Frequently Asked Questions
Academy Class is more than just training!
Academy Class is more than just training! Are you looking to become the next best designer, developer, architect or animator? Then you’ve come to the right platform.
We offer individuals and organizations the possibility to expand their knowledge through instructor-led training courses to boost your skill set and improve your software knowledge. Our courses range from Adobe to Affinity, from AutoCAD to Music Production – whether you’re a beginner or advanced user, Academy Class has the course you need.
Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions we receive about Academy Class processes.
When booking a course, you are required to select your preferred course date commencement and the available class time for all our courses are:
Monday to Friday
United Kingdom Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm (GMT +1)
United States Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (GMT -5)
*1 Hour lunch break included
Academy Class offers both Adobe and Autodesk certified courses.
Adobe’s certification programs meet a wide variety of needs. With Academy Class, you can become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) or an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and set yourself apart from other creatives and IT professionals.
As an individual, an Adobe Certified credential allows you to:
- Differentiate yourself from competitors
- Get your CV noticed
- Attract and win new business
- Gain recognition from your employer
- Leverage the power of the Adobe brand
As a business, use the Adobe Certified credentials as a benchmark so that you can:
- Find the right person for the job
- Quickly assess candidate skill level
- Invest in and promote your most promising employees
Autodesk Certification can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity and enhanced credibility in your field, for both you and your employer.
In addition to improving your skillset, earning Autodesk Certification provides the following advantages and benefits:
- Enhanced Skills and Recognition
Autodesk Certification provides validation of your skills and knowledge along with industry recognition of your achievements.
- Electronic Certificate
Once certified, you receive access to an electronic certificate suitable for printing and framing. You may reprint this certificate as often as you like. Your certificate is available anytime through your Autodesk Online system profile.
- Certification Logo
After passing the certification exam, you receive the official Autodesk Certification logo for use on business cards, résumés, and letterhead, identifying you as Autodesk Certified. Your logo kit is available through your Autodesk Online system profile.
- Immediate Diagnostic Feedback
Whether or not you pass the exam, you receive immediate feedback on areas to improve your Autodesk application skills. Your score report with feedback is available at any time through your Autodesk Online system profile.
- Listing on Autodesk in the Certified Users Database
Once certified, you can choose to have your contact information and certifications listed in Autodesk’s publicly available database. This is an excellent way to immediately demonstrate your certification status to prospective employers.
All students will receive a digital certificate upon course completion
Academy Class has constructed the perfect FREE tool you can use to determine your skill level in any particular course or software.
Take our Skills Assessment
Academy Class accepts secure online payments (powered by Stripe) or you can pay by invoice.
Live Online training means that you are able to attend from anywhere in the world and save time traveling to and from the training locations.
Live Online classes have a smaller number of people than in traditional face-to-face classes, which offers a more personalized experience to each delegate:
- From our experience, if you have 8, 10, or 12 students in a live online session, then the discussions and activities start becoming broader and less applicable to each individual.
Due to its similarity, Live Online classes are of the same quality as traditional face-to-face classes but without the added expense of being in a physical classroom setting. The anonymity of not being physically present in a classroom is a benefit to learners who are attending online sessions. Learners who feel afraid to speak or raise their issues in a physical classroom may often feel more confident when they know other members attending the course cannot see them.
Live Online training offers a chance for people with disabilities to attend their courses from home without the hassle of planning travel and potentially incurring costs of having a helper accompany them to the classrooms. They have an equal chance to upskill and be competent in today’s ever-challenging job market.
Live Online learning is also the cheaper and greener option, as we reduce our carbon footprint and be part of the greater good by not traveling back and forth.
We try to lend a helping hand where we can.
- Educational institutes can get a 10% discount on all bookings
- Charities and Not-For-Profit organizations have a 15% discount on their bookings
- Public Sector organizations receive a 10% discount on all bookings
NABS, a registered charity since 1913, is an organization that supports the diverse, fun, and talented employees who make the UK advertising and media industry the remarkable place it is. They work out support objectives for you so that they can provide you with practical solutions. Services are open to people who currently work or who have spent a substantial amount of time working in the advertising and media industries.
NABS provides Support Grants to help people with financial pressures, and Upskilling Grants to help those who are out of work or whose role is at risk unless they upskill.
ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based creative industries such as animation, film, and games.
A ScreenSkills bursary is a cash grant designed to remove some of the practical barriers to making progress in the screen industries. Bursaries pay for training or other costs associated with skills development. They provide bursaries to help ensure the screen industries have access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent needed for continued success.
Please read through all of their information before applying.
The Youth Creative Skills Training Bursary:
Creative & Cultural Skills is an independent charity that provides careers advice and guidance promotes apprenticeships and delivers activities for young people through their National Skills Academy network of industry and education supporters.
Creative & Cultural Skills work includes:
Giving young people opportunities to work in and learn about the creative industries
Helping to feed skilled and talented young people into the creative industries
Connecting training providers to industry experts
Conducting and/or collating research that sets the agenda for debate
Setting industry standards and improving operational practice around recruitment, particularly at an entry-level
The Youth Creative Skills Training Bursary Scheme has been established to help improve access to creative skills training or development programs for young people.
This bursary scheme links to Strategic Theme 2 in the Cultural Strategy – Investing in creative learning & skills development to support the creative development of their young people and creative practitioners through training, skills development, and providing opportunities to showcase work.
Creative England as a creative investor addresses the financing gap for creative businesses by offering bespoke investments, loans and growth mentoring. They also connect national investor networks to regional creative businesses. With the vision being for England’s creative people and businesses to be the most innovative and successful in the world.
Creative England creates opportunities for new voices, products, and services to emerge, helping to build inclusive, sustainable creative communities.
Skills Development Scotland:
Skills Development Scotland supports individuals to build their career management, work-based, and employability skills, throughout their career journey, from school, into further learning opportunities and employment.
They are able to use skills intelligence to help inform the decisions of people across Scotland, at all stages of their careers, so that they are well-placed to take up the opportunities arising within the economy.
The ReAct Lll:
The ReAct lll (Grant) initiative provides financial support packages designed to help individuals to gain new skills, overcome barriers preventing employment (such as lacking qualifications), and improve their chances of returning to work in the shortest time possible.
If you have been made redundant in the last six months or are currently under redundancy notice and you require training funding in Wales, then read more.