Local authorities and government sector - testimonials

Below are 79 testimonials we've received from training courses for companies in the Local government sector in the last 3 years.

"Trainer did a great job adjusting course to our specific requirements, so we all got a lot out of the training."

David Wheatley

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Trainer was extremely helpful."

Dan Paterson

Oldham Council

"Enjoyed the course. Content and trainer very engaging and have come away with new skills & ideas of improving business processes."

David Hallworth

Cheshire East Council

"Excellent course - well paced, great lunch & everything worked! Trainer was fantastic and would recommend or use again."

Richard Warren

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

"Excellent, really enjoyed it. Pace was good."

Lucy Goodfellow

Waltham Forest Council

"Thank you for being so patient with me."

Patricia Amadi

Gravesham Borough Council

"Very well paced, excellent delivery. Got a good sense of the scope and potential of Power BI as a reporting and communication tool."

Rashid Jussa

Waltham Forest Council

"Good to get resources to take away. Helped me make sense of basic SQL. Course was in a logical order."

Tim Roast

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Excellent delivery by trainer. Patient with clear examples. Manual excellent quality."

David Goff

Devon County Council

"Trainer was great - easy to understand, helpful and open to questions. "

Donna Blakey

North East Lincolnshire Council

"So much content on Power BI, it's great to have time with someone so knowledgeable. Been on Wise Owl course before. "

Chris Clow

Waltham Forest Council

"Fantastic trainer, well paced and knowledgeable."

Gary Brittain

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

"Good environment and facilities. Love the Nespresso coffee and lunches. The trainer was really engaging and the database subjects made this much more interesting."

James Young

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Very useful well delivered course. The recommendation came from colleagues."

Danielle Ryan

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Good course, good content, good pace."

Ed Fawcett-Taylor

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Really useful - very clear content and well structured, very engaging and entertaining course leader."

Sally Walsh

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Best training I have ever received on any subject at any point! Trainer very engaging, encouraging and knowledgeable. Course recommended by all colleagues."

Danny Hopton

Derbyshire County Council

"Everything was excellent; delivery, pace and content. Having never had any kind of coding 'experience,' I feel I can apply basics back at the workplace, with familiar data. Recommended by colleagues. The trainer somehow managed to inject fun into what is deemed by many to be quite a dry topic!"

Chris Charlton

Leeds City Council

"Very knowledgeable trainer and good resources."

Julie Ross

Thurrock Council

"Very engaging course, complete walk through of the software and was easy to pick up as a Power BI novice. Materials very good and nice to have to refer back to."

Emily Steer

Cheshire East Council

"Set at a good pace and allowed time for exercises so it was not all copying from the screen. I'm leaving pretty confident I can write and understand basic queries."

Jeremy Barton

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Enjoyed the course - the exercises were very helpful and worthwhile."

Rachel *

Independent Office of Police Conduct

"Very knowledgeable trainer who knew the course in detail. Exercises were useful to put into practice and review the work we had been through. Course content was flexible to meet our needs. Recommendation came from colleagues."

Angus Gibson

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Manuals very impressive. Enjoyed course. Well looked after and the instructor is very knowledgeable and patient!"

Elaine Wrath

Lincolnshire County Council

"Very good organisation and pace. Very easy to stay engaged and focused. "

Roberto Roselli

Waltham Forest Council

"I found the course very helpful and informative. I'm new to SQL and found it easy to understand. Would recommend to others and am now putting the learning to good use."

John Marsden

Tameside MBC

"Very well delivered course with excellent guidance and manual. (Recommendation came from our ICT team.)"

Graham Rose

City of Lincoln Council

"Great course which was very informative and engaging. Trainer was great and aware of different peoples learning speeds. Well delivered by a great trainer. Can't recommend it enough."

Melissa Richings

Derbyshire County Council

"The trainer was very patient and clear during training. The manual and exercise books and USB will be useful to remember what I've learned."

Kadija Saidi

Surrey County Council

"Course had great details and covered useful topics that will be used."

