InDesign training in-class or online
Introduction to InDesign training

2 days
In centre:
£375+ VAT
Live online:
£345+ VAT


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Key details

Key details

InDesign training course for beginners, teaching how to create effective page layouts quickly.

Adobe InDesign is the industry-standard tool for laying out pages for print. It also provides everything you need to develop and publish content for playback on iPad and Android tablets.

Introduction to Adobe InDesign training covers key techniques and features, including setting up new documents, shapes, frames and placeholders, textual content, formatting text, working with styles, placing images, using layers, creating special effects, tables, object libraries and preflighting.

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

Upcoming course dates

Live online training
Birmingham / Bromsgrove
Milton Keynes
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In-class or online

This course is available in-class at eight centres or live online.

Expert trainers

InDesign courses are hosted by Adobe Certified Professionals with vast experience of using the application professionally. See Expert trainers.

How will I learn?

InDesign 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 InDesign. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Windows or Mac

InDesign works almost identically on the Windows and Mac platforms.

Our centres offer both Windows and Mac computers for delegates to use, so you can choose to carry out exercises on the platform you’re familiar with.

InDesign training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A practical InDesign training guide, to refer to during the course and use as a refresher after. Choose from a printed, bound guide or a PDF – whatever suits you best. If you’re participating online and you choose a printed guide, we’ll post this to you.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful course completion. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following InDesign training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their InDesign trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


No prior InDesign knowledge is necessary.

InDesign version

Training is based primarily on InDesign 2024. The techniques taught are relevant to all recent releases of InDesign.

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

Our guarantees to you

We offer:

On-request InDesign training available

Introduction to InDesign 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, your venue or online.

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

General information

General information

Course times



Payment for InDesign training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

Cancellations and transfers

You can cancel a booking on a scheduled training course, or transfer to a later course, without penalty providing you give us 10 working days’ notice. Any fees already paid will be refunded.

If you cancel a booking on a scheduled Introduction to InDesign course giving less than 10 working days’ notice, or request a transfer to a later course, a cancellation/transfer fee is payable. The fee charged depends on the notice period given. For details, see cancellation terms.

Different terms apply for the cancellation or postponement of an on-request course (one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group). For details, see course cancellations.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Introduction to InDesign training courses are hosted by:

Lynne Telfer

Lynne Telfer Autodesk Certified Instructor

Lynne Telfer is highly experienced instructor with over 25 years’ experience working as a professional trainer.

In the late nineties, Lynne worked for Adobe as a trainer and consultant, hosting courses in FrameMaker and other applications at all levels for Adobe’s clients. She’s provided training in Adobe’s Technical Communication and Creative applications ever since.

Lynne has expert knowledge of:

  • Adobe FrameMaker – both Unstructured and Structured use.
  • Adobe RoboHelp.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud applications: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
  • Adobe’s e-Learning tools – Captivate and Presenter.
  • Microsoft Office suite of applications, covering the mainstream applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint to advanced level.

Lynne has a BA Hons in Educational Practice from Oxford Brookes University.

Matt Haddock

Matt Haddock Autodesk Certified Instructor

Matt is one of the UK’s leading creative software trainers. He has hosted training in Adobe’s core graphics packages, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, at all levels, for over 20 years.

Matt brings a wealth of industry knowledge. When not training, he continues to work as a graphic designer, working on a variety of projects in areas including promotion, identity, publishing and graphics.

He has a friendly, familiar approach to training, encouraging delegates to ask questions and take full ownership of the skills they learn.

Alistair Dabbs

Alistair Dabbs Autodesk Certified Instructor

Alistair is a highly-experienced trainer with expert knowledge of various Adobe creative applications including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere Pro. He has held Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) status for almost 20 years, delivering courses in both English and French.

Alistair has worked in a wide range of publishing roles including prepress production, graphic design and editorial production. He has delivered workshops and chaired debates at IT industry conferences.

When not training, Alistair works as a journalist and technical writer, writing on topics including digital imaging, computer arts, fintech, data security, AI and VR. He is a regular contributor to various computer and graphic arts magazines including The Register and Ars Technica, and is the author/co-author of several published books, including the best-selling Digital Designer’s Bible.

