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The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is the starting point for studying the AAT qualfiication.

It is a short qualification which will help you to develop essential bookkeeping skills. Once completed, you will have an understanding of basic accounting practices and techniques including double-entry bookkeeping. It can be treated as a stand alone qualifcation or used as a stepping stone to further AAT study at Level 3.

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. These packs will be made available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   12:30 Not bookable


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, you will need to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   13:30 Not bookable

The course details are being finalised, for now please book a provisional place here and we will let you know when the details and application packs are available

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

Students will be placed on the public day release programme with an external provider

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. This pack is available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

This is an the first of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability.

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings.

It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others. It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the second of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility.

The accessibility statement is an opportunity to explain to your website users, staff and students how you support their needs, as well as communicating how your website meets accessibility standards.

This session looks in detail at the requirements for universities to provide an accessibility statement under the new Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations. As well as being a legal requirement the accessibility statement is an opportunity to explain to your website users, staff and students how you support their needs, as well as communicating how your website meets accessibility standards.

This entry-level session introduces the principles of digital accessibility and its impact on people with disability, with particular reference to higher education settings. It is ideal for anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems, including digital managers, web developers, learning technologists, student services staff, academics and others. It will also be useful to staff who support disabled students and technical staff involved with evaluating and reporting accessibility compliance.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the third of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility.

It looks at how to undertake quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles. Aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems in Higher Education.

Learn how to undertake quick accessibility checks to test whether your website(s) comply with accessibility principles. Being able to undertake these checks can help you with developing an accessibility strategy, improve procurement decisions and create an accessibility statement.

This entry-level session is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems in Higher Education. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers and eLearning content creators looking to develop accessibility skills.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

This is an the fourth of four online AbilityNet sessions looking at digital accessibility, specifically how to understand the results of accessibility evaluations and testing results.

The new Web Accessibility regulations require Universities to conduct audits and testing across all their digital estates, form websites to learning environments. These tests can be carried out by external contractors or your own in-house teams (see Workshop 3 for how to do this yourself)

Although built around common standards such as WCAG2.1, many people find accessibility test results and audit reports difficult to understand. Automatically generated reports or expert audits can produce a list of issues that need prioritising. Organisations must also decide how these accessibility barriers are communicated through their accessibility statement and how they can remediate them in the future.

This session is aimed at anyone creating, managing or procuring digital content or systems. It will also be of value as an introductory session for developers and eLearning content creators looking to develop accessibility skills. While not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that attendees attend the session “Introduction to accessibility testing” if they have no prior knowledge of accessibility tests.

The course can be accessed via the following link (Please note that Raven Login is required to access this material)

Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database Tue 26 May 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

Access 2016: Fast Track Introduction Wed 6 May 2020   09:00 CANCELLED

This is a fast paced and shortened version of the 2-session Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course and thus is more suitable for those who are quick learners. This course will be taught using Access 2016 on PCs (Windows 7).

Access 2016: Further Use Tue 23 Jun 2020   09:30 Not bookable

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

This course is intended for those already using Microsoft Access 2016 who wish to explore more advanced queries and forms. Those who have attended the Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course will find this follows on seamlessly from where that course left off - but be prepared for a harder challenge. Part of the course explores relational database design concepts for simple databases. The remainder focuses on more advanced queries and forms. The second session is optional for you to either work through and consolidate the course material, or to receive support on your own project.

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 19 May 2020 10:00 CANCELLED
Thu 18 Jun 2020 10:00 Not bookable
Adobe Acrobat DC new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Acrobat DC are sufficient to be able to create and edit PDFs, use forms, collaborate with others and secure your documents.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2018) - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Dreamweaver CC including working with the Creative Cloud, CSS inheritance and specificity, responsive web design, Photoshop integration and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 1 allow you to set up a new website, create and modify webpages, insert text and images, and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Dreamweaver CC including working with the Creative Cloud, CSS inheritance and specificity, responsive web design, Photoshop integration and much more.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 are sufficient to be able create a website. This course gives particular attention to the initial creation of the website, incorporating text and images.

Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction Tue 19 May 2020   09:30   [More dates...] CANCELLED

Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Thu 11 Jun 2020 09:30 Not bookable
Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to perform basic tasks in Illustrator such as setting up a document, creating basic shapes and working with text.

Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Illustrator CC including working with the Creative Cloud, colour guides, brushes and symbols, Live Paint, tracing and much more.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CS6 are sufficient to be able create professional artwork and documents.

Adobe InDesign CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help.

Adobe InDesign CC is the industry leading page design and layout application. You will build up a publication from ready-prepared text, images and graphics in the same way as QuarkXpress and PageMaker.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 3 Jun 2020 09:30 Not bookable
Wed 1 Jul 2020 09:30 Not bookable
Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 1 enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help.

Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe InDesign CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of InDesign CC including working with the Creative Cloud, creating and modifying interactive documents and much more.

Adobe InDesign CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in this courseware will allow the learner to create a variety of documents, both print-based and digital. The learner will be able to create a variety of documents ranging from simple text documents through to complex brochures and flyers with detailed graphics and advanced formatting features.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software at an advanced level.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced (Level 2) Tue 16 Jun 2020   09:30 Not bookable

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Following on from the Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) course, this course covers some of the more advanced features of Adobe Photoshop CC, which is the latest version of the popular image manipulation and editing tool for graphics and design professionals and photographers. The course will explore some of the more advanced features of Photoshop. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and participants will then be given the opportunity to practice these for themselves.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) Wed 29 Apr 2020   09:30   [More dates...] CANCELLED

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

2 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 21 May 2020 09:30 CANCELLED
Tue 9 Jun 2020 09:30 Not bookable
Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively.

Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CC - Level 2 are sufficient to be able to work with various advanced aspects of Photoshop CC including working with the Creative Cloud, applying layer effects, creating and modifying 3D content and much more.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 new Self-taught Not bookable

The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Photoshop CS6 are sufficient to be able to understand the Photoshop screen, the different palettes and use the Photoshop tools to modify and adjust images.

The fundamental-level course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This course also helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

This is a free course, register and sign in online

More information can be found online

Amicus Access Policy for All Amicus Users Self-taught Booking not required

This course will take no more than ten minutes to complete. There is a short assessment at the end of the course.

The course introduces the Amicus Access policy that supports how fundraising and alumni relations teams across Collegiate Cambridge, including affiliated groups and institutions, use the Amicus system.

You do not need sound for this course.

Amicus online - Adding a contact report Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding a contact report in Amicus:

  • Adding an action
  • Adding a contact report
  • Editing a contact report
Amicus online - Adding education Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding education in Amicus:

  • Locating education data tab
  • Adding education
  • Updating education
Amicus online - Adding interests Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding interests in Amicus:

  • Decision point: Add to a contact record or prospect record?
  • Adding an interest to a contact record
  • Adding an interest to a prospect record
  • Updating interests
Amicus online - Create a limited info record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding a limited info record in Amicus:

  • Decision: when to add a limited information record?
  • Adding a limited information record
  • Updating a limited information record
Amicus online - How to get a standard report Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through the steps to find a standard report in Amicus:

  • What reports are available as a standard report?
  • Locating reports
  • Downloading reports
Amicus online - Logging in and navigation Self-taught Booking not required

This online course takes you through the first steps of logging in to Amicus. It covers:

  • How to log in
  • Accessing help online
  • Customising your screen
  • Navigation from the main screen
  • Modules and ribbon bars
  • List view, table view, map view
  • Setting up favourites
  • Dashboards
Amicus online - Updating contact preferences Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through updating contact preferences in Amicus:

  • Locating contact preferences data tab
  • Updating contact preferences
  • Data protection considerations
Amicus online - Viewing a contact record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through viewing a contact record in Amicus:

  • Searching for a contact record
  • Data tabs and what information is available
  • Navigating around the contact record
  • How to customise and filter columns within data tabs
Amicus online - Viewing a prospect record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through viewing a prospect record in Amicus:

  • Searching for a prospect record
  • Data tabs and what information is available
  • Navigating around the prospect record
  • How to customise and filter columns within data tabs
  • How to search and view contact reports
  • How to find giving information
  • Quick guide to the solicitation cycle screens

Yellow Box Searching is 'advanced searching' in Amicus. You can use it to find specific selections of data or contacts from within Amicus. Many Amicus users use yellow box search in the first step to creating a mailing or inviting contacts to an event. This session will be an introduction to Yellow Box Searching for anyone who has just gained access to Amicus.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Thu 16 Apr 2020 14:30 [Places]

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

4 other events...

Date Availability
Mon 20 Apr 2020 10:00 CANCELLED
Tue 26 May 2020 10:00 CANCELLED
Tue 21 Jul 2020 10:00 [Places]
Tue 18 Aug 2020 10:00 [Places]

PLEASE NOTE that until further notice, due to the evolving situation with Coronavirus no courses will be offered as classroom based at the Training Facility. The Bioinformatics Team are investigating a workable solution to offer some of the courses on a remote basis and will be in contact with updates as soon as possible.

The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the primary analysis of RNA-seq data.

This course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression analysis. For downstream analysis we will focus on tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

This training is intended for staff and post graduate students who regularly use DSE to help prevent or reduce the risk of possible health problems arising from computer use. The training is also aimed at those responsible within departments for assisting with the DSE risk assessment process. The course will provide an understanding of the DSE Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) and discuss employer's and employee's duties regarding the assessment of DSE workstations. There will be theory and a practical demonstration. The training will allow time to discuss some of the common health problems and concerns that may be associated with poor workstation set-up with examples of possible solutions.

1 other event...

Date Availability
Fri 24 Apr 2020 11:30 CANCELLED
An Introduction to Machine Learning Wed 24 Jun 2020   09:30 [Full]

Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It encompasses a broad range of approaches to data analysis with applicability across the biological sciences. Lectures will introduce commonly used algorithms and provide insight into their theoretical underpinnings. In the practicals students will apply these algorithms to real biological data-sets using the R language and environment.

Please be aware that the course syllabus is currently being updated following feedback from the last event; therefore the agenda below will be subjected to changes.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

An Introduction to MATLAB for biologists Mon 29 Jun 2020   09:30 [Places]

This course aims to give you an introduction to the basics of Matlab. During the two day course we will use a practical based approach to give you the confidence to start using Matlab in your own work. In particular we will show you how to write your own scripts and functions and how to use pre-written functions. We will also explore the many ways in which help is available to Matlab users. In addition we will cover basic computer programming in Matlab to enable you to write more efficient scripts.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to Book or register Interest by linking here.

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