There are a lot of Adobe training providers to choose from when you want to enhance your creative design skills – so how can you be sure that you are choosing the right one for your needs?
For anyone trying to choose between training providers, there are a number of things to consider.
1. What Courses are Offered as Standard?
Check the standard course list. Is the product or skill you wish to learn on that list?
Although the company may offer bespoke training, if they aren’t offering skills close to what you need they might not be the right choice for you. The standard course list will give you a good idea of the training provider’s area(s) of expertise.
Choosing a specialist training centre can be a good option, because you know the knowledge is very tightly focused. Plus, if you do want personalised training, you can augment similar skills or products within their area of expertise.
For example, Platform 39 specialises in creative and design skills; if you would like to augment a WordPress course with a HTML course, or an Adobe Illustrator course with an Adobe InDesign course you can do so very easily.
2. Is the Centre Adobe Accredited?
Adobe operates an accreditation scheme, so that anyone seeking training in its products can easily identify a quality training provider. The Adobe accreditation process guarantees quality outcomes for those seeking instruction in Adobe products. It guarantees you will be receiving your Adobe training from a training provider that specialises in Adobe products.
Adobe states: “Adobe Authorized Training Providers meet Adobe’s high standards and deliver best-in-class training. Adobe Authorized Training Centres (AATCS) are commercial training companies who operate their own training business in top rate facilities”.
They set out a number of requirements that Adobe Accredited Training Centres must achieve in order to ensure the quality of training delivery. These include minimum student satisfaction requirements, delivery of courses in a company-managed training facility, and classes to be delivered by Adobe Certified Instructors.
Each instructor must have their own Adobe certification and “be experts on the Adobe technologies they teach and demonstrate superior technical training skills”.
3. Quality Trainers
The quality of our tutors is what sets Platform 39 apart.
The main criteria for becoming an Adobe Authorised Training Centre is that all trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors. To become Adobe certified, the trainers must hold the Adobe Certified Expert standard in their specialist subject and hold a recognised adult teaching qualification.
Because Platform 39 is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre, you can be sure that the tutor leading your Adobe course has met Adobe’s standards.
As well as being Adobe Certified, we insist that all our instructors are successful professionals working in the discipline, so our learners can be assured they are receiving quality instruction and real-world advice from experts in their field.
4. Student Satisfaction
Today’s digital world makes it easy for you to access information about any training provider’s student satisfaction ratings. Whether on Google reviews, Facebook or any other online review platform, it is easy for everyone to get a real feel for how learners rate a training centre’s performance.
Platform 39 uses an automated review system so all our student reviews are published to our website – warts and all. This means you can be sure every review listed on our website comes from a genuine learner.
Our student satisfaction levels are second to none: with over 1000 online reviews left through our website, we average five out of five stars.
Perhaps the best demonstration of our high student satisfaction rates isn’t to be found in our words however; the words of our customers say it better. For example, of our Adobe Photoshop for Beginners course, Virgin Trains said: “A fantastic introduction; a great course for beginners – the trainer was very knowledgeable and the pace was just right. Interactive exercises were extremely helpful and I learnt a lot!”
Of our InDesign Advanced training, Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust said: “Excellent tailored course which met all required needs and excellent first-class trainer! Thank you.” You will find more reviews on our course pages throughout our website.
5. Ease of Access and Location
It’s inevitable that practical considerations must also come into your choice of training centre.
If you are in the South East of England, Platform 39 is easy to get to; our creative courses are delivered at our dedicated training facility here at Westland Place Studios, one of the oldest established art and design studios in Hoxton (close to Old Street roundabout).
Our central location makes us the obvious choice for quality Adobe training wherever you are in London. And our proximity to the major rail network makes us a great choice for those in the wider surrounding area.
However, we are also flexible enough to come to you to deliver on-site training as well, if you prefer.
6. Cost and Value for Money
The other important practical consideration when choosing any supplier is price. Platform 39’s courses are exceedingly competitively priced.
Our commitment to quality, combined with our highly competitive pricing, makes us by far the best-value Adobe Authorised Training Provider in the South-East of England.
Platform 39 has been delivering our web-creation and Adobe training courses since our founding in 2012. For more than six years, we’ve consistently delighted our customers by delivering excellent learning outcomes. Our engaging training in creative design stays with you long after the course has finished.
If you would like to learn Adobe products with Adobe Certified Trainers at an Adobe Authorised Training Centre, you can’t do better than learning with us.
Platform 39 offers a range of Adobe courses, covering major Adobe software products:
• Photoshop (for photo editing)
• Illustrator (for illustrative design)
• InDesign (for desktop publishing)
• Premiere Pro (for video editing)
• After Effects (for post-production video effects)
• Dreamweaver (for web design)
As well as this breadth of product, Platform 39 also caters for a range of abilities. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign have designated learning paths from Beginner, through Intermediate to Advanced, but each of our courses is tailored to the meet the needs of the individual learner or learner group.
For more information, contact us. We’re always happy to talk through your training requirements with you. Call us on: 020 3397 4567