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.


Training Solutions at Blue Novation

At Blue Novation we offer a wide range of IT training courses 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 call us for advice on 0345 11 88 150 or email

Training Formats

Scheduled courses 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 provide tailored, cost-effective training; we normally include all consultation and course design free of charge.

Training at your premises, 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 are high impact training sessions on specific topics for when time is limited.

At desk training is online and instructor-led 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 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

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


learner testimonial

“Excellent! Very interesting course, very useful. Learnt a lot. Enjoyed the delivery – very engaging teaching style. Interactive, kept our interest, Relaxed atmosphere, did not feel intimidated. Just the right pace, able to keep up, didn’t feel rushed. Just the right level for where I am at.”

T Claydon, Business Sales
Utilita Energy


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.”

Training Manager, 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.



Fiona is Blue Novation’s Microsoft Project trainer. Fiona provides a range of courses and workshops for novice to experienced project managers and planners in the principles of project management and in using Microsoft Project at all levels. Fiona’s background centres around project management software development, technical management and end-user documentation and training across a wide range of businesses. Fiona also trains Microsoft Visio.

upcoming training courses

Blue Novation Courses

Power BI Introduction 11.07.2019

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. This course walks you through some simple scenarios of importing and preparing data, then creating visualisations and filters in order to produce a Power BI report.

Blue Novation Courses

Excel Advanced 31.07.2019

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

Blue Novation Courses

Excel Intermediate 01.08.2019

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

Word Intermediate 15.08.2019

This course is designed to benefit basic users of Microsoft Word who wish to build on their knowledge as well as enhance their document’s presentation.

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