Digital Creativity for Schools and Colleges through Adobe Training


'All pupils should be taught to: develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology'
NC Programmes of Study for Computing, KS4 Subject Content

Start the Creative Journey

Master Adobe's powerful creative tools and lift your students' engagement, creativity and imagination.

With Adobe’s industry-leading products of Photoshop®, InDesign®, Dreamweaver® and Premiere Pro®, building the expertise to feel confident enough to use them - or teach them - to students is essential for ensuring effective use.

Phil Badham offers uniquely flexible and bespoke training courses for staff, teachers and students so that they have the essential skills and knowledge to do justice to their creative endeavours in the fields of image editing, web design, video production and desktop publishing.

 Training Philosophy

  • ACCESSIBLE: All courses cover the principal functions, workflows, and essential terminology to get started quickly.

  • ADAPTABLE: Courses can be adapted for specific subjects or functions (e.g. Photoshop for School Marketing staff or AS/A2 Art Students).

  • FLEXIBLE: We can tailor courses around your time constraints and requirements, e.g. full / half days, or concurrent sessions.

  • ACCREDITED: As an authorized mobile testing centre, we can help you take your Adobe® Certified Associate exams online and in situ at your centre.

Knowing how to acquire, edit and present digital images is an essential skill in today's highly visual world, whether for their presentations, in creating visual models of concepts or producing professional quality materials. Teachers can also see how even the basics of Digital Image Editing can have a huge visual impact on your classroom materials and school publications. Adobe® Photoshop® allows users to successfully handle a range of images in different contexts, to alter photos professionally and compose attractive designs.

Here's a sample of some of our popular courses:

Become an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop with this full course (approx. 20 hours training time) of practical training, instruction and support.

The course includes the opportunity to take the exam online on your premises.

 Summary of the ACA Objectives for Photoshop

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Regular assessment and consolidation of learning
  • Project-based units with a focus on educational use
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.
  • Practise tests before you take the final exam

Suitable for

All School Staff
Teachers
KS3,KS4, FE, HE Students

Versions Supported

CS3 CS4 CS5 CS6 CC

Get the best possible start to the world of digital image editing with this introductory course.

Ideal for teachers or students wishing to take the first step in how to enhance their images or create from scratch.

This practical, instructor-led session guides users through a series of projects with an educational focus, building up knowledge not only of the software, but also its applications in the classroom and the theory behind common tasks, tools, technical terminology and file types.

  • Train at your site with your software
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Learn the essentials of image formats
  • Project-based units with a focus on common tools and techniques
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.

Suitable for

All School Staff
Teachers
KS3,KS4, FE, HE Students

Versions Supported

CS2 CS3 CS4 CS5 CS6 CC

Photoshop courses designed specifically for art and photography students that demonstrate essential workflows and techniques for creative enhancement of digital images.

We have a range of units covering composite art, montage, enchancing digital photographs, animation and graphic design, but we are happy to build a session to your specfications.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software
  • Trainer-led, project-based and with opportunities for consolidation
  • Tailored content for your students' needs
  • Includes a guide to creative workflows
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.
  • Bespoke course extensions for art students exploring specific artistic movements

Suitable for

Art and/or Photography Teachers
KS4, FE, HE Students of Art and Photography

Versions Supported

CS4 CS5 CS6 CC

Photoshop isn't all about the end product. It's powerful manipulation, blending and compositing tools allow users a free arena for experimentation and iteration of concepts and designs.

This course looks at ways in which Photoshop can assist students in their creative thinking, and even apply to the ways they approach subjects as diverse as Literature, Religious Studies or Science.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software
  • Trainer-led introduction to creative tools
  • Introduces students to essential techniques for creating composite images
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.

Suitable for

Teachers of all subjects with an interest in intergrating ICT into critical thinking tasks

Versions Supported

CS4 CS5 CS6 CC

Schools often produce their own publications but learning to use Desktop Publishing software beyond the scope of Publisher gives a vital edge. For achieving professional designs and quality layouts, this course explains the tools and techniques required for producing high quality documents and multimedia publications.

The InDesign courses are perfect for beginners to the world of Desktop Publishing or those who are seeking a more sophisticated layout tool than MS Publisher.

Become an Adobe Certified Associate in InDesign with this full course (approx. 25 hours training time) of practical training, instruction and support.

