HESA training: bespoke training

 

Bespoke Training

bespoke training

HESA's bespoke training service is an innovative way of training your staff conveniently and cost effectively. One of the many benefits to choosing a bespoke visit is that the training is designed entirely around your own specifications and institutional needs. In addition, if your institution is considering sending several colleagues to one of the training sessions (as listed in the training seminars page), a bespoke training visit may offer a more personalised, cost effective alternative.

The location of the training is entirely up to you. It can be delivered at the HESA office in Cheltenham, in-house at your own institution or at a time and location to suit you. We provide all training materials needed in support of your own selection from our wide range of sessions, all of which are facilitated by experienced trainers.

To assist you with your booking a detailed list has been completed based on our most commonly requested sessions. The duration noted against each session is a guide only and we are happy to adjust the content and timings to suit your institution's own individual needs. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the training team so we can discuss your requirements. Whilst the most commonly requested sessions have been noted below, we are happy to discuss your training requirements outside of the sessions listed.   

 

Session
Description
 Recommended
 Duration

Overview of HESA and the records

An overview of HESA, the records, the collection and validation process and onwards use of data. 

  • Refresher for existing staff

  • Key programme for new members of staff

  • Used frequently as an opening programme

30 minutes

heidi demonstration

A visual walk-through of the heidi system which includes examples of viewing and creating reports and charts, setting up groups and exporting material to other programs.

  • Staff members with little or no previous knowledge of the heidi system

  • Used frequently as the closing session

30 minutes

heidi presentation

A presentation explaining the heidi system in detail. This presentation covers the system capabilities, the data contained within heidi, how it can and should be used including common pitfalls. The heidi demonstration and overview of HESA and the records is incorporated into this session. 

  • Suitable for staff members at all levels who wish to increase or develop their knowledge of the heidi system

2 hours

heidi interactive workshop

An interactive workshop in which delegates will have the opportunity to extract and manipulate data within the heidi system through various tasks. The tasks will be tailored to your institution's needs and can be designed around all or some of the records depending on your preference.

  • To be run following the 'heidi presentation' session

  • Suitable for staff members at all levels who wish to increase or develop their knowledge of the heidi system

2 - 3 hours

Student record introductory

A training session offering a basic introduction to the Student record. The training will cover the record fields, validation processes and onwards use of data. A training manual will be provided to each delegate for reference during the day, which can be used for onwards support and guidance.

  • Staff members with little or no previous knowledge of the Student record

2 - 3 hours

Student record advanced 

A more detailed training session on the Student record. The training will cover the record fields, validation processes and onwards use of data at an advanced level. A training manual will be provided to each delegate for use during the day, which can be used for onwards support and guidance.

  • Staff members who have previously received 'Student record introductory training'

  • Staff members who have already been through a Student record submission cycle

2 - 3 hours

Staff record introductory

A training session offering a basic introduction to the Staff record. The training will cover record fields, validation processes and onwards use of data. A training manual will be provided to each delegate for reference during the day, which can be used for onwards support and guidance.

  • Staff with little or no previous experience of the Staff record

2 - 3 hours

Staff record advanced

A more detailed training session on the Staff record. The training will cover the record fields, validation processes and onwards use of data at an advanced level. A training manual will be provided to each delegate for use during the day, which can be used for onwards support and guidance.

  • Staff members who have previously received 'Staff record introductory training'

  • Staff who have not attended a Staff 2012/13 seminar

  • Staff members who have already been through a Staff record submission cycle

2 - 3 hours

EMS record 

A training session offering an overview of the Estates Management Statistics (EMS) record and the data collection process. A training manual will be provided to each delegate for use during the day, which can be used for onwards support and guidance.

  • Staff members with little or no previous knowledge of the EMS record

  • Refresher for existing staff

  • Staff who have not attended an EMS 2012/13 seminar

2-3 hours

DLHE record

A training session offering an overview of the DLHE record. The training will cover the record fields, methodology, validation processes and onwards use of  data. A training manual will be provided to each delegate for reference during the day, which can be used for onwards support and guidance.

  • Staff members with little or no previous experience of the DLHE record

  • Refersher for existing staff

  • Staff who have not attended a DLHE 2011/12 seminar

2 - 3 hours

FSR record with HE-BCI

A training session offering an introduction to the FSR record with HE-BCI. The training will cover the record fields, collection, validation processes and onwards use of the data.

  • Staff members with little or no previous experience of the FSR record with HE-BCI 

1-2   hours

KIS record

A training session offering an overview of the KIS record. The training will cover the record fields, validation and submission process, and onwards use of data.

  • Staff with little or no previous experience of the KIS record

  • Refresher for existing staff

  • Staff who have not attended a KIS seminar

2-3  hours

 

Consultancy

As part of the bespoke training service we can also provide you with an individualised consultancy service. This service is available to help you identify areas for data quality improvement from the previous data collection cycle as well as any data concerns, issues or unusual reporting cases faced by your institution. As part of this service we will investigate and analyse your institution's data (check documentation) for either some or all of the record collections. This documentation will be the focal point for discussion and advice. This service can be the main focus for your visit or can be incorporated into a bespoke training visit in conjunction with the above sessions.

Benefits of bespoke training

  • Focus on your institution's specific needs and tailor a programme to suit you

  • Experienced trainers with extensive knowledge of HESA data and the collection process

  • Train staff with different levels of experience, from all areas within the institution

  • Training provides your staff with essential knowledge

  • On-site training - we come to you

  • Work on your own data

  • No limit to the number of delegates who can attend

Costs

A bespoke training visit is priced at £700 (excluding VAT) plus travel/accommodation costs (where applicable)*. A bespoke visit becomes more cost effective where multiple staff require training. 

Next Steps

To arrange a bespoke training visit, please refer to potential available dates inside the HESA training calendar. This calendar also contains details of upcoming seminars. Please note that available dates shown on the HESA training calendar are not guaranteed until your booking is confirmed.

Once you have found a suitable day and have considered your ideal programme please proceed to the booking form. Please note that bespoke training visits usually run for approximately six hours, including a scheduled lunch break. We are happy to adjust this timing if required.

 

* This is a broad indication of the costs of bespoke training and may differ in exceptional cases. The specific details of costs will be discussed in full before confirmation of your booking.