Local authorities and government sector - testimonials

Below are 39 testimonials we've received from training courses for companies in the Local government sector in the last 3 years.

"Course content was excellent."

Doug Kieran

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

"Great materials; the trainer was very clear and comprehensive and made a dry subject enjoyable."

Hannah Cotgrave

Wirral Borough Council

"Excellent standard of material and very engaging trainer. Course manual to take away for future reference great bonus. I liked the number of available dates, course content and central location. The class size is the smallest I have come across."

Kerry Nicol

East Sussex County Council

"Very good training and trainer. As someone who's barely seen SQL, I found the training very useful at grasping basic information. Have now got knowledge, just need to put into practice with help of the manual."

Emma Collins

London Borough of Newham

"Manual & course covered a lot of interesting subjects and was easy to understand."

Matthew Gray

Lincolnshire County Council

"Excellent content and delivery."

Nathan Grimes

Devon County Council

"Learnt lots of useful things. Pace was just right."

Ruth Addison

Leeds City Council

"Great step-by-step course. Trainer lively and willing to go above and beyond. Dynamic, engaging. I feel this has been incredibly useful. Recommended by colleagues."

Samuel Lewis


"Really enjoyed the course, instructor clearly explained everything. Lots relevant to my work so very useful."

Sophie Kelly

Liverpool City Council

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

David Goff

Devon County Council

"Manuals and exercise materials are excellent."

Tim Healey

Coventry City Council

"Excellent trainer and material. Venue perfect as right next to hotels and transport links."

David Gott

City of Lincoln Council

"Excellent communication. Recommended by colleague."

Will Ridge

Leeds City Council

"Course was structured very intelligently to build on code created in earlier section to be used to demonstrate the current topic. Everything was explained very well and am keen to put them into practice. Very enjoyable two days."

Natalie Kurz

Surrey County Council

"Informative course, was aimed just right for me, very valuable."

Louise Cox

Devon County Council

"Comprehensive manual. Very useful course content pitched at a good level. Lots of exercises to reinforce learning. I attended the course because of the increasing usefulness of Power BI at Devon County Council."

James Gregory

Devon County Council

"Course was brilliant and very helpful trainer. Was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you."

Marcio Franco

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

"Course admin good with helpful maps and hotel suggestions appreciated. Love the course manual - good details and much better materials than other courses I've been on. Useful materials and USB stick to help consolidate. I was impressed with the resources on the Wise Owl website - in particular the videos are excellent."

Mary-Ann Forrest

Cotswold District Council

"Really enjoyed it. Thank you very much - will be very useful."

Matthew Wilkins

Stroud District Council

"The course was well-structured and comprehensive and the price was very competitive so overall I thought the course was excellent."

Fiona Russell

Housing Ombudsman

"The whole content was explained very well - some good examples which were clear to understand."

Jane Boocock

Rochdale MBC

"Absolutely brilliant. Great content. The trainer is very knowledgeable and friendly. He knew the ins and outs of SSIS and was able to show the product to great effect in a very short period of time. The facilities are modern and with the seemingly unlimited amount of tea available, I was certainly kept refreshed! I will continue to use Wise Owl for my CPD needs! "

Johan Kangasniemi

Oldham MBC

"Really good course. Plenty covered and excellent resources/manuals. Delivered at a good pace. Cheers."

Neil Keen

Devon County Council

"Very useful and extremely worthwhile course. Excited to attend and now excited to put into practice what I have learned. I chose this course on a recommendation from someone who had already attended."

Sharon Weir

Northampton Borough Council

"Our team is expanding and I only trust Wise Owl to deliver the training I enjoyed almost 18 months ago, as we have become really proficient with T-SQL and building reports in BIDS. We are building really interactive dashboards using SSRS, PowerPivot and SharePoint now."

Jigna Patel


"Good number of students. Flexible trainer. Good lunches. Impressed by web tutorials, blogs, competitive prices"

Alan Nash

Kent County Council

"Excellent trainer and course."

Ramune Power

Rochdale MBC

"Very good informative course, well taught."

Paul Newton

Lincolnshire County Council

"The trainer was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed the course."

Sophie Williamson

Lincolnshire County Council

"Great course and very interesting, exercises and manuals will help for future reference. I heard about the course through word of mouth, website was easy to find after that."

Ashley Ellington

London Borough of Lambeth

"Thank you. Very useful and I'm sure we will take our use to the next level now."

Alison Palmer

Devon County Council

"Great. Really useful. Knowledgeable trainer."

Joanne Elcock

Rochdale MBC

"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 clear and well-structured/presented."

Rob Moore


"I would like to say that I enjoyed the course very much and found it very informative. The trainer was incredibly professional and helped explain all the elements in the SSRS Course, ensuring that we fully understood each topic before moving on. I really liked the fact that the trainer explained multiple methods of achieving the same outcome in the use of SSRS as it helped us all to find what method was best suited for us. The course was really well structured and I didn’t feel rushed when completing the exercises, which were an added benefit as they allowed us to expand on the skills we were learning during the training. The course was beneficial to my personal development and I have already begun applying the training in my role. The supporting documents provided have also been great in helping me implement the training in practice."

Matt Hardy

Derbyshire County Council

"I was very impressed with the course training, the small group size and the material that we covered. I benefitted from the trainer spending extra time going through the report grouping sessions and I will be using these and extra skills in my work. In future I may consider Integration Services and Advanced SQL."

Simon Young

Derbyshire County Council

"Good amount of content and exercises; good pace."

Miriam Abrahams

Independent Office of Police Conduct (formerly Independent Police Complaints Commission)

"Fantastic training. Even though I knew some basic elements of creating reports, I have learnt so much more."

Clarita Stemarthe

CBC Central Bedfordshire Council

"Amazing, trainer was brilliant."

Jelani Ahmed

London Borough of Newham

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

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