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Microsoft Access Introduction
Microsoft Access Introduction


The best solution for Introduction To Access 2013 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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Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course


This course covers 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 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.

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

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
  • Macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • Finishing the Application



Danny Kyle, Feb 7 2018
Course rating of 5 stars "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."

PAUL TAIT , Jan 22 2018
Course rating of 4 stars "i found the training informative and was set at a pace that was easily followed"

Sue Calladine, Jun 19 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "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."

Nicky Trew , Jun 8 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "An enjoyable course."

Jurate Nagit , Jun 8 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "The trainer we had was amazing and made the whole session interesting and information will stay with me"

MARK OWEN, May 22 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "Very good"

Sunny Dhunna , May 8 2017
Course rating of 3 stars "Wendy explained everything well."

Stacey Bennell, Apr 18 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "Trainer very knowledgeable."

Sarah Bees , Feb 27 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "The trainer was very clear, knowledgeable, friendly and patient!"

Sarah Bees, Feb 27 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "I really enjoyed the course and felt like I learned a lot!"

Charles Barker , Feb 1 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "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."

Leti Hawthorn, Jan 11 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "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!"

Graham Ferris, Jan 5 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "You should warn vegetarians to bring their own lunch as I was offered a chicken or ham sandwich. But that was infinitely better than the following day on the intermediate course when there was no lunch provided for either the trainer or me - very poor: had to buy my own."

Denella Welds, Nov 30 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Excellent trainer. Good energy. Kept course going at a good pace. Good class size of 6."

Naomi Crewe, Nov 2 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "Gareth was a really good trainer"



Blended learning
FREE E-learning Revision

With our latest Microsoft Access courses, you get free e-learning 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 e-learning 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 2013 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 itenerary 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 Access 2007 to 2016 courses, you are also given 12 months access to free e-learning 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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We can enhance your skills with Microsoft Access 2013 software training at any of our twelve training centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices: if you have groups of three or more staff who need training, this is a very convenient, flexible and cost effective option. Moreover, most of our introduction to access 2013 courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering Microsoft access 2013 training all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of training in Access 2013 to ensure constantly improving standards of quality.   So you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give you a great return on your investment in Training in Access 2013 from Activia.

Why not contact us today to see how we can help with providing your courses for Microsoft Access 2013 ?

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