Adobe Captivate training
Introduction to Captivate training

2 days £395+ VAT


Dates and booking

Birmingham / Bromsgrove training centres

5 Apr — 6 Apr
5 Jul — 6 Jul
1 Nov — 2 Nov

Milton Keynes training centre

15 Mar — 16 Mar
23 Aug — 24 Aug
8 Nov — 9 Nov

Reading training centre

21 Feb — 22 Feb
14 Jun — 15 Jun
11 Oct — 12 Oct

Sheffield training centre

8 Mar — 9 Mar
14 Jun — 15 Jun
20 Sep — 21 Sep
29 Nov — 30 Nov
Key details

Key details

Adobe Captivate training course for beginners, teaching how to develop professional-standard e-learning content.

Adobe Captivate is the industry standard tool for developing e-learning tutorials and presentations featuring spoken narrative, animation, video and tests. Content is accessible locally, via Intranet or the Web, and it integrates smoothly with Learning Management Systems.

Introduction to Captivate provides a thorough grounding for beginners, teaching all key techniques including:

  • Working with slides and masters
  • Applying effects, adding buttons and rollover captions
  • Using the timeline
  • Inserting images and sound
  • Inserting audio, video and animations
  • Creating questions and assessments
  • Publishing for Learning Management Systems
  • Publishing for HTML5

This course is ideal for newcomers to Captivate, and those with limited Captivate experience.

Accredited Captivate training

Armada is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC), accredited by Adobe to provide Captivate training.

Expert trainers

Captivate training is hosted by Adobe Certified Instructors, who are Adobe Certified Experts in the application, with vast experience of using it professionally for e-learning development.

How will I learn?

Captivate training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running Captivate.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Captivate, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an Adobe‑accredited Captivate training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Captivate training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Captivate trainer to help with any post-course issues.


No prior Captivate knowledge is necessary.

Captivate version

Training is based primarily on Captivate 2017, as contained in Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2017. The techniques taught are relevant to all recent releases of Captivate .

All Captivate training is suitable for both Windows and Mac users.

Our guarantees to you

Our price guarantee is your assurance that you’re getting the best value for money.

Our training guarantee ensures that you learn the concepts and skills you need.

On-request Captivate training available

As well as our scheduled courses, Introduction to Captivate training is also available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group, hosted at one of our centres or your venue anywhere in the UK.

On-request training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the e-learning development work you’re going to be doing. Please contact us for a quote.

General information

General information

Course times



Payment for Captivate training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.


If a company or delegate cancels an Captivate training course booking giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.


Course content

Course content

Day 1

The Captivate learning environment

Creating a new project

Adding and editing slides

Working with text captions

Modifying the pointer

Working with the timeline

Working with objects

Using Smart Shapes

Applying Themes

Inserting animations and applying effects

Adding video to a Captivate project

Adding audio to a Captivate project

Exploring the ‘panning’ function

Day 2

Recording software simulations

Using clickboxes

Importing PowerPoint slides

Inserting buttons

Using text entry boxes

Using variables

Advanced actions

Inserting rollover captions and images

Inserting question slides

Setting reporting options

Updating projects

High definition screencasts

Themes and project templates


Publishing for a Learning Management System (LMS)

Publishing to HTML5

Other reporting and publishing options

Creating aggregator projects


Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

To make your Captivate training as affordable as possible, we offer:

Training discounts

Multiple places

If you book multiple course places, we can offer you:

  • 10% discount if you book two places.
  • 15% discount if you book three or four places.
  • 20% discount if you book five or more places.

This can be for several people attending one course, one person attending several courses, or a combination.


We offer a 10% discount on scheduled Captivate course places to:

  • Students, teachers and lecturers.
  • People who work for a registered charity.
  • ISTC members.
  • Delegates self-funding their training for career progression purposes.

Please call us if you qualify for a discount. Evidence of your status that entitles you to a discount may be requested.

Terms and exclusions

Only one of the above discounts can be applied to any booking.

The above discounts are not available for training bundles or on-request course bookings (one-to-one training or a course for your group).

Price guarantee

When you book training with Armada, we want you to be certain that you’re not paying over-the-odds. So, if you book a place on any scheduled (public) course and then find the same course at a lower price elsewhere, we will match that price.

To qualify for the price match:

  • The course you find must be comparable. By this we mean it must:
    • Cover the same subject.
    • Be the same duration or longer.
    • Hold the same accreditations as our course, i.e. it must be provided by an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC).
    • Be in the same region, i.e. within 50 miles of our centre.
  • The lower price must be advertised on the other company’s website.

To claim a price match, just call any time before attending your course and tell us where you saw the price.

“I loved Greta's training style. She was very laid back and unflappable but still constantly on the ball. We were not an easy group to please (mixture of IT professionals and HR) but she nailed it. The training was instructor led but had a workshop feel so we could see and understands its benefit. Thank you Greta”

Lindsay C

“Great course with great accomodation and trainer. I would recommend course and provider to colleagues and others.”

Chris B

“Lots of very useful assets and examples of materials to be used in the workshop sessions.”

Richard B

“Great course thank you. Lots of new knowledge gained over the last two days. This is ideal for my job. Thank you.”

Anthony S

“All information was relevant and Mark allowed time for us to understand every area we discussed.”

Angie K

“Course delivered with great pace and Mark gave additional explanations where needed.”

Anne D

“This training is ideal for anyone starting out with Captivate, the trainer is very knowledgeable and helpful.”

Brendan M

“Great course, and felt supported throughout.”

Luke M

“You learn so much in a short amount of time.”

Leslie C

“We all thoroughly enjoyed the course. Mark was brilliant, very knowledgeable, well prepared and made things very easy and clear for us to understand. We learnt so much and are looking forward to being able to put these things into practice with our own work. The organisation of the course went well too, both before the day and during. It all went very smoothly with just the right amount of contact.”

Cheryl H

“Perfectly explained the essentials of this powerful software. The instructor adapted very well to everybody's different learning speeds. Great course.”

Ursula B

“The course was tailored well, with good pacing and and delivery style. Thank you.”

Jacqui N

“The course content has been very well organised. The delivery and learning environment was over and above my expectations. I really would like to come back again for more Captivate & other training sessions once I've had an opportunity to use these new skills.”

Adelaide N

“Mark was very knowledgeable and gave some good general examples.”

Pauline M

“Overall a very useful and helpful course, I will be able to go back to the office and start updating the e-Learning files that need amending.”

Karly P

“An excellent learning experience.”

Jason W

“Very useful course - acts as the perfect introduction to using Captivate. Tutor is also very supportive and handles questions well.”

Donovan L

“Greta was wonderful - smiley, patient and very helpful. Thanks Greta!”

Charlotte R

“I would definitely recommend this training to colleagues as it was very informative and useful.”

Susan C

“It was extremely useful and I learned a lot.”

Laura H

“Training was delivered in a professional and logical sequence and catered for all abilities.”

Chris R

“I would recommend this training even if you have an intermediate knowledge of Captivate as best practices are shown.”

Matt V

“Thorough introduction for someone with no previous experience.”

John C

“The training is step by step and takes you through in a logical way enabling you to be able to create straight after the training.”

Kate A

“Very knowledgeable trainer, lots of good practical examples. Started with basic explanations and moved into more advanced topics quickly. Lots of useable content.”

Mika S

“Outstanding training experience, lots of knowledge.”

Darron H

“Very informative this will definitely help the development of my elearning workshops moving forward.”

Tom M

“Very comprehensive content and a very knowledgeable tutor.”

Catherine R

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