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SIMS Training

SIMS Training is an additional service provided by the IMS Team that can be accessed by any school, including schools who do not have an SLA with the IMS Team.

If there is something that you are interested in that does not appear below, please get in touch with us.  We can also arrange bespoke on-site training for your school or academy.

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All of our courses are run by our Capita SIMS Accredited Support Team.


Length / Type


SIMS Office User - Further Skills Two mornings / Foundation 12 and 13/11/2020
Reporting - Standard Two mornings / Foundation 23 and 24/11/2020
Nova T6 - Getting Started with Timetabling Four Days / Advanced 28 and 29/01/2021 (Part A)
11 and 12/02/2021 (Part B)


All courses are currently web-based and run from 9:30am to 12:00 noon.

Our courses are delivered using Microsoft Teams.  Delegates will be encouraged to ask questions throughout the sessions/s. 

You can join the session/s from anywhere and on any device (Computer / laptop / tablet), but the larger the better!  You do not need to have Microsoft Teams installed or be connected to your school network in order to participate. 

Places are limited to 10 per course, so early booking is advised.

If you have any questions regarding these courses, Microsoft Teams or any other training, please get in touch.

Due to courses being web-based, we are currently offering a 20% reduction on the prices below.

Length / Type

Course cost
 (SLA member)

Course cost
 (Non-SLA member)

Half day / Foundation  £55 £82.50
Half day / Advanced    £75 £110
Full day / Foundation   £110 £165
Full day / Advanced     £150 £210

To book a course or to register your interest, please use the link below.

Booking form

Delegates wishing to cancel training should notify the IMS Team as soon as possible. The following charges will apply if you wish to cancel:

  • 3-10 working days notice - 50% charge
  • 48 hours or less - full charge

The full range of courses we offer is below.  If you are interested in attending a course that is not currently scheduled, please get in touch, as courses are often scheduled on a demand basis. You can register your interest by completing the booking form in the usual way (in the mandatory ‘Purchase Order Number’ field on the booking form, enter ‘TBA’) - or simply drop us an email.


Length / Type

Academic Management (Secondary) - including
Preparing for a New School Year
Full Day / Advanced
Assessment Essential Skills – Secondary Full Day / Advanced
Attendance and Reporting on Attendance - Primary Full Day / Advanced
Attendance (Lesson Monitor) - Secondary Full Day / Advanced
Course Manager and Post 16 Learning Aims Full Day / Advanced
Cover Full Day / Advanced
Exams Organiser 2 day / Advanced
Interventions Half day / Foundation
Management of Behaviour and Achievement - Primary Full Day / Advanced
Management of Behaviour and Achievement - Secondary Full Day / Advanced
Nova T6 - Getting Started with Timetabling (4 days) * 4 days /  Advanced
Nova T6  - Maintaining the Timetable Full Day / Advanced
Nova T6 Timetable Workshop Half Day/ Advanced
Personnel and Workforce Census Full Day / Advanced
Preparing for a New School Year – Primary Half day / Foundation
Reporting - Standard Full Day / Foundation
Reporting - Extended Full Day / Advanced
Reporting - Advanced with Excel Analysis Full Day / Advanced
School Census - Primary Half Day / Foundation
School Census - Secondary Half Day / Foundation
SEN User Half day / Foundation
SIMS Office User - Primary Full Day / Foundation
SIMS Office User - Secondary Full Day / Foundation
SIMS Office User - Further Skills Full day / Foundation

 * This is a specially priced course.