Bespoke Training Visits

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.

Please get in touch with the Training team to discuss your requirements.


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 service

  • 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


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 email with the selection of dates you are interested in and a brief description of the content required. Please note that dates are not guaranteed until your booking is confirmed.

Once we have found a suitable day and have considered your ideal programme you will be sent a 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.