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3BM offer a range of training courses designed to enable you to operate smoothly and effectively. Our courses provide value for money and we offer a significant discount to our clients who have a SLA with us. The majority of our courses take place in our Training Room on our Addison site, conveniently based in W14.

If you require any further information on our programme of training courses or you would like to book your attendance, call us on 0345 270 8260 or email training@3bm.co.uk

Training

SMART/Marksheets
Date: 22/3/17
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This twilight session is aimed at Teachers who are new to using the 3BM SMART system (SIMS Model for Assessment, Reporting and Tracking).
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Primary Statutory Data Collection Briefing
Date: 27/4/17
Time: 1.45pm – 3.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This briefing is for Assessment Co-ordinators and all staff involved in the collection of Teacher Assessments. Staff new to the process are welcome and staff familiar with the process will also find it useful as it will include updates from last year.
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Primary Statutory Data Collection Briefing
Date: 2/5/17
Time: 9.45am – 11.30am Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This briefing is for Assessment Co-ordinators and all staff involved in the collection of Teacher Assessments. Staff new to the process are welcome and staff familiar with the process will also find it useful as it will include updates from last year.
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Primary Statutory Data Collection Briefing
Date: 4/5/17
Time: 1.45pm – 3.30pm Venue: Gifford Primary School (Ealing)
Course Description: This briefing is for Assessment Co-ordinators and all staff involved in the collection of Teacher Assessments. Staff new to the process are welcome and staff familiar with the process will also find it useful as it will include updates from last year.
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SIMS Briefings and Overviews

SMART/Marksheets
Date: 6/6/17
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This session is aimed at Teachers who are new to using the 3BM SMART system (SIMS Model for Assessment, Reporting and Tracking).
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Course Manager Briefing
Date: 11/7/17
Time: 1.45pm – 3.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This session gives an overview of the changes required in Course Manager as a result of the phased introduction of the new 9-1 GCSE and two-year A level qualifications. It also highlights changes to the functionality of Course Manager. It is for secondary school staff responsible for the management of Course Manager and those staff involved in the preparation of the Post-16 Census.
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Advanced SIMS Reporting
Date: 21/3/17 Time: 9.15am – 3.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This course is for expert users of SIMS Reporting who wish to extend their knowledge in the following areas: sub-reports, creating report templates, mailmerge labels and letters, RTF output for forms and letters and analysis reports.
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General Pupil Lists and Class Lists
Date: 23/3/17 Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This course is for experienced users as well as those with a basic knowledge of SIMS who need to produce quick pupil lists with basic information and who are not yet familiar with these type of reports.
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Common Transfer Files (CTFs)
Date: 28/3/17 Time: 12.45pm-4.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This course is for all SIMS users involved in the administration of pupil admissions and leavers and day to day users of SIMS.
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Attendance Analysis and Letters
Date: 20/4/17 Time: 9.15am – 3.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This course is for Attendance Officers and other staff who need to produce attendance letters to parents and produce pupil level and analysis data relating to attendance for school management.
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Common Transfer Files (CTFs)
Date: 25/4/17 Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This course is for all SIMS users involved in the administration of pupil admissions and leavers and day to day users of SIMS.
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Excel Advanced
Date: 12/5/17 Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This course is for staff with a good grounding in Excel that wish to further their knowledge of formulae and pivot tables. It is advisable to attend the Intermediate course prior to the advanced, as it will prepare you for the in-depth content.
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Exam Results
Date: 7/7/17 Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This course is for secondary school staff that are involved in the download and analysis of external exam results. Staff new to the process are welcome and experienced users may find it useful as a reminder of the procedures to be undertaken on exam results download and publication days.
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Year End Workshop (Primary)
Date: 13/7/17 Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This workshop is an opportunity for school staff to prepare the new Academic Year on their own SIMS system via a remote connection, with experts on-hand to assist and answer any questions.
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Year End Workshop (Primary)
Date: 18/7/17 Time: 12.45pm – 4.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This workshop is an opportunity for school staff to prepare the new Academic Year on their own SIMS system via a remote connection, with experts on-hand to assist and answer any questions.
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SIMS Address Validation Workshop