Andrew Moreton

Andrew Moreton Autodesk Certified Instructor

Andrew is a highly-experienced instructor with expert knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop.

He’s also a practicing web developer with expert knowledge of Dreamweaver, WordPress and HTML5 and CSS3 coding.

Andrew has 25+ years’ experience in graphic design, electronic publishing and website design and development, and he’s been hosting courses in these topics for 20+ years.

Simon Dry

Simon Dry Autodesk Certified Instructor

Simon is a highly-experienced design professional, whose previous roles have included Designer, Project Manager and Creative Director. He has expert knowledge of a range of applications, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, hosting courses in these applications at all levels. Simon continues to work as a graphic designer, working on a variety of projects for Blue-Chip clients in areas including press and digital ads, photography, website design, social media.

Simon’s also an AI expert, who focusses on ways that the emerging AI technology can be utilised by business to improve productivity and maximise potential.

Marek Mularczyk

Marek Mularczyk Autodesk Certified Instructor

Marek is an Adobe Design, Video and Motion Specialist, and an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).

Voted as one of top 10 Adobe Certified Instructors in the world, Marek has over 15 years’ experience as an animator and photo/video editor, and has published numerous books on these topics.

As an instructor, Marek has trained a wide range of blue-chip clients including Lloyds, Barclays, HS2, Lululemon, Asos, Boohoo, Sony, Samsung, and many more.

Prior to focusing on training, Marek worked as a professional photographer for over 12 years. Photography remains his passion, and in his spare time he travels Europe in search of that perfect picture.

Richard Bird

Richard Bird Autodesk Certified Instructor

Richard is an Associate of the Learning and Performance Institute (TAP accredited) with 30+ years’ experience in the design industry and 20+ years’ training experience.

He began his career at the London College of Printing, and then worked as a magazine designer and art editor. Later, on switching to the advertising industry, he made a name as a freelance typographer and studio manager working for top London studios including Domino, Mustard and Face. Richard enjoys bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to others.

Richard’s extra-curricular interests include horse riding, military history, travel and typography.

Philip Odell

Philip Odell Autodesk Certified Instructor

Philip is a highly experienced instructor specialising in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and FrameMaker.

Philip began his working life with Texas Instruments, before joining Adobe in 1995, where he worked for five years. Philip still has links with Adobe, manning their stands and carrying out presentations when they’re exhibiting in the UK.

For the last eighteen years, Philip has worked as a graphic design specialist, consultant and trainer. He continues to use Adobe applications extensively in his day-to-day professional work.

Phil Talbot

Phil Talbot Autodesk Certified Instructor

Phil works as a professional graphic designer and illustrator.

He’s a long-standing Adobe Design Specialist with expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Creative Cloud Express and Acrobat. He has used all of these applications extensively for over 25 years.

Phil’s professional qualifications and extensive experience provide an ideal base to train delegates using blended learning techniques to improve the individuals’ and organisations’ capabilities. He has worked with and trained many blue-chip organisations.

Course content

Course content

The work area

  • Using toolbox, panels and menus
  • Opening, saving and closing files
  • Navigation
  • Customising the work area
  • Preferences and defaults
  • File export

Setting up new documents

  • Creating new documents
  • Setting up parent pages
  • Using ruler guides, smart guides and grids


  • Inserting text
  • Placing text – incl. file formats
  • Threading text – flowing text
  • Import options – what can be imported
  • Entering special characters
  • Using Find/Change
  • Spell checking – incl. languages


  • Colour theory – RGB/CMYK/Spot colours
  • Applying colour
  • Colour swatches
  • Gradients
  • Filling and stroking shapes and transforming objects
  • Eyedropper tool


  • Formatting text
  • Size/leading/tracking/kerning/ indents/spaces…


  • Formatting Paragraphs
  • Character, Paragraph and Object styles
  • Importing and deleting styles

Working with images

  • Placing images
  • Using the content collector tool
  • Modifying graphic frames and their contents
  • Using the spacing tool
  • Creating in-line frames
  • Wrapping text around objects and managing links.


