IT Training for Staff

IT training courses for Cardiff Met staff are designed to develop skills staff need to use IT productively at Cardiff Met. 

Our courses include Microsoft Office Specialist courses for Excel; Outlook and PowerPoint, which lead to official Microsoft certification, training for new and innovative software like Qualtrics; Photoshop and Adapt Builder, and much more besides.

All of our courses are contextualised to Cardiff Met situations; using examples and exercises that will be familiar and relevant to staff.  The aim is to develop appropriate, transferable skills that can quickly and easily be applied in the workplace at Cardiff Met.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Courses and Qualifications

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is a globally renowned qualification programme that certifies expertise in Office software. At Cardiff Met we have combined the Microsoft Office Specialist qualification with our bespoke training programme to offer high quality, relevant training that allows you to prove your skills through MOS certification.

There are three MOS courses available for Cardiff Met staff:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Workshops and Exams - MOS Workshops are available to staff on a MOS course. They provide an opportunity to get help from the course team, complete exercises, watch videos or practice with the GMetrix software. MOS Exam sessions are available to take a MOS exam.

Take a look at our MOS pages to find out more about MOS @ Cardiff Met.


Documents and Data @ Cardiff Met

Microsoft SharePoint is Cardiff Met's document management platform for shared documents. All staff and students have OneDrive for Business available to store personal documents.  

This series of courses will help staff manage their SharePoint and OneDrive documents and data effectively, efficiently and securely. onedrivedeviceslogo.pngThe series focuses both on how to use SharePoint & OneDrive and best practice for managing data and documents at Cardiff Met.

Certification for SharePoint skills is available in the form of digital badges, these provide a modern way of verifying and sharing skills development.

  • Managing your Personal Documents with OneDrive - explores the major features and benefits of OneDrive for Business, enabling trainees to store, manage and collaborate on documents effectively.
  • Managing Shared Documents with SharePoint - learn how to store, manage and collaborate on shared documents stored on SharePoint. Leads to the SharePoint Document Manager digital badge. 
  • SharePoint Administration Fundamentals -  learn the fundamentals of SharePoint team site administration, including configuring libraries, permissions and customising site design. Leads to the SharePoint Administrator digital badge.sharepoint logo.png
  • SharePoint Power Admin - coming in 2019 - this course explores more advanced features & techniques that can streamline business processes and improve the way teams collaborate. Leads to the SharePoint Power Admin digital badge.
  • SharePoint Workshop  -  a workshop session where trainees can work on practice projects required to gain one of the digital badges, with expert help available. Or you can use this workshop to work on your actual team site.

Business Objects is business intelligence software that can be used to analyse and report on corporate data, such as data held in the Student System.  There are two Business Objects courses available:

  • Business Objects: Introduction -  learn how to use the Business Objects Business Intelligence Launch Pad and the Web Intelligence reporting tool.  This course will boost your confidence and ability with Business Objects, allowing you to experiment with reporting capabilities.
  • Business Objects: Intermediate - this course will extend your knowledge of the Business Objects software, enabling you to produce and share complex and well-presented documents.

And Now for Something Completely Different...

These courses provide training in new and innovative software.  Relevant tools and techniques are explored with a particular focus on how they can be used at Cardiff Met.Other logos.png

  • Designing Effective Surveys with Qualtrics - aims to give trainees the knowledge and skills needed to design, create and distribute Qualtrics surveys. Qualtrics is Cardiff Met's survey software that is freely available to all staff and students.
  • Engaging E-lessons with Adapt Builder - explores how Adapt Builder can be used to create engaging, modern looking, effective e-lessons.
  • Presenting with Prezi - Prezi is web-based presentation software that uses a "zoomable canvas" as the basis for delivering engaging presentations. Get the knowledge and skills to be able to design, create and present memorable presentations using Prezi.
  • Preparing Images with Photoshop - Level 1 - explores tools and techniques for manipulating images. Learn how to crop, resize, make selections and use layers to prepare your images.
  • Preparing Images with Photoshop - Level 2 - further enhance your images by using Photoshop features such as Masks, Layer Styles, Filters and advanced image adjustments.


Windows 10 Training

Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft, combines new tools and features with a familiar and easy to use interface.  At Cardiff Met we have incorporated additional software and services, such as OneDrive for Business, into the Windows 10 environment, allowing you to be more productive than ever.

The Working with Windows 10 Webinar aims to help staff get the most out of Windows 10 at Cardiff Met.  Alternatively, an e-lesson is available for those who prefer to learn about Windows 10 at their own pace.

Essential IT: An IT Induction for Cardiff Met Staff

Essential IT Logo.pngOur IT Induction programme, Essential IT, is available for new members of Cardiff Met staff. The course aims to: introduces essential IT systems and software that are used throughout the university, explore best practice ideas when using IT at Cardiff Met and provide avenues of support and pathways for further IT Training.

All courses are subject to the standard staff development cancellation fee policy.  If you have any questions, please drop us an email: