This site provides support for those wanting to make use of some common data processing applications - spreadsheets and databases.

Working with Data

Understanding data

  • how you need to organise and represent data for successful processing


  • 5-part introduction to using spreadsheets
  • links to the Essential Spreadsheets booklets and exercises (printable PDFs)
  • Google sheets version of exercise files

More on Google Sheets

  • additional features and data functions available on Google Sheets

Access Databases

  • overview of Microsoft Access databases
  • links to Essential Access booklets and exercises (printable PDFs)