Phil Chambers

North East Lincolnshire Council

"I would like to say that I really enjoyed the course, I learned more than I was expecting and the trainer delivered this above my expectations. The user guides and exercise book have been really good to refer back to. I have also used the you tube videos for reference as well and found these to be of a great use. I will recommend this company and this course to other users in our authority and other authorities I work with. Thank you once again for delivering this to us. "

Daniel Smoker

Havering Council

"Great. Good pace."

Debra Sloan

Cheshire East Council

"Trainers have extensive knowledge in their subjects and are very thorough, will definitely be booking the advanced SSIS with WiseOwl. "

Sheereen Ashfaq

Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust

"The trainer was excellent. The whole experience invaluable. (SQL) Really enjoyed the course. The trainer was great. Been an excellent experience with Wise Owl. Covered a lot in 2 days. (SSRS)"

Manbir Virk

Thurrock Council

"Very knowledgeable, personable trainer - made the training really easy and enjoyable."

Michael Abson

Durham County Council

"Excellent pace, interesting and felt at ease to ask any questions. All sections well explained. The laid back (non formal) approach which came across on the website followed through on the course."

Jenny Davies

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

"Good pace, trainer very responsive to additional questions."

Kaili Jarv

Waltham Forest Council

"Really good pace and coverage of topics. Very happy, thank you."

Marie Woltman

Devon County Council

"Was the only one on the course, so fab 1:1 training. Reviews are very good."

Christine Lee

British Council

"Course materials along with teaching - all excellent."

Joshua Boddington

Cheshire East Council

"Very well presented and interesting course."

Peter Thomas

North East Lincolnshire Council

"Excellent training course, very informative."

Zakaria Ahmed

London Borough of Newham

"Excellent content and delivery."

Nathan Grimes

Devon County Council

"Great content, very informative, well structured. Manager recommended this course."

Holly Palmer

Derbyshire County Council

"Excellent course and trainer. It's all good."

Antony Bateman

London Borough of Newham

"Superb job. One of the best courses I've been on. Fantastic trainer - very knowledgeable, hugely personable and an excellent presenter. We had a lot to cover in the three days. Not once did I feel rushed, not once was the instruction anything other than clear, well explained and very well organised. Kudos too to the people who write your manuals - they are excellent - clear, concise and easy to absorb. This is my second Wise Owl course and I will sing your praises to anyone who cares to listen. What makes the difference? The human touch and the thought and care. You're dealing with a person, not an opaque and convolution online registration process. A great deal of effort has gone in to the content of the courses and their manuals and above all they're delivered by likeable, knowledgeable people who want you to learn."

Tony Smith

Newark and Sherwood District Council

"Clear content. Excellent pace."

Peter Worthington

Waltham Forest Council

"I now feel more at ease with something that has confused me for a while. I have greatly enjoyed the course and the content will be a great starting point to develop my knowledge. The guide and examples to take away are great and highly detailed. Very informative and easy to understand for a relatively new subject for me. Thank you for a lovely 2 days."

Sarah Barnes

Surrey County Council

"Such a great course! Probably the best course of this type that I have ever been on."

Radoslaw Kowalczyk

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Everything was well thought through. Clean laptop! Content excellent, skills easy to apply to role. Trainer very flexible and made us feel welcome. An excellent learning environment."

Daniel Rowan

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"An amazing course that was really informative and enjoyable. Would have loved it if it was longer as I would have liked more time to practice! An amazing trainer - really friendly and patient and explained things really well. (SQL) Another brilliant course. Full of content and easily explained with lots of examples. This will be incredibly helpful in my role of producing reports & summaries for staff at all levels. (SSRS) I really couldn’t praise the training, or the trainer, enough. Not only will the training be absolutely invaluable in my work (SQL and SSRS), but I can honestly say it was the most enjoyable training I have ever done as well!"

Ann Laing

Thurrock Council

"Brilliant, very enthusiastic and engaging trainer. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of SQL. Lovely guy."