  • Parent pages – creating ‘page templates’
  • Auto page numbering


  • Creating, locking, hiding, printing

Effects and styling

  • Transparency
  • Feathering

Bullets and Numbers

  • Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Customising Bullets and Numbers


  • Setting up Tabs


  • Creating and editing tables
  • Adding content and formatting tables


  • Creating assets for use in InDesign and across Creative Cloud

Preflighting, packaging and outputting

  • Managing Links

Online features

  • Publish online feature
  • Publish on Behance

Mobile apps

  • Adobe Capture
Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live InDesign course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in InDesign.
  • Interact by speaking, or using chat.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online Introduction to InDesign courses…

  • Are presented by Adobe Certified Instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using InDesign.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • InDesign installed. If you don’t have access to InDesign, we can usually send you a link to fully-functional trial software to download and install.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running InDesign doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t, however, be able to assist with your InDesign installation.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time


Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

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

InDesign training bundle

Book classroom-based courses in:

for £545 + VAT (classroom-based) or £495 + VAT (live online training), saving £75 + VAT in both cases.

The bundle price will be applied automatically when you add these two courses to your basket.

Training discounts

Multiple places

If you book multiple places on any courses, we can offer you:

  • 5% discount if you book two places.
  • 10% discount if you book three places.
  • 15% discount if you book 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.

These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and live online training.


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

  • Students, teachers and lecturers.
  • People who work for a registered charity.
  • ISTC members.

These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and remote training.

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 on-request course bookings (one-to-one training or a ‘closed 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.
    • For classroom-based courses, be in the same region, i.e. within 50 miles of our centre.
    • For online training, be a live course, i.e. not pre-prepared e-learning content.
  • 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.

“Really great course - now feel a lot more confident using the various toolbars InDesign has and am looking forward to trying to put the skills I've learnt into practice”

Bethan T

“Great course and Lynne was fabulous - really friendly and engaging and happy to answer questions. Added in some specific content based on questions. Super course and really inspired me to want to learn more.”

Tori N

“A fantastic course delivered by Lynne, which was paced really well for a beginner. ”

Rachel L

“Lynne was extremely thorough and patient throughout the course, it was a pleasure to have been in this class. Her enthusiasm and the way she explained things was very useful, and encouraged me to learn more about InDesign and try it out for myself. ”

Priya D

“Lynne was great and I would recommend the training on the whole. Lynne was happy to chat through everything and answered lots of questions. She also balanced the online and in-person groups well. I feel I now have a good understanding of InDesign and how it works.”

Jen L

“Starting with the basics of navigating the software was helpful. There were lots of opportunities to ask any specific questions, and the instructor provided clear step by step guidance.”

Katie N

“Very good course and great support from the trainer.”

Polina P

“I really enjoyed my two days of training. Lynne was a great instructor and really helped me to understand the programe in a methodical and calm manner. I never felt confused and she was always happy to help explain things again. I would definitely recommend this course to others!”

Chloe W

“Matt was a great instructor - he helped everyone feel comfortable, really easy to engage with and made sure everyone was happy at each stage before moving on.”

Simone W

“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the Armada crew. Marek was a great facilitator and made the learning easy to deliver. I facilitate online myself and it was lovely to be on the other side for once. ”

Tine B

“Marek was an excellent trainer – I’ve never picked something up so quickly. I’ve already been eyeing up the intermediate course and a few others, so I’m sure I’ll be using Armada again soon.”

April P

“Lynne did a great job at giving people enough time to try out the skills she was showing, as well as explaining clearly what was being done at each stage. Lynne was also happy to revisit areas if any of us had questions or had missed something. I like to take notes during training, and felt I had plenty of time to write my notes and try out what was being demonstrated which I appreciated, as I often have to rush my notes. Great course, thank you! I found the whole course helpful. I didn't know how to use any of the software features that Lynne demonstrated, so I came away from the course with lots of new and helpful knowledge/skills.”

Millie H

“Really enjoyed the sessions - The trainer, Lynne, was super clear and concise, never felt the sessions dragged, it was run at a great speed. Most importantly, I learned a lot. I’ll definitely be using the majority of the features learned during the course. Thank you so much!”

Ria S

“The trainer, Lynne, was really open to questions and made everyone comfortable asking for extra help if they needed it. She also made sure to include the online attendees as well as us in the room. Really nice working atmosphere. Really enjoyed the training, thank you Lynne!”

