Microsoft Access Introductory

Any part of an organisation that gathers data, which is then required to be manipulated to inform decision-making such as sales/purchasing strategies or stock control, would benefit from using Access.

What You Study

Microsoft Access can be delivered to introductory, intermediate and advanced level. Each level is scheduled into a 1-day programme which is trainer led.

This course will cover the following topics:

Introductory Level:

  • Define a database structure and templates
  • Create tables, enter and edit data, modify table design
  • Understand relationships between data
  • Create a form, enter and edit data in a form, customise the form design
  • Introduction to queries and reports

Intermediate Level:

  • Customise forms and create subforms
  • Create command buttons and link and embed data
  • Create and use queries
  • Create a report, using queries to select records
  • Build “expressions” and calculations in reports and queries

Advanced Level:

  • Create and use Action queries
  • Advanced field properties, data validation, lookup fields
  • Joins and relationships
  • Understand, create, edit and save a macro
  • Create menu bars, macros and custom toolbar buttons
  • Event-driven procedures
  • Database security including user-level security

As well as being open to any individual, this course can be delivered:

  • to meet individual company requirements
  • to company housestyles and templates
  • within company premises
  • specifically to a group or team of staff

Duration and Attendance

This one day short course is delivered at Carnegie Conference Centre.


£185 /level

Includes all course materials, refreshments and a 2 course lunch.

Entry Requirements

As a working knowledge of the full range of ICT packages is becoming a core competence within any workforce, this programme would be suitable for anyone who works with or manipulates data at any level within an organisation.

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