(8 customer reviews)

InDesign: Zero to HERO

£697.00 + VAT


By the end of this course you will be able to

  • Confidently use the essential feature of the application
  • Setup multiple page documents
  • Import and format text using paragraph and character styles
  • Place and arrange images
  • Prepare and publish documents for screen or print
  • Create complex documents for a range screen and print

  • Utilise image features to enhance your layouts and workflow
  • Create interactive documents
  • Create and apply advanced text formatting techniques
  • Import and format tables
  • Take the ACA exam




Zero to InDesign Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified!

Imagine being able to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page colour. And then later being able to improve on your existing InDesign skills by being able to use additional techniques to manipulate text, pictures, and pages. Control type formatting, create and edit graphics, and create and modify layouts with efficiency and accuracy – all after just 5 days of InDesign training!

Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a solid competitive advantage in today’s complex marketplace. Adobe certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field.

You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course.


This InDesign course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, prepress professionals, and marketing communications professionals. It’s focused on those creating layouts for print.


Before taking this InDesign course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.


You’ll learn to become comfortable when working with Layout Text & Graphics in a Document while making use of InDesign frames, share formatting and appearance attributes with styles, manage linked files and missing fonts, automate the workflow with Masterpages, define colours, tints and gradients using the swatches panel, output an artwork for prepress printing, manipulate long documents as books, work with tables inside of InDesign, create interactive PDF documents, utilise the automation features inside of InDesign, use XML to tag document elements according to their content.

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Good News! All of our courses are offered virtually as well.

Why Train At Academy Class

Virtual Student (Attend Class Remotely)

Work Faster, Earn More
Reduce your production time by improving all your
workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.

Gain a Competitive Edge

Boost your career by improving your skills and getting Accreditation.

Practical, Cutting-Edge Training
From industry experienced professionals.

Repeat for Free

18 month class retake included.

Benefit from the Wisdom

Delivering Quality Training since 2006.

Training Budget Maximised!

Lower Price Match Guarantee & Flexible Training Vouchers

Why Choose Us?

Money-Back Guarantee

If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class, we’ll give you a full refund! Let us know on the FIRST day of your training if something isn’t quite right and give us a chance to fix it or give you your money back.

Lower Price Guarantee

We think our prices are pretty fair but we won’t be beaten on our fee. We’ll match and discount by 10% any like-for-like Training course price.

Experienced Instructors

Equipped with years of industry experience our instructors will assure a successful leap in your knowledge, improvement and preparation.

“The investment in knowledge pays the best interests.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Course Times:

9:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 13:00

 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:30

How You Want To Learn






Where You Want To Learn

London HQ

12-13 Clerkenwell Green


Universal Square
Devonshire Street
M12 6JH




    Setting up InDesign projects

    • Identify project requirements
    • Establish target audience and needs
    • Apply design principles to create a professional layout

    User interface

    • Identify user interface elements
    • Create and select Workspaces
    • Navigate and zoom documents
    • Rulers, guides and grids

    InDesign documents

    • Setting up an InDesign document
    • Working with master pages
    • Adding automatic page numbers

    Working with Text

    • Creating and modifying text frames
    • Threading text frames
    • Managing overset text
    • Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
    • Placing text from a Word document
    • Spell checking
    • Adding special characters
    • Assigning text wrap

    Images and graphics

    • Creating basic shapes
    • Assigning fill and stroke to objects
    • Selecting and Grouping objects
    • Transform and modify elements
    • Align and arrange content
    • Placing images
    • Frame fitting options and frame shapes
    • Collecting and placing content using the conveyor tool
    • Working with Layers and Organise artwork using layers


    • Creating colour swatches
    • Applying and modifying gradients
    • Working with spot colours
    • Adding transparency to elements


    • Identifying common file formats
    • Using the packaging feature
    • Create a template
    • Prepare page layouts for print


    Edit and Modify Pages

    • Creating foldouts with Page re-shuffle
    • Using page tool techniques to create custom formats

    Images and graphics

    • Re-linking edited images
    • Extracting image information
    • Adjusting PSD import options
    • Adding effects

    Advanced Type management

    • Inserting anchored objects and Inline graphics
    • Adding type to vector paths
    • Creating a table of contents
    • Applying paragraph rules
    • Modifying paragraph style options
    • Creating bulleted and numbered lists
    • Setting up textflow import options
    • Adding footnotes
    • Creating story jumps

