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Office Skills Diploma

The Office Skills Diploma training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Most businesses use the same software packages and handle the day to day running of their office in much the same way. So that’s why our Office Skills Diploma has been designed to teach you the basic skills you will need to a level demanded by most employers, including computer keyboard skills, Microsoft Office and bookkeeping.

So with your completed diploma, you’ll have a great breadth of skills and the confidence to work in many different office based roles.

Course Duration: 90 hours

CPD Points: 90

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Base your choices around your desired career development path. Your course advisor will be able to help you choose from a wider selection to suit your needs. You could learn great IT skills, how to speak the language of business, book-keeping, computer keyboard techniques for speed and accuracy and effective business communication. In fact, with this diploma, you will have a diverse range of skills, which will enable you to take your career in any direction.

Choose four of the following:

Typing

We offer a full range of typing courses whether you’re a beginner or need to reach top speeds with maximum accuracy.

Typing Speed Development

Learning how to type fast is one thing. Learning to type faster whilst retaining accuracy is quite another! Our Typing Speed Development course will improve typing speed and keep your accuracy up to scratch too – so you’ll be more efficient and productive.

Microsoft Word and Word Expert

Learn word processing skills to a good business standard. This will enable you to create professional looking documents, produce tables, insert pictures and much more. Learn advanced word processing skills including mail merge, creating graphs, creating and running macros, creating an index, table of contents and more.

Microsoft Excel and Excel Expert

Learn spreadsheet skills to a good business standard. This course will enable you to create a spreadsheet, enter data, formulas and functions; create charts and much more. Learn advanced spreadsheet skills, covering areas such as importing and exporting data, creating and using templates, linking workbooks, data management, using analysis tools and pivot tables.

Microsoft Outlook

Learn how to share, manage and schedule information electronically. Covers the use of email, electronic calendar, scheduling meetings and appointments; creating and assigning tasks and creating address lists.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This course is extremely wide-ranging covering, to name just a few topics, running slide shows, planning and designing presentations, applying themes, inserting slides from Word, drawing and resizing shapes, charts and spreadsheets, using flowcharts,
viewing and editing comments, transition effects and hyperlinks.

 

Book-Keeping Transactions and Controls Part 1

You will cover the double entry system, the basics of VAT, checking invoices for accuracy, day books, general ledger, purchase ledger and sales ledger, prompt payment discount, petty cash books, balancing ledger accounts and many other aspects of manual bookkeeping.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills. Effective communication skills are top of the list of qualities demanded by employers, it’s an essential skill to master. Split into eight lessons, your business communication training begins with examining English language skills before looking at the use of the appropriate tone.

Sage 50 Accounts

You’ll need a good knowledge of manual bookkeeping to take this course, which is specially designed for people wanting to be proficient and confident in Sage 50. It will equip you with the skills you need to get a good job in an accounts department, or to work for yourself by offering accounting administration services to local firms.

Employers are always on the lookout for people with practical, work-ready skills who can add value to their business from day one. So if you have just left college, are wanting to work in an office environment or are coming back in to the world of employment, the Office Skills Diploma could be the ideal training for you.

You will learn a wide range of essential skills which will make you stand out in any office, including great IT skills, how to speak the language of business and even how to balance cash books.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

ITA (Individual Training Account) funding may be available for this course subject to eligibility. Please contact us for more information.

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