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New software training centre opens at Marylebone Campus offering free IT training for all students

19 January 2016

Software training centre Marylebone Campus

A new Software Training Centre has opened at the University of Westminster’s Marylebone Campus to increase the employability of more students through IT training.

The Centre is a dedicated IT training facility for the University’s central London sites. It will support open IT training for all Westminster students, free of charge, and enable more students to take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified courses.

The new Software Training Centre is a spacious, hi-spec, purpose-designed venue offering a flexible multi-platform training space. The room offers a choice of single or twin projection and consists of 12 Macs and 12 PCs with two additional computers for trainers. There is also a dedicated space for one-to-one support with a large screen supporting laptop connectivity. Additional IT training also takes place at our Harrow Campus.

Run by the University’s IT Training team, the ACA qualifications on offer are Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro, and the MOS qualifications include Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. All the qualifications enhance students’ CVs and employability by demonstrating their skills in these industry-standard software tools.

Kevin Lawley, IT Training Team Manager, said: “The IT Training team are pleased to have the new Software Training Centre as a dedicated space for IT Training. The new larger room will enable more students to attend the variety of courses on offer and we look forward to getting even more students through the Adobe and Microsoft certified programmes.”

Westminster students can view the IT training timetable for semester two, and sign up to the IT training sessions of their choice.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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