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Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design using Photoshop

Course Description

This intensive course will prepare you for the Adobe Certified Professional in Viusal Design, using Photoshop, giving you the opportunity to learn the software to a professional standard. The certificates are industry-recognised credentials that can prove helpful for your career development. The course is taught and structured around Adobe’s exam domains. Exams will be taken online via a secure link and your score is delivered at the end of the exam. Benefit from world-wide recognition of your skills!

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

This course is for students who are new to Adobe Photoshop or those who already have some experience and wish to progress at a higher level. This course requires you to sit an examination. Please note, homework is an essential part of this course and we recommend planning for at least 5 hours per week extra outside of your class time, for revision and practice. The course will be taught on the most up to date software on Apple?Mac computers. It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh computers and know how to use standard menus and commands; however this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. You will gain most from your course if you attend every session. Missing a class or lateness can make it hard to take part fully. However, we appreciate that absence is sometimes unavoidable. Please contact the College/Tutor if you will be absent, so that we can support you.

Course Content

The class is taught at a specific course time each week. Your tutor will be guiding you through each of the Adobe Exam domains designed to give you a thorough and professional working knowledge of the software and of visual design principles. You will also undertake a practice exam, which will give you a better understanding of the exam format. The practice exam is a simulation that we use to identify strengths & weaknesses. Once taken, the tutor will be able to give you feedback on your performance and individual advice and guidance on what to practice further. All course material will be instantly accessible via a web-based learning platform and some sessions may be recorded so that you can return to them later. Learners will be encouraged to use the class forum to engage with each other during the class and to support each other with project work. On passing the exam you will recieve a Digital Certification Badge. These are web-enabled versions of a credential outcome and give you the ability to share your certified skills online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Use your digital badges to tell potential employers, academic institutions, colleagues and peers about your credentials. Your digital certification badge makes it easy for you to validate your abilities with potential employers on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and X, as well as email and online portfolios. Students enrolled on Creative Digital Media courses at WM College can benefit from a genrous discount on all Adobe Creative Cloud applications. You tutor will explain more

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will learn in a comfortable well-resourced studio via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, assignments, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. One-to-one tuition will be given to help develop ideas and skills. Manageable project work will be assigned between and during classes to help you progress. The classes are informal and allow for question-and-answer sessions, technical advice and support depending on your needs. You will receive regular assessment and feedback on your progress. You will work as a whole class, in small break out groups, in pairs and one-to-one with your tutor. Learners will be encouraged to use the class forum to support each other with project work between classes if required.


You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways such as peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher. You will also receive specific feedback relating to formal assignments that are both written and practical. Exams will be taken online via a secure link, and your score is delivered to you at the end of the exam.

Next Steps and Progression

After this course, you could consider the Adobe Certified Professional in Digital Video with Premiere Pro - adding another qualification to your portfiolio. This course will run in Term 3 and mirrors the exam procedures and structure of the Video Design with Photoshop Qualification.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
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Tel: 020 7255 4700
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