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Microsoft Access courses

The following course is now offered via remote training for both public and closed delivery. When Covid restrictions allow, we hope to be back offering our public and closed courses across the UK including: London; Birmingham; Bristol; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Manchester; Milton Keynes and Leeds.


Prices start from as little as £49.00 per person + VAT for half day Virtual Classroom sessions.



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Microsoft Access Introduction

2 days


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In this 2 day course: You will learn the fundamental skills required to design and build databases in Microsoft Access. From the basics such as database terminology, the course will take you through the process of designing and building a database, constructing tables and table relationships, creating queries to search and interrogate your data, and also provide you with the skills to create forms to ease data entry, and reports to output your information.


  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • Familiarity with the list-related tools in Microsoft Excel such as sorting and filtering would be beneficial, though not essential.

In 2 days Delegates will learn to:

  • Identify the common objects of an Access database
  • Design and build the structure of a database
  • Input and maintain data
  • Design user-friendly data entry forms
  • Search the database using queries
  • Generate reports from your data

Module 1 Introducing Microsoft Access

  • The Access environment

Module 2 Database terminology

  • Access database objects
  • Fields and records
  • Properties

Module 3 Designing a database

  • Planning and designing a table
  • Creating fields
  • Setting common field properties
  • Defining key fields

Module 4 Working with table data

  • Entering and editing data
  • Sorting and filtering table records
  • Deleting records

Module 5 Relationships

  • Why use table relationships?
  • Relationship types
  • Working with table subdatasheets

Module 6 Querying a database

  • Creating simple Select Queries
  • Specifying query criteria
  • Sorting query results
  • Adding calculated fields

Module 7 Designing Forms

  • Creating simple forms for data entry
  • Designing custom forms
  • Working with form sections

Module 8 Designing Reports

  • Creating basic list reports
  • Working with grouping and sorting in a report
  • Adding totals to a report



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