Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

General Office Skills Courses

Become more efficient in an office environment with our in-centre and online computer courses.

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Why do I need General Office Skills training?

Whether for an office-based role or an ‘on the floor’ job, a broad set of office skills is key to success. For example, CVs that demonstrate a good working knowledge of computers and their software are a necessity for many office roles, especially those in receptionist and secretarial domains.

Similarly, an understanding of interview techniques opens up future career paths in areas of HR and recruitment.

What does General Office Skills training cover?

Pitman Training courses grant you the tools to succeed in a diverse, fast-paced working environment

From basic computer skills to learning how to use Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint) and improving admin skills in the legal and medical professions, there is a Pitman computer course to suit your needs.

What is an ECDL online course?

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the world’s leading computer skills certification.

It is designed to improve understanding of computers and their software and is often identified by employers as a marker of computer literacy. Our ECDL course is best suited to beginners with limited IT understanding; trainees do not need any prior experience to complete this course.

Why choose a Pitman Training Office Skills course?

  • Pitman Training is one of the most highly respected training providers in the UK, placing your computer and administrative qualification above the competition.
  • Our admin training covers everything from minute-taking courses to using Microsoft Office packages effectively and increasing your typing and writing speed.
  • You can combine a Pitman office training diploma with a related Pitman Training course to further improve your employability. Secretarial and PA courses pair well with our office skills courses.
  • All our computer and admin training courses are CPD-accredited, a well-recognised certification that is favoured by employers.
  • Our Pitman Training centres are available all year long so you can access a UK computer course whenever you need. All our office and admin courses are available online, so you can improve your office skills from the comfort of your home.
  • Improve your admin skills around your schedule. Whether it is full-time or part-time, with a Pitman Training course you learn at a pace that suits you.
  • Regardless of your choice to study in-centre or online, the support of our course advisors, is always available to you. Many years of experience indicates that this extra support may determine your success in effectively learning the subjects.

Careers using General Office Skills

General Office Skills courses available

Our broad range of computer and admin courses focus on everyday administration tasks along with profession-specific new office skills.

For instance, our online minute-taking course is designed to boost note-taking efficiency in meetings while our Computer Skills award lays the foundation for any computer-based role.

Many of our admin courses are also ideal for those considering a career change. The Professional Receptionist course teaches essential admin skills for the job, while our Office Manager course builds computer confidence for those already established in an office environment.

Whichever online computer or admin course you choose, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way.

Got a question about our basic computer courses or minute taking courses? Just >contact us for a free, friendly career consultation with the training experts.

 

Related Office & Secretarial Categories

We have a variety of legal secretarial training courses available to study, some of which have been accredited by CILEx (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives). Take a look at the full range.

Gain the niche skillset and understanding required to work in Medical Administration roles as well as top level, professional office administration skills.

We're well known for our high-level, professional PA training courses. Find out more about the training we provide and how you can set yourself on the path to a rewarding PA/EA career.

We hold a standout reputation for the quality of our secretarial training courses. We can help you gain the professional, practical skills that will help you impress employers.

Shorthand remains a valuable skill for anyone working in an office administration position. It can save time and effort as well as enhance your efficiency when taking notes on the 'hoof'.

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)!

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