InDesign training in-class or online
Introduction to InDesign training

2 days
In centre:
£345+ VAT
Live online:
£245+ 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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Accredited InDesign training

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

InDesign courses are hosted by Adobe Certified Instructors from a graphic design background with vast experience of using the application professionally. For further details, see Expert trainers.

In-class or online

Our centres are open for in-class training, with full safety measures implemented. Where numbers allow, you’ll sit at a desk without anyone sitting next to you.

All courses are available in our popular live online format.

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 completion of an Adobe‑accredited InDesign course. 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 2022. 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.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months. For further details, see Staged payments.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies or 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:

Phil Talbot

Phil Talbot Autodesk Certified Instructor

Phil works as an Adobe Design Specialist and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).

He has expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Creative Cloud Express and Acrobat, and he has used all of these applications extensively for over 25 years in his professional work.

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, including FTSE 100 companies.

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.

Lynne Telfer

Lynne Telfer Autodesk Certified Instructor

Lynne Telfer is long-standing Adobe Certified 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.

Richard Bird

Richard Bird Autodesk Certified Instructor

Richard is a long-standing Adobe Certified Instructor and an Associate of the Learning and Performance Institute (TAP accredited). Richard has 30+ years’ experience in the design industry and 20+ years’ experience 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.

Marek Mularczyk

Marek Mularczyk Autodesk Certified Instructor

Marek is a long-established Adobe Certified Instructor.

Adobe applications which Marek has expert knowledge of include InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Animate and Acrobat. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in all of these applications, and he uses them regularly in his professional work.

Marek is the author of a range of published books and video training DVDs including The Complete Photoshop CC, The Complete Lightroom CC and Unleash the power of Photoshop.

Based on delegate feedback collected by Adobe in 2015, Marek was ranked in the top 10 Adobe Certified Instructors in the world!

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.

Mark Gatter

Mark Gatter Autodesk Certified Instructor

Mark is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) with expert knowledge of Adobe’s key creative applications – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Acrobat. He also has expert knowledge of Maxon Cinema 4D.

Mark has specialised in all aspects of the digital pre-press process for over three decades, including 18 years in California, where he worked as the production manager for the biggest print shop in the north part of the state.

He began training in 1998, and he holds a teaching qualification.

He has published five books, which you’ll find on Amazon, covering topics relating to graphic design and polytunnel gardening, one of Mark’s interests when not delivering training.

Philip Odell

Philip Odell Autodesk Certified Instructor

Philip is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), 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.

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 master 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 the Story Editor
  • Tracking changes
  • 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.


  • Master 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 CC

Preflighting, packaging and outputting

  • Managing Links

Online features

  • Publish online feature
  • Publish on Behance

Mobile apps

  • Adobe Comp
  • 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, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • 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 £495 + VAT (classroom-based) or £375 + VAT (live online training), saving £45 + 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:

  • 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.

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.
    • Hold the same accreditations as our course, i.e. it must be provided by an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC).
    • 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.

“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 I.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

“Phil was patient and concise when explaining all aspects of InDesign. He was able to go over things we werent sure of until we got it.”

Beth S

“Phil was great, very informative, helpful and friendly.”

Sandra R

“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

“Mark was brilliant. Very patient and knowledgeable. Fantastic course for beginners. ”

Millie T

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

Terri-Anne B

“Excellent content and presentation.”

John S

“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

“Great course, very informative”

Suzanne M

“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

“Lynne was brilliant, kept the tempo and made the content relevant and helpful. She was really good at tailoring the content to what we needed as individuals. Thanks

Olivia S-C

“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 a really really good trainer, explained things really well ”

Stacie W

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

Megan R

“Fantastic, thanks so much”

Janine M

“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

“Thank you Phil. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and very clear. ”

Jennifer K

“Professionally delivered and very useful course! ”

Joel W

“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

“Phil has incredible energy and really made the course come alive. I was very satisfied with the course and would highly recommend it! ”

Ben C

“Phil was a great facilitator with in depth knowledge of InDesign and other parts of the Creative Suite. He kept engagement up, paced the training well and took time to ensure knowledge was embedded throughout. ”

Patrick G

“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

“I attended and completed a two day InDesign course lead by Phillip Talbot. Phil was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.”

Andrea D

“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!”


“A fantastic course. Great how it was so interactive and we were able to 'give things a go' ourselves as we were being shown how to use them. And Greta the tutor was fab - a very engaging personality who clearly knows her subject matter inside out, but at the same time very good at putting herself in the shoes of someone who's never used InDesign before.”

Rich F

“Very comprehensive and informative course - Philip tailored it to our needs which was a huge help! His knowledge left us "ahhing" most of the time - absolute delight to be taught by. Thoroughly recommend!”

