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Administration and office courses

Short courses that will make a big difference to your career – enrolling now at The Manchester College's city centre campus

Published on July 16th 2010.


Administration and office courses

If you want to learn a skill that will always be in demand and will be useful throughout your career, a short administration or office skills course is well worth considering.

At The Manchester College, you can make yourself stand out through a range of one-day or half-day courses in everything from chairing meetings to advanced Excel. And with prices starting at just £70, it's affordable even if you are paying for it yourself.

Virtually all types of employer need skilled people to manage their offices, and pay levels reflect their importance in keeping the business running effectively. As a career, administration or office management offers variety, opportunities to move up, and job security – particularly if you can demonstrate a higher level of skills and qualifications than those around you.

At The Manchester College, you can make yourself stand out through a range of one-day or half-day courses in everything from chairing meetings to advanced Excel. And with prices starting at just £70, it's affordable even if you are paying for it yourself.

For people who are seeking a new job, this kind of course will make employers look twice at your CV. For those who are already in work, it can take you to the next level in your career. From your employer's point of view, it's an investment in the company – the more skills you have, the more you can do for the business. It's also an excellent way to show you that you're a valued part of the team.

Some people use their administration skills to get a foot in the door in a particular business or industry. Others find that their office skills are still useful on a daily basis even if they've moved into a different career path. Whatever role you've set your sights on, the ability to use IT applications quickly and effectively, give confident presentations, and manage your time, is invaluable. It's an investment that will benefit you throughout your career.

The Manchester College offers courses in all these areas, from beginner level to advanced with all the major office software applications covered. Many are industry accredited by awarding bodies such as OCR, Edexcel and Pitman.

They all include post-course support via email, telephone and the college's virtual learning environment. And they're all delivered at the St John’s Centre in Manchester city centre.

Courses are taught by tutors who have practical industry experience as well as an in-depth knowledge of their skill area. In fact, students who completed their course at The Manchester College this year rated its teaching and learning considerably higher than the national benchmark in a recent survey.

So if you want a fast, affordable way to get ahead in your career, have a look at the courses at The Manchester College – click here to see the full list.

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