We can educate, train and mentor client staff in any of the areas we
Essentially, our training service is about directly transferring our skills to
We have considerable expertise in educating, training, mentoring and coaching.
Alastair Revell has twenty years of designing and running
training programmes for business. This experience is backed up
with over 15 years of lecturing at university level as an associate, which has
included major roles in designing at least two undergraduate
deliver classroom based courses that educate your staff on the underpinning theory. We can
train them on specific procedures or we can work alongside them guiding them as they tackle
new systems. We can tutor them towards specific curriculum courses.
We have the depth necessary to deliver both theory and practice set against
our own experiences within these areas.
We offer different methods of training to technical professionals and end-users, depending on
We run traditional lecture programmes that provide solid
foundations for technical professionals in areas such as TCP/IP networking, C#
programming, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server. We also run courses for end-users
on Excel and other Microsoft Office packages.
We arrange regular onsite support surgeries where an experienced
practitioner will be on-hand to tackle problems that have cropped up in the
intervening period. The emphasis is on ensuring the necessary skills transfer.
Sometimes on-the-job training is more appropriate. We can provide one-to-one or
small group mentoring where an experienced practitioner works alongside your staff,
providing a guiding hand while transferring their knowledge and skills to
We can coach staff who face exams, providing them with the tutorial support
that can make the difference between passing and failing.
The benefits of well-trained staff should not be under-estimated.
It is surprising just how many organisations are quite prepared to equip their
staff well, but then fail to train them. They are then surprised that they do
not see the return they were hoping for.
A key benefit of our training service is our flexibility. Training conjures up
classroom lectures, which can be appropriate, but there are other ways to learn
that are just as effective!
We do design and deliver formal classroom training, but these sessions are
often integrated with onsite support surgeries, one-to-one tutorials and
various forms of coaching and mentoring.
We expect to fit in with the way you need to learn and work. A huge stumbling block
for many organisations is that their IT team are essential. Their absence presents
major problems. We offer flexible hands-on training onsite so they can learn while
Our training isn't restricted to just IT professionals. We have considerable
experience in delivering training to end-users on Microsoft Office applications
such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
These are some ideas about the sort of training we could deliver.
We could help your IT manager develop their first IT strategy by working
alongside them, providing experienced guidance and ensuring that they learn
the important lessons for next time.
We could mentor a key member of your staff as they get to grips with a new technology.
We would arrange mutually convenient times to work on aspects of the new
system together, providing practical advice and help, ensuring that the key
knowledge is transferred.
We could deliver a formal programme of lectures on the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
to members of your IT team over a series of days at your premises.
Alternatively, you could send a member of your staff on one of our occasional public
We could work with one or more of your developers, providing guidance and
support as they develop new software. We could review their code and make suggestions
about how it could be improved.