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Tailor-Made Courses At The PCDA
Every one of the courses featured in this page can potentially be delivered on another date or at your own premises. We can, however, go one step further and organise a completely bespoke and tailor-made course for your organisation under any of the broad themes covered in this page. Provided we have a tutor or tutors with the relevant expertise, we're happy to construct a programme that meets the needs of a group or even an individual. Such bespoke packages can last a day or run for a much longer period. Costs are negotiable and dependent on the nature and duration of the course content.

How does it work?
It couldn't be simpler. You contact us by phone or e-mail with an outline of your ideal course or just to talk through the options. Our Professional Training Manager, will then work with other staff members and associates to formulate a proposal that contains a price, structure and possible locations for the training. If you want to liaise directly with a tutor during this process, we're more than happy to make the necessary arrangements.

Professional Training Courses

Tailor-Made Courses At The PCDA
Every one of the courses featured in this page can potentially be delivered on another date or at your own premises. We can, however, go one step further and organise a completely bespoke and tailor-made course for your organisation under any of the broad themes covered in this page. Provided we have a tutor or tutors with the relevant expertise, we're happy to construct a programme that meets the needs of a group or even an individual. Such bespoke packages can last a day or run for a much longer period. Costs are negotiable and dependent on the nature and duration of the course content.

How does it work?
It couldn't be simpler. You contact us by phone or e-mail with an outline of your ideal course or just to talk through the options. Our Professional Training Manager, will then work with other staff members and associates to formulate a proposal that contains a price, structure and possible locations for the training. If you want to liaise directly with a tutor during this process, we're more than happy to make the necessary arrangements.

Professional Training Courses

Adobe Photoshop - the fundamentals.

Adobe Photoshop - the fundamentals.
Level 1 (2 day course)

Concentrate on the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop - with a particular emphasis on how to import image and perform simple manipulation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? If you have basic computer skills on either Mac or PC- and you need to use the program to produce printed or online material- this course is an ideal starting point.

COURSE DETAIL: Practice make for perfect Photoshop and you'll certainly have plenty of oppourtunity to develop your skills during this intensive two days course for beginners. Your tutor will guide you through image manipulation and creation, tools and palettes and a whole range of other basic features as well as how to save, export, print and manage your files.
Whether you're using this industry leading package for print or the web, you'll never have to worry about the basics again.

WHAT DID YOU NEED TO BRING? No specific requirements except your your personal laptop

Adobe Photoshop - developing your skills

Adobe Photoshop - developing your skills
Level 2 (3 day course)

Take your knowledge of Adobe Photoshop to a new level and develop a deeper understanding of this powerful program.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Confident with the basics of Photoshop - perhaps as the result of attending our introductory course - you will have good general computing skills on Mac or PC.

COURSE DETAIL: If you're looking to use Photoshop to its full potential, you'll need to extend your learn how to digitise, correct and manipulate colour images and will begin to explore the basics of proofing and colour management. The course covers everything from path tools and alpha channels to making, retouching and resizing.
You'll find out more about advanced selection tools, technical standards and special effects.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING? No specific requirements except your your personal laptop

Adobe Photoshop - in five day

Adobe Photoshop - in five day
(5 day course)

Start from the basics and quickly expand your knowledge of this powerful image manipulated program.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone with a basic knowledge of Macs or PCs, who needs complete immersion in the world of Adobe Photoshop.

COURSE DETAILS: Is it possible to become proficient in Adobe Photoshop in just five days? Your tutor believes that it is and uses his/her industry experience to help you make the grade. With time to practise you'll explore all the key elements of this highly-regarded imaging package including the toolbar, image manipulation, text creation, basic colour correction, masking and the use of layers.
You'll also learn how to save, export, print and manage your files.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING? No specific requirements except your your personal laptop

Certificate: Base Certificate in Desktop Publishing

Base Certificate in Desktop Publishing
Durations: 52 hrs (6 Weeks)

Basic Word 2013
* Create, edit and save documents
* Work with text and photographs
* Create and manage tables
* Proof and print documents
* Save documents as web pages

Basic Excel 2013
* Enter and edit data
* Use functions
* Format and print worksheets
* Create charts
* Save documents as web pages

Basic Powerpoint 2013
* Create and modify presentations
* Use drawing tools
* Work with graphics
* Use table and charts
* Proof and deliver presentations

Basic Photoshop
* Open, create, save and filess and navigate photoshop's toolbox and palettes
* Use various tools available for creating, viewing, editing and colouring images, shapes and drawings
* Retouch photographs by using the various available tools

Basic CorelDRAW
* Moving around and viewing drawing
* Selecting, drawing, shaping transformating, outlining and filling objects
* Working with artistics text and paragraph text
* Using special effects

Certificate: Advanced Certificate in Desktop Publishing

Advanced Certificate in Desktop Publishing
Durations: 52 hrs (6 weeks)

Advanced Word 2013
* Work with sections, colums and styles
* Insert header and footers
* Print labels and envelopes
* Work with graphics and object
* Document templates
* Manage document revisions

Advanced Excel 2013
* Use multiple worksheets and workbooks
* Customize Excel
* Use advanced formatting
* Use advanced formatting charting
* Document and audit
* Use templates

Advanced Powerpoint 2013
* Build custom presentation
* Use multimedia in presentations
* Use orrganisation charts and tables
* Use advanced presentation techniques and delivery options
* Integrates Microsoft Office Products

Advanced Photoshop
* Work with different layer effects
* Apply the different filters like the blur filter and the sharpen filter, to apply the
* noice, lighting effects, brush strokes and textures filters
* Record, playback, and edith actions to automate Photoshop commands
* Work with ImageReady and save a Photoshop imgage as an HTML file

Advanced CorelDRAW
* Using symbols, clipart and special effects
* Using layers, styles and templates
* Using Corel Trace to trace images and convert bitmap images into vector drawings
* Using Corel Rave to create animations and publishing for the web

Joomla! 3 Essential Training

Joomla! 3 Essential Training
Durations: 52 hrs (6 weeks)

In this course, Hamed Adeyemi shows how to use Joomla! to build a website from scratch—all without a single line of code. Discover how to create and organize content, add menus and sidebars, change the look of the site with templates, control who creates and edits content, and much more. The course also shows you how to evaluate the quality of extensions, plugins, and templates and how to download and install them. Finally, Hamed emphasizes the importance of backing up your Joomla! site, and explains how to create and store those backups.

Topics include:
What is Joomla!?
Completing Joomla! installation
Planning your website
Organizing content in Joomla!
Creating categories, articles, and menus
Formatting text and images
Using modules and components
Identifying and installing good-quality third-party extensions and templates
Supporting multiple languages with Joomla!
Managing users and their permissions
Changing the look of the site with templates
Launching your site