Training

We’ve built a team from a powerful combination of respected housing professionals and powerful industry expertise, working to help deliver your housing projects.

Training

We’ve built a team from a powerful combination of respected housing professionals and industry experts to help deliver your housing projects.

ProVal Training

  • Admin Onsite
  • Admin eLearning
  • User Onsite
  • User eLearning
  • Refresher / bespoke onsite
  • Onsite workshop

Sequel Training

  • Admin Onsite
  • Admin eLearning
  • User Onsite
  • User eLearning
  • Refresher / bespoke onsite
  • Onsite workshop
  • Report writing training

HomeMatch Training

  • Onsite process mapping (if required)
  • System configuration and document set up
  • 1 day user Onsite
  • Refresher / bespoke onsite

Landval Training

  • Half day onsite

StockProfiler Training

  • 4 days onsite and off site prep by SDS

eLearning

  • Open sessions with attendees from different organisations
  • Organisation-specific sessions
  • Not all Onsite training is available as eLearning.

Experts

Experts

SDS carry out many types of training, ranging from seminars to workshops to in-depth administrator courses.

''I can't think of anything that would improve the course. The content of training was appropriate for my requirements. The quality of training by Kat was at a very high level and her style of delivery kept things interesting and held my attention. I will be able to produce an appraisal with a better understanding of the background workings. I will be able to forecast development income and expenditure with a greater level of accuracy. I feel confident enough to be able to question / challenge the information input into the system by colleagues.''
Development team
Thirteen Group

ProVal Training Courses

Admin Onsite

A 1 day module covering the setting up of assumptions and ongoing administration required to give the organisation the ability to keep manage ProVal without engaging SDS for consultancy.

Admin / User eLearning

4 x 1.5 hour eLearning sessions with post session tasks and followup covering the same content as the Onsite module.

User Onsite

A 1 day module covering the basic day to day usage of ProVal, creating appraisals and reporting from ProVal.

Refresher / Bespoke Onsite

1 day module with the content chosen by you – SDS will provide a list of standard topics or we can discuss individual requirements.

Workshop Onsite

A 1 day module guiding your team in inputting your appraisals.

ProVal Training Courses

Admin Onsite

A 1 day module covering the setting up of assumptions and ongoing administration required to give the organisation the ability to keep manage ProVal without engaging SDS for consultancy.

Admin / User eLearning

4 x 1.5 hour eLearning sessions with post session tasks and followup covering the same content as the Onsite module.

User Onsite

A 1 day module covering the basic day to day usage of ProVal, creating appraisals and reporting from ProVal.

Refresher / Bespoke Onsite

1 day module with the content chosen by you – SDS will provide a list of standard topics or we can discuss individual requirements.

Workshop Onsite

A 1 day module guiding your team in inputting your appraisals.

Sequel Training Courses

Admin Onsite

A 2 day module covering the setting up of assumptions, account codes, how to make SDS Sequel bespoke to suit your organisation and ongoing administration required to give the organisation the ability to keep and manage Sequel without engaging SDS for consultancy.

Admin eLearning

6 x 1.5 hour eLearning sessions with post session tasks and followup covering the same content as the Onsite module.

User Onsite

A 1 or 2 day module covering the basic day to day usage of Sequel, importing appraisals from ProVal, setting up Cashflows on the first day and People, Properties and Workflow on the second.

User eLearning

4 x 1.5 hour or 6 x 1.5 hour eLearning sessions with post session tasks and followup covering the same content as the Onsite modules.

Refresher / Bespoke Onsite

1 day module with the content chosen by you – SDS will provide a list of standard topics or we can discuss individual requirements.

Report Writing Course Onsite

Reporting is a key part of Sequel and therefore the ability to tailor reports to meet the organisation’s exact requirements is essential.
Either SDS can write these reports for a fee or we can train some members of your team in the basics so that they are able to write many reports for themselves.
Please note – due to the complexity of some reports there may be times when you will still wish to engage SDS to write these reports.

Sequel Training Courses

Admin Onsite

A 2 day module covering the setting up of assumptions, account codes, how to make SDS Sequel bespoke to suit your organisation and ongoing administration required to give the organisation the ability to keep and manage Sequel without engaging SDS for consultancy.

Admin eLearning

6 x 1.5 hour eLearning sessions with post session tasks and followup covering the same content as the Onsite module.

User Onsite

A 1 or 2 day module covering the basic day to day usage of Sequel, importing appraisals from ProVal, setting up Cashflows on the first day and People, Properties and Workflow on the second.

Refresher / Bespoke Onsite

1 day module with the content chosen by you – SDS will provide a list of standard topics or we can discuss individual requirements.

Report Writing Course Onsite

Reporting is a key part of Sequel and therefore the ability to tailor reports to meet the organisation’s exact requirements is essential.
Either SDS can write these reports for a fee or we can train some members of your team in the basics so that they are able to write many reports for themselves.
Please note – due to the complexity of some reports there may be times when you will still wish to engage SDS to write these reports.