Lydia L

“Really good examples and demonstrations of how to use the course and InDesign. I found it helpful going step by step through each step and technique, and we went through relevant examples of things that I could use throughout my role.”

Saffron G

“Our trainer is really interactive and engaging despite not being classroom based, I did feel like we were part of the class!”

Victoria L

“I found that everything relating to text, how to wrap it, edit it, create styles was extremely helpful and will be directly put into my work. This was a very interesting and helpful 2 day course. Easy to follow and great as an introduction. I attended online and found it was very easy to follow even though not in person.”

Hannah R

“Lynne is a very experienced lecturer. Amazing course. Very slow paced and a lot of help was provided throughout. Thank you.”

Oliwia W

“Thank you to Lynne for excellent delivery of the course and removing my fear of InDesign and exceeding my expectations! Thank you all for your seamless communication and assistance in this matter. I am looking forward to attending the advanced training by way of progression and to implement this knowledge on a day-to-day basis.”

Hayley F

“The fact that I can use InDesign for parts of my job, where I would use a different application previously, was very helpful. InDesign has a huge amount of features I will be able to take with me and use during some of the graphics work I do.”

Alex E

“Andrew explained concepts clearly, allowed time for questions and as a beginner to InDesign I felt the course was pitched at the right level for me. ”

Florence G

“Andrew was a great trainer, thank you!”

Calum O

“The trainer was superb. He explained things very clearly and answered questions in depth and ensured everyone understood before moving on.”

Sam M

“Lynne was very helpful and engaging. ”

Rebecca P

“Really helpful to be able to see what the trainer was doing on the big screen and be able to follow the steps myself and have a trainer on hand to help if needed.”

Maeleine V

“I really enjoyed the course. It covered all the elements I was expecting from an introduction course and everything was explained and demonstrated excellently so that it was easy to follow along. Trainer was very knowledgeable and gave regular opportunities to ask questions in case there was anything that anyone did not understand. ”

Callum S

“This course was very helpful: the approach was logical, and the content spot on for what I needed.”

Sara S

“Phil was a great teacher and always allowed enough time for us to ask any questions. There was a great amount of content provided in the course. I feel that InDesign is no longer alien to me and that I can start creating documents. ”

Luke W

“Our trainer made sure to acknowledge what each person wanted to achieve with the course, and helped us individually when we requested it. The course started from the basics, allowing us to easily build our skill-sets and develop our understanding as we progressed.”

Morgan F

“Thanks again for the excellent training, I really learnt a lot more than I thought we’d be able to cover in the 2 days. I thought I might need more face-2-face support but honestly Zoom is just as good.”

Premjit G

“Excellent course and thoroughly enjoyed it. ”

Alison B

“I really enjoyed the course. I thought Phil was a great trainer - his pace was good and his explanations clear. I learnt everything I would have hoped to learn and more besides.”

Claire W

“Highly recommended for beginners as it covered all of the basics for InDesign. Phil has a tailored and fun approach that made the time fly even though there was lots to cover in 2 days.”

Theodora P

“I think we got a really good intro to InDesign as a lot of features were introduced and the pace was quite quick. Phil kept the training very lively and was always available to answer our questions or give tips based on our personal use of InDesign, and show us anything we were curious about, even if it was more advanced. Great training course.”

Carol P

“The admin and arrangements were excellent, and I thought that Marek was an excellent trainer.”

Jane W

“The course was very good and gave me more knowledge and will help me use In design for my current job role. Phil was very patient and helpful and he did stop and go back over things whenever I asked.”

Leanne C

“Phil was terrific as a trainer...his humour definitely put a smile on my face, he was very encouraging of questions and to share problems. I didn't ever feel rushed in completing the tasks and for the most part I was able to work at the same speed as he was which was how I made the most of the course.”

Louise S

“It has been a very helpful and informative 2 days and have gone from not knowing anything about InDesign to knowing things. Thank you Phil.”

Nia H

“Another great training session with Armada and Marek.”

Michelle H

“Phil was an excellent trainer. It was really easy to understand each step of the training program, and he kept the content interesting and engaging. He was very patient and went over things several times to make sure we got everything. ”

Charlotte W

“Phil was an excellent instructor, and the pitch and pace of the course was excellent for our team who had a range of InDesign experience.”

