Training at Blue Novation

Since 1988, Blue Novation has designed and delivered exceptionally high standard training solutions to businesses in both the private and public sector. The quality of training we deliver is of paramount importance to us.

Our approach ensures that delegates enjoy their training whilst gaining the additional skills and knowledge to become more productive in the workplace.


Following the latest Government recommendations on shared spaces, we are now offering online training sessions. Our classroom based training has been suspended until further notice.

For more information please call us on 0345 1188150 or get in touch via our contact us page.


Training Solutions at Blue Novation

At Blue Novation we offer a wide range of IT training courses (classroom based or online) to suit all levels of ability, so you can be sure that your training is matched precisely to your needs.

If you are unsure as to which format is suitable for you, please contact us for advice.
Call us on 0345 11 88 150 or email


Training Formats

Scheduled courses (Classroom or Online) run regularly throughout the year and provide a cost-effective way to expand and consolidate your IT skills. We operate a continuous schedule of training.

Private courses (Classroom or Online) provide tailored, cost-effective training; we normally include all consultation and course design free of charge.

Training at your premises (Onsite or Online) although a day away from the office in a relaxed environment is a great help to learning, you may prefer to be trained on your own premises.

90-minute workshops (Classroom or Online) are high impact training sessions on specific topics for when time is limited.

At desk training (Onsite or Online) for focused training sessions on specific topics, providing a cost-effective solution with minimum disruption to the working day.


Microsoft Office training

We provide engaging, instructor-led training (classroom based or online) for the entire Microsoft Office suite for versions 2016, 2013 and 2010. Click on any of the course links below for further details.

Access training

Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced | VBA

Excel training

Introduction | Intermediate Advanced | Upgrade for Power Users | VBA Introduction | VBA Advanced | Pivot Tables & Power Pivot

Excel 90-minute workshops

Formulas & Functions | Advanced Functions
Pivot Tables: Get a handle on your data | Recording Simple Macros
Creating Basic Charts | Creating Dynamic Charts

Power BI training

Introduction | Intermediate

Outlook training

Introduction | Advanced

PowerPoint training

Introduction | Advanced

SharePoint training

End User Core Skills Power User Core Skills

Skype training


Word training

Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced workshops: Mail Merge | Collaborating on Documents

Blue Novation are Friends of:


learner testimonial

“I would like to say that my whole experience with Blue Novation has been excellent, good communication, reasonable fees and fantastic training”

Philip Edwards
Excel 1-2-1, March 2020


learner testimonial

” I was confused about pivot tables but once they were explained I really could see the value of them for analysing my data in a quick and professional manner.”

Excel Advanced Review
Trainee Accountant

We have worked with Blue Novation since at least 2006. We have always found them to be thoroughly professional and always willing to adapt their products to meet our needs.

They continue to support several big IT rollouts and have taken the time to understand our requirements before suggesting learning solutions.

Our learners have always provided excellent feedback about Blue Novation’s courses, trainers and facilities and I have personally recommended them to my colleagues within other local authorities in Suffolk.”

Suffolk County Council

our team



Trudy has been part of the training industry since 1992. Her background as a trainer, training team leader, and training advisor helps to guarantee the quality of the courses we deliver. Throughout her years at Blue Novation, Trudy has worked with a wide variety of companies in the public and private sector, developing and nurturing long-lasting client relationships.



Karen is responsible for the scheduling and administration of all training events here at Blue Novation. Unflappable and always cheerful, Karen handles the day-to-day running of all our training programmes and is the first point of contact for our delegates.



Having originally trained as an Analyst Programmer, Janine has worked as a trainer for the past 20 years, delivering a wide range of courses on Microsoft products and bespoke systems throughout the UK and Europe. Janine is a member of the Learning and Performance Institute, and TAP certified. 



Marion is an experienced trainer/implementer used to working in different versions of applications software, operating systems and bespoke systems with particularly high level of Excel expertise.

upcoming training courses

Blue Novation Courses

Excel Introduction

In today’s workplace, Microsoft Excel is the de facto tool for working with data on the desktop. Knowing how to leverage Excel enables you to simplify complex tasks, essential to daily work responsibilities. In this introductory course, you gain the skills needed to create Excel worksheets, develop formulas and apply sophisticated formatting to capture and present your data.

Blue Novation Courses

Excel Intermediate

This training course has been designed to give delegates a solid understanding of more advanced Excel tools and concepts in order to increase their knowledge and productivity.

Blue Novation Courses

Excel Advanced

This course will give delegates the ability to create advanced spreadsheets using the full range of Excel’s tools and features.

Blue Novation Courses

Power BI Introduction

In the basic introduction to Power BI we look at the various data sources that can be used and in particular how to use data in Excel files. Simple scenarios of importing and preparing data, then creating visualisations and filters in order to produce a Power BI report.

For more information on any of our courses

Blue Novation - bespoke software and training solutions
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Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RE Email