Is This for You?

This diploma is a great training choice for anyone new to the Graphic Design profession who is considering a career in the industry. The flexible online training helps make achieving your goal of a career in design attainable and achievable.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 110 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Flexible
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
Diploma
Duration
110 hours or 5 weeks full-time study

About This Diploma

This diploma is a great training choice for anyone new to the Graphic Design profession who is considering a career in the industry. The flexible online training helps make achieving your goal of a career in design attainable and achievable.

If you have a natural and creative flair and are thinking about applying that to your career, becoming a Graphic Designer would be a great way to use your abilities. Learning essential Adobe packages such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, you’ll learn practical, transferable skills that can help you start your career in graphic design.

All the courses can be studied online so that you can fit your studies around your existing commitments. Once you’ve completed all the subjects, you’ll gain a prestigious Pitman Training diploma certificate which can prove to employers that you’ve gained industry skills, which are in high demand.

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Aims and Objectives

Successful completion of the diploma will mean you will be eligible to take the relevant Adobe exams. These will need to be organised and paid for separately. Speak to your Course Advisor for more details.

Courses Included

Web Design Courses

Dreamweaver CC

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Graphic Design Courses

Illustrator CC

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Web Design Courses

InDesign CC

If you want to embark on a career as a graphic designer or art director, InDesign is a publishing program you’ll need to learn how…

Graphic Design Courses

Photoshop CC

If you’re working towards a career as a web designer, then our Photoshop CC course will give you a great foundation and allow you to…

Social Media Courses

WordPress for Business

This course is specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business-focused website. You’ll learn about designing the site and how to…

Elective Courses

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CompTIA Project+

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage the life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is,…

Marketing Courses

Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to…

Web Design Courses

Premiere Pro CC

This course covers all aspects of Premiere Pro, including: Learn and understand the three phases of video production; Pre-production / Planning, Production, Editing / Post-Production,…

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites required.

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: –

Self-Funded:

  • 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

This course will lead to a rewarding career in graphic design. You could look towards applying for Junior Graphic Designer, Junior Designer jobs initially and then progress to Graphic Designer, Artworker, Digital Designer positions.

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.