Microsoft Access Training Courses

Access 2013 Fast Track Essentials 

This course is for anyone who is a self taught Access user at a basic level and is currently using an Access database. Delegates must be confident in at least one other Windows package (for example Word or Excel).  You must also have some working experience of Access.  For example, creating a simple table, have an understanding of what a relational database is, creating and designing a form based on one table and creating simple queries. By the end of the course, you will be confident in using the essential features of Access to create and alter simple relational databases.

Available for Private and Tailored group events

This course is run privately for groups or 1-2-1 Coaching sessions

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Course Location

Happy London, Aldgate or at your premises.

Course Requirements

Delegates must be confident in at least one other Windows package (for example Word or Excel) and must also have some working experience of Access.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Understand what a database is for and when you need one
  • Extract specific information from your database. For example, show only the organisations with more than 1000 employees
  • Understand when you need more than one table in your database
  • Create tables that link together
  • Create a user friendly form to use for keying information in across different tables
  • Create reports for the information you extract to provide professional looking output
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Session 1

Recap: Four Key Parts of an Access database; Creating Queries and Using Criteria; Editing your Query; Sorting.

Session 2

Recap – Database Design; Recap – Creating and Editing Tables; Relationships Between.

Session 3

Main and Sub Forms.

Session 4

Report Wizard; Editing Reports; Sorting and Grouping; Mailing Labels.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Your Course Trainers

Darren Andrews

Darren Andrews

Darren manages the IT helpline, as well as training almost every IT course on the Happy computers programme. He has been with Happy for nearly 9 years.

Ed Lepre

Ed Lepre

Ed has been an IT trainer with Happy for nearly 11 years. His favourite package is Excel - which he trains to advanced level. He is also the new IT Helpline Manager (when he's not training).