Date: 29/3/17 Time: 12.45pm – 4.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: Following this workshop, the majority of your pupil addresses will be validated against the Ordnance Survey database to generate the UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number). Schools are required to include the UPRN for pupil addresses from the Autumn 2016 Census (although voluntary until 2017). It is suitable for Admin Staff from all types of school who are responsible for pupil data and/or School Census. You will work on your own school data via a remote connection to complete the SIMS Bulk Address Validation routines, with staff on hand to assist and answer questions.
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Personnel Workshop
Date: 22/5/17 Time: 12.45pm – 4.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This workshop will enable school staff to work on their own school SIMS data via a remote connection to check that their service terms are correct and that the contract data in Personnel matches the data from your payroll provider, focussing particularly on scales, weeks paid and hours worked. SIMS staff will be on hand to assist and answer questions. Schools will need to bring contract and pay information with them or have access to their payroll provider’s database to enable checking.
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Primary Statutory Data Collection Workshop
Date: 13/6/17 Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This workshop is an opportunity for school staff to prepare their Assessment data returns on their own SIMS system via a remote connection, with experts on-hand to assist and answer any questions. You will also be able to generate Individual pupil reports and school level reports. You will need to bring along the following information: your school’s Year 2 KS1 TAs, Year 6 KS2 TAs & Reception End of Foundation Stage results.
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SIMS Workshops

Primary Statutory Data Collection Workshop
Date: 15/6/17 Time: 12.45pm – 4.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This workshop is an opportunity for school staff to prepare their Assessment data returns on their own SIMS system via a remote connection, with experts on-hand to assist and answer any questions. You will also be able to generate Individual pupil reports and school level reports. You will need to bring along the following information: your school’s Year 2 KS1 TAs, Year 6 KS2 TAs & Reception End of Foundation Stage results.
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Nova Workshop 
Date: 20/6/17 Time: 9.15am – 3.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This Workshop is suitable for new or experienced Timetablers. This Workshop allows you to work on your own partially-written School Timetable with experts on hand to support you and answer any questions. Schools will need to bring a copy of their timetable that can be loaded onto the training machines.
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Personnel Workshop
Date: 27/6/17 Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This workshop will enable school staff to work on their own school SIMS data via a remote connection to check that their service terms are correct and that the contract data in Personnel matches the data from your payroll provider, focussing particularly on scales, weeks paid and hours worked. SIMS staff will be on hand to assist and answer questions. Schools will need to bring contract and pay information with them or have access to their payroll provider’s database to enable checking.
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Nova Workshop
Date: 5/7/17 Time: 9.15am – 3.30pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: This Workshop is suitable for new or experienced Timetablers. This Workshop allows you to work on your own partially-written School Timetable with experts on hand to support you and answer any questions. Schools will need to bring a copy of their timetable that can be loaded onto the training machines.
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SIMS User Group – Primary
Date: 15/3/17 Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: As part of your 3BM SIMS Support SLA we invite you to attend our Termly User Groups. These are held at various locations for your convenience. These sessions are important for key SIMS users to attend so that they keep up to date with all new aspects of SIMS. It is also a good way to network with other SIMS users from local schools.
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SIMS User Group – Primary
Date: 16/3/17 Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: As part of your 3BM SIMS Support SLA we invite you to attend our Termly User Groups. These are held at various locations for your convenience. These sessions are important for key SIMS users to attend so that they keep up to date with all new aspects of SIMS. It is also a good way to network with other SIMS users from local schools.
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SIMS User Group – Primary
Date: 28/6/17 Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: As part of your 3BM SIMS Support SLA we invite you to attend our Termly User Groups. These are held at various locations for your convenience. These sessions are important for key SIMS users to attend so that they keep up to date with all new aspects of SIMS. It is also a good way to network with other SIMS users from local schools.
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SIMS User Group – Primary
Date: 06/07/17 Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm Venue: To be confirmed
Course Description: As part of your 3BM SIMS Support SLA we invite you to attend our Termly User Groups. These are held at various locations for your convenience. These sessions are important for key SIMS users to attend so that they keep up to date with all new aspects of SIMS. It is also a good way to network with other SIMS users from local schools.
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SIMS User Groups

SIMS User Group – Secondary
Date: 27/6/17 Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm Venue: 3BM
Course Description: As part of your 3BM SIMS Support SLA we invite you to attend our Termly User Groups. These are held at various locations for your convenience. These sessions are important for key SIMS users to attend so that they keep up to date with all new aspects of SIMS. It is also a good way to network with other SIMS users from local schools.
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