This course has concessions available


This popular desktop publishing program is used commercially to produce posters, flyers, and brochures and has the capabilities for full magazine or book production. The course starts by covering the basic features of the program e.g. managing the work area, setting up documents, frames, importing & exporting text, typography and colour. It then continues on to the more complex features of the program e.g. styles, process colours, effects, and how to create an interactive document.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

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Who is this course for

No previous experience of InDesign is necessary however Ms Word would be advantageous it is essential that students have previous experience of Windows and File Management

What does this course cover

This course offers training in all the elementary Desktop Publishing production features. It then introduces the more complex features of the program. It is a particularly good course for vocational students requiring Desk Top Publishing in addition to other computing office skills.+
Constructing documents, Layers, Hyphenation, Justification and Alignment, Create Styles, Tables, Lists, Libraries, Wrapping Text around imported graphics and Introduction to Books; Edit Text; Work with Typography, Leading, Kerning, Tracking and Drop Caps; Control Text Alignment; Work with Styles, Nesting, Importing, Table Styles; Work with Process Colours, Spot Colours and Pantone; Create and Apply a Colour, a Gradient and a Tint; Create a Spot Colour; Use Effects e.g. Transparency, Drop Shadow, Feathering; Work with Output and Export, Preflight, Package Files and PDF Proof; Create an Interactive Document

By the end of the course you should be able to:
' Manage the work area and set up a document using master pages and document settings
' Input, format, control and edit text and work with typography
' Input, edit and control graphics
' Work with colours and effects
' Use and work with layers
' Use and create styles
' Create and format tables
' Create and Apply a Colour, a Gradient, a Tint and a Spot Colour
' Create an interactive pdf

What will it be like

Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.
Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.
Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

Indesign Intermdiate, Illustrator and Photoshop
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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