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For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.

Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!

I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))

Bookings and Headquarters
48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK, SN12 7NY
Telephone and Email
01225 708225 (Main number for Well House)

info@wellho.net (General email address)
Private Courses at your offices

We will run on site courses at your offices anywhere in the United States.

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We ask you to provide a suitable room for the training, equipped with table and chairs for each participant. We also ask you to provide one networked PC per trainee. If you're short of space at your offices, we're quite happy to train at a nearby hotel or other convenient location.

... or why not let us run a private course at our own purpose fitted training centre? Just 90 minutes by train from London, we have our own hotel - Well House Manor - and your team can concentrate on learning, away from the hussle and bustle of the office.

We limit our class size to ensure that each student has plenty of access to the tutor during practicals, and to ensure there's plenty of scope for questions and answers from everyone during lecture sessions. Please note that an ideal maximum is 12 trainees on any course - however, we do appreciate that if you have a just over 12 trainees, and are limited by a budget, one course for 15 might be the only practical way to train you staff.

This course is taught in English.

You can choose your own hours. We would normally start at 09:45 on the first day and 09:00 on subsequent days, and run formally until 17:00 each day.

Course content on private courses is tailored to meet the needs of the student(s) being trained. We'll discuss your exact requirement with you, starting when you make your initial enquiry, and provide a course and training notes covering modules which are relevant to you.

All trainees are provided with a full set of course notes which cover the topics on their course. These notes are written with future use in mind - they include everything you'd expect in a book such as full explanations (no tables of short bullet points!), complete program examples (not just code snippets) and full lists of contents and indexes.

For courses in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, every trainee has exclusive use of one of our laptop computers for the duration of the course. We'll also bring servers as appropriate, allowing full access to large amounts of reference material, and other facilities. There is no need for you to provide any computer hardware, nor any connection to your own network or the internet. However ... these days, many delegates have their own / work laptops with the target language already installed, and they mey prefer to use these during class. That's fine with us, and if we know ahead of time we can offer a reduction of 20 pounds per delegate per day if we don't have to carry all these systems.

For courses in the USA, we bring our servers as appropriate and we ask you to provide internet access for each trainee for the duration of the course so that they can make use of our systems from your offices.

Most of our laptop computers can run (trainee's choice) either Linux or MicroSoft Windows, and has a full set of tools installed under both. We also have some Apple Mac OS X machines available. For programming courses, a selection of editors is available - it's probable that there will be a familiar editor to hand, but if not we do have an easy "point and click" editor.

We normally train using the latest stable version of the subject software. Where there are significant changes from a still-common previous version, we'll have that previous version available on our server, and we're likely to have upcoming alpha and beta releases to hand as well.

Having access to the Internet is a plus, but it's not necessary for the running of the course when at your site. The tutor brings a server and networking for an inter-class intranet where applicable, and mobile internet that works at most business premises in the UK.

If you need to contact the tutor, and he is not with you at the time (for instance, he is on the road coming to your offices, or he is at his hotel room), please contact our administrator (Lisa) on 01144 1225 708225, who will know how to reach him.

Please feel free to ask your tutor if you have any special requests or concerns. More often than not we can come up with a solution.

If accommodation is needed for the tutor, arrangements will be made by our office. This price is already included in the travel expense.

For courses being given in the UK and throughout Europe, the tutor will travel by train or drive a car, as he will be carrying full kit for the course that is in excess of airline baggage allowances. A mileage is included in the travel expense to cover this (based on car running costs and standard class rail travel).

If the tutor is giving a course in a location that requires a flight due to distance, it is recommended you provide the computers for the students.


These courses are run by Well House Consultants Ltd. We write and maintain our own course material. The course is held at our own training centre, and presented by one of the co-authors.

Address48, Spa Road. Melksham, Wiltshire, England, SN12 7NY
Phone 01144 1225 708225
Fax 01144 1225 793803
Web www.wellho.net
Email enquiries@wellho.net
ContactsTechnical Graham Ellis [graham@wellho.net]
Administration Lisa Ellis [lisa@wellho.net]

Please telephone or email to check availability. We'll hold a provisional slot in our schedule for you for up to three working days. Bookings must be confirmed by email, fax, or post and include
• Invoice address and phone number
• Order number or reference
• Name of students (the number of students can be altered up to three working days before the course is due to begin, and student names can be altered at any time)

Upon receiving your confirmation, we'll post (email or fax for last minute bookings) a confirmation to your booking administrator. This will confirm details of what we provide, and what we ask you to provide.


Courses are priced as follows:

Students 3 or less
(see note 1)
4 5 6
first day
Students 7 8 9 10
first day
Students 11 12 13 14
first day

The rates above do not include travel. For courses longer than 1 day, the price for the second and subsequent day is reduced by $150.00 or £100.00 per day.

The price quoted is valid for all bookings confirmed by 31st December 2021.

If you use the calculator form on this page, you'll be given a total price in both UK pounds and euros or dollars. We invoice UK and credit card customers in UK pounds, EU account customers in euro, and American customers in dollars unless requested otherwise.

Note 1 If you have less than people to train, it's cheaper to send them on one of our public courses. If there's no suitable public course available, we'll run a special course for them at our training centre. We charge for a minimum of trainees for private courses at your office.

Price Includes: The fees for the training course include course manual for each trainee and quick reference mouse mats.

Price Excludes: The course fees do not include the tutor's travel and accommodation expenses. They are not subject to VAT. We do not charge for the tutor's travel time. Travel and accommodation is calculated as follows:
per mile driven $0.90 or
off UK mainland add
(for ferry crossing)
$300.00 or
For a quote, enter your postcode (UK), zipcode (USA), County (Ireland), country (rest of Europe), State and postcode (Canada) or postcode (Australia) into the following box:

Discounts: We don't offer discounts, as our list prices are already very competitive.


You may cancel your private course booking more than two weeks before the course is due to start at a charge of 10% of the course fee. If we receive a cancellation less than 14 days before the course is due to start, we make a charge of 25% of the course fee. If you don't contact us prior to the day the course is due to start, we'll charge you 50% of the course fees, plus any travel and accommodation expenses we have incurred at our full standard rate.

If unforeseen circumstances arise that meant you need to postpone or cancel, please do let us know as soon as you can. Although a postponement is technically a cancellation and a rebooking, we'll do our best to accommodate your change. We value your company's business, and we may waive cancellation fees if the original booking was made in good faith.

You may vary the number of trainees that you wish to attend a private course up to three working days before the course is due to start, and substitute delegates at any time prior to the start of a course, without penalty. (Do note that adding or removing delegates will affect the price, though).

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