Microsoft Visio training
Microsoft Visio training

2 days
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Key details

Key details

Microsoft Visio is the industry-standard diagramming application, providing tools to create data-linked flow charts, mind maps and database diagrams, to communicate complex information visually. Armada offers the following Visio training courses:

Visio 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) Visio courses.

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Microsoft Visio training (2 days)

Provides a thorough grounding in Microsoft Visio, teaching the key techniques you need to begin using the application in earnest. Topics covered include:

  • Creating shapes and working with stencils.
  • Designing and modifying basic diagrams.
  • Building organisational charts, floorplans and network diagrams.

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

Advanced Microsoft Visio training (1 day)

Covers the more complex features available to help you make the most of Visio, enhancing the look of your drawings and improving your Visio management efficiency. The topics covered include:

  • Working with styles and templates.
  • Connect drawings to external data.
  • Automating tasks.
  • Sharing your work.

Prerequisites: You should have attended Introduction to Microsoft Visio training or have equivalent knowledge.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Visio, 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 Visio training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

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

Visio version

Training can be based on any recent version of Visio (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 Visio 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 Visio course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Microsoft Visio 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 Visio 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.

Course content

Course content


  • Getting started
  • Interface

Drawing basics

  • Drawing shapes and lines
  • Editing shapes and adding text
  • Formatting text and objects

Workflow Diagrams

  • Drawing components
  • Modify a drawing topic
  • Callouts and groups

Organisation charts

  • Creating organisation charts
  • Modifying organisation charts

Floor plans

  • Basic floor plans
  • Room layouts

Network Diagrams

  • Creating network diagrams
  • Shape Data
  • Layers

Cross-functional flowcharts

  • Creating a cross-functional flowchart
  • Formatting


  • Shape and connector styles
  • Themes and variants
  • Use containers

Printing and saving

  • Presentation Mode
  • Saving

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