Autodesk Revit training
Revit Essentials training

3 days
In centre:
£625+ VAT
Live online:
£395+ VAT


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Key details

Key details

Revit training for beginners, teaching the concepts behind BIM and key Revit techniques specific to architecture and structural design.

Autodesk Revit provides the tools you need to design, build and maintain high quality, energy efficient buildings. Revit supports BIM workflows, and provides comprehensive features for your construction project.

Revit Essentials training provides a thorough grounding in the application. On completion, you will be able to use Revit to take a project from conceptual through the stages of design, analysis, documentation and visualisation.

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In-class or online

In-class courses are now available to book again. We’re taking comprehensive measures to ensure your health and well-being – fewer people in-class, you won’t sit next to another person, comprehensive cleaning. To read more, see Covid-19 measures.

You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.

Upcoming course dates

Live online training
Birmingham / Bromsgrove
Milton Keynes
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Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Architects and building designers.
  • Structural engineers.
  • General users.

If you’re going to be using Revit for Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing, see Revit MEP Essentials.

Accredited Revit training

Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our Revit training courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Revit courses are hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors, with vast experience of using the application professionally. For details, see Expert trainers.

How will I learn?

Revit 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 Revit.

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

Revit training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A highly-practical training guide for Revit Architecture or Revit Structures, depending on the area you want to focus on. You’ll refer to this throughout the course, and it will provide a useful refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited Revit training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

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


No prior Revit knowledge is necessary.

Delegates should have a basic understanding of construction techniques.

Experience using a CAD application such as AutoCAD is beneficial, but not essential.

Revit version

Revit training is based primarily on Revit 2021, running on Windows. It is relevant to all recent versions of Revit.

Our guarantees to you

We offer:

On-request Revit training available

Revit Essentials training is 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 Revit 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 Revit training can be made bank transfer or card.

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

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

For further details, see training course payment options.

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 Revit Essentials training 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

Revit Essentials training courses are hosted by:

Martin McCann

Martin McCann Autodesk Certified Instructor

Martin McCann qualified as an Architect in 1986, and he holds a teaching certificate (further and adult education).

He is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), a capacity in which he has taught thousands of professionals, including Architects, Structural Engineers and Mechanical Engineers, for over 20 years.

Martin has expert knowledge of Revit, NavisWorks, ReCap, AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, amongst other Autodesk applications.

He has been commissioned by Autodesk on multiple occasions to host sessions for them at locations including New York, Chicago, Moscow, Milan and Munich. He has trained Autodesk’s staff and many other Autodesk Certified Instructors, and has operated as a visiting Lecturer at the University of Northumbria and Cambridge School of Art.

Martin is the author of the McCann’s BIM Guides series of published Revit training manuals.

Stewart Cobb

Stewart Cobb Autodesk Certified Instructor

Stewart began his working life as a junior draughtsman, and progressed through to Design Director leading a studio of designers working on both 2D and 3D projects.

He then worked for himself for over 25 years, completing around 100 design projects per year for a myriad of clients, including household names such as Vauxhall and McDonalds.

More recently, Stewart’s focus has been on training. He has been an Autodesk Certified Instructor since 2010, hosting courses in AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, AutoCAD Plant 3D and SketchUp.

In between courses, Stewart uses these applications professionally when carrying out project work for clients. Using the applications regularly helps him to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices. He also specialises in the production of photorealistic rendered images and visualisations using renderers including V-Ray.

Outside of work, Stewart enjoys music (he runs the sound desk for a number of local bands), reading and playing with any new piece of technology he can lay his hands on!

Course content

Course content

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

  • Introduction to BIM

Revit basics

  • Exploring the user interface
  • Working with Revit elements and families

Viewing the structural model

  • Working with views
  • Controlling object visibility
  • Working with elevation and section views
  • Working with 3D views

Starting a new project

  • Setting up a project
  • Setting up view templates
  • Defining discipline settings
  • Importing typical DWG details
  • Linking a Revit model
  • Coordinating linked projects
  • Adding and modifying levels
  • Creating and modifying grids

Detailing and drafting

  • Creating callout views
  • Text and tags
  • Detail views
  • Drafting views
  • CAD details

Annotations and schedules

  • Adding dimensions
  • Working with text and tags
  • Creating legends
  • Working with schedules

