​Who is this course designed for?

​This course is for data managers and aspiring data managers. The people who take this course will include data managers themselves, SIMS managers, senior leaders, exams officers, adminstrators etc. Broadly, it's suitable for anyone who wants to understand Power BI using pupil data.

What prerequisites are there for taking this course?

If you have completed the Power BI Skills course and want to continue to learn more skills, this is the course for you. Alternatively if you have been using Power BI for a few months and you can do the basics this course will enable you to progress on to the more complex areas of Power BI knowledge.

What you will get out of this course

By the end of this course you will be a confident user of Power BI with your school's data. You will understand how to use all the main areas of Power BI (Power Query Editor, Power BI Desktop and the Power BI Service) and you will have a working knowledge of DAX, the computer language that underpins Power BI.

Format of the course

This will be a weekly course. Content will be released week-by-week, starting from wb 25th May. The course will start in late May 2020 and finish in early July. Once the course is finished you will continue to have access to all the course content.

Weekly webinars on Microsoft Teams

While the course is running I'll schedule weekly webinars in Microsoft Teams. The content of the webinars is up to you - you can bring your own questions, suggestions and examples and I'll try to answer as many as possible.

What if you miss the start of the course?

Don't worry, if you miss the start of the course you can join anytime, everything will be recorded.

What if you can't access the course each week?

Although the live aspect of the course will finish by the beginning of July you will have lifetime access to the course content, including the recordings of the weekly meetups. So if you can't make it, don't worry you can catch up whenever is convenient for you.

Pay via invoice or card

You can pay by invoice (send your invoice to [email protected]) or use the online checkout and get immediate access to the course content.


At the end of the course you will be able to claim a certificate of completion.

Content of the Course

Below is a provisional curriculum. The final curriculum might be slightly different as I want to be able to respond to questions from the students.

Course Delivery

The course will be released weekly from the end of May onwards. We'll break the course content down into small modules that you can study whenever you like.

How long will the course last?

Although the live aspect of the course will last until the start of July, you will have lifetime access to all the course content.

Course Guarantee

Not what you want? Email me within 30 days of enrolling and I will arrange a full refund.


Email me at [email protected]


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  Introduction to DAX (w/b 25th May)
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  Data sources and the power query editor (w/b 1st June)
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  Week 3 Pupil data (w/b 8th June)
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  Week 5 Assessment (w/b 22nd June)
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  Week 6 Behaviour and achievement (w/b 29th June)
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  Week 7 - Automation and round-up (w/b 6th July)
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Microsoft Teams webinar schedule May to July 2020

At the end of each week I'll be hosting a webinar for everyone taking the course. The webinars will last for an hour and will allow you to ask questions and/or request further explanation.

Week 1: Friday 29th May at 10.00am

Week 2: Friday 5th June at 10.00am

Week 3: Friday 12th June at 10.00am

Week 4: Friday 18th June at 10.00am

Week 5: Friday 25th June at 10.00am

Week 6: Friday 3rd July at 10.00am

Week 7: Friday 10th July at 10.00am

The webinars will be hosted via Microsoft Teams - so please check that your school network allows access. This is a provisional schedule - it might be necessary to change some of the times and dates.

Select a pricing plan and sign up


Paid Course

Full access to the course week by week

The best option for most people. You get full access to the course week by week. The first week's lectures will be made available wb/ 25th May.

3 payments of £67/m

Payment plan

Spread the cost over 3 months

The same as the paid course option but you can spread the cost over three months. Ideal if you are self-funding.


Site license

Unlimited users at your school

Cost effective access for three or more users in your school. When you purchase this plan I will contact you to set up your extra users.


3 hours extra support

3 hours of extra one-to-one help via MS Teams

If you need extra help I can schedule 3 hours of extra, one-to-one support working directly with you to solve issues with your school's Power BI report.

About Me

I'm an independent SIMS and Power BI consultant working with primarily with SIMS for nearly 10 years. I spend lots of time in different schools, talking about the best ways to use SIMS and Power BI and creating effective assessment and analysis systems. I run a popular blog full of tips and tricks for data managers in schools. You can email me at [email protected]

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