Nicola T

“I have never used InDesign before and I didn't know what to expect. The course was mainly practical, whilst the trainer talked you through the steps, which I thought was really good. I have learnt a lot from the course, which I am looking forward to putting into practice at work. The training guide given looks great which is very useful to have when you're back at work and made need to refer back to it. The Trainer Peter Owen was superb, very knowledgeable and was extremely helpful throughout both days. The venue is also excellent, staff are really friendly and food that is served as part of our course was delicious. Also not to forget the lady that was at the course on arrival and checked everything was ok, she was really friendly and professional. Overall I was really pleased and I would highly recommend Armada for training courses for Adobe InDesign.”


“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

“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

“Excellent training, lots of techniques and skills made extremely easy to understand and digest. I have used the software before but this has broadly expanded my knowledge.”

Peter B

“High standard of training which is relevant to real world of work.”

Rachel G

“I would recommend this due to the high quality of learning, also the experience you have whilst being here. The instructor made you feel at ease from the start and was willing to go at everyone's own speed and help when needed individually.”

John M

“I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is willing to learn. The instructors are very knowledgeable, patient and can explain everything in simple terminology.”

Rajeev S

“Very Impressed with the tutor. He knew a lot about the range of adobe products and was able to explain the topics covered in an easy to understand way. I would recommend this course.”

Zoe S

“A wide range of topics were covered in the training, providing plenty of information on how InDesign can be effectively used.”

Lisa R

“Good introduction to InDesign, especially if someone doesn't have any previous experience of using the software.”

Sandra W

“Very informative, and helped with any question I had.”

Kris J

“Professional, friendly, full-on course with expert delivery.”

Mim C

“Very easy to get to, excellent facilities and course content.”

Jenny M

“It was very informative and provided a good basis to use InDesign in the future.”

James W

“The course was excellent, very knowledgeable trainer who answered most of our questions and showed us particular aspects that people asked about. In addition the facilities were fantastic. Highly recommended.”

Andrea S

“All areas explained/topics well, Pete was approachable - would definitely recommend this course.”

Anouska B

“Excellent introduction to InDesign for someone who has not used it before.”

Lorraine M

“Well organised course, well presented and clearly structured and explained.”

Don R

“It was a great introduction to InDesign and the training facility is excellent.”

Helen A

“Very well presented and organised.”

Ellie B

“I would recommend this training as I found it a very good, informative introduction to InDesign. It left me inspired to want to start using the software.”

Chloe M

“The course covered everything I need to know and the instructor was knowledgeable, helpful and polite.”

Liane H

“Many thanks for the course this week, I fully enjoyed it and I am already back in the swing of implementing the things I learnt into our study guides.”

Kris J

“Very effective at getting information over, very patient!!”

Anne T

“I would definitely recommend this course. It provides a thorough understanding of InDesign's capabilities.”

Mark C

“I feel as though I have learnt a lot from this course and the instructor was brilliant. Course content and the way it was taught was very well planned out. I will definitely recommend this course to other design/marketing colleagues and friends.”

Sophie H

“Excellent course and Philip took us through the content at a steady and systematic pace which enabled everyone in the class to keep up. The training document will be very helpful in refreshing my memory once back at work. Good exercises and enjoyed creating a brochure from scratch.”

Laura H

“The course was very enjoyable - trainer was thorough and approachable. Very patient!”

Becky M

“Phil was an excellent tutor. Spent time going through specifics that i would need for my work, which was incredibly useful.”

Charlotte P

“Fantastic course all round! Thanks very much Phil!”

Clair H

“Great training, I feel much more confident creating new documents for print and web.”

Summaiya N

“Simply... thank you! The trainer was friendly and personal and addressed all of our individual needs which isn't always the case with training courses.”

Lucy G

“Great course, knowledgeable and friendly trainer - thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you!”

Michelle R

“Brilliant course. Learnt some very useful things to help me design brochures and display boards.”

Steph J

“I found the course really interesting and enjoyable. Philip was incredibly helpful and very clear with his tuition. I feel like I've learnt so much and am really inspired to get to work on my first project.”

Helen C

“Greta was really helpful and made the course very enjoyable; I learnt a lot! Best adobe course yet!”

Kate M

“Pete was amazing, there wasn't anything he couldn't answer. Great trainer and was happy to go off topic to help us learn. Absolutely amazing course, gave me great knowledge to go forward in my role and feel confident in what I'm doing.”

Mandy C

“Felt like it was a very good intro. I now feel confident to go away and use InDesign. I had no previous knowledge. ”

Victoria N