Astun provides a training service for the full range of OSGeo technologies. Our Training Courses have been delivered to hundreds of delegates with very positive feedback.

Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic we now provide ALL our Training courses remotely through an online platform.

Our public training includes Essentials and Advanced courses for QGIS, PostGIS, GeoServer and an introductory course to Python which is used extensively in the GeoSpatial industry.


AGI Certified Training Courses

Ensure you get the most out of your investment. Our courses are accredited for CPD points by the AGI, where appropriate.

Training Courses

Essentials – 12 CPD points

A two day introduction to QGIS where prior GIS experience is a prerequisite. Attendees will learn about loading, styling , editing both file & database data. Analysis by filtering and querying then connecting to web services to supplement print outputs.

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Advanced – 4 CPD points

A one day course covering Advanced functionality such as Atlas (for automated print production), Georeferencing, Raster Analysis, Graphical Modelling and Time Manager will guarantee to save you time in your everyday work through automation.

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Python for QGIS– 4 CPD points

A one day course covering using Python to interact with and extend QGIS. This course assumes some prior knowledge of Python (such as our Python Essentials course) and a basic familiarity with QGIS to really maximize your implementation.

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Python Essentials

A one day introduction to thinking in a Pythonic way covering the fundamentals of the language and putting you in good stead for the Python for our QGIS Essentials  course.

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Essentials – 8 CPD points

A two day introduction where Attendees will be able to install & use a GeoServer instance after day one. Day two covers styling Layers, the INSPIRE plugin, making a simple WFS query & basic security.

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Advanced – 4 CPD points

This one day course covers adding advanced vector & raster formats & serve WCS rasters adding complex data (inc MetOc) adding printing services and making use of the GeoServer REST API.

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Essentials – 8 CPD points

A two day introduction where QGIS Essentials has been completed or relevant GIS experience, is a prerequisite and knowledge of relational databases and SQL is desirable but not essential.

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DBA Essentials – 4 CPD points

A one day PostGIS DBA Essentials course, for which prior attendance on the PostGIS Essentials course is a prerequisite.  Basic Administration tasks as a step-by -step guide in a Windows Environment.

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Training Locations

We provide training around the country or can come to  your offices.

Epsom (Main office)
At Your Premesis

All Training Courses are now conducted online

Customer Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our customers say:

The trainer was fantastic and was great to have a real expert in her field training us.

A competent SQL skill level should be a pre requisite as the course moves pretty fast.

With such a small group meant the training was customized to each of our indivdual needs.