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Heidi Plus Advanced

Create advanced charts, dashboards, and stories using HESA datasets.

  • Online
  • Four sessions
  • Two hours per session
  • £380 + VAT

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    This newly designed Advanced training course incorporates the features and functionality from the Heidi Plus 2020.4 version update. The course is for users who want to extend their existing knowledge to become an advanced Heidi Plus user. 

    During this fully interactive online course you will learn the necessary knowledge and skills to create advanced charts, dashboards, and stories using HESA datasets (student, staff, finance etc). You will learn how to manipulate and analyse HESA datasets using a combination of pre-defined analytical components and written formula. All training course attendees receive a comprehensive training manual and interactive activity pack. 

    Really useful training, I have learnt a lot of new skills and knowledge this week. Really well presented and enjoyable.
    Previous Heidi Plus Advanced course participant

    Who should attend

    This course is suitable for data analysts who are already comfortable creating and formatting common visualisations within Heidi Plus. You will wish to extend this knowledge to become an Advanced user learning how to create advanced data visualisations, dashboards and/or stories using blended data sets, calculated fields, and parameters. 

    Course attendees will already have access to Heidi Plus and will work for the following types of organisations verified by HESA: 

    • Higher education (HE) institution 
    • HE sector body 
    • Professional, statutory and regulatory body (PSRB) 
    • Government department, agency and public body  

    Training outcomes

    Following completion of this training course you will be able to:

    • Use and apply pre-defined analytical components to data visualisations (quick table calculations) 
    • Create derived fields using written formula (benchmarking groups, competitor groups, LOD expressions etc)
    • Create and apply dynamic parameters to forecast and benchmark performance 
    • Create interactive business dashboards and stories
    • Blend primary and secondary data sources together  

    Earn digital credentials for this course

    By completing this course, you will earn the 'completed' accreditation digital badge to certify and share your achievement. Find out more about digital credentials.

    Pricing and eligibility

    To attend this course, you will need to:

    • Be an active silver or gold user of Heidi Plus
    • Be a confident Heidi Plus user
    • Complete the mandatory Heidi Plus data protection training via Easygenerator before joining (so you can understand how gold data must be used safely during the training session)
    • Read and sign a training declaration form via AdobeSign (this will be sent to you ahead of the session)


    • £380 + VAT


    For more information, email or phone 01235 822242.