Construction documentation

  • Working with sheets and title blocks
  • Printing sheets
  • Exporting content to CAD formats

The Basics of the Building Model – columns and walls

  • Adding and modifying walls
  • Working with compound and vertically compound walls
  • Using Editing commands
  • Working with doors
  • Adding and modifying windows


  • Adding floor framing
  • Beams and beam systems
  • Structural steel frames
  • Structural concrete beams

Floors and roofs

  • Adding floors
  • Creating roofs and adding structural framing


  • Adding foundations

Stairs and ramps

  • Creating stairs
  • Creating ramps

Loading Additional Building Components

  • Adding and modifying component families

Viewing the Building Model

  • Managing views
  • Controlling object visibility
  • Working with section and elevation views
  • Creating and modifying 3D views

Dimensions and constraints

  • Working with dimensions
  • Applying and removing constraints

Developing the building model

  • Creating and modifying floors
  • Adding and modifying ceilings
  • Adding and modifying roofs

Presentation and visualisation techniques

  • Working with graphics
  • Enhancing views
Live online training

Live online training

Live online training lets you participate in a real Revit 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 see the other delegates participating in the Revit training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online Revit Essentials courses are presented by Autodesk Certified Instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using Revit.
  • If you don’t have access to Revit software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

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

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.


Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

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

Revit training bundle


  • Revit Essentials (3 days)


for £995 + VAT (classroom-based) or £665 + VAT (live online training), saving £125 + 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 Revit 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 Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC).
    • 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.

Certification exams

Certification exams

When you attend Revit training at Armada, you’re not assessed. Our courses have been developed to teach you skills you can use in the real world, not pass an exam. Separately, and in addition to our training, you have the option of taking a certification exam that leads to an industry-recognised credential in Revit.

For Revit Architecture, there are two levels of certification which are suitable for users at different stages in their careers: Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional.

For Revit Structure, there is just one level of exam available: Autodesk Certified Professional.

Successful candidates receive:

  • A personalised e-certificate (PDF) from Autodesk confirming their Revit-certified status.
  • An official Autodesk-Certified badge that you can use to market your skills, e.g. on your business cards, in your email signature, on your website, etc.
  • The option of appearing in Autodesk’s publicly-accessible database of certified Revit users.

Autodesk Certified User (ACU) exam in Revit Architecture

Entry-level exam covering the fundamental architectural concepts and procedures in Revit, as well as specific skills that are appropriate for ensuring a base level of proficiency.

  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified User in Revit Architecture.
  • Cost of exam: £100 + VAT per candidate.
  • Length of exam: 50 minutes.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend Revit Essentials, and have approximately 50 hours’ experience using the application.
  • Further details: download exam guide.

Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) exam in Revit Architecture

Covers a broad range of skills and requires you to perform more complex tasks and design challenges in Revit relating to architecture.

  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit Architecture.
  • Cost of exam: £150 + VAT per candidate.
  • Length of exam: 2 hours.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend Advanced Revit training for Architecture, and have 400+ hours’ experience using the application.
  • Further details: download exam guide.

Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) exam in Revit Structure

Covers a broad range of skills and requires you to perform complex tasks and design challenges in Revit relating to structural engineering.

  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit Structure.
  • Cost of exam: £150 + VAT per candidate.
  • Length of exam: 2 hours.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend Advanced Revit training for Structures, and have approximately 400+ hours’ experience using the application.
  • Further details: download exam guide.

Practice test

If you book an ACU or ACP exam with us, a practice test is available. The test reflects the questions you’re likely to be asked in your exam; you can take this test online from home.

The test has two modes:

  • Testing mode, which replicates your exam.
  • Training mode, which provides step-by-step help on questions.

The practice test fee is £45 + VAT.

The practice test can be retaken up to 30 times in a one-year period.

No practice test is available Revit Structure ACP exam.

When can I take my exam?

You can take your exam in one of our regular exam sessions.

2020 exam dates: 25 Sep, 30 Oct, 27 Nov.

Start time: ACU exams: 10am. ACP exams: 2pm.

You can take both an ACU exam and an ACP exam on the same day.


Exam sessions are hosted at our Saxon Business Park, Bromsgrove centre.

Further details about Autodesk certification can be found at:

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