Digital Skills

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Get equipped and excited to meet new challenges with our wide range of courses for individuals and businesses. 

Our courses range from Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) courses which lead to a recognised certification, to bitesize taster courses if you're keen to learn the basics of a programme. To showcase your achievements you can also earn a digital badge on the successful completion of one of our short courses. Book onto one of our courses and you'll get hands-on training taught by expert instructors with thorough experience and knowledge of the application. 

Check out your options below. If you're a student or member of staff, click the button to go to the most relevant information for you. 
The majority of our courses are delivered online, via MS Teams, but we do also offer some of our courses in-person and on-campus, which will go ahead if there is enough demand. 

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You can access staff and student specific information about Digital Skills on our dedicated sites.

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Alumni discount on ACP courses

Falmouth University alumni who graduated less than 18 months ago are eligible for a 50% discount on our ACP courses. For more information, get in touch with our Digital Skills team using our enquiry form.

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Digital badges

We have partnered with Accredible to launch a new range of digital badges for our short courses. Digital badges are a great way to celebrate your achievements and stand out from the crowd. 

You can now earn yourself a digital badge on successful completion* of one of our short courses. So whether it's obtaining the skills needed to create a promotional video using Adobe Premiere Pro or the ability to use Microsoft Excel successfully in the Workplace. 

Our short courses play a unique role in helping to upskill or reskill to be more competitive in the job market. Sharing your digital badge on employability websites such as LinkedIn or on your CV can go a long way in showcasing your range of learning achievements to potential employers. 

*Once you have demonstrated capability according to specific criteria established for the badge, you will automatically, become eligible to claim a badge for that course.  

You will also attain a digital badge from Adobe or Microsoft when successfully completing the exams on our ACP & MOS  Certification Courses.

Digital badges

Why ACP?

Become an Adobe Certified Professional with our ACP courses. You'll leave with a qualification to add to your CV and the confidence to excel in your chosen software.

Adobe Certified Professional courses

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Adobe Certified Professional Courses

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ACP Illustrator

Take advantage of the precision and power of sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes...

ACP Illustrator
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ACP InDesign

Learn to create professional layouts for web, print or mobile devices using Adobe Indesign, the indu...

ACP InDesign
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ACP Photoshop

Learn to edit imagery for web, print or mobile devices using Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard ...

ACP Photoshop
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ACP Premiere Pro

Build the skills to edit digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro, learning basic and advanced modes o...

ACP Premiere Pro
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ACP After Effects

Learn about After Effects, the industry-standard tool for video compositing, motion graphics design,...

ACP After Effects

Microsoft Courses

Get going quickly and easily with Microsoft. Our various courses are designed to help you accomplish office and business tasks easily and with greater efficiency. Learn what is possible with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You will come away with improved word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation skills to take your productivity to the next level. Our courses will help you gain the skills needed to get the most out of Office365.  

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Fundamentals of Excel for the Workplace

This workshop will give you a fundamental starting point for using MS Excel effectively and to begin...

Fundamentals of Excel for the Workplace
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Part One – Excel - Fundamentals: learning to navigate the Excel world 

This course is for Excel novice and is in two parts. It will get you comfortable with your first ste...

Part One – Excel - Fundamentals: learning to navigate the Excel world 
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Part Two – Excel - Getting the most out of Excel 

This course is ideal for those wanting to build on the knowledge gained during the ‘Learning to na...

Part Two – Excel - Getting the most out of Excel 
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Part Three – Excel - Using formulae and more

In this third and final course in the series of three you will build on what you have previously lea...

Part Three – Excel - Using formulae and more
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PowerPoint to create presentations with professionalism and impact 

This course is suitable for those looking for a beginner level introduction to this popular presenta...

PowerPoint to create presentations with professionalism and impact 

Why take a short course?

If you need a quick introduction to a software you've not used before then these are the courses for you. Ideal for beginners, they offer you key foundational knowledge.

Short Courses (Full and half day)

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Photoshop to Optimise Images for Web and Print: A Beginner's Guide

Make sure your images are prepared correctly for web, print or mobile devices using Adobe Photoshop,...

Photoshop to Optimise Images for Web and Print: A Beginner's Guide
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Introduction to After Effects

Learn the fundamental skills needed to create stunning animated graphics using Adobe After Effects. ...

Introduction to After Effects
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Premiere - Introduction to Video Editing

Learn the basics of video editing and how to save your footage to the best format.

Premiere - Introduction to Video Editing
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WordPress - Create Websites and Blogs

In this course we will introduce the Wordpress content management system of which nearly 30% of all ...

WordPress - Create Websites and Blogs
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Getting started with Adobe Indesign

Learn the basics of Adobe InDesign and begin creating your own digital material, including brochures...

Getting started with Adobe Indesign
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Getting started with Adobe Illustrator

Grow your skills in Adobe Illustrator and learn handy functions to create your own logo and master v...

Getting started with Adobe Illustrator
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Introduction to Adobe Premiere Rush

This course is for anyone wanting to learn how to quickly and professionally edit all types of video...

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Rush
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Photoshop for Photographers

Learn the different techniques aimed specifically towards photographers to touch up, correct, and en...

Photoshop for Photographers
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Photoshop for Social Media

Use the power of Photoshop to create stunning social media graphics and imagery.

Photoshop for Social Media
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Create compelling Social media content with Canva

Love the idea of creating professional images for social media but not too sure where to start? This...

Create compelling Social media content with Canva
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Introduction to Adobe XD

This course is designed to provide an introduction to Adobe XD, a powerful tool for creating user in...

Introduction to Adobe XD
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An Introduction to Blender for 3D Modelling, Animation and Visualisation

Blender is a completely free, cross platform, 3D modelling and animation program. After the Linux op...

An Introduction to Blender for 3D Modelling, Animation and Visualisation
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Getting started with Adobe

This course is for anyone who is new to Adobe and is designed to familiarise you with the different ...

Getting started with Adobe
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Photoshop for absolute beginners

This course is aimed at those who are new to Photoshop and want to learn the basics of using this ap...

Photoshop for absolute beginners

Coding Using HTML & CSS

Learn to create a basic web page from scratch using HTML and CSS. HTML is the key language to get you started in web design and there's a huge demand for good code knowledge in the industry.

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Tailored training

We can deliver tailored software training courses enabling you to cover more relevant areas in less time. It's a very cost-effective way of group training - at your premises or on campus - and can also work well for individuals. This is particularly true if you don't want to go on longer courses or a series of different courses. If you want to make the most of the flexibility tailoring allows please contact us to discuss your needs.

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We'd love to speak to you about our short courses. Just click the enquire button and submit a form. We'll be in touch with you as soon as we can.

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