StockProfiler Training Courses

Onsite

4 days including:

  • Day 1- onsite – data collection
  • Day 2-3 offsite – analysis / data cleansing
  • Day 4- onsite end user training

Some of these modules will be completed offsite by SDS consultant.

StockProfiler Training Courses

Onsite

4 days including:

Day 1- onsite – data collection

Day 2-3 offsite – analysis / data cleansing

Day 4- onsite end user training

Some of these modules will be completed offsite by SDS consultant.

HomeMatch Training Courses

On and Offsite

Step 1 – optional 1 day – Meet to discuss and document sales process. This is only required where there is not a clearly documented process in place.

Step 2 – Off site collaboration between SDS and Client to communicate the sales process and appropriate milestones, typically via phone calls/screenshare

Step 3 – 1 day onsite Admin training covering system setup / administration, reporting, document setup, and data syncing processes

Step 4 – 1 day onsite end user training covering the key functions and processes for the sales team

HomeMatch Training Courses

On and Offsite

Step 1 – optional 1 day – Meet to discuss and document sales process. This is only required where there is not a clearly documented process in place.

Step 2 – Off site collaboration between SDS and Client to communicate the sales process and appropriate milestones, typically via phone calls/screenshare

Step 3 – 1 day onsite Admin training covering system setup / administration, reporting, document setup, and data syncing processes

Step 4 – 1 day onsite end user training covering the key functions and processes for the sales team

Landval Training Courses

Onsite

Half day module setting up defaults and creating an appraisal.

eLearning

2 hour training session covering the same syllabus as the onsite training with an assignment to be completed independently. 

1 hour session reviewing the assignment and addressing any knowledge gaps.

Landval Training Courses

Onsite

Half day module setting up defaults and creating an appraisal.

eLearning

2 hour training session covering the same syllabus as the onsite training with an assignment to be completed independently. 

1 hour session reviewing the assignment and addressing any knowledge gaps.

eLearning

As well as providing training on our software at your offices we can deliver a number of our courses via eLearning.

The eLearning is split into bite size chunks, usually of less than 2 hours, spread over a number of days to minimise the impact on your business. The eLearning is a live session facilitated by one of our expert trainers and currently offered for Admin and User modules.

At the end of each session, there will be a homework task which needs to be completed independently and will be reviewed with the trainer once submitted. 

Refresher and Workshop are currently onsite only.

eLearning

As well as providing training on our software at your offices we can deliver a number of our courses via eLearning.

The eLearning is split into bite size chunks, usually of less than 2 hours, spread over a number of days to minimise the impact on your business. The eLearning is a live session facilitated by one of our expert trainers and currently offered for Admin and User modules.

At the end of each session, there will be a homework task which needs to be completed independently and will be reviewed with the trainer once submitted. 

Refresher and Workshop are currently onsite only.

Tailored

Tailored

If one of our courses or consultancy workshops doesn’t cover your requirements then we can tailor the sessions to meet your needs. 

Paul Kristensen

During my commercial computer  career since 1988 I worked for a number of years for a  company in the Financial sector heading their IT Team.

David Shelton invited me to join SDS in 2006. I am currently the Technical Manager here at SDS, having previously managed the support and training teams. I work closely with all our customers either in the  training or consultancy role

I am a TAP qualified trainer and a member of Learning & Performance Institute (LPI). 

Katherine Chapman

I am one of SDS’s Trainers for ProVal and Sequel software and I have been with SDS for nearly 3 years.  I have over a decade of successful training experience and head up our newly launched eLearning training.

I am a member of the Learning and Performance Institute and hold qualifications in Training, Learning and Development including LPI Certificate in Designing Online Learning, TAP Advanced Training Techniques and CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice. I love meeting all our customers, new and old, and seeing the light bulb moment when all becomes clear for users of the software during the training. 

Philippa Peel

With a passion for sport and computer software I have been lucky to work within both industries. Starting off as secretary for a bungee jumping company, learning Microsoft Office packages to an advanced level. This knowledge enabled me to become a Desktop Publisher for some of the top banking firms in the City.

In 2013, I returned to computers as a software training specialist with two further training qualifications CTLLS and TAP, joining SDS in 2016. I am currently working towards a CIPD Level 5 Diploma in L&D.

John Stevens

John trained as an architect and has worked in development for over 30 years with housing associations, local authorities, community groups and developers across a wide range of schemes and tenures.

Mixing technical knowledge with financial evaluation John has consistently delivered innovative solutions in the affordable housing sector, including energy efficient homes and modern methods of construction. Projects have included managing multiple large-scheme sites, value-engineering of homes for flexible tenure use and re-evaluating Supported Housing schemes for redevelopment.

SDS is an accredited member of the Learning and Performance Institute.  Each year we are assessed by the LPI to ensure that the training we provide it to a high standard and meets their Code of Practice. The LPI also provides us with help and guidance to make the training provide business value and meet best practice standards across the industry. All our trainers are also individual members of the LPI.

The Trainer Assessor Programme provides Learning and Development programmes to assess, monitor and enhance trainers skills. All our in-house trainer have attended courses with TAP to ensure their skills are kept up to date and relevant.