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 Office courses lead to
Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications. Technical training on topics such as web design and programming lead to Information Technology Specialist certifications, whilst our
Digital Badges at Cardiff Met courses award digital badges that can be added to 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. New Cardiff Met students should complete the induction to learn about the technologies and practices that will enable you to complete your studies remotely and in person.
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 specialist courses available to Cardiff Met students:
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. 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 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 .
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.
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.
Advanced Microsoft Office Specialist training and certification
Develop advanced Microsoft Office knowledge and skills and prove that through a Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert qualification.
MOS Excel Expert, MOS Word Expert and MOS Access Expert courses and qualifications are now available to Cardiff Met students and staff,
Advanced Microsoft Office Specialist training and certification page to find out more and sign-up.
Web Design Fundamentals course
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
Information Technology Specialist qualification for HTML and CSS. This certification provides proof that you are proficient in the fundamentals of front-end web design, a valued skill.
Information Technology Specialist - technical training and certification
In conjunction with our partners, we are able to offer Cardiff Met students and staff comprehensive LearnKey e-lessons and exams for each of the ITS qualifications, for free.
Information Technology Specialist training and certification page to find out more and sign-up.
Thinking Like a Programmer
Thinking Like a Programmer is a new series that looks at how to create solutions using programming concepts and thought processes.
The series is for anyone who is interested in developing Power Automate flows (covered by the
Streamlining Business Processes series, which this series synergises nicely with), learners enrolled on an Information Technology Specialist programming course or anyone who wants to learn a bit about programming!
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.
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:
Digital Badges at Cardiff Met page to find out more about the benefits of digital badges and how they work.
Study Support Software training
Study Support Training sessions help you make the most of some of the assistive software - such as ClaroRead, MindView and Learning Labs - that are available to Cardiff Met students and staff. The sessions available are:
- MindView and ClaroRead training
- Assistive features in Microsoft Office and Learning Labs
- Daily Digital: MindView Tips - essay and presentation planning
- Daily Digital: ClaroRead tips - proofreading
Digital Skills Moodle module and Microsoft Team
Digital Skills Moodle module contains training materials and resources to develop the digital capabilities that students need for their studies, research and future career, and that staff need for their role at Cardiff Met.
Digital Skills Microsoft Team is used to host our training sessions and is a place for Cardiff Met students and staff to ask and answer questions that will help them build their digital capabilities.