What We Do

Training companies are often seen as “one size fits all” centres, making sure you buy the training they want to sell, which is not necessarily the same as the training you need. Lightning Training is different.

At Lightning Training we work hard to provide you with training content that is relevant to your organisations training need. It’s a strategy which pays off, as our customers return again and again for this service.

By using Training Needs Analysis and consultation we listen to what you want, and advise you appropriately. Once you have decided on the right solution for your organisation, we then support you every step of the way, before, during and after the training has taken place.

All our courses are delivered by subject matter experts, and delegates learn by working with their instructor throughout the course. In the case of office applications training, this is ‘hands-on’ – giving practical experience of new skills and techniques. At Lightning Training we don’t train from books, we engage and involve our delegates to help them get the most out of their learning experience.

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Microsoft Office Training


From Office 365 to Office 2003, beginner to expert, Excel to Visio, we have a course to suit you. We’ll assess your existing skills and provide you with an extensive report of our findings, along with some recommendations. The choice is then up to you. You can decide to try one of our listed courses, or combine the elements involved to produce a bespoke course that meets your exact needs.

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Business Skills Training

Business Skills

Being able to create the best PowerPoint presentation in the world is all very well, but not much help if you have the presenting skills of a breeze block. Our Business Skills training courses can help you with this, and many other essential management and professional skills. We blend our Microsoft Office training and Business Skills courses to give you a complete package thats right for you.

We offer many courses to help you and your people improve your business skills. These are the most popular courses we run, but can offer many more – so if you don’t see what you need, just get in touch.

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Project Planning & Management Training

Project Planning

From using project planning software to managing project teams, we can help you find the right tools for the job. We can help your project teams learn how to use Microsoft Project and how to manage a project. These elements can all be combined together to form a project planning training track that addresses the specific needs of your company.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer

If you care about your staff development, you’ll care about the people who help them move forward in your business. Give your internal trainers the formal skills they need to pass on their knowledge and help you get the best from your people.

Our Essential Presentation Skills for Trainers course is authorised by Microsoft as meeting the criteria required to apply for Microsoft Certified Trainer status using Option 2.

You can attend the 3 day classroom course, or opt for our online modular delivery – it’s up to you.

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Software Upgrade and Rollout Training Support

Software Upgrade

If you are considering upgrading to Microsoft’s new desktop suites, Office 2010 or Office 2007, you need to ensure that you get the best return from your technology investment. We can help you find a training solution to make the transition as easy as possible, whether you simply want some upgrade guides or hands-on workshops, we have the tools you need to give your staff the best support.

Training Needs Analysis

Training Needs Analysis

You”ve decided to invest in quality training for your staff, and now you need to think about making sure you get the most from that investment. This is when our Training Needs Analysis service comes into its own.

Office & Applications Training
There is nothing worse than realising you have put someone on the wrong course – and there is a big difference between what someone actually knows and what you think you know. Our online training needs analysis service helps to pinpoint missing key skills and recommend training solutions which are appropriate to the needs of your organisation.

Bespoke Training Needs Analysis
If you are lucky enough to have established training rooms, but aren’t sure how best to utilise them fully, talk to us about establishing internal training programmes using a bespoke TNA to determine a learning path based on your organisations job roles and families..