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Fully Funded Digital Skills Courses

All courses can be delivered remotely, face to face, or a combination of the two. Depending on focus, facilitation and timescales can be flexible: the following information is for indicative purposes only. Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 courses offer huge flexibility in content and therefore, delivery can be adapted to a multitude of durations.

Under funding provided by Welsh Government, Cardiff Rugby and Aspire 2Be, in conjunction with Bridgend College, proposes a series of courses providing digital skills development relating to core cloud based solutions.  

The current pandemic has prompted a significant rise in the need for agile working, incorporating a digital skill set to seamlessly facilitate remote and blended working.  In addition to core skills development, our courses will target this opportunity to provide employees and employers with tools and best practice guidance on the use of digital tools to ensure business continuity.

Available Courses

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Online training is an increasingly popular method of delivering continuing professional development to both internal and external stakeholders. Communication and organisational skills are vitally important, as is an understanding of webinar etiquette in order to deliver a vibrant and streamlined learning session.

This course will demonstrate how to maximise your audience engagement through carefully selected online tools, all offering a range of options to facilitate learning activities and outcomes. It covers best practice in a number of key areas and will support you and your organisation in redefining your online delivery.

Course Outcomes:

  • Developing skills, knowledge and gaining insight into best practice approaches for maintaining audience engagement and to convey learning
  • Exploring a range of online tools for the facilitation of learning
  • Understanding how different online tools are best placed for certain activities
  • Learning how to structure your online sessions to maintain engagement and enhance learning outcomes
  • Beginning to establish a level of consistency for online delivery at your organisation

Delivery Format: Remote

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Time: 3 x 2 hour interactive webinars

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) seamlessly and securely brings together messaging, meetings, docs, and tasks. This course will provide beginner level users some relevant tutorials, tips, inspiration and general help for many of the key Google apps, such as Drive, Shared Drives, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Gmail Keep and Forms.

Through its Apps, Workspace offers a host of cloud based productivity solutions to streamline and maximise productivity in the business sector, particularly whilst working remotely. This interactive, hands on course will provide an in-depth overview of everything you need to know to make the most of Workspace.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop your understanding of G Suite as a tool to improve productivity in the workplace.
  • Build digital skills and understand the benefits of cloud based working.
  • Learn about the ways in which Google can transform workplace processes to improve effectiveness.
  • Gain access to real and relevant examples that have been used in businesses.
  • Work in a simulated business environment to provide context to activities.
  • Use tools such as Google Drive and Google Docs to redefine your daily working and how content is shared.
  • Reach out to your customers through a variety of engagement tools.
  • Explore how this can be shared with colleagues so that impact can be business wide.

Delivery Format: Remote

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Time: 2 hours per session x 4 twilights

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

Microsoft 365 offers a host of cloud based productivity solutions to streamline and maximise productivity.  

This interactive, hands on course provides an in-depth overview of everything you need to know to make the most of Microsoft 365. Participants will get hands on with tools such as OneDrive, Microsoft Teams and more. Learn more about how Microsoft 365 powers a global, modern workplace with one bundle of products: a smart, efficient operating system, inclusive security tools, and seamlessly integrated workplace productivity apps.

Course Outcomes

  • Extend your understanding of Microsoft 365 and how to access tools for workplace productivity.
  • Experience working in a simulated business environment using various Microsoft 365 apps
  • Microsoft Teams and OneDrive to communicate and collaborate with colleagues
  • Acquire the skills to reach out to your customers through a variety of engagement tools via Microsoft 365
  • Learn how to connect and collaborate with your team remotely or in-person

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Time: 2 hours per session x 4 twilights

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

Microsoft Teams is helping to facilitate high functioning and responsive teams everywhere.  

This course will provide you with a contextualised approach to understanding how Microsoft Teams can enable remote and in person collaboration and build your digital skills to capitalise on the solution. A crucial part of the Microsoft 365 environment, Microsoft Teams, aligns with all the productivity tools that a productive team uses each day, including email, excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint and more.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn the layout of Microsoft Teams to navigate to all areas that will maximize remote working 
  • Create a Team and communication channels to promote a collaborative work environment
  • Manage permissions within a Team to help keep your business communications secure
  • Start and reply to conversations to colleagues and clients instantly or schedule in advance to maximise output
  • Securely store, access, share, and instantly collaborate on files to boost productivity
  • Plan or instantly meet with colleagues using video conferencing to efficiently run meetings 

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Time: 2 hours per session x 4 twilights

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

Collaborating remotely can be challenging depending on the approach.  Remote working can still provide an opportunity to facilitate high performing teams providing the right tools are used for the right purpose.  Our ‘Digital Leaders’ now need to be equipped with a host of solutions to ensure teams can continue to work anytime, anywhere, with no decrease in productivity or output.

