the capita guide is freely available under the documentation button in SIMS just posting the PDF the help people searching
oh god never the tech docs, mind you you will have to search pretty hard for the technical docs :)
I don't have access to SIMS, but i have access to the PCs which have SIMS software installed on them as a (normal user), this is because these PCs are connected to the councils domain, however i can get hold of password for the SIMS ;)
Its not illegal, i'm the technician of the school!
If you should or could have access legitimately, then signing up with Capita SupportNet or accessing training manuals is simple. Your LA should be able to help with all this.
No one here knows who you are, therefore we could be helping someone gain access to Pupil data... no one is going to do that. Working for an LA myself, we are extremely careful what documentation we allow someone to have access to, but never stand in the way of those that need it. Talk to your LA and/or SIMS System Manager.
@creese explains why people are reluctant to help people gain access to SIMS
In the dim and distant past I used to print out every SIMS Handbook that was updated with a SIMS Upgrade.
Can you imagine trying to do that now! :)
And then considering uploading them all to this thread one by one? ;)
The best thing to do, if you are in a school that has SIMS, is ask the SIMS manager, whoever that might be for access, either directly to the program or the manuals, and they will be able to help you out if appropriate. There isn't any publicly available documentation. It's an elite club, with tight regulations on entry. If you do join, let us know and we'll start preparations for the initiation ceremony ;)