Digital Skills Courses for Students

​Library & Information Services are pleased to offer Cardiff Met students a range of training courses that develop digital skills that are relevant to your studies and will prepare you for employment.

Successful completion of our Microsoft courses lead to qualifications in the form of Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate. Our Digital Badges at Cardiff Met range of courses lead to digital badges that can be added to your digital CVs (e.g. LinkedIn) to prove your skills to employers.

All of our training courses and qualifications are free to Cardiff Met students.


Digital Essentials: A digital skills induction (& re-induction) for students

The Digital Essentials induction explores the core digital skills students need to study at Cardiff Met. Both new students and returning students should complete the induction, as the way we will be learning, teaching and working with technology will obviously be different this year.

Visit the Digital Essentials page to learn more about the induction process.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) courses and qualifications

Our Microsoft Office Specialist family of courses develops and proves expertise in Office software. The courses provide comprehensive training on key features of Office and develop skills that you need not only for your studies, but also for employment. You will be able to prove those skills to employers by gaining a Microsoft Office Specialist qualification.

There are four MOS courses available to Cardiff Met students:

  • MOS Excel logo Microsoft Office Specialist Excel - Learn how to analyse, manipulate and present data in Excel. The course will give you the skills you need to master the principle features of Excel 2016. The course uses Cardiff Met specific examples and exercises, together with official courseware from Microsoft to provide comprehensive resources for learning Excel.

  • MOS Word logo Microsoft Office Specialist Word - Learn how to structure and organise your Word documents. The course will give you the skills you need to layout your work professionally, with a particular focus on academic documents. The course will give you the confidence to use the full-range of Word tools you need for your studies or role at Cardiff Met .

  • MOS PowerPoint logo Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint - Learn not only the technical skills required to use PowerPoint productively, but also the design principles behind creating great presentations.  This comprehensive course explores the full range of PowerPoint features and will enable you to create slides to perfectly complement your presentations.

  • MOS Outlook logo Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook - Learn how to process your email, calendar and to-do list more efficiently. The course examines useful, but underutilised tools, such as Flags and Tags, Quick Steps and Search Folders that can help you to be significantly more productive when using Outlook.

Take a look at our Microsoft Office Specialist page to find out more about the benefits of MOS.


Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Web Design Fundamentals course

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The new MTA: Web Design Fundamentals course develops the skills you need to create, edit and style web pages. On completion of the course, you will be confident in the fundamentals of two key web technologies: HTML and CSS.

Whether you are looking to create your own website; perhaps a blog or a personal portfolio site, or if you are preparing yourself for employment by developing relevant digital capabilities, this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need. And you’ll have fun doing it!

The course leads to the Microsoft Technology Associate: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS qualification. This official certification from Microsoft provides proof that you are proficient in the fundamentals of front-end web design, a valued skill.

Take a look at our Microsoft Technology Associate page to find out more about the benefits of MTA.

Digital Badges at Cardiff Met courses

Cardiff Met's digital credentialing programme provides recognition and evidence of skills and achievements through secure and verifiable digital badges.

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Successfully completing a course and gaining a digital badge is proof to employers that you have developed the digital skills you claim. The current range of courses that lead to a Cardiff Met digital badge are:

Visit our Digital Badges at Cardiff Met page to find out more about the benefits of digital badges and how they work.