Advanced Access Core Level 3

This advanced level course is for you if you have used Access before to create a simple one to many relational database. By the end of this two-day course, you will be confident in creating a user-friendly and automated database.

We are currently only holding our public programme online, delivered as Live Online Interactive Learning via GoToTraining. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Create a many to many relationship
  • Create a user friendly form based on a many to many relationship
  • Create a list of choices for keying and viewing information
  • Create a form with tabs on to view lots of information easily
  • Create automated forms to run reports and queries
  • Create a menu system for your database to make it more user friendly
  • Use features like command buttons and macros to automate your forms

Course Timetable

Day 1

Session 1

  • Planning your Database
  • Recap on One to Many Relationship
  • Introduction to Many to Many Relationship
  • Recap on Primary and Foreign Keys
  • Creating a Many to Many Relationship and Query

Session 2

  • Hierarchy of Objects in an Access Database
  • Creating Main and Sub Forms for use with Many to Many Relationships – from both sides

Session 3

  • Combo Boxes
  • Field Properties
  • Combo Boxes using more than one Field
  • Combo Boxes to Find Records
  • Command Buttons to View one Record in a Form

Session 4

  • Creating a Tab Control
  • Adding Pages
  • Changing Page Names
  • Moving Pages
  • Moving and Resizing Tab Controls
  • Changing the Style

Day 2

Session 1

  • Creating Macros for Command Buttons
  • Creating Macros for Forms

Session 2

  • Creating a Report that Selects its Criteria from a Drop Down List
  • Creating a Report that Selects its Criteria from two Text Boxes

Session 3

  • Creating a User Interface
  • Starting your Database at an Opening Screen

Session 4

  • Compact & Repair
  • Data Separation
  • Setting a Password for your Database

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

This course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes) on both days. 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.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed until 29th May.

We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We understand that for many people this will be the first time that they have worked from home and so we have developed short 1.5-2 hour sessions to help you adjust to this new situation. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at


Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

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Did you know...

...we also have a range of different level courses in Access?

These include beginner and intermediate courses for people who have either never used Access before or want to create more advanced queries and reports. There's also the one-day Fast Track Essentials course, designed for self taught Access users at a basic level.

Beginner Access Core Level 1 to enable you to create and alter simple, relational databases. Find out more.

Intermediate Access: Queries and Reports to enable you to create calculations and statistical information and improve the layout of your reports. Find out more.