    Advanced drawing techniques

    • Working with the Pen tool and shortcuts
    • Creating compound paths
    • Using the Pathfinder window


    • Creating tables
    • Importing tables from Excel and Word
    • Styling tables and cells
    • Add rows and columns
    • Split and merge

    Interactive publications

    • Creating bookmarks and hyperlinks
    • Inserting email links
    • Placing buttons
    • Creating a slideshow
    • Placing movies
    • Creating a basic animation


    • Publish and share interactive documents online
    • Manage and gather analytics for online documents
    • Exporting files for different media
    • Editing PDF presets
    • Transparency flattening options
    • Customising Preflight settings

    ACA Prep

    • Identify design project requirements and deliverable
    • Using copyrighted material
    • Establish the purpose and needs for your target audience
    • Mock exam

    8 reviews for InDesign: Zero to HERO

    1. Denise Abraham

      I am writing to let you know how professional Academy Class handles things and how much I enjoyed Mark’s class again this year. Mark’s style is very flexible and he adapts and changes content to suit the individuals in the class. This, I think, is the sign of a true expert! His genuine and complete knowledge of print process is also extremely useful! As a novice, it is so important to understand why certain things are important and how up front preparation can save loads of work and mistakes later. I have also take Photoshop from Mark in 2010 and found both classes invaluable and would definitely recommend Academy Class and in particular Mark Gatter in the future. And to Mark in particular – a BIG Thank You for the extra time spent with me to get my book ready for print. The tips and assistance done on your time was so helpful. I can’t thank you enough!

    2. Charlotte Hamman, Miller Construction UK Ltd

      I took the 5 day InDesign course, zero to hero. I was very impressed with the blend of technical and design guidance given by the tutor. I was worried this would be a 5 day technical course, which would have been difficult to digest, but was pleasantly surprised! I am considering taking 2 other courses, specifically with the same tutor as I found him to be excellent and would definitely recommend to others.

    3. Natalie Lish

      After attending the InDesign Zero to Hero course, Ive learnt so much in 5 days and whats even better is Ive been able to use everything I learnt in my job every day. This has made my work so much easier! From the day I booked to go on the course they emailed me all the details and let me know where I needed to be and which time. The location is close to the station and easy to get to making it a very enjoyable experience. I cannot praise my trainer enough, Mark Gatter, who is an InDesign genius! Not only did he teach us the syllabus in depth in a friendly, relaxed environment but allowed us to ask questions related to our own personal work specifications which was so helpful. I would definitely recommend Academy Class and Im going back next month for more training!

    4. Katherine

      I thoroughly enjoyed the InDesign course I attended by Academy Class. I attended the course ‘Zero to Hero’ and was very impressed by the teaching and the amount I learnt. Who would of thought learning could be fun!? The course has improved my performance at work and I am now creating quality documents for my department.

    5. Caroline Verity

      I have completed two courses with Academy Class: Indesign 101 and 102 and Photoshop 101. I found both course tutors extremely professional and informative. I have come away from both courses with a clear understanding of the programmes and with a solid foundation to further my learning at home. I would highly recommend the course to anyone looking to get training on any adobe product.

    6. Sarah T.

      Academy Class are A+++! I sat the 5 day Zero to Hero InDesign course and loved it! The teaching style is friendly, informative, and fun. Academy Class direct the class to suit each individuals needs so your learn exactly what you need and a lot more! You get plenty of support from all the team after the class too. I was so impressed I booked my self straight on to the Web Creative Licence courses and it was split on to dates which suited me, I sat the ACA exams and passed! I can’t wait to book the next course! Thanks Academy Class!!!

    7. Prapti Dutt

      A great place to begin your learning in designing. The trainers are highly experienced and very helpful. Will definitely recommend.

    8. Verified Client

      I have signed up for the 4-day InDesign training programme. Having done the first two-day Yellow Belt programme, which I found interesting and incredibly useful. The trainer was excellent; he set a great pace and was very knowledgeable. The facilities were great too. My decision to go on the course has been one of the best I have made this year and I am really looking forward to the Green Belt course in february. I would recommend Academy Class to anyone. Thank you.

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