This course provides you with insight and practical guidance on a host of online tools all geared towards facilitating high performing teams and outcomes.  It also highlights the best practice required to ensure teams can maintain their output at a distance with a range of technologies providing variance in approach.

Indicative Topics

  • Digital Leadership 
  • High Performing Teams – Steps to success
  • Effective online meetings
  • Creative working – a digital approach
  • Digital Workflow and collaboration

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the key ingredients for high performing teams.
  • Broaden your knowledge and understanding of leading in a digital age and how to support your team to maximise results.
  • Gain insight into strategy and approach for facilitating remote working.
  • Develop a wide understanding of online tools to enhance:
    • Communication
    • Collaboration 
    • Increased productivity
    • Creative working
    • Digital workflow
  • Integrate a selection of tools aligned to desired outcomes and working styles

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Time: 2 hours per session x 6

Duration:

  • 3 days
  • 6 twilights
  • 6 x 2 hour interactive webinars
  • All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

Remote working is ever increasing and the demand on teams to maintain output can be significantly increased through effective online meetings: they can offer huge potential in reaching outcomes quickly, providing the right digital tools are used in the right way.  A clear understanding of best practice is also required and will ensure leaders are able to maximise their ability to deliver engaging and collaborative sessions.  

This course will demonstrate how to initiate and run effective remote meetings through a variety of different software solutions, including best practice guidance to improve outcomes.  

Course Outcomes

  • Understand best practice and approaches to facilitating remote meetings
  • Explore a range of tools suited to the effective delivery of online meetings
  • Gain hands on practice of a range of tools and investigate collaborative working opportunities

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Time: 2 hours per session x 2

Duration: 2 x 2 hour interactive webinars

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

This course will provide beginner level users some relevant skills to begin to navigate and create basic formulas in Microsoft Excel

Course Outcomes

  • Navigate and optimise the Microsoft Excel interface
  • Structure basic spreadsheets
  • Construct basic formulas with Excel functions to perform calculations 
  • Apply formatting to spreadsheets to create a professional look
  • Add basic security to spreadsheets
  • Present data visually using charts

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Duration:3 x 2 hour interactive webinars

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

This interactive, hands-on Excel training course is designed for delegates who use Microsoft Excel in their daily work but want to take their skills to the next level.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand how Excel handles dates & times
  • Manipulate data without using formulas
  • Apply conditional formatting to highlight data that meets specific criteria
  • Use the Analyse data tool to extract insights from data
  • Use different cell referencing in formulas to ensure the calculations are applied to the correct data
  • Use Excel’s Logical functions in formulas to perform different calculations based on specified criteria
  • Use basic pivot tables to summarise vast amounts of data and professionally present the summary

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Duration:3 x 2 hour interactive webinars

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

The Advanced Excel training course looks at the advanced features and techniques to manipulate data and apply ‘what if analysis’ to optimise data model scenarios.

Course Outcomes

  • Summarise data across multiple worksheets
  • Work with advanced date, time and conditional functions
  • Use 1D, 2D and 3D lookup functions to extract data
  • Use What If Analysis tools to work with through data modelling scenarios
  • Apply advanced data filtering techniques to extract data based on complex criteria
  • Apply advanced Pivot Table options to summarise data

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Duration: 3 x 2 hour interactive webinars

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

This Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables training course gives an in-depth understanding of analysing large amounts of raw data to reveal powerful insights

Course Outcomes

  • Create Pivot tables from structured raw data
  • Apply formatting options to create professional looking data reports
  • Create calculated fields in Pivot Tables to further analyse the raw data
  • Create an interactive Excel Dashboard.

Dates: Can be arranged with individual businesses

Duration:3 x 2 hour interactive webinars

All options delivered in tandem with remote course access.

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