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Office Skills Diploma

Diploma Overview

Practical work-ready skills to help get you an office job

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’ve 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’ll 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.

A great foundation for success

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. What’s more, to ensure you understand how a business works and how to communicate effectively with other employees, your diploma will also cover communication at work and health and safety. So with your completed diploma, you’ll have a great breadth of skills and the confidence to work in many different office based roles.

What will you get in return?

A Pitman Training Diploma is one of the most prestigious courses you can complete from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world. Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level. So with your Office Skills Diploma, you’ll have world-class skills to get a job as a highly valued, well-paid office assistant.

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Accredited CPD CourseThis course is CPD accredited by The CPD Standards Office.
87 CPD points can be gained upon successful completion of this diploma.

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Enhance or change your career for the better.

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 book-keeping. What’s more, to ensure you understand how a business works and how to communicate effectively with other employees, your diploma will also cover communication at work and health and safety.

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

Practical work-ready skills to help get you an office job.

With our Office Skills Diploma, you choose four core courses from the following list: -

  • Typing OR Typing Speed Development
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Word Expert
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Excel Expert
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Book-Keeping Level 2 Module 1
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Sage 50 Accounts

The guideline learning time for the Office Skills Diploma is: -

  • 87 hours flexi study or 3 weeks full-time*

*full-time is based on approx. 20-30 hours a week.

Our Office Skills Diploma has courses which can be accessed online, via our distance learning portal and courses which you will need to study in one of our centres. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Office Skills Diploma in different ways:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required.

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our Office Skills Diploma, click here.

Kick your career up a gear. For full details and a free, friendly consultation with the experts, call Pitman Training today on 01937 519758.

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