Working in an office based role requires up to date computer literacy and an understanding of the various roles and tasks required in a fast paced environment.
Achieving the very best and most up to date skills can improve your confidence, effectiveness and respect in the workplace.
Here at Pitman Training we offer a number of office training courses and diplomas designed to give your office skills a boost or for you to learn new skills, particularly if you’re just getting to grips with computers or if you want to change career and work in an office environment.
One of the most commonly asked questions on a job application form or at an interview, is your competency level on computer software programmes including the Microsoft Office suite – a fundamental basic for anyone using a PC in their role. From filing reports, to collating information documents, conducting research, or monitoring inbound requests, the office workplace has adapted around technology, to make working life as seamless as possible, so let us help to guide you through the best practices.
Ensuring you understand how a business works and how to communicate effectively with other employees, is key, so we cover communication at work and health and safety in the workplace.
Pitman Training offer a wide and varied range of General Office skills courses. From using Microsoft Office packages, to increasing your typing and writing speeds, there are so many options available to you, if you are working in an office-based role. Our effective business communication course is perfect to ensure you are used to dealing with emails, telephone calls and meetings from a number of different stakeholders, and if you feel you would like to brush up on your linguistic skills for business, we also offer a practical Pitman English course, which will assist in your written, and verbal communications.
All of our training is CPD accredited, which will also help you gin CPD points, which are recognised by many employers.
Whether you are looking to start work for the first time, or have a long and varied career experience which you just want to update with the very latest skills, we have courses which will help you advance in your career. You’ll study using live versions of the software – ensuring that you have practical, work-ready skills to put into practice right away!
Whichever course you are looking to study from our general office skills range, rest assured that you will come away with the skills employers are looking for, for office based roles.
This diploma will help you gain a key skillset most office staff are required to possess. You'll study key Microsoft Office courses (Word,Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), Effective Business Communication and touch-typing.
People can underestimate the skills required to work as a receptionist. Often juggling numerous tasks at once; maintaining calm and control at all times is essential. This diploma will give you the skills employers want!
This is the professionally-written route to gaining your ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) qualification. The course is split into different modules that focus on subjects such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and IT fundamentals. All the modules are designed to give you the skills you need to fit your future career plans.
Taking clear and accurate minutes is a core task for any office admin, secretarial or PA job. This course will teach you all of the skills and techniques you need to take the stress out of minute taking.
Text processing, whether it’s part of secretarial training or another discipline, is an integral part of business document production. This course consists of four simple but comprehensive lessons ensuring you cover every aspect of the speciality.
This is a one-day seminar that takes an in-depth look at the vital role of the receptionist and the important contribution they make to the successful and effective running of any business. Speak to your nearest centre for details of the next seminar dates.
Increase your speed and accuracy with our suite of touch-typing training courses. With courses suitable from beginner, intermediate through to expert level where you could hit speeds up to 60 wpm (words per minute)!