CAMS Training Courses

  • New staff using CAMS?
  • Want to refresh your knowledge of CAMS or learn something new?
  • Want to get more from CAMS?
  • Want to improve your survey techniques and data management?
  • Want to further customise your CAMS system?
  • Don't have access to CAMS, but want to give it a try?

We offer a range of CAMS training courses, run by our experienced CAMS specialists. We also provide tailored courses and workshops.

The anticipated dates for our standard CAMS training courses are below. Courses can also be arranged for any mutually convenient date for single organisations, either at your offices or in our training suite. In addition to CAMS we also offer training for GIS.

For full details of our courses, please download one of the course summaries from the left.

Remote and On site Courses

We offer both remote and on site training courses depending on your needs.

What is remote training?

Remote training is an excellent way to get the same level of training with a reduced travel cost for you and your team. Join our remote online training facility to use our dedicated training CAMS. All you need to join our remote training courses is a computer with a stable internet connection. For more information please see our How does Remote Training work? section.

What is on site training?

On site training is available at our training suite in Talgarth. We can provide training for up to 6 staff at one time using our dedicated training machines. The only requirement is to show up on the day! Take advantage of training in the same physical space as your colleagues. You could even request multiple training courses if you wanted to take advantage of a single visit to maximise the content covered. We offer lunch and refreshments too!

Finally we can also offer dedicated training on demand, just contact us if you'd like to arrange training at your offices or another location of your choice. 

Course dates

CAMS Foundation Training (1 day)

This course provides an introduction to CAMS. Recommended for new users, this covers the basics of the system, searching for data, adding & editing records and running reports.

  • October 17th & 18th 2023 (Remote)
  • October 19th 2023 (On site)
  • March 2024 (Exact dates TBC)
  • Please contact us for further dates

CAMS Maintenance Training (1 day)

Aimed at those involved with managing and carrying out works on the ground, this course covers dealing with complaints, assigning jobs and managing work sheets through CAMS

  • October 24th & 25th 2023 (Remote)
  • October 26th 2023 (On site)
  • March 2023
  • Please contact us for further dates

CAMS Administrator Training (2 days)

Aimed at more technical users, this course shows you how to configure and customise CAMS to suit your needs, including changing the drop-down lists, adding data fields and configuring the mapping.

  • November 7th - 10th 2023 (Remote)
  • November 14th & 15th 2023 (On site)
  • March 2023
  • Please contact us for more information about our CAMS Administrator course. Arranging a couple of hours of one to one training can often provide a more useful option when completing specialist training remotely.

Crystal Reports for CAMS (2 days)

This course teaches you everything you need to know to create and edit bespoke reports for CAMS, using the Crystal Reports software. You'll learn how to create effective, professional reports and link these to CAMS.

CAMS Legal Training (1 day)

This course provides everything you need to know to manage legal cases in CAMS and keep your digital Definitive Map up to date.

  • October 31st & November 1st 2023 (Remote)
  • November 2nd 2023 (On site)
  • Please contact us for additional information

Mobile / Web Training

If you have new staff or there have recently been changes to your CAMS Mobile or Web systems you may be interested in additional training. We are happy to provide free individual or group training for users via a online webinar session. 

How does CAMS remote training work?

  • Connect from any computer with internet access
  • No requirement to have CAMS installed
  • Join to our dedicated CAMS training system using a simple shortcut from your desktop

We will use either MS Teams or Zoom to share training materials and demonstrate exercises. You will then have the chance to complete the exercises in our ‘training’ CAMS instance – separate to your live CAMS.

Courses will be split across multiple days with 2 - 3 hour sessions.

All trainees must complete a ‘connection test’ prior to attending a remote training course to confirm they can connect OK. Typically this test takes 10 - 15 minutes and is best completed at least 2 weeks prior to the training in case any issues need to be raised with your organisation's IT team.

What our GIS trainees say...

Would definitely recommend to others! - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

What our GIS trainees say...

Very interactive, enjoyed it. Good answers to questions. - Department for Transport

What our GIS trainees say...

Great course! I now feel confident to use ArcGIS. - Wild Trackers Ltd

What our GIS trainees say...

Really enjoyed the course. Tutor was very helpful and the facilities and refreshments superb. Thank you. - Broads Authority

What our GIS trainees say...

Well taught, not rushed. Good structure - Xodus

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Excellent, enjoyable course - Swift Ecology

What our GIS trainees say...

Brilliant course. Excellent venue, first-class tutor, professional, methodological, structured, informed and very patient - Westminster Business School

What our GIS trainees say...

Excellent course, I wish you had taught me on my masters! - Atkins Global Ltd

What our GIS trainees say...

Very good demonstrations & instructions to each point presented.  Learned a lot about the theory behind QGIS - SOYL

What our GIS trainees say...

Excellent informative course. Tutor had really good communication skills. Course exercises and examples enabled easy understanding of the tasks - Merseyside Fire & Rescue Services

What our GIS trainees say...

Learnt more on this course than any other training session I have been to - Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

What our GIS trainees say...

Great instructor, lively and interesting sessions, best course for years - Environment Agency

What our GIS trainees say...

Excellent instructor - patient with all abilities - there to help, made course enjoyable - Vale of Glamorgan Council

What our GIS trainees say...

An excellent trainer who made the course interesting and fun! - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

What our GIS trainees say...

Actually really good fun!!! Thanks - WWF

What our GIS trainees say...

Excellent course and great tutor. Many thanks. - Infinis

What our GIS trainees say...

Brilliant - Buglife

What our GIS trainees say...

Excellent course, in particular I felt that the content covered in the course was perfect - National Trust

What our GIS trainees say...

Course was excellent - I thought it would be really boring, but I really enjoyed it and I am itching to put what I've learnt to use! - Butterfly Conservation

What our GIS trainees say...

A really stimulating day - Norfolk CC

What our GIS trainees say...

Very stimulating. Probably the best training I've ever received - Gwent Wildlife Trust

What our GIS trainees say...

Well run, well presented, thoroughly enjoyed and learnt a lot - Ordnance Survey

What our GIS trainees say...

Focussed and lively - National Health Service

What our GIS trainees say...

Very good, nice small group, very approachable teacher - PFA Consulting

What our GIS trainees say...

The course was exceptionally well delivered and the tutor was a brilliant instructor - very patient, encouraging and knowledgeable (Virtual course)  - YDNPA

What our GIS trainees say...

You did an amazing job with what would have been very difficult training - very relaxed, friendly and fun approach to the course (Virtual course)  - Monmouthshire County Council

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