MS Access VBA Training

If you’re looking for really great Microsoft Access VBA training you’re in the right place.

Companies large and small choose us – why? Your own tailored, Microsoft Access VBA training course, at your own premises at the same price as a standard course from elsewhere. We can even help you with the VBA required for your own databases.

The JMD Training difference is clear:

  • We come to you – your Microsoft Access VBA training will be given on your site
  • You get to keep the manuals – Access VBA training manuals are provided as PDFs
  • We can train using your own Microsoft Access databases
  • There will only be people from your company on your course
  • We offer a money-back guarantee if any delegates are not completely satisfied
  • The training date is around you, not us!
  • Our prices are astounding
  • We can assess all learners in advance for free
  • Our courses are never cancelled
Course Type Cost per day
1 to 1 training$575 + GST
2 to 3 delegates $1195 + GST
4 to 5 delegates$1495 + GST
6 to 8 delegates$1795 + GST

Prices are PER DAY, and NOT per-person! E.g. if there’s 5 people on the course, you pay $1495 + GST.

For further details, please fill in the contact form. If you are ready to book, please fill in the contact form with your first and second choice of date – if we cannot accommodate these dates we will arrange a mutually convenient date within 24 hours.

Access VBA Training Overview

Microsoft Access is a Database Management System (DBMS) that you can use to store, query and report on your data.

Using Access ‘out of the box’ can be a powerful tool but to make the most of your investment you will no doubt benefit from making use of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), a programming language which can be used to build your own applications.

Within this Integrated Development Environment (VBA is part of the Microsoft Office suite so no additional software is required) you create ‘macros’ which are step-by-step procedures written in Visual Basic. These procedures can then be run, triggered, by actions through the forms and reports events.

No previous programming experience is required. Our course will introduce you to coding by example and will demonstrate how to use VBA to interact with Access so you can automate and simplify complex tasks with a relatively small amount of code. You will also find having learned VBA within one Microsoft Office application you can apply your knowledge throughout the Office suite.


A good working knowledge of Access allows the delegates to gain the maximum from this course.

As we mention above; no previous programming experience is required.

Introduction to Programming in Access

  • Why Program in Access?
  • Understanding the Development Environment
  • Using Visual Basic Help Working with Procedures and Functions
  • Understanding Modules
  • Creating a Standard Module

Understanding Procedures

  • Creating a Sub Procedure
  • Calling Procedures
  • Using the Immediate Window to Call Procedures
  • Creating a Function Procedure
  • Naming Procedures
  • Organising Code and Procedures
  • Working with the Code Editor Understanding Objects    
  • Understanding Classes and Objects
  • Navigating the Access Object Hierarchy
  • Understanding Collections

Using the Object Browser

  • Working with the Application Object
  • Understanding the Form Object
  • Working with Properties
  • Using the With Statement
  • Working with Methods
  • Understanding the DoCmd Object

Working with Events

  • Understanding the Order of Events Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions
  • Understanding Expressions and Statements
  • Declaring Variables
  • Understanding Data Types
  • Working with Variable Scope
  • Working with Variable Lifetime
  • Considering Variable Scope and Lifetime Together

Using Intrinsic Functions

  • Understanding Constants
  • Using Intrinsic Constants
  • Using Message Boxes
  • Using Input Boxes Controlling Program Execution
  • Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures

Working with Boolean Expressions

  • Using the If…End If Decision Structures
  • Using the Select Case…End Select Structure
  • Using the For…Next Structure
  • Using the For Each…Next Structure
  • Using the Do…Loop Structure
  • Guidelines for use of Branching Structures Working with Recordsets
  • Declaring and Creating Object Variables

Working with the DAO Recordset Object Debugging Code

  • Understanding Errors
  • Using Debugging Tools
  • Setting Breakpoints
  • Setting Break Expressions
  • Using Break Mode during Run Mode

Stepping through Code

  • Determining the Value of Expressions Handling Errors
  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Understanding VBA’s Error Trapping Options
  • Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement
  • Understanding the Err Object
  • Writing an Error-Handling Routine
  • Working with Inline Error Handling