I've managed to get it working correctly using the code
var currentTime = new Date()
var month = currentTime.getMonth() + 1
var day = currentTime.getDate()
var year = currentTime.getFullYear()
var dateString=month + "/" + day + "/" + year
var player = GetPlayer();
From this post: http://community.articulate.com/forums/p/12498/93743.aspx
And I've edited it so it displays in UK Format 18/1/13 rather than 1/18/13.
However, I was wondering if it's possible to have it showing as Friday, January 18th, 2013 as my course is themed as a Newspaper and I feel this would give it a nice touch.
Thanks in advance,