Information Technology
Access Introduction

This one day introduction to Access is designed for people who will be using databases designed and set up by others, and do not need to create a database. The course will not cover creating a new database table.

By the end of the course, delegates will be confident in using the essential features of
Access to find, change, add and extract information from an existing database.

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain what a database is for, and when they would need one.
  • Explain the component parts of a database are.
  • Enter and alter information in a database.
  • Find required records of information.
  • Use queries to sort and select information in many different ways.
  • Create reports that give professional printed output.


This course is run for a maximum of six delegates.


  1. What is a Database? Looking at a sample database; Working with tables; Finding and changing records in a table; Viewing records in Forms
  2. Queries: Creating queries; Using criteria; Sorting; Editing a query
  3. Creating reports with the report wizard; Creating labels and Merging to Word
  4. Parameter Queries; Queries across related tables
Delegates should be confident in using Windows and a mouse plus one other
Windows based package.

Please note that it is possible to customise your course around an existing database.
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