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Skilltec Training - An Award-Winning Training Provider


We have been recognised by the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce as one of 'Devon's Brightest Businesses'. Skilltec has been awarded the prestigious ‘Problem Solver Award’ for:

“Exemplary commitment to overcoming customer challenges, particularly in the realms of increased remote working and digital training adoption.”

We’ve transformed our IT and Business Skills training programs to include online training that delivers the same impact and value as our renowned 5-star in-person training sessions.  Supporting customers with effective training (for anything from Microsoft Excel training to bespoke Business Skills courses) at their place of work, in Skilltec training rooms, or even at home! 

It’s our commitment to continued innovation and excellence in training delivery that has been the driving force behind this award, and we are immensely proud to be recognised as leaders in our field.

Looking ahead, we’re excited to continue expanding our online training offering, alongside delivering our 5-star in-person training courses. Email us to join one of our “Virtual Taster Sessions” and find out how our ‘AWARD WINNING’ training works!

Our Guide to Power BI Visuals

Power BI is a powerful tool widely used for transforming raw data into insightful visualizations and reports, making it invaluable across various industries and professions.

Check out our useful guide to Power BI Visuals and discover which type of visuals are best for displaying different sorts of information!

A question for regular Power BI users; what’s your favourite visual and why?

Free Excel Taster Session

How would you like to learn new automation skills in Microsoft Excel for free? We’re excited to announce a new virtual taster session taking place on Wednesday 3rd July at 10am! In this bite-sized session you will learn how to:

  • Use the Action Recorder to turn manual steps in Excel into reusable scripts.

  • Edit those scripts or create new ones with the Code Editor.

  • Let others in your Excel workbooks run these scripts with a single button.

  • Then, share these with coworkers so that everyone can improve their workflow!

These extremely useful skills will allow you to automate repetitive tasks in Excel. We anticipate that spaces will fill up quickly for this one, but we’d love to see you there! To book your free place email us at

Project Management Pro!!

Did you know that 12% of resources are wasted due to poor project management?

One of the best ways to counter this is by making full use of Microsoft Project’s resource management features. These features can help you optimally allocate resources to tasks, set resource budgets, monitor workloads and costs, and generate insightful reports to compare your actual spending against your projected budget. This data is invaluable when it comes to keeping stakeholders in the loop and ensuring an on-time and on-budget delivery.

Become a Microsoft Project Pro with Skilltec Training and join us for our four levels of Microsoft Project training and turn your wasted resources into productive successes!


Free Taster Session on Managing Change - 8th May at 10am

Last call to attend our upcoming free training session! Next week we are welcoming learners to a free one-hour training session on Managing Change.

Led by our experienced training specialist Chris Holl, the topics that we will cover include:

  • What is Change Management?

  • The Four Stages of Change Management

  • An Illustration of Models & Techniques

We have limited spaces left and would love to see you there! Email to reserve your spot.

Devon & Plymouth Chamber Awards 2024 Finalist

We are very excited to announce that we have been selected as finalists for the Problem Solver Award at the 2024 Devon & Plymouth Chamber Awards! 

We are delighted to be recognised in this category for transforming our business within the training market and for the service we have provided our customers over the years. Best of luck to the other finalists and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Excel Training with Princess Yachts

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming employees from Princess Yachts into our upgraded Plymouth centre for a day of Microsoft Excel training!

Princess Yachts is a powerhouse local company that manufactures luxury yachts. Upskilling on Excel allows their workers to collaborate and deliver outstanding results.

It was lovely to have them all in our Training Centre and the new seating arrangements worked really well.

Free Taster Session - Managing Change

We are pleased to announce the details for our up and coming Free Taster Session.

Join us for a free one-hour session on Change Management, led by our expert trainer Chris, where we will cover the following topics:

  • Why Change?

  • What is Change Management?

  • The Four Stages of Change Management

  • An Illustration of Models & Techniques

Spaces are limited, so do let us know if you wish to attend and we hope to see you there. Email to reserve your spot.

Investment in Employee Training

We recently read a very interesting article by the Learning & Work Institute, and just had to share the key statistics.

They paint a picture of training budgets that are not keeping up with real-terms changes and a growing inequality in the training afforded to young people and non-graduates. Although this sounds a bit bleak, it means there’s a real opportunity for employers to stand out from the crowd by offering high quality training to their workers.

To read more about this topic, click here to view our brochure.

Digital Transformation - Are You Ready?

Has your organisation been slow to adopt new technologies? If so, you're not alone.

According to a recent study, the most common reason why so many companies delay their digital transformations is due to a lack of IT skills in their workforce. Our interactive, tutor-led training courses are designed to upskill employees in key Microsoft 365 Apps like Excel, Word and Power BI through to SharePoint and onwards to more advanced Microsoft IT Skills.

Take a look at our 2024 Course Portfolio to see how we can help.


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