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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.


Intermediate Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

8-15 December / 10-3:30pm

Get a more thorough knowledge of the Adobe design software, Illustrator and Photoshop in this 10-hour introductory course.

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Introduction to Mobile App Design

1-8 December / 10-4pm

This course will teach you the industry and practice of mobile apps and how to prototype your own mobile app by using professional industry standard prototyping tools.

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Introduction to Augmented Reality

15 December / 1-6pm

This one-day taster is an introduction to the concept of digitally augmenting the real world using your mobile phone.

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Animated Christmas Card & GIF Making Workshop

15 December / 10-4pm

On this course you will learn......

-The basic understandings of After Effects and Photoshop

-How to set up and create a basic GIF/Animated Xmas Card

-How to export for use and distribution

*You will require basic IT skills to participate in this course*

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3D Print Your Own Christmas Decoration

18-19 Dec / 1-4pm

On this course you will learn.....

-What 3D printing is (As a rapid prototyping process, How it works!)
-How to get your file ready to print (Making a file and getting the correct settings)
-How to set up and produce a 3D print (including loading file and filament) 
You will be able to walk away from this course with your very own 3D Christmas decoration......the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one!

Introduction to Post Production using Adobe Premiere Pro

17-19 December / 10am-4pm

Brought to you by leading industry expert Tommy Leigh (The Farm Group / The X Factor / Britains Got Talent) this course will teach you how to organise you footage, decide which is the best takes and edit them into the timeline. You’ll learn how to speed up your editing using keyboard shortcuts, as well as tips and tricks to make you a better editor. Once you’ve edited some scenes together, we’ll look at cleaning up the audio, and adding sound effects and music. We'll briefly look at colour correction, so you can give the film the look and feel you want, and finallyfinish offwith exporting your film as a master or for uploading to the web.

This is a hands on course that is ideal for a complete beginner, someone who wants to gain more confidence editing, or someone who wants to learn more about the film and video editing process.

Short film footage and all computer equipment will be provided. Please bring along a hard drive.

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Webcasting for Beginners

7 Jan - 4 Feb / 1-6pm 
Do you have a story to tell? A passion to visualy communicate news or a hobby to share? During this fast paced interactive multi-media course you will learn 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.
You will learn how to:
Investigate the tech required to start your own webcast i.e. Mobile phone, home computer or laptop, gaming set-up, cameras & microphones, etc…
Create exciting content to share with others to either Narrowcast to a select group or Webcast worldwide.
Use enhanced techniques to make your live streaming more FUN… Green screen, enhanced graphics and social networking add ons.
Prepare and produce a Multicam Live stream in-house at Ravensbourne University.
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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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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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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


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