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Microsoft Access is a popular database programme for small and medium sized businesses. It gives a great deal of flexibility without having to be a programmer and is a fantastic alternative to large and complex Excel workbooks.


The key to working with databases is to fully understand the theory behind them. It is essential to spend time on designing a new database so that it works for your business for the long term and allows you to get the required information out quickly and easily.  A database that doesn't 'give up it's secrets' easily is not going to prove productive in the long term.


Our database workshops are fully customised and based around your own business needs. We can also provide consultancy to help you design a new database and then build the training around this. Download a skills assessment from here to find out what workshops are best for you. Examples of content are shown below .......

Skills Based Access Workshops

Intro to Databases

This workshop is aimed at those who have never used Access but who want to understand the concepts and practicalities of building a database.


  • Basic design principles

  • Database terminology

  • Database relationships

  • Data types

  • Table, Form and Query creation


Professional Reports

Looking purely at the reporting functions in Access, this workshop looks at how to create professional business reports from your data.


  • Setting reporting criteria

  • Formatting options

  • Applying a corporate theme

  • Automating reports

  • Exporting reports to other software


Complex Queries

Concentrating on extracting data from a database using more complex queries. This workshop is aimed at those already working with Access.


  • The expression builder

  • Operators

  • Built in functions

  • Calculating queries

  • Creating new fields


Database Properties

Once a database has been created, you don't want someone to accidentally change it. This workshop looks at how you can control database permissions.


  • Setting Current Database properties

  • Encrypting a database with password

  • Compacting and repairing databases

  • Analysing performance


Interactive Forms

This workshop looks at creating easy to use forms that capture the data your business needs. It shows the importance of forms to a projects success .


  • Form design and structure

  • What form controls are available

  • Setting form options

  • Starting Access with a welcome form

  • Moving between forms


Web Databases

This workshop concentrates on Access Web databases. It looks at the limitations of these and how to save into Office 365 SharePoint.


  • Lack of relationships

  • Keeping it simple

  • Using the compatibility checker

  • Publishing to web / Office 365

  • Viewing in the web / Office 365


Creating flexiblity through customisation

We won’t categorise your employees into beginner, intermediate and advanced as we find this restricting. However we will design workshops around the skill sets your employees need to succeed in their current and future roles.


An IT Workshop costs from £295 + VAT based on a maximum group size of 8 delegates. Equipment can be provided if required, for an additional charge.


We probably can’t provide all of the answers to all of your questions online so please call us on 0333 344 4031  to discuss your requirements.


The workshop content above is provided purely as a guide as all Green Shoots Learning courses are customised to best suit your business requirements. Pre-workshop consultancy is provided for all bookings, either in person or over the telephone where we will work with you to build in your company procedures and best practice.  


All workshops and courses include full support materials accessed from The Green Shoots Academy e-learning platform, note-pad and pen, all exercises and any printed handouts required for the day, on-line evaluation, personal action cards, individual 4 week delegate follow up and a full post-workshop Client report.


Our workshops can be run on-site or at a convenient public location (we will even sort out room hire for you if needed), across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Meet The Trainer - Lorna Rose

Lorna Rose Lorna has worked in the training arena for over 14 years and is City & Guilds qualified and a member of the CIPD. She has worked in-house for a number of professional service businesses and concentrates on designing, writing and delivering effective, engaging and enjoyable workshops.  

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