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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.

Smartphone Photography

25 May - 8 June / 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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Intro to Computers Free Taster Course

30 May / 6-9pm

During this brand new free taster workshops, you will learn the basics of computers. This will include....

-The basics of computer capabilities

-How to create documents (Word, Excel etc)

-Accessing the internet

-Getting started with email

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Multimedia Production Free Taster Course

Thurs 30 May / 6-9pm

During this free taster session you will gain a brief understanding of various multimedia platforms, as well as the chance to operate industry standard equipment (Cameras, lighting & Sound).
This free course then leads to a 6-week project beginning on Monday 3 June (1-6pm) - please sign up separately for this course.

Multimedia Production Full Course

3 Jun - 8 July / 1-6pm

During this practical, hands on, fast paced session; you will be able to explore how the camera can be used to enhance the narrative. You will learn the technical aspects of how to use a camera whether its for Vox pops, reportage, location or interior shooting. You will also learn how to focus, frame, move and adjust the camera to sell a message or to tell a story.


Build Your Own Website For Business

1-9 July / 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

3-24 July / 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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Intermediate Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator

6 - 13 July / 10am-3:30pm

This course helps build on knowledge from the Introduction to Adobe design software and introducing intermediate level skills and tasks in Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop in this 10-hour course.

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Introduction To Bookbinding

27 July / 10am-4pm
Learn simple book binding techniques in this short 1 day workshop.
You'll learn and develop binding techniques and leave with a completed hand bound books in Coptic stitch. We will design a cover using adobe software which will then be sewn together on your book. Over the course you’ll be introduced to simple techniques using basic materials and digital equipment needed for book binding at home.

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E: greenwich.digitalskills@rave.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)20 3040 3643

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