Access and Visual FoxPro Training

We run standard training courses and a range of more flexible tutorials and workshops for database users and for Visual FoxPro and Access developers.

Standard Training Courses

These courses are available at different levels to suit the delegates' needs in Microsoft Access, FoxPro and Visual FoxPro.

Follow the links to see the more details of the topics that can be covered in each of these series of courses.

We apply the same general conditions to all our training courses.


We dedicate each course to a single customer because we have found that there is often conflict between the delegates on a public course. People arrive with different levels of skill and they want to concentrate on different aspects of the course. Our experience is that delegates learn more effectively and gain more from the course when the entire class has a common aim.

Training Workshops

Workshops and tutorials are a fast and effective way of getting yourself started on a new topic or getting over a particularly awkward spot in a project. They can range from a half-day exploring a new technique with an experienced to an extended series of short visits to support new staff over several weeks.

Workshops can cover mixed topics - for example using Word with FoxPro or automating Excel from within Access.

Training courses including Prince2 training courses can be run here in Birmingham or at your premises.

Client Testimonials

"Service contract management and invoicing have improved markedly over the last 12 months with Alvechurch Data's assistance & experience"
Will Farrell, Service Manager, Direct Air & Pipework, Coventry

"I just thought I would drop you a line to say thank you for the time you spent with us last month. Both Jackie and myself thought that the training was superb and were especially appreciative of the extent to which you tailored the course and the extra time you spent to help us with some of our more complex issues."
Thomas Still, Research Executive, Product Perceptions Ltd, Crawley

"Geoff Franklin proved to be very responsive to my request for urgent help with Access database information. He took me from a standing start to producing simple reports in 1 day and solved a long outstanding problem with extracting Foxpro based tables , which our reseller had failed to complete. At the end of the day we had a short usable outstanding Purchase Orders report - a first in 10 years! Highly recommended."
Bob Lock, Skyline Systems, Cheltenham

"As a trainer, Geoff Franklin has the rare skill of getting trainees to work through the material themselves without him taking over the keyboard. As a result they have confidence to apply the learning after the session."
Peter Jackson, Holly Training, Leamington Spa