Adobe InDesign - Online CPD Course

About the course

Adobe InDesign is the software used by professionals to create all kinds of documents and cinema publications which vary in page, content size and style - from leaflets and posters to books. Furthering your skills in Adobe InDesign, through undertaking this course, will further increase your ability to lay out and prepare a double-page spread, create and apply object styles for your printed and online material, nest Character styles in a paragraph style and apply tracking and kerning to make your text look stunning.

Course Outline

This course will cover how to:

  • Work with bleeds and margins
  • Work with columns
  • Proportionally resize images (particularly relevant for scaled drawings representation)
  • Paragraph Style Creation and Type
  • Character Style Creation
  • Kerning
  • Tracking
  • Font families
  • Master pages

Adobe InDesign is an essential program for any designer, and it is perfect for anyone else who is interested in creating a document of a professional standard. Please, refer to the course at Introductory level to make sure that you are already familiar with the basics of working with the principles of design and layout, setting up your page, using layouts and grids, text editing and preparing documents for output as PDF or print.

Course expert

Dilyana Georgieva

Course dates

This course is run on a Thursday evening from 19.00 - 21.30 on the following dates:

  • New dates coming soon

Course length

8 weeks

Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the Short Course team on 01707 285327 or complete our short course enquiry form. 


For the start of the course:

You will need to have downloaded Adobe InDesign software ready for the start of the course. 

Online access

All our online courses are taught remotely using Zoom. The tutor will be delivering the class live and importantly providing feedback and answer any questions you may have during the lesson. You will need a pc or mac laptop. It is advisable that your work area is close enough to your pc/mac to enable you to gain the most out of the course. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to the course.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course. This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers. 

We encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through the Universities’ online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement. 


If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer. Find further details of cancellation terms here.



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
09/06/202228/07/2022Thursdays 19:00 to 21:30£230.00Apply online