Pete W

“It was a very informative two days and Phil was clear and concise with each part! ”

Lauren G

“Phil was a really great teacher. He went through it all in a way that I understood easily and clearly. He would go back and show stuff if we did not quite get it and i felt at ease to ask him any questions.”

Julia D

“I got exactly what I needed out of this training. Philip is an excellent trainer who absolutely knows his way around InDesign. He took the time to hear what we all needed out of the training and focused in on these aspects. ”

Fiona M

“Phil was great, he made a point of singling me out as I was running an older version and explaining where tool and settings were if different. ”

Andy B

“I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot in the time also, Lynne was great, I would definitely consider doing another course with Armada after this experience. ”

Zoe G

“Very knowledgeable and helpful trainer, happy to answer questions and re-explain things if needed, never felt like asking anything was any trouble. Moved at a good pace, had a nice tone and expression to his voice which kept the course engaging. Thank you!”

Jennifer S

“The course was good and I learnt a good amount about the software. Overall, I was impressed with the course and the content I have learnt as it will benefit me in the future. ”

Emily D

“Philip was a great trainer, really easy to follow and understand. Was a very useful 2 days. Thanks very much Phil. ”

Amie P

“Lynne is a terrific trainer. She gets the balance right in terms of demonstration and opportunities to try out practical skills. She's very engaging and creates a lovely, open and non-intimidating environment for learning. Thanks Lynne!”

Lee P

“Great course, really impressed by what we covered.”

Terri-Anne B

“Being able to interact whilst being taught tasks was extremely helpful and helped build my knowledge / understand even more.”

Ameila G

“The course was extremely useful and user friendly. I really appreciated the little breaks on top of lunch break to have a break from the screen. ”

Kirsty G

“Phil's pace was perfect for writing down notes and practicing along with him. He also repeated things promptly and made the lesson interesting. Very good teacher.”

Billie W

“Phil was an excellent trainer, explaining everything in a logical order and recapping things as he went. Would recommend a course with him to anyone. ”

Cath C

“The online course worked very well. If I had the opportunity I would do another course with yourselves. Thank you. ”

Hazel M

“Intense two days! Lots of really useful hints and tips, look forward to applying to our own documents but will definitely be referring back to my training guide often!”

Emmalene F

“Phil's’ pace was perfect for writing down notes and practicing along with him. He also repeated things promptly and made the lesson interesting. Very good teacher.”

Billie W

“Phil was brilliant. He covered so much in 2 days and I learnt a lot of useful things from this course. He was very easy to understand and I could follow along very easily. ”

Kelly M

“I got everything that I needed for me to move forward with using InDesign in my work role. Phil was an excellent instructor - prepared to move 'off road' if questions arose that allowed additional skills to be demonstrated. Would definitely recommend the course to colleagues.”

David S

“Excellent course, very informative and easy to follow. I look forward to putting it all into practice!”

Christina D

“Mark was a great trainer, and full of knowledge and tips. Very useful course on how to use the software and ideas of things that can be done with it. ”

Craig H

“Lynne was extremely knowledgeable and went at a great pace. She was very clear in her instructions and I have learnt a lot from her. Would definitely recommend the course to others. ”

Sophie S

“Lynne was lovely and very helpful and clear :) ”

Natalie W

“Very friendly, welcoming and willing to answer any questions. Obviously it was different to any other training course I have attended in the past due to this one being conducted via Zoom but I feel this worked really well and I still learned everything I would of done if I was sitting in a classroom.”

Carley M

“Great course, Lynne was a great tutor, very patient and helpful. ”

Henry W

“Phil was absolutely fabulous and he was very patient and attentive to everyone on the course. Great Teacher.”

Shalon R

“Really good course as always, learnt a lot and helped with some odd work arounds i was using and making life easier!”

Laura C

“Great course, I could really relate to the features and see myself using them. Phil was great, went at a good pace and took the time to answer any questions we had.”

Hannah K

“Fantastic instructor. Couldn't be more helpful.”

Kathy U

“Phil was able to balance training both virtual and in class attendees and was fully engaging throughout.”

