Is This for You?

The After Effects CC course is for anyone who is looking to enhance their video design knowledge and skills.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 35 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
Around 30 hours

About This Course

Adobe After Effects is a popular programme used by visual artists and designers to design titles, create cartoon characters, and apply animation. It is best used to apply effects after footage has been edited or to create animation and motion graphics from static objects. It is a tool used to create visually appealing motion graphics to enhance a presentation, story, or image.

This After Effects CC course is delivered online, so you can fit your studies flexibly around your existing commitments. Through five main domains in the course, you’ll learn about working in the visual effects and motion graphics industry, creating and modifying visual elements, publishing digital media, and more.

There are 5 domains within this training course:

Domain 1: Purpose, audience and communication, copyright, permission and licensing, motion graphics, and design principles.

Domain 2: Create a Project, organise and customise workspaces, use nonvisible design tools, and import and manage assets.

Domain 3: Use the timeline panel, manage layers, and modify layer visibilty.

Domain 4: Add and animate text, trim footage for compositions, modify and manipulate digital media, apply and adjust affects, create image composites, manipulate and animate images, and create and modify key-frames.

Domain 5: Prepare to export a composition; export a project.

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Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of the After Effects CC software so that you can confidently create motion graphics and special effects used in video, online content, and presentations.  


This course is suitable for beginners. It helps to have experience with Premiere Pro.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:
Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:
There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

With a suite of CC training on your CV, you can look towards applying for roles such as Junior Developer or Junior Designer. Further training and experience in the digital industry can lead to careers such as Graphic Designer, In-house Designer, or ultimately a more senior position such as Creative Director.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.