Pitman Training

Office Skills Diploma

Diploma Outline

Our Diplomas give students the confidence to know that you’re one step closer to your dream job, promotion or new career.

If you’ve just left college, want to work in an office environment or are coming back in to the world of employment, the Office Skills Diploma could be the ideal training for you. This Diploma will give you the practical work-ready skills employers are always on the lookout for. They want people who can add value to their business from day one and having the Office Skills Diploma on your CV means this could be you.

You’ll learn a wide range of essential skills which will make you stand out in any office, including great IT skills, how to speak the language of business and even how to balance cash books.

  • Flexible training which fits around your commitments
  • Support on hand from our friendly course advisors
  • Get the skills in demand by employers

Get the Pitman Advantage™

Enhance or change your career for the better.

Our Office Skills Diploma has been designed to teach you the basic skills you will need to a level demanded by most employers, including computer keyboard skills, Microsoft Office and book-keeping. What’s more, to ensure you understand how a business works and how to communicate effectively with other employees, your diploma will also cover communication at work and health and safety.

With your completed diploma, you’ll have a great breadth of skills and the confidence to work in many different office based roles.

Practical work-ready skills to help get you an office job.

With our Office Skills Diploma, you choose four core courses from the following list: -

  • Typing (choose from a selection)
  • Business Document Production
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Word Expert
  • Microsoft Excel or Excel Expert
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Health and Safety Essentials
  • Communication at Work
  • Book-Keeping Level 2 Module 1
  • Go…Get that Job!

The guideline learning time for the Office Skills Diploma is: -

  • 80 hours flexi study or 3 weeks full-time*

*full-time is based on approx. 20-30 hours a week.

Our Office Skills Diploma has courses which can be accessed online, via our distance learning portal and courses which you will need to study in one of our centres.  

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Office Skills Diploma in different ways:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required. 

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our Office Skills Diploma, click here.




The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.