Thomas Critchley

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Excellent venue, availability of refreshments and lunch. Nice laptops. Good pace and amount of content (not too much). Interesting topics to practice with. Helped maintain interest and make course fun!"

Rob Green

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Trainer's knowledge excellent. Lunch on both days very good. London location - easy to get to."

Maria Theodosi

Waltham Forest Council

"Excellent. Highly knowledgeable trainer. Superb offer of additional help at end of day. Recommendation came via colleague at Waltham Council. Training across 3 days, Q&A over the phone with Wise Owl staff - all positive."

Thomas Morgan

Hounslow Council

"Very informative and enjoyable course. Trainer and manuals were both excellent. Previously watched Wise Owl You Tube videos and they were very helpful!"

Liam Grogan

Durham County Council

"Really loved the pace, content and the trainer was really engaging and helpful."

Nathan Walker

City of Lincoln Council

"The trainer was absolutely brilliant: the tone and pace of the delivery; the willingness to help and responses to queries; professionalism and how personable was endearing. As per response to covid pandemic: glad to get is back in the class room as quickly as possible; the thoughtfulness was great... down to personalised cleaning kit and milk! Thanks."

Akintunde Oladimeji

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

"Excellent. Exercise book will help to reinforce topics covered."

Maureen Lee

North East Lincolnshire Council

"I didn't think I would find this course interesting. Not only did I but I actually really enjoyed it!"

Will Cooper

Waltham Forest Council

"Experienced, friendly & approachable trainer, constantly checking if every one okay and good. Content appropriate. Small class, everyone got enough attention. Delivery; right speed, not too fast/slow. Unlimited supply of tea/coffee/biscuits. Colleagues recommendation."

Kin Chung Ow

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"As the most inexperienced person in the room I felt SSRS is very friendly and the trainer made sure I kept up and understood each part of the course."

Amanda Newton

North East Lincolnshire Council

"Training & trainer both excellent. Nicely paced & presented."

Alan Ramsay

Durham County Council

"Pacing and level of course was spot on. Right mix of professionalism and humour."

Mark Tyrie

Waltham Forest Council

"Trainer was patient and answered all questions thoroughly. Overall a great course."

Georgie McEwan

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

"The course was great and very beneficial. The content was good and the trainer was great. The layout of the room including refreshments was very thoughtful."

Ahbab Miah

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

"Great course, engaging trainer, fantastic materials."

Paul Silvester

North East Lincolnshire Council

"Course content great & we had a very patient trainer. Thank you."

Jayne Pasco

Waltham Forest Council

"Very informative course. Useful exercises. Lovely lunches."

Amy Cooke

Derbyshire County Council

"Excellent! Wonderful!! Thanks. Also excited to view tutorials on your website."

Anne Quinn

Cheshire East Council

"Course was very well presented and covered lots of material. Managed to cover sub-queries which I was really keen to learn. (SQL) Course was at a very good pace, everything was well explained in a way that was easy to understand. Very good trainer & course - I would highly recommend. (SSRS)"

Louise Hunt

Thurrock Council

"Great trainer & course. Would highly recommend."

David Kirby

Waltham Forest Council

"Very informative. The course gave a great introduction to the basics, allowing for sound further application. Great trainer."

Jess Wibberley

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"The manual is very clear and will be useful to refer back to. I wasn't bored at any point and feel I have learnt a lot."

Alison Goulder

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

"Excellent course, will recommend to colleagues."

Andy Clapham

Derbyshire County Council

"Well-paced, good sample data, honest advice and excellent trainer - would recommend to others & look at additional courses."

Dan Hodgson

Oldham Council

"Fantastic course - well done. Content and organisation just right. Manuals/exercises look very thorough. Have learnt loads. Course outlines and blogs on your website are excellent."

Stephen Carter

London Borough of Newham

"Excellent course delivery. Research about the company and feedback from colleagues informed choice."

Olu Sonuga

London Borough of Newham

"Excellent communication. Recommended by colleague."

Will Ridge

Leeds City Council

Wise Owl would like to thank those listed above for kindly agreeing to be quoted.

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