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Greenwich Digital Skills

Adult short courses

Greenwich Digital Skills (GDS) offer an exciting variety of part time, evening and weekend digital short courses for 19+ learners.

Greenwich residents also enjoy reduced rates on our courses and further reduced rates are available for those in receipt of means tested benefits.

Here's some of the exciting courses we have on offer this term.

Intro to Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator

2-23 Feb / 10am-3:30pm

On this course you will gain a basic working understanding of the Adobe design software, Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop.

The three programs will be taught along side each other, maximizing on the crossover between the individual software.

Learners will be guided through the basics of each program, quickly gaining a broad base of skills.

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Intro to Drone Operation

19 Feb / 6-7:30pm / Free Taster  
Kickstarting our free taster programme for 2019, we're delighted to bring you this intro to drone operation course, taking place on Tuesday 19 February, between 18:00 - 19:30 at Ravensbourne University London.

Delivered by Alex Head, a freelance broadcast professional, who specialises in commercial drone operation and holds a PFCO (permissions for commercial operations) licence, this fast paced course will teach you the following......

-What are drones, the different types and when and how they are used in broadcasting

-Drone safety

-Basic flying techniques (a small model drone will be used for this exercise)

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Build Your Own Website For Business

4-12 Feb / 6-9pm

Whether you are completely new to working with the web or have some experience and would like to brush up and extend your knowledge, this course will be perfect for you.

Learn how to create a professional-looking website where you can sell your products and services. With a visual page builder and eCommerce tools built right in, you’ll be able to create an online presence that works for your business.

We shall also look at other free or cost effective online tools to help you run your business more effectively.

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SEO Boost & Social Media For Business

20 Feb - 13 Mar / 6-9pm

It might be difficult to attract readers to your website/blog with increased competition from business trying to get to the top of Google or other search engines. Do you struggle to understand who your readers are? Want to implement your first SEO campaign? Wondering how SEO might help you? Need some guidance on effective Social Media use? If that is the case, then this the right course for you.

This course will help to accelerate the inbound traffic from search engines to your website, improve your presence on the web and offer tips to help your Google ranking, while also looking at how to maximize the social media impact.

Complete beginners welcome - no experience needed, this course is not as technical and complex as it sounds. Our courses are taught in a relaxed and friendly manner by an industry practising tutor.

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Webcasting for Beginners

4 March / 1-6pm /Free Taster Workshop
Do you have a story to tell? A passion to visualy communicate news or a hobby to share?
During this fast paced 1 day free taster workshop, you will learn the basics of how to live stream self generated content to any audience you require.
Youtube, Facebook Live, Periscope or Twitch are new exciting ways to communicate live to an end-user. This course will give you a chance to investigate further and to be an active provider of content and not just a passive receiver.

Smartphone Photography

9-23 Mar / 10am-1pm

Learn to take pictures and the best strategies to edit them. Get started on this three-day course and we will show you how to transform your photos with a good composition and positioning of your subject, use lead-in lines and framing. You will learn how to use light to create beautiful images, how to crop them into even better compositions and use your app to improve brightness, colour and contrast, how to apply artistic filters and create amazing collages. 

You will finish the course maximising the possibilities of your smartphone, transforming your device into an effective tool to take pictures with a high-quality and understanding how to edit them in order to highlight the results.

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E: greenwich.digitalskills@rave.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)20 3040 3643

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