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Adobe Indesign - Beginners Online Short Course

Course description

Adobe InDesign is a widely used application for designing page layouts for print or screens to a professional standard. This practical, two-day course will teach you the techniques professionals use to create spectacular publications through a series of demonstrations and exercises.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Construct simple advertisements
  • Layout a multi column page
  • Identify and place correct image file formats
  • Apply text formatting and create save and apply a paragraph style
  • Wrap text around an object
  • Export a PDF for print
  • Package work for archiving and future use

Who Should Attend

Anyone looking to learn desktop publishing with Adobe InDesign.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

Please bring for the first session:

  • Notebook and pen


Topics covered

  • Bleeds
  • Margins
  • Resizing and placing images
  • Paragraph and type
  • Columns
  • Text editing
  • Preparing documents for output as PDF or print



"This was, by and large, incredibly useful and interesting. The teaching was thoughtful, and it was a pleasure to meet the other students who were from a variety of industries."


"I really enjoyed the Adobe InDesign course for Beginners. It was really interesting and it has inspired me to want to continue to learn more about the programme. The teacher was enthusiastic and the course has really inspired me. Thank you."
Meet the Tutor:

Our Adobe InDesign - Beginners Short Course is designed to teach you the essentials of page design and layout software. Learn to create simple advertisements, formatting and packaging creative work for future use.

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