Microsoft Access training
Microsoft Access training

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Key details

Key details

Microsoft Access is a database creation and management program used to store large amounts of information for reference, reporting, and analysis. Armada offers Access training courses to users at all levels:

Access training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Access courses.

This approach means that we can tailor your training to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the type of documents you’re going to be producing. You can, for example, choose some introductory-level topics, and some intermediate-level topics.

Exercises provide activity-based experience and help build delegates’ confidence using Access. These exercises can be tailored to deal with issues specific to your business, for example we can base them on your Access templates.

We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.

Microsoft Access courses are hosted by highly experienced instructors. For details, see Expert trainers.

Introduction to Microsoft Access training (1 day)

Covers the concepts you need to know and the core functionality used to create, manage and utilise an Access database. Topics covered include:

  • The Access Ribbon.
  • Managing data in a database.
  • Designing basic forms, queries, reports and filters.
  • Querying a database.
  • Relationships.

Prerequisites: You should have a working knowledge of Windows. No prior Access knowledge is necessary.

Intermediate Microsoft Access training (1 day)

Following on from our introductory-level course, this course teaches more complex database tasks with a focus on consistency and integration with other applications. Topics covered include:

  • More about forms, queries, reports and filters.
  • Table features.
  • Flexible queries.
  • Data sharing and synching.

Prerequisites: You should be familiar with the fundamentals of Access, i.e. have attended Introduction to Access training or have equivalent knowledge.

Advanced Microsoft Access training (1 day)

Delves deeper into Access, building on your understanding of complex databases and teaching techniques to improve your speed and efficiency. The course covers:

  • Advanced database tasks.
  • Macros.
  • Designing forms and queries.
  • Database maintenance.

Prerequisites: You should have attended Intermediate Microsoft Access training or have equivalent knowledge.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Access, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher back in the work-place.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of a Access training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Access training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.

Access version

Training can be based on any recent version of Access (2007 and later).

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Microsoft Access training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Microsoft Access course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Microsoft Access course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Microsoft Access courses are hosted by Tim Price,  Simon Lambourne and Wendy Sprakes.

Tim Price

Microsoft Office trainer Tim Price

Tim is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Office Specialist, Master and Expert. He has vast experience training in all recent versions of Office, as well as related applications such as SharePoint, Project and Access.

Tim has worked in the IT Industry for over 30 years. Prior to specialising in Microsoft Office training, he held roles in software development, application design and project management.

Tim is passionate about training and is known for his approachable, relaxed style of delivery. He gets tremendous satisfaction from facilitating in the development of other people.

Simon Lambourne

Microsoft Office trainer Simon Lambourne

Simon has been an IT trainer for over 10 years, specialising in the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

Simon enjoys training people of all abilities. He places a great emphasis establishing a good rapport with delegates, creating a high-quality learning environment which he can utilise to build confidence in the use of the applications being taught.

Away from training, Simon is an avid fan of the Marvel Superhero films and he enjoys cooking, especially curries!

Wendy Sprakes

Microsoft Office trainer Wendy Sprakes

Wendy Sprakes is a Microsoft Master Instructor (MMI) and a qualified teacher (QTS).

Wendy began her working life as a CAD operator, working through the ranks of trainee draughtsman, graduating as a professional Mechanical Engineer, through to Project Engineer in the CAE Industry.

She then went on to qualify as a teacher, and has been hosting Microsoft Office courses since 2000. Wendy trains all applications in the Office suite, including Word, Excel and other, more niche applications such as Visio and Project, from beginner to advanced and customised level. Wendy has been a staff member, delivering IT and Project Management modules for Chesterfield College, and a course leader for Microsoft Project at Sheffield Hallam University for five years.

Away from training, Wendy is an accomplished jazz musician. Her music enjoys regular airplay on both regional and national stations including BBC and JazzFM.

“Excellent Training, Friendly and knowledgeable trainer.”

Michael B

Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Live online training.