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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Academy Class For Your Training Needs

Academy Class is a London, Manchester and Online-based authorised training centre focused on assisting graphic designers, architects, movie producers, web designers and other creative professionals further their careers by providing quality courses, trainers and experienced training advisors.

We know you have options when it comes to picking a training provider but we are absolutely certain that once you’ve been on an Academy Class Training Course you’ll be glad you chose us.

Here are 10 reasons why we can provide the best training experience for you:

1. Top Companies Trust Us

Existing clients include Facebook, Ogilvy & Mather, Balfour Beatty, Harrods, Barclays bank, BSKYB, MOD, Houses of Parliament, Oliver Marketing, Guardian Newspapers, VCCP, McCann Erickson, Vodafone, Arup, BBC, Oxford University Press, Skyscanner, and many more.

2. Get the Best Value for Your Training Investment

At Academy Class, we strive to be here for you. Our expert training advisors are always willing to assist individuals and teams in making the absolute best choice regarding their career development.

Our training advisors offer unrivalled training solutions. If you combine our unsurpassed training expertise with our first-rate courses, you will find a perfectly curated cocktail of knowledge that guarantees that you will get the most efficient training program to up-skill yourself.

3. Academy Class Learning Guarantee – FREE Refresher Class

Let’s be honest. You’re not going to remember everything. In fact, they say you’ll forget about 70% of the things that you learn in class unless you practice those techniques straight away.

That’s why we created the Academy Class Learning Guarantee. If there is anything you forget or just want to refresh your skills then you can come back and retake part or the whole entire course again absolutely FREE. Our only rule is that you do this within 18 months.

We WANT you to learn and this is our Guarantee to you that you will.

“Very Well structured and enjoyable course. Good use of exercises to practice theory.” – J Taylor – Littlewoods


At an Authorised Academy Class Training Centre, you can:
  • Learn from highly qualified instructors at superior facilities
  • Develop your skills with sample projects and exercises that emphasize real-world applications
  • Earn a valuable certificate of completion that’s recognized in your profession
  • Validate your product knowledge by getting Certified when you take a certification exam at a participating ATC test delivery facility

“I have just completed a 1-week CAD course which I found to be excellent. The instructor, Michael Nugent, was highly competent and delivered a first-class course. The pace was just right for me and the content was very comprehensive. Thanks to the Academy Class and Michaels expert help I passed my CAD Associates exam after 5 days instruction.” – James North (CAD Associate)

5. Training As You Prefer

We can deliver our training in a variety of ways that suit you.
  • Public Scheduled Classroom training
  • Private / Bespoke Training
  • Training at your site
  • 1-2-1 training and mentoring
  • Floor Walking
  • Live Instructor-Led Virtual Training

6. Corporate Training Vouchers

Our fantastic use-when-you-need-them vouchers give you and your team members the freedom to take the training when they need it, and at a discount! More details:

The Features:
  • Vouchers valid for 18 months for all of our public scheduled courses
  • Resit the course for free anytime
  • Free exam re-sit
  • Vouchers can be used for exams
  • Vouchers can be used for bespoke training (no cancellations allowed within 10 days of course start)
  • No cancellation timescale or financial penalties (unless vouchers used for bespoke service)
You get:
  • Electronic course notes
  • 6 months of technical email support
  • Reports on staff progress
  • Free skills assessment
  • Price guarantee

7. Price Match Guarantee

We think our prices are pretty fair but we won’t be beaten on our fee. We’ll match and discount by 5% any Like-for-Like Training course price. T&Cs apply.

8. Get Certified At Academy Class

Academy Class certifies more people in the UK than any other training centre when it comes to Adobe and Autodesk Certification. We are also the only Authorised Adobe, Autodesk, Maxon and Blackmagic training centre in the UK. Added to that we are a BCS (British Computer Society) Training Partner.

Let us help boost your career with an industry recognised credential and not just a certificate of attendance!

“I recently attended the HTML and CSS Beginner courses and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Booking the course was hassle-free, with Sarah taking care of everything for me and keeping me posted throughout the process. The facilities and building (Manchester) were very impressive, using the latest Macs and relevant software to make the course as easy to follow as possible. I found the course extremely useful, rewarding, correctly paced with the right amount of content for my level. David (the tutor) was very good, ridiculously knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. He was able to answer all of our queries and offered post-course personal support. I would happily use Academy Class again and will recommend the company to my team.“ Attended HTML and CSS – Michael Carrig Lloyds Banking Group

9. We Give Helping Hands Where We Can

  • Educational institutes can get a 10% discount on all bookings
  • Charities and Not-For-Profit organisations have 15% discounted from their bookings
  • Public Sector organisations receive 10% discount on all bookings

10. Funding For Career Changes

There are many opportunities for free-funding for those seeking new careers, a career change or looking to enhance their skills. Get in touch with one of our expert training advisors for more information regarding this.