Digital media training delivered by industry experts at our central London studios
Learn from the creative professionals
Platform’s expert digital media trainers are also professional designers and developers with active practices, this is something that we absolutely insist upon. If a trainer hasn’t used the software he or she teaches in a professional context, they simply won’t be knowledgeable enough of real-world situations and problems that are commonly encountered. Our tutors are able to offer the experienced insights you just won’t find on inferior courses or in a software manual.
Our trainers are more than technical experts – they are also great teachers: engaging and responsive, so you learn in a welcoming and adaptive environment built around you, the learner. This is just another example of what sets Platform apart and above other training providers.
We offer affordable short courses in Adobe and Quark software from introductory to advanced levels. Choose from our range of courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and QuarkXPress all delivered to small classes of no more than 6 students by our certified expert tutors. Read more »
Being able to produce and edit web content these days increasingly means having to have at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, the fundamental coding languages that make the web work. We offer practical training in HTML & CSS, WordPress and Dreamweaver. Read more »
Get industry expert training in today’s most widely used video editing software packages, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro. We also provide post production training using Adobe After Effects. All of our video training takes place within our fully equipped media studio. Read more »
Which courses do you offer?
We offer training in Adobe Creative Cloud products, plus web design and video editing training in the UK’s leading software for web and video.
Where is Platform?
We enjoy a Central East London location. Find us on this map. We are located just a few minutes’ walk from Old Street roundabout, London’s tech hub. Our facilities are situated within Westland Place Studios, a former tobacco pipe factory that is today one of the longest established art and design communities in London. As well as being home to sculptors, artists, designers and photographers, it is also home to our purpose-designed and fully-equipped digital media studio.
Are your courses delivered on Mac or PC?
We work with both operating systems. You can choose to use Microsoft Windows or Mac OS for your course when you make your booking.
What courses in the Adobe Creative Cloud products do you run?
Our small-group scheduled courses include: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, plus Adobe’s two video editing tools – Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. We also offer bespoke and one-to-one courses, so if you don’t see what you need listed here, please give us a call on 0203 3974567.
Which web design courses do you offer?
Our scheduled web courses cover: WordPress, Adobe Dreamweaver and HTML and CSS. We can also offer these courses as private tuition, if you prefer.
Which video editing courses do you offer?
We offer scheduled video courses for small groups in Apple Final Cut Pro X and in both of Adobe’s video editing tools – Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.
We also offer bespoke and one-to-one courses, so you can tailor the course content around your needs. You can book a bespoke course either here at our purpose-designed learning studio in Westland Place – or we can come to you.
Why should I choose Platform for my training?
Platform has a track record in delivering engaging learning that really sticks with our learners. We maintain small class sizes and have a team of inspiring, expert tutors who ensure your day is entertaining as well as valuable – because we believe that’s the best way to make your learning stay with you. Platform is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre.
We combine great value with great quality tuition and back that up with our Platform Learning Guarantee.
What is the Platform Learning Guarantee?
We anticipate you’ll leave our courses buzzing with new ideas and techniques you can’t wait to put into practice. We’re so sure of this that we offer all our delegates a Platform Learning Guarantee. This means, if you don’t feel that you have learnt everything listed on our course itinerary for the course you took with us, simply let us know within 48 hours and we will arrange for you to do the same course again with us at no additional cost.
How many people will be on the course with me?
Because of the nature of the courses we deliver, we try to keep class sizes small. This means a course will typically have just 3 or 4 learners at any one time. This enables the tutor to deliver the personal attention we believe is important. Class sizes will never exceed six learners.
We do offer one-to-one training as well, so if you have a very specific set of learning objectives you’d like us to cover or you prefer a very personal approach, you may like to book one-to-one training with us.
What do I need to bring with me to do a course?
There is no need to bring anything. Your tutor will give you course notes at the end of the course and our fully-equipped digital media studio has everything you will need during your course. You may wish to bring a notebook if you wish to make your own notes.
What will I receive on completing my course with you?
All our learners receive a certificate of attendance and the course notes on completion of the course. We also offer email support for up to a month after you take your course with us, so if you have any follow-up questions once you start putting the new techniques you have learnt with us into practice, we are on hand to help.
The most important thing you will leave with, however, is the enthusiasm and passion to put everything you have learnt into practice.