The course includes the opportunity to take the exam online on your premises.

 Summary of the ACA Objectives for InDesign

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software on your equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Regular assessment and consolidation of learning
  • Project-based units with a focus on educational use
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.
  • Practise tests before you take the final exam

Suitable for

Media and ICT Teachers

KS4, FE, HE Students

School Marketing Managers or Teams

Versions Supported

CS5 CS6 CC

Get started with print and digital publishing with this 3 hour 'quickstart' introduction to InDesign. Learn how to quickly and easily create stunning page layouts and organise text and graphics correctly.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software on your equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Clarifies essential terminology
  • Accessible, project-based units with a focus on educational use
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.

Suitable for

Media and ICT Teachers

KS4, FE, HE Students

School Marketing Managers or Teams

Versions Supported

CS5 CS6 CC

An Introduction to Web Design, HTML and CSS

This half or full day's introduction to Web Design offers participants a way into creating simple web sites using Dreamweaver’s powerful split view code/design interface and user-friendly CSS handling.

Beginning with a comprehensive guide to HTML and CSS and the principles behind coding sites, the units explore how to build properly coded sites from scratch rather than relying on quick-fix WYSIWYG software. The core ethos of the course is to ensure that trainees are well-versed in the importance of understanding the fundamentals of HTML as a means of controlling content professionally.

‘Thank you for delivering a concise Dreamweaver session which gave our ICT staff the tools to deliver the unit with confidence. We also appreciate the resources left for the staff to look at in the future which will be useful for guidance and consultation.’
ICT Department, Manchester Academy

Learn how to create incredible video products with Adobe Premiere Pro, the industry-leading video-editing software tool. These exciting and accessible courses teach essential workflows and techniques for capturing, editing, producing and exporting your footage.

For participants new to video-editing, this course deals with the fundamentals of capturing video, video formats, and also introduces simple but highly effective editing techniques.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software on your software and equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance and support
  • Learn the secrets of professional editing workflows
  • Apply stunning filters and effects to video
  • (Optional) Bring your own footage to edit

Suitable for

Media and ICT Teachers

KS4, FE, HE Students

School Marketing Managers or Teams

Versions Supported

CS5 CS6 CC

Designed especially for media students, this popular and dynamic course not only explores the history of music video, but enables students to skilfully blend audio and visual elements using stock footage and music using Adobe Premiere Pro.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software on your equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Build your own music video using stock footage and sounds
  • Learn how to use audio transitions and mix audio tracks
  • Create powerful and appealing visuals with filters and sophisticated editing techniques

Suitable for

Media and ICT Teachers

KS4, FE, HE Students

Versions Supported

CS5 CS6 CC

Much more than just PDFs...

Do justice to Adobe Acrobat's full range of capabilities in this enlightening course designed primarily for administrative staff.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software on your equipment
  • Learn how to edit PDFs, extract pages, combine documents and review changes
  • Explore the incredible potential of PDF Portfolios for packaging diverse sets of documents in an attractive format
  • Use Acrobat to create forms and interactive documents

Guideline Rates for Adobe Application Training (not inc. travel expenses): Half-Day - £400  |  Full Day - £650 |  ACA Full Course (3 days + Exam) - £1600 (+ £45 exam voucher per person)
Max No. of Participants: 15  |   Rates are approximate and may vary depending on requirements. Unless specified, rates are inclusive and on a per session basis, not per person.

Future-Proofing

The way we work is changing. Jobs exist now that weren't even conceived of even a few years ago.

Technology will increasingly define and shape our working practices, and businesses will be required to be mobile, social and global.

Help them engage with these exciting shifts and be prepared for the future world of work: a fast-paced world of collaboration, creativity and mobility.

The Creative Industries

The creative and collaborative potential of digital creativity is impacting on all our lives, our industries, our entertainment, our workflows and the shape of our future careers.

Creativity is in high demand by employers of our next generation of students.

Ensure your students have the skills, aptitude and techniques to realise their innate creative abilities.

ACA Online Examinations

Adobe Certified Associate Exams are an excellent route for students wishing to achieve an industry-recognised entry-level vocational qualification.

They are now available for 6 of Adobe's Creative Cloud products, allowing students to specialise in visual communication, web design, illustration, publishing and video.

Phil Badham is a Certiport Authorized Testing Centre