The cost of the session is £595+VAT delivered virtually and lasts for 2.5 hours.

During the Workplace Implementation session the individuals will either on a 1-2-1 basis or as a group discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced during their skills transfer period.
This will include what they are doing differently as a direct result of the training and how this has positively impacted the organisation.
This is an excellent way to encourage the learning, support the skills transfer into the workplace and act as a measure to evaluate the training.

We compile this information into a report so that you have evidence of your return on investment.