Megan R

“Loved Lynne and the structure of the training session. Lots of exercise to practice - highly recommend”

Mara L

“Phil is a really excellent trainer. I have done other courses with him and he is patient and explains and demonstrates things very well. He is happy to go back over things if you need a recap or didn\'t quite understand the first time, which is very important when you are a novice working with complicated software. I would definitely recommend him.”

Carol D

“Phil was great, clear and very inormative - thanks so much!!”

Riquelle A

“Phil is an excellent communicator and quite witty!!!”

Jason J

“Professionally delivered and very useful course! ”

Joel W

“Nothing to add. Overall, very happy with the training experience and with Phil, who was an excellent teacher and really kept me engaged throughout the two days.”

Ben A

“As with Photoshop Phil was an excellent trainer who adapted well to delivering this training online - he is clearly very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions thrown at him ”

Cathy P

“I found the training really useful. The trainer Peter, made the course interesting and kept it at the level where the group could understand. Peter also added good advice as to what to look out for in design. ”

Angela S

“Phil is a really excellent trainer. I have done other courses with him and he is patient and explains and demonstrates things very well. He is happy to go back over things if you need a recap or didn't quite understand the first time.”

Carol D

“The online training worked well - saved on travel, meant I could use my normal laptop etc so get a feel for how it really works for me. Lynne was really friendly and helpful. She was very knowledgeable about any queries that came up.”

Holly U

“I really enjoyed the virtual course which was the only option available due to the current climate. Due to this I would definitely look at doing more online courses because of how easy it was to follow.”

Luka T

“I enjoyed my InDesign training with Armada and found it very helpful. Lovely office and friendly team. I'm looking forward to receiving my certificate!”

Bara M

“Superb training session. Mark Gatter is incredibly interesting and informative. I would recommend this to anybody who want to get their head around Adobe InDesign.”

Matt B

“Mark was absolutely amazing. I learned so much in those two days. Looking forward to building on my InDesign skills.”

Ekaterina N

“Fabulous 2 day course, very full on, but very informative. Feel confident to return to work to start creating! Thank you.”

Gail G

“I attended the InDesign Intro course, it was great! The structure of the course was fab and I feel confident that I will now be able to use InDesign in my job role. Phil is a great trainer, explaining clearly and helping at every point. Thanks again!”

Lily M

“Easy to follow course, over two days. Definitely worth attending.”

Vicki F

“I attended the Armada beginner InDesign course with Andy and it was amazing! He was extremely helpful in any questions we had and taught us how to use the programme perfectly. I'd never even heard of InDesign before this course and am now very confident in being able to use it for everything I will need to at my work place. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to start using this programme!”

Elsie L

“Great course which allowed us to learn while doing. I was able to learn techniques and then immediately apply them to my own design work.”

Robert W

“Thank you Andrew for your help with InDesign! I look forward to putting the skills into practice at work.”

Joanna A

“A smoothly run great course. The tutor was very approachable and made sure you understood before moving on.”

Siobhan D

“Really great course content, guided by a friendly knowledgeable leader Andrew. Great venue.”

Kate J

“I attended the InDesign Intro course and it was amazing! The examples and structure of the course is fantastic, and we all agreed at lunch that Andrew is also a really great trainer, walking us through every element clearly and helping to ensure we understood the different parts before moving on. Training I would highly recommend!! Thanks Andrew - I can't wait to start putting it into practice.”

Lucy C

“Easy to follow and questions answered. Would recommend.”

Liz K

“I have just attended a two day InDesign course, which was excellent.”

Helen B

“Amazing few days training with Armada on Adobe InDesign. The course tutor Phil, really knew his stuff. I will definitely be returning for more courses.”

Chris B

“I was a complete newbie to InDesign and the Introduction to InDesign Course over two days has given me all the tools I need to confidently use this package in the workplace. Our trainer, Philip, was fantastic. I would highly recommend this course!”

Lucy B

“Really professional and well structured day. Lovely lecturer. Good lunch. Learnt a lot and would highly recommend.”

Lizzie D

“Really informative and relevant training material. Philip was a great teacher and made us laugh throughout the 2 days! Really nice touch having lunch provided too.”

