Virtual Classroom Training - Introduction to QGIS Training Course



Our training task group has been working hard on optimising our current training courses for remote delivery. The technology that we use to deliver these courses has been specifically designed to ensure that the learning experience is just as effective as if you are in one of our training centres. The same experienced instructors that deliver our classroom courses deliver our virtual ones too. We limit the number of attendees to six so that each one receives the right amount of individual support and attention. We are even able to observe how each attendee is progressing with the exercises we set them and steer them in the right direction when they need our help.

What do you get?

  • An instructor led training course, delivered across the web, packed with interactive demonstrations, hands-on exercises and plenty of time to ask questions.

You will require an internet connection and a web browser to connect to our online courses. 

No previous CAD experience is necessary. However, drafting, design or engineering experience would be an advantage.

It is also recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

Attendees should have basic IT knowledge, but prior knowledge of GIS is not necessary

This two-day intensive course introduces the core functionality of QGIS, taking you through all the tools you will need to get started with the software. QGIS is a free desktop GIS, providing the same GIS functionality as commercial desktop GIS solutions such as MapInfo or ArcGIS for Desktop.

The course is delivered using instructor-led real world examples where you learn by ‘doing’.

The course covers topics including, getting started with QGIS, map navigation and general mapping tips, selecting and querying your data, applying symbology, data analysis and editing, accessing external data sources and cartographic output.


During the course delegates will cover:

  • Introduction to Open Source GIS
  • Getting Started
  • General Mapping Tips
  • Selecting and Querying Data
  • Symbolising Data
  • Data Creation and Editing
  • Spatial Analysis and Geoprocessing
  • Opening Data from other Data Sources
  • Printing and Publishing

Introduction to QGIS Training Course pdf

Completing this course allows you to collect 8 AGI CPD points towards your professional development.


The entire software portfolio is offered on a scheduled, private or customised basis at any of our dedicated training centres in seven locations across the UK.

Each of our training suites is laid out classroom style for a maximum of 6 delegates. This class size ensures that the pace of the course is not adversely affected, learning is maximised and there is enough individual time for everyone with the trainer. Each person will have their own PC with the appropriate course software installed and will be given a copy of any relevant course material.

Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the course.

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The training room itself was perfect for our needs. All in all a very good course.

The trainer was excellent (David Crowther) and he was able to tailor the instruction to suit all of the attendees needs. He answered all of our questions whilst still keeping to the course syllabus. He made us all feel very comfortable and explained everything we needed to know in just the right amount of detail.The course documentation was very good and easy to follow. The training room itself was perfect for our needs. All in all a very good course.

Tony Gunter - Stockport Council





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