Social media training at accessible prices
Smaller businesses and other organisations in Dorset are being given a low-cost opportunity to learn how to use social media, thanks to a collaboration between Dorset Social and the Safewise charity. A series of hands-on social media training courses is being held in the Weymouth Community Safety Centre operated by Safewise.
The courses, which are open to businesses, charities, other organisations and the general public, cover popular social media systems such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. They also address other related digital marketing activities, such as blogging and how to network online.
This new series of courses follows on from successful training events trialled last autumn and spring. These drew in people from Weymouth, West Dorset and the Purbecks, all keen to learn how to use social media to communicate their products or their cause.
These courses are being offered at accessible prices because it's important that Dorset organisations reap the benefits of social media, using it to promote their product or cause. There is a real demand for education in this area.
Vikki Thomas, Safewise Centre Manager in Weymouth, said: “I’m pleased that our IT suite has been selected as the venue for these courses. We look forward to welcoming representatives from businesses and other organisations into our facilities.”
The training courses commence on 21 October and the topics in the initial series are:
- Get started with Twitter for business on 21 October
- Get started with Facebook for business on 11 November
- An introduction to blogging for business on 18 November
- How to promote yourself using LinkedIn on 2 December
Each course runs from 2pm to 4pm and a place on each course can cost as little as £16 if booked early.
There will be further courses available in 2016. To stay informed, click here to receive updates.