Dani J

“Have learnt a lot of skills to take back to the office. Philip was a patient and knowledgeable teacher. Everything was covered in a way which made sense to a complete InDesign novice! Thank you!”

Kathryn L

“This is the second course I have done with Armada! The courses are great, easy to follow and very helpful! Would definitely recommend this course again!”

Emma J

“Have learnt a lot of skills to take back to the office. Philip was a patient and knowledgeable teacher. Everything was covered in a way which made sense to a complete InDesign novice! Thank you!”

Kathryn F

“TOP CLASS - amazing customer service & good communication. Brilliant facilities and a great tutor. Really good mix of students, professional hand-outs & certificate - 100% recommend and will look into further courses. ”

Angelina C

“A superb centre of training. Patient, helpful & extremely knowledgeable staff, I feel like I learned a lot in a few days. Great value too. Recommended!”

Jake N

“This was an interesting course that I feel will be useful in my day to day work. The mix of tutorial with hands on learning was great.”

Erin O

“Phillip is a great teacher! Well organised and methodical learning structure that helped me understand the basics of InDesign step by step. In some ways I wish I could have brought some form of my own 'work' to practice on but understand not always possible! Glad we get the manual to take away which is a good idea. All in all, fantastic and thanks to Phillip!”


“Great 2 days with excellent trainer Philip Talbot! I learnt loads, lots of helpful key shortcuts too!! Thank you”

Katy F

“Very informative course that provided all the basic tools that I needed to start using InDesign. The course was conducted at a good pace that allowed time to learn everything we were being taught.”

Dane R

“Phillip was great and we appreciated his expertise and insights. He answered many questions and In many ways also helped us generate several more!”

Anthony B

“TOP CLASS - amazing customer service & good communication. Brilliant facilities and a great tutor. Really good mix of students, professional hand-outs & certificate - 100% recommend and will look into further courses. Thank you all. ”

Angelina CQ

“Phillip is a great teacher! Well organised and methodical learning structure that helped me understand the basics of InDesign step by step. In some ways I wish I could have brought some form of my own 'work' to practice on but understand not always possible! Glad we get the manual to take away which is a good idea. All in all, fantastic and thanks to Phillip!”

Emily H

“Very informative course that provided all the basic tools that I needed to start using InDesign. The course was conducted at a good pace that allowed time to learn everything we were being taught.”

Dean R

“Great AE course, loads of information, friendly and helpful trainer and really nice set-up!”

Jodie B

“Given that I had never seen InDesign before attending my 2 day course run by Armada and hosted by Phil, I was nervous that I would look silly if I didn't keep up with the class exercises. However, Phil was very calm and engaging. I would recommend this company and teacher. I shall be booking courses again in the near future.”

Jules W

“After struggling for months to create a leaflet on InDesign, I thought I needed to attend a course which will enable me to work faster. I've learnt tricks of the trade and will now be able to implement this both at work and personally. An Introduction to InDesign is definitely a course for people wanting to progress their knowledge of the programme quickly. You get a spiral bound pre-printed instructions for when you might be stuck afterwards as well as getting 30 days help from the InDesign tutor. Fully recommend going on this course.”

Isobel O

“I thoroughly enjoyed the two-day course and found the format and information to be easy to understand, the tutor was very helpful and friendly. He obviously knew the software well and inspired a 'can do' attitude to the students.”

Jo B

“Very helpful course, left with a good, basic understanding of the InDesign software. Philip was very helpful and thorough. His explanation of the tools, processes and commands of the programme was very easy to understand.”

Stewart D

“I did the 2 day course for an introduction to InDesign, Greta is a fantastic trainer. We got everything covered and had a laugh while doing it. Would very highly recommend this course. The location is really easy to get to by train, you can see the building as soon as you step out of the station.”

Rebecca G

“I've done the 2 day InDesign introduction training course. The course has been great value - really helpful and straight to the point. Greta Powell is a brilliant tutor, really patient and answered all our questions. I would certainly recommend!”

Petya T

“I recently did the 2 day course, Introduction to InDesign. The facilities were brilliant and the trainer-Greta was very helpful. Greta answered all questions and made sure I was happy before we moved onto the next section. I would definitely recommend learning with Armada.”

Lindsey B