Question & Answer

Is Microsoft VBA difficult to learn?

By gocourses 15 Sep 2019

With the right training, learning Microsoft VBA is easy. The Microsoft VBA Introduction course makes it easy to learn VBA primarily for Excel. There’s also an Advanced VBA training course if you’re looking for a higher difficulty level. 

What is VBA?

VBA stands for “Visual Basic for Applications”, and is a programming language developed by Microsoft. With VBA you can develop programs that control Microsoft Excel and Access, as well as other programs in Microsoft Office.

It’s important to note that VBA is not the same as VB, which stands for Visual Basic. While VBA and VB have plenty in common, they are different languages and allow you to create different executable programs. Having VB knowledge or experience can be handy if you’re looking to learn VBA, but it’s not essential. 

With online learning becoming popular, you may assume that taking a Udemy course or similar is the easiest way to learn Microsoft VBA. But attending training in a face to face environment and learning from a live instructor is proven to be the best way to learn a skill quickly and efficiently. 

As specialists in instructor-led IT training, Go.Courses have Microsoft VBA courses available in locations all over the UK and Europe and the training can be delivered in as little as 2 days. Here’s an overview of the Microsoft Office VBA Introduction course.

Microsoft Office VBA Introduction

What will you learn?

This course will provide you with the skills to use Visual Basic Editor (VBE) and focuses primarily on making use of Excel objects. You’ll learn skills in basic VBA programming, event handling, control structures and debugging tools.

By the end of this course you will know how to:

  • Record, run, add and edit Macros in the Visual Basic Editor
  • Customise the Editor
  • Use Visual Basic Help
  • Understand Modules & Procedures
  • Understand Arguments
  • Exit & call Procedures
  • Understand Objects, Properties, Methods, and Events
  • Understand Collections & Hierarchy
  • Use Expressions, Variables and Intrinsic Functions
  • Understand Data Types, Constants
  • Use Built-in VBA Functions
  • Control Program Execution
  • Work with Forms and Controls
  • Debug and Handle Errors
  • And much more

How long is the course?

2 days with 12 hours of training in total.

Who is this course for?

Beginners looking to develop skills and proficiency in Microsoft VBA, primarily for Microsoft Excel.

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There are more advanced courses available too if you’re looking for something beyond introductory VBA training - browse all of our Microsoft VBA courses HERE.


All of our training can be delivered in your own office at a time that suits you. Our expert instructors can conduct training for any number of people, including 1-1. 

Still have some questions? Drop us a message and let’s chat.