Digital Direction is running a range of free introductory training sessions to help small businesses and sole traders in selecting and implementing IT and digital technologies. Each workshop is run by one of our panel of expert facilitators. Select from the list below for more information about the workshop content and to book a place.
Section 1 – Selecting and implementing IT solutions
|Implementing and Evaluating Small Scale IT Projects 30th May 2012
Effective tools and techniques to help you implement small-scale IT projects/changes in your business.
|Implementing and Evaluating Medium/Large IT Projects 18th June 2012
Methods that can be employed to manage larger IT projects/changes in your business
|An Introduction to Successful IT Project Management 27th June 2012
An overview of project management concepts and techniques, including the use of supporting software tools
Section 2 – Making IT work for you
|Digital Marketing using Social Media 17th May 2012
How to develop your online presence to promote and market your business more effectively
|Search Engine Optimisation 18th June 2012
Tips and techniques to improve your search engine ranking and attract more visitors to your website
|Getting Started with E-commerce 8th May 2012
A guide to selling and buying goods or services online, managing payments and ensuring security
|An Introduction to Cloud Computing 30th May 2012
Find out how to significantly reduce your costs by managing your IT requirements externally
|Flexible Ways of Working 24th May 2012
The technology, tools and systems required to manage any time, any place, any where working
|Using Technology to Transform Production Processes 11th June 2012
A look at the technology available to automate and improve manufacturing and production
Who’s this for? These courses are suitable for anyone with basic computer and internet knowledge and an interest in getting the most out of IT for their business. More advanced versions of courses may be available where there is demand.
What’s covered? See the list below for the options in the coming period, which include hot topics such as e-commerce, online marketing and flexible working as well as selecting the right solution for your business.
How long? The sessions are half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) and are delivered by experienced qualified trainers with business experience.
Where? They are held at the extensively equipped Training Foundry, based in the Eric Mensforth Building (Level3) of Sheffield Hallam University on Sheaf Street. The courses are designed as a personal experience, with a maximum of 12 delegates per session. On occasions where only one company is involved we can run the session on your own site.
How much does it cost? These courses are free to qualifying Sheffield-based small businesses and sole traders, who can send one or more delegates to any courses that meet their needs.
How can I book? Click on the booking link to request a place on the course of your choice. You’ll get confirmation and joining details by email.
Are there any conditions? The only condition for booking approval is that the business successfully completes a short Digital Direction diagnostic questionnaire before the session. This will be done by telephone between making your booking request and attending the course and is only done once per company, not for every delegate.