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Microsoft Visio Introduction (2010 to 2016)
Microsoft Visio Introduction (2010 to 2016)


The best source of Introduction to Visio Training Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing
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CPD accredited course

Note: this Visio Introduction (2010 to 2016) 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 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 8 modules


This intensive, hands-on one-day training course has been designed for new users of Microsoft Visio 2010, 2013 or 2016, or for existing users who want a refresher using the latest version. Delegates will design and manage basic diagrams, workflow, and flowcharts.


This course is for people who have an understanding of the basic workflow and the concept of end-to-end flowcharting. They should also be competent in using a PC in the Microsoft Windows environment.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Become familiar with the Visio interface and create a basic Visio document
  • Create a route map by using Visio features to work with shapes and text
  • Modify, format, and arrange shapes to enhance a basic diagram
  • Create process diagrams
  • Represent an organization hierarchy as a Visio diagram

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MODULE 1:  Introducing Microsoft Visio
Learning outcomes:
Familiarising yourself with the Visio interface, its Ribbon, options and panes.
Topics covered:
  • The Visio Interface
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customising the Ribbon
  • Using Task Panes
MODULE 2:  Working with Shapes and Stencils
Learning outcomes:
Working with the many stencils and how to add and resize shapes.
Topics covered:
  • Working with Stencils
  • Adding and Resizing Shapes
  • Formatting Shapes
MODULE 3:  Controlling Shapes
Learning outcomes:
Effectively aligning, grouping ordering and numbering shapes.
Topics covered:
  • Align and Distribute
  • Grouping and Ordering Shapes
  • Shape Numbering
MODULE 4:  Working with Text
Learning outcomes:
How to add text to shapes and using the text block tool to add and select text for formatting and moving.
Topics covered:
  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • The Text Block Tool
  • Freestanding Text Blocks
MODULE 5:  Linking Objects
Learning outcomes:
Using connections points, the connector tool and Autoconnect to connect objects effectively.
Topics covered:
  • Linking Shapes
  • Connector Tool and Autoconnect
  • Connection Points Tool
MODULE 6:  Flowcharts and Process Diagrams
Learning outcomes:
Creating flowcharts and process diagrams and using swim lanes to depict processes crossing over to different departments.
Topics covered:
  • Basic Flowcharts
  • Cross-Functional Flowcharts
  • Work Flow Diagrams
MODULE 7:  Finishing your Diagram
Learning outcomes:
Adding backgrounds, borders and titles to your diagram and using themes to improve its presentation.
Topics covered:
  • Backgrounds
  • Borders and Titles
  • Themes
MODULE 8:  Organisation Charts
Learning outcomes:
Using Visio to quickly and easily produce and align professional looking Organisation Charts.
Topics covered:
  • Adding Organisation Chart Shapes
  • Chart Layout
  • Customising the Chart

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Microsoft Visio Introduction (2010 to 2016)
Dec 2, 2019
Manchester Piccadilly
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London Victoria
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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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Visio Advanced (2010 to 2016)

[Duration: one day]

Visio Advanced (2010 to 2016)

  • Customising Shapes and Stencils
  • Designing Styles and Templates
  • Designing Floor Plans
  • Working with External Data
  • Visio and other Programmes
  • Automating Visio Tasks



Jade Convery
, Dec 13 2018
"The centre itself was nice with good facilities, and the course instructions were clear and helpful. The handout we were given will be a great tool for when I come to use Visio in the future."

Course rating of 5 stars
Nicola Davies
, Jul 10 2018
"Great course, great trainer, all in all a good days learning :)"

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Yvonne Reay-Scott
, Apr 5 2018
"Trainer was excellent. Friendly knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. Great course."

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Miglena Zasheva
, Feb 8 2018
"Very polite and professional teacher. "

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Alison Wink
, Jan 23 2018
"Very enjoyable course and excellent trainer."

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Sheldon Robinson
, Oct 19 2017
"Excellent Trainer - thank you."

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James McDonald
, Aug 17 2017
"Tina was a great trainer with excellent knowledge of Visio. She created a relaxed environment where everyone felt comfortable to ask questions. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day."

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Peter Sheils
, Jul 19 2017
"Trainer was very pleasant, professional and helpful."

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Heather Palmer
, Apr 28 2017
"Training was good, the trainer was really friendly and answered any questions I had."

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Maxine Skinner
, Mar 13 2017
"I really enjoyed the training "

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Lynne Billau
, Nov 14 2016
"There were only two of us and we had identical needs so it basically personal tuition, and the tutor was very accommodating."

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Diego Herrera
, Sep 12 2016
"Great training. Wendy, the instructor, was very good and knowledgeable."

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Victoria Elliott
, Sep 6 2016
"The trainer Gareth was extremely thorough and made the course really enjoyable."

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Paul Blakey
, Jun 9 2016
"Jamie, was an excellent trainer, right pace, right information flow and a nice guy."

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Magdalena Konecka
, May 31 2016
"I enjoyed my training very much. Thank you."

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Christopher Barenberg
, Apr 21 2016
"Excellent trainer. Very happy with the course. "

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Jane Willcocks
, Feb 22 2016
"Trainer was very friendly and approachable and able to answer all queries"

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Rita Raccagni
, Jan 11 2016
"The trainer Tina was excellent. Enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and she delivered the course well and she answered queries with an in-depth explanation. This course was delivered in the way I expected a computer course to be delivered with discussion, good clear examples and enthusiasm."

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Emma Palmer
, Jan 11 2016
"The tutor was brilliant. Some people know how to teach and she certainly does. Enjoyable day. "

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Caroline Davies
, Oct 22 2015
"Very useful & enjoyable."

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Bronwen Terry
, Jul 2 2015
"Lyn was an amazing tutor!"

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Blended learning
FREE Online Revision

With our latest Microsoft Visio 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 visio training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Microsoft Visio 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 Visio courses is 6 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 4 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 8 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
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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 Visio 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 Visio course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.


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