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About Us

From time to time, this information is updated. It was last updated on: 19/03/15

  1. What We Do
  2. How We Do It
  3. Why We're Special
  4. Our Organisation

What We Do

Lumia Development delivers highly practical SQL training for SQL database users, developers and programmers. Most of our customers are involved in some way with the following database servers:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • IBM DB2
  • Teradata

Most of our attendees have a need to extract information from existing corporate or public sector databases.

We deliver both introductory and advanced level SQL training. We do this either by delivering one of our standard training courses or by creating a custom course specifically to fit. In reality, none of our training is standard because 'doing a good job' usually involves some 'tailoring to suit' for every assignment.

For more information about our standard SQL training courses, visit our SQL Training Courses page. For more information about our custom SQL training courses, email us.

How We Do It

We come to you.

After agreeing suitable dates, a highly experienced trainer arrives at your premises with everything required to deliver the training. This includes pre-configured laptops for use during the training, a projector, and relevant course materials. It even includes extension leads and 'Duck' tape to ensure that cables are not left trailing dangerously across the floor.

All you need to provide is a suitable room with: enough work space for each attendee, a clear wall upon which to project - and of course the attendees!

The trainer arrives around 30 minutes before the start of the course on the first day so that the equipment can be unpacked and prepared. When the training is complete, the trainer's final task is to ensure that the room is left exactly as it was found.

Each attendee receives:

  • SQL training notes (in digital form).
  • A copy of their own work (in digital form).
  • A printed certificate of attendance (in digital form).

Why We're Special

Our training approach is unique.

For over twenty years, we have known that people learn best in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere and that they learn by doing. On a Lumia Development practical course, the trainer is there to assist each attendee as they become engrossed in a set of finely-tuned, interesting, enjoyable, real-world exercises and projects which cement their new learning.

There is plenty of time for one-to-one help.

Focused presentations are given as and when appropriate. And while no-one has to 'wait for others to finish', equally no-one has to 'rush to keep up'. There is much stimulating interaction and opportunity to go 'off-piste' where necessary. We are most commonly praised for expertly tuning the pace for each and every individual in the room - whatever their prior experience.

All our courses are more like tailored practical workshops or one-to-one tutorial sessions. They are less like other standard training courses or 'Death by PowerPoint' presentations. It is common for attendees to write in their post course evaluation: 'This was the best course I have ever attended!'.

We are SQL specialists.

Each Lumia Development trainer has at least 20 years of mixed development and training experience. We don't employ freelancers or subcontract any of our work. We don't try to be 'all things to all people'. We focus on our speciality (SQL) - and do it well.

Our long list of customers comes mostly from the corporate and public sectors. There is a list of recent customers on the left of every page of this site. You can read some of what they say here: View comments from recent attendees. Two words crop up over and over in the completed evaluation forms. These are: flexible and enjoyable.

Our Organisation

Lumia Development is a privately funded partnership and has been trading since 1996. Our full contact details are below:

London and UK-wide

Lumia Development
Kemp House
152 City Road
United Kingdom

Email: enq@lumia.com


How to Enquire

If you would like to book a course or require further information, email us.

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To deliver SQL training on your site, our all-inclusive, fixed prices start at:

£995.00 + vat per day for up to 6 attendees per course.


Our unique, tried and tested, practical methodology means we can successfully get the individal pace right for up to 15 attendees per course - email us now to find out how!


The price includes:

  • The tutor
  • All tutor expenses
  • Course laptops
  • Extension leads
  • Course software
  • Projection facility
  • Course notes
  • Example data
  • Certificate of attendance

Course notes and practical work are made available online for each attendee after the course.


All you have to organise is:

  • The attendees
  • The room


Yes We Can !

We can deliver our SQL training at your venue anywhere in the UK:

Glasgow Leicester the South West Essex Lancashire Leeds Aberdeen Reading South Wales Birmingham Edinburgh Newcastle Upon Tyne Cardiff Plymouth Manchester Scotland the East Midlands Bristol the South East the North East Sheffield Oxford Northern Ireland the West Midlands London Nottingham Wales York Belfast the North West Portsmouth Preston Nottinghamshire Berkshire Liverpool Leicestershire Northamptonshire Hampshire Milton Keynes Bedfordshire Southampton Yorkshire Sunderland Chester Slough Middlesbrough Hull Cambridge Inverness Coventry Bedford Wolverhampton Newport Canterbury Swansea Bournemouth Warrington Warwickshire Bath Suffolk Colchester Brighton Peterborough Lincoln Port Talbot Guildford Huntingdon Swindon Devon Northampton Derby Cheltenham Telford Watford Winchester Exeter Chelmsford Perth Gloucester Warwick Kent Norwich Leamington Spa Livingston Ipswich the South Eastleigh Pontypridd the East the West Newton Abbot Salisbury the North Durham Maidstone Loughborough Torquay

Contact us

For SQL training requirements in London, Midlands, Bristol, Scotland, Wales and across the UK, contact:

Lumia Development
Kemp House
152 City Road
United Kingdom