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About Commercial Training

Commercial training is significantly different from academic training because trainers pass on knowledge gained through commercial practice in a fast and efficient manner.

Good commercial trainers are well skilled and practised in key subjects with a knack for communicating knowledge in a way you will easily understand.

We eliminate the unnecessary information you don’t need. In addition, we make your workflow much more efficient. Therefore, you will be job-ready in a fraction of the time.

So, have a look at some of my training courses and see if I can help you. Or give me a call or get in touch with your training needs.

Training location options

You can book an off the shelf training course or workshop directly in the store, or you can enquire about completely bespoke training which I can tailor to your individual or company needs.

Remote Training

I can train you remotely in your own home or office using some of the latest technology available.

At your office

I can come to your office or a preferred location of yours (provided it is COVID Safe).

Classroom

I can source a range of training rooms in a few key locations (at an extra cost).

Why train with me

Remote or Classroom

I have been teaching remote classes using the latest technologies for quite a while now, and will also come to you to deliver training (provided it is safe to do so).

Customisable Training

If you want to do something bespoke - that's not a problem. I provide off the shelf and bespoke training courses and I can customise courses to suit your needs exactly.

Small Classes

Most of my group classes have between 2 and 4 delegates and I guarantee you will never have more than 6 people in a full-day class or 8 people in a workshop or modular class.

Flexible Terms

I offer flexible terms and conditions and allow you to change your booking and course for no extra cost.

Great Rates

Buying direct from the trainer cuts out the middle man with expensive overheads and allows me to offer the best rates possible.

Buy Online

Most of my classes can be purchased online in the store with clear and transparent pricing. No need to fill in a form or speak to a salesperson (unless you want to).

Free Trainer Consultation

All delegates get a free telephone consultation at the time of, or prior, to your booking to ensure that any questions you have are answered and that you are on the correct course for you.

Try Before You Buy

If you're not too sure if remote training will suit you, I can provide a 30-minute taster session for free and I'll help you set up the technology before your training if needed.

Post Course Support

If you attend one of my classes or workshops you can contact me anytime after the course with questions or help requests and I'll do my best to help you.

About Me

Simon Pointer: Director

Simon Pointer - Training Director

I have worked in the digital space since 1996 and as a freelance commercial trainer since 2003.

In that time I have had the pleasure of disseminating my specialist knowledge in web design and development, online marketing and web analytics to 1000's of people and many client companies from many industries and sectors.

I now teach a number of well developed and practised courses in a range of related subjects:

  • Google Products such as Analytics, Tag Manager, Data Studio and Adwords.
  • A number of online Marketing Disciplines like SEO, Social Media and Email Marketing.
  • Front end coding and development training like HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • WordPress content management and development.

Featured Courses

Create Your Own Website – 6 Week Evening Class

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This hands-on 6-week evening class of 2 ½ hours per week is aimed at non-technical people who want to learn the skills needed to create, customise and operate your own website. Built using the renowned WordPress platform you will plan and build your website to a near completion stage ready to launch while learning key skills in web design and development.

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Google Analytics Fundmentals

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My Google Analytics Introduction Training Course is aimed at people who need to get a good general understanding of what Google Analytics does, what it can do and how their existing website is performing. You’ll learn how to profile your web audience, what web content they like, what activites drive conversions and how your traffic gets to you as well as other invaluable insights.

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SEO Fundamentals

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This SEO introduction training course is aimed at non technical people with little or no prior knowldge of SEO but needing a good general understanding and how to get the best results from it. For many, learning how to build search engine friendly web pages and optimising your web site for SEO results is a must.

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What people say

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In my experience Simon is a highly effective tutor and tech support provider in his area of expertise (I needed help... with WordPress). I found it easy to explain my problems, and he helped me solve those issues and broaden my understanding generally. Working both face-to-face and remotely, they were very cost-effective, and enjoyable, problem-solving and learning sessions. Highly recommended.read more
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Featured How to Guides

How to work out which WordPress template is currently being used

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Trying to get to grips with WordPress theme templates and template hierarchy is tricky enough, especially when you’re just starting out. What makes this more difficult is that it’s hard to know which template WordPress is currently using to display the content you are looking at on the screen. This quick little trick can help with that.

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From the BLOG

Changing DNS settings and Keeping control of your systems

Changing DNS settings and Keeping control of your systems can be a pain and I have worked with lots of individuals and companies who sometimes lose control of Domains and DNS settings that are vital in delivering web services. Many don’t even realise they have lost control of them until they need to change something, by which time it’s often…

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Why Bounce Rate is dangerous.

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Bounce rate is a very dangerous metric to use when you don’t understand it correctly. I train Google Analytics (GA) about twice a week, so meet 100’s of digital marketeers and site owners and see 100’s of Websites and Google Analytics accounts. The one metric that everyone wants to know about is BOUNCE RATE, and yet it’s the one metric…

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