Introduction To Office Skills Diploma

This qualification is designed to help you win your first office job or help you return to work after a break by equipping you with demonstrable, practical skills by the best known name in office skills training.

In as little as 5 weeks, you could have your Pitman Training diploma and be on the way to building a great new career in administration.

The great thing about this diploma is that you choose 4 subjects from the list below, to ensure that you pick exactly the right ones for the current jobs market and to suit your personality.

You can learn to touch type (or if you can already do so, we'll improve your speed and accuracy), learn the key products in the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook or learn elementary bookkeeping.

Our aim is for you to graduate with good all-round office skills.


This diploma programme is tailor-made for you. Simply choose any four subjects from the following list:

Computer Keyboard Skills (beginner's touch typing)

Keyboard Speed Development (for experienced touch typists)

Communication At Work (basic English grammar, writing skills, telephone techniques)

Word Proficient (beginner's to intermediate word processing)

Word Expert (for advanced Word users)

Excel Proficient (beginner's to intermediate spreadsheets)

Outlook (emails, diary management, office organisation)

Basic Bookkeeping (elementary bookkeeping for business)

If you already have a high degree of skill in some of the modules, you may not need to sit them again, simply taking the exam to prove your competence on your way to earning your full diploma.

Our friendly course advisors will advise you on whether you're ready for "exam-only" with the core modules and will also help you select the right elective for you.