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One day introductory Grid training course

This hands on training course will take you through everything you need to get started with Grid.

You’ll also receive a free training copy of Grid 3 which normally costs £480!

Getting Started with Grid

Our Assistive Technology Specialists will take you through setup, show you how to customise ready made grid sets and create new resources.

Your £50 ticket includes

  • A full day of training
  • A licensed copy of Grid 3 for your laptop
  • 6 hours CPD
  • Lunch

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We don’t have any Getting Started with Grid days scheduled at the moment.

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Who are these days for?

These training days are designed for beginners and are open to anyone interested to learn how our software can be used for AAC, computer access and learning.

If you would like to know more simply get in touch and we will be happy to answer your questions.

What’s included?

Our training days are designed to get you started with our software, giving you new ideas and skills that you can use afterwards.

The day will include:

  • ‘Hands on’ training from Smartbox experts
  • A delicious lunch in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you’ll get a chance to meet other professionals and Grid users
  • Learn how to create, edit and share grid sets as well as how to personalise access solutions
  • Interactive workshops allow you to put your learning into practice straight away
  • Choose between a group working at standard pace, or one going a bit slower with extra time for questions
  • Time to independently explore and experiment, with our team on hand to answer questions

What you’ll need on the day

Please bring a fully charged laptop and charger. If you are unable to bring a laptop, please let us know. We will have a limited number available for pre-booking only.

You will need to download and install the trial version of Grid 3 in preparation for the day. There will not be an opportunity to download the software on the day so it is essential this has been done beforehand (note that if it is a work laptop you may need to contact your IT department to ask them to install it). You will receive your Grid 3 assessment licence and CPD certificate at the end of the training. The free license is for a professional’s PC.

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What do I need to bring on the day?
It is essential that you bring a laptop with you.

Will my laptop run Grid 3?

I haven’t got a laptop – can I borrow one?
If you are unable to bring a laptop, please let us know. We have a limited number available for pre-booking only. Please email to reserve a laptop (first come first served).

Can I put the Grid 3 license on a different computer?
The free license is for a professional’s PC. It would be fine to use the license on your desktop rather than your laptop for example, but it must not be used on an end user’s communication aid.

I’ve already got Grid 3, can I come along for free?
No – the delegate fee is a contribution towards the cost of the event, so this will need to be paid regardless.

Can I swap my Grid 3 Licence for a different software licence?
No – the ticket price includes an assessment licence of Grid 3 which cannot be exchanged for another product.

I am an AAC user and I need to bring my PA with me – do they have to pay too?
No – please email and we will arrange a complimentary place for them.

Do I need any prior knowledge of Grid to attend?
No prior knowledge required – the day is designed for beginners.

I’ve installed the free trial already, and it has expired. What should I do?
That is fine. Bring along the laptop with the expired trial – just let one of the Smartbox team know on arrival and we’ll get you up and running.

Can I pay by invoice* rather than credit card?
We prefer online payment via the Eventbrite website, but if this is not possible please contact

*Please note that invoices require payment within 7 days of receipt. In the case of late bookings, payment must be received before the event takes place.

Can I get a refund if I cancel? 
We offer full refunds for cancellations up to 1 week before to the event.

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