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Microsoft Access Introduction
Microsoft Access Introduction


The best source of Introduction to Access Training Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing. Free bespoke course design is also available for private classes if the content needs to be adjusted
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CPD accredited course

Note: this Access Introduction course is CPD certified.
It is available as either a classroom course with online revision, or an online course.
This means that not only has it been rigorously assessed in terms of content and quality, but it comes with a FREE CPD Certification certificate, as well as an Activia diploma of completion.
We are a corporate member of the CPD: the highest level of association available.


Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course


This course covers 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365 versions

Blended learning

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .


This is a one-day training course structured into 4 modules


This intensive one-day training course is designed to enable users to get to grips with the main features of Access, including a thorough treatment of the new 'Ribbon' interface. It is entirely 'hands on', so delegates will get practice in using the software in a realistic and practical way.


The course is intended for new users of MS Access 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016 who want to become productive in the shortest possible time. Delegates should be proficient in using a PC with the Windows operating system, but no prior experience with Access is required.

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MODULE 1:  Getting Started with Access
Learning outcomes:
Understand how to start Microsoft Access and some of its basic navigation and help controls.
Topics covered:
  • Starting Out
  • Interface Basics
  • Database Security
  • Getting Help
MODULE 2:  The New Ribbon Interface
Learning outcomes:
Exploring the Ribbon's different tabs and options.
Topics covered:
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Basics of Tabs
  • The Home Tab
  • The Create Tab
  • The External Data Tab
  • The Database Tools Tab
MODULE 3:  Creating a Simple Database
Learning outcomes:
Creating basic tables and a look at the different types of fields available.
Topics covered:
  • First Steps in Database Creation
  • Database Records
  • Creating a Table
  • Formatting Text
MODULE 4:  Forms; Queries; Reports and Filters
Learning outcomes:
Creating basic forms, queries, reports and filters; essential to the successful creation and administration of an Access Database.
Topics covered:
  • Creating and Using Forms
  • Creating and Using Queries
  • Creating and Using Reports
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Viewing Data
  • Printing a Database Object

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Microsoft Access Introduction
Oct 30, 2019
Leeds West One
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Tower Bridge
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Birmingham Queensway
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Bristol Easton BS5
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London Victoria
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Access Intermediate

[Duration: one day]

Access Intermediate

  • Advanced File Tasks
  • Working with Tables
  • Working with Forms
  • Working with Reports
  • Working with Queries

Access Advanced

[Duration: one day]

Access Advanced

  • Advanced Data Management
  • Advanced Form Tasks
  • Automating Reports
  • SQL and Microsoft Access
  • Automating With Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • Finishing the Application



, Jul 24 2019
"Very good course"

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Sal Smith
, Apr 17 2019
"Trainer was excellent."

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Alice Moore
, Nov 26 2018
"Teacher was nice and the course was helpful. The speed was good."

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Richard Lee
, Aug 1 2018
"Since I was the only person registered on the course I had excellent 1:1 tuition."

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Ellen Kirkwood
, Jun 27 2018
"Sandy was very personable and friendly, he made learning fun and made sure we as the clients got what we wanted out of the day. "

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Nicola Brooks
, Jun 14 2018
"Great experienced trainer"

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Christine Stanley
, May 17 2018
"Sandy was a good tutor, made us very relaxed which made learning easier. "

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John Normansell
, Apr 3 2018
"Mark was very good"

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Danny Kyle
, Feb 7 2018
"Would Like to say a big 'thank-you' to the course leader, Tony, who managed to keep the right pace and balance of information during the day long course. Sometimes on a day long course it can become hard to keep focus but this was not the case at all during this session and look forward to undertaking the Advanced level in the future. Very informative and has enabled me to come away with the confidance that I can actually acheive what I am setting out to do."

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, Jan 22 2018
"i found the training informative and was set at a pace that was easily followed"

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Lauren Blakeburn
, Jan 22 2018
"Very happy with the training."

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Sue Calladine
, Jun 19 2017
"I happened to be the only person on the course, which gave me more opportunity to discuss the ideas I have for setting up the various tables when back in my office."

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Nicky Trew
, Jun 8 2017
"An enjoyable course."

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Jurate Nagit
, Jun 8 2017
"The trainer we had was amazing and made the whole session interesting and information will stay with me"

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, May 22 2017
"Very good"

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Sunny Dhunna
, May 8 2017
"Wendy explained everything well."

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Stacey Bennell
, Apr 18 2017
"Trainer very knowledgeable."

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Sarah Bees
, Feb 27 2017
"I really enjoyed the course and felt like I learned a lot!"

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Sarah Bees
, Feb 27 2017
"The trainer was very clear, knowledgeable, friendly and patient!"

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Charles Barker
, Feb 1 2017
"Gareth was a great teacher and really made the effort to meet the requirements of the pupils, as well as being very friendly and approachable."

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Leti Hawthorn
, Jan 11 2017
"Many thanks for a perfectly tailored course. Steve took into account our backgrounds and individual needs and we got through a huge amount of material through the day. Highly recommended!"

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Blended learning
FREE Online Revision

With our latest Microsoft Access courses, you get free online revision for a full 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.

Access is simple: go to and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our e-learning revision modules.

Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the online content exactly to what you cover in class.   We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!

General Information

All Activia introduction to access training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Microsoft Access training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Class Sizes

Maximum class size for Microsoft Access courses is 8 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 6 delegates.

Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 10 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

How to book
Course, dates and delegate numbers
Decide on the Microsoft Access course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
Training location
Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
Speedy course booking
You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
Call us
if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

The confirmation process
Course places allocated
Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
Booking confirmation
You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
You receive a VAT invoice

Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

What happens on the day

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:













Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

For training at your offices, this itinerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

What you get

With every Microsoft Access training course with Activia, you get a free workbook as well as downloadable exercises, which match the course content exactly, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge. With all courses, you are also given 12 months access to free online revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.

Every delegate on a Microsoft Access course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.


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