Is This for You?

The course is designed for those who are familiar with Microsoft Access and who want to learn advanced concepts and techniques to work more productively with the software.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 25 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
25 hours

About This Course

The course offers an exciting and innovative approach to Access training. It consists of 14 modules and includes media demonstrations, hands-on activities, and knowledge check questions. At the end of the course, you will complete a consolidation exercise, which will help you review what you have learned and assess your understanding.

The course also contains quizzes at the end of each module and a Validation Test at the end of the course. With successful completion of the course, you will receive a Pitman Training certificate to verify your achievement.


Module 1: Primary Keys and Indexes

Module 2: The Ribbon

Module 3: Using Datasheet View

Module 4: Linking Other Access Databases

Module 5: Using ODBC and SQL Server

Module 6: Splitting an Access Database

Module 7: Macros

Module 8: Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications

Module 9: Visual Basic for Application Coding

Module 10: Access Events Model

Module 11: Forms

Module 12: Advanced Uses of Queries

Module 13: Action Queries

Module 14: Packaging Your Application

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Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is for you to learn advanced-level concepts and features of the Microsoft Access database management application, so that you will be effective in creating, using, and managing databases.


This course follows Access.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

Microsoft Access is a very popular database application widely used across many employment sectors to keep accurate, up-to-date records of customers, projects, products, etc. Knowing how to effectively set up and manage databases will be a valuable skillset in many work environments.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.