Graphic Design Course

Enter the world of web design with this entry-level course.



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Study method
Online, self-paced
1 month
No formal qualification

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Are you someone who considers themselves to have creative flair? Become a Graphic Designer with our Graphic Design Course so that you can channel your passion and enthusiasm for design into a flourishing graphic design career where the sky is the limit.

Graphic design is the process of visual communication through various mediums. A Graphic Designer therefore is someone who uses their creative abilities to translate client needs into the visual brand. Graphic design is a field which is in high demand as more and more businesses move their focus to communication through online platforms and more people consume various forms of online media in different ways on a daily basis. Therefore Graphic Designers are needed to improve and develop platforms or designs so that clients can communicate with their consumers in the most effective manner.

In order to become a Graphic Designer it's important to have certifications that will enable you to excel in your career. This Graphic Design Course will enable you to learn some of the skills that are required of Graphic Designers and how to implement them in order for you to become the designer you know you have the potential to be.

This Graphic Design Course will teach students the fundamental skills and knowledge that is needed to start a career in graphic design. This includes becoming comfortable with the tools that are used in the design process, doing web research, spacing and fonts, analysis of the design layout and saving the work that you have done.

If you think you got what it takes to become a Graphic Designer, then keep reading to find out about our online, self-paced certificate that's sure to give you the boost you need to reach your goals.

Graphic Designer roles start at a junior level with salaries from £19,000 pa, up to senior level Graphic Designers who command salaries in excess of £40,000 pa


What you will learn:

  • Importing Images
  • Key tools
  • Marquee tools
  • Knowing your client
  • Exporting from Photoshop
  • Creating Forms

Why study a Graphic Design course online?

Technological improvements and advances in educational design mean that studying online is no longer just a low cost alternative to traditional training methods. In many respects our online courses offer training which is superior to the majority of available “classroom” options.

Not only is the effectiveness of the training process enhanced, but also the convenience and overall cost efficiency of studying online makes it a compelling option for training. You can learn at your own pace and can repeat each section as many times as required unlike in a classroom environment.

Studying at your own pace, rewinding and going over the material as often as you need improves your long-term memory retention and makes studying more rewarding.

Curriculum for the Graphic Design course:

Design Introduction

Module 1
Chapter 1: Web Research
Chapter 2: Import Images
Chapter 3: Lay Out
Chapter 4: Key Tools Part 1
Chapter 5: Key Tools Part 2
Chapter 6: Marquee Tools
Chapter 7: Pen Shape Tools

Module 2
Chapter 1: Spacing Alignment Colour
Chapter 2: The Importance of Shape
Chapter 3: Finding a Style which Suits You
Chapter 4: Importing your logo
Chapter 5: Using Shapes and Paths to Ink Logo
Chapter 6: Logo Spacing & Fonts
Chapter 7: Refining Logo with FX
Chapter 8: Knowing your Client
Chapter 9: Building Shapes
Chapter 10: Fine Tweaking
Chapter 11: Creating Iterations
Chapter 12: Logo Extended Exercise

Module 3
Chapter 1: Poster Research
Chapter 2: Analysing the Layout
Chapter 3: Using Vectors or Smart Objects
Chapter 4: Exploring Custom Shapes
Chapter 5: Finding Other Custom Shapes
Chapter 6: Making a Speech Bubble
Chapter 7: Making An Icon
Chapter 8: Making Unique Shapes
Chapter 9: Creating the Borders & Background
Chapter 10: Creating the Pet Using Paths
Chapter 11: Adding the Circle Shadow
Chapter 12: Adding the Font & Final FX
Chapter 13: Exporting from Photoshop
Chapter 14: Poster Extended Exercise

Module 4
Web Research
Chapter 2: Web Layout Alignment & Justification
Chapter 3: Using Groups & Naming Conventions
Chapter 4: Web Research
Chapter 5: Designing More Website Icons
Chapter 6: Creating Forms
Chapter 7: Creating the Base Layout
Chapter 8: Creating the Menu/ Hover Links
Chapter 9: Adding the Main Content Section
Chapter 10: Adding the Footer Content Section
Chapter 11: Extended Exercise

Module 5
Chapter 1: Create your personal branding
Chapter 2: Saving out your Finished work
Chapter 3: Creating an account with Image Shack
Chapter 4: Examining Links for Blog Posting
Chapter 5: Create an Account on Blogger
Chapter 6: Bringing in your personalised Banner
Chapter 7: Creating your First Blog Post
Chapter 8: Online Portfolio Extended Exercise

Module 6
Chapter 1: Extended Exercise

Please note that the official exam is not included, however for those who complete the course, they will receive a completion certificate upon request.

Who is this course for?

Anyone that has an interest in learning more about the graphic design process.



Career path

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Junior Web Designer
  • Blogger
  • Social Media Marketer
  • Online Marketer

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Thea asked:

What software are you using on this course?


Photoshop is used but you can use any similar open source if on a budget

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craig asked:

at the end of the course do you recieve a certificate? s the qualification a recognised qualification?


You will receive a course completion certificate. There are so many different things you need to master in graphic design. However, you can sit exams in Adobe or the CIW but skills tend to be more important than certifications in graphic design as it is a creative subject. For example, just because you know how to use a paint brush it does not mean you are a good artist. It is more important that you build a portfolio website to demonstrate your skills.

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Peter asked:

Should I take a basic Photoshop course before this course? Many thanks, Peter


Hi, Peter Any knowledge of Photoshop would be an added bonus, but it is not a requirement to take this course.

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Becky asked:

Is photoshop cs6 ok for this?



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Vibha asked:

Is this A beginner course in photishop. What kind of jobs can I apply for after this course.


Hi, Vibha This course is an entry-level graphic design course. Photoshop is used but you can use any similar open source if on a budget.

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M asked:

What programme or software does this course teach?


Hi, M Photoshop is used but you can use any similar open source if on a budget.

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Anouschka asked:

What are the chances of getting a job after the course? Will I have to look for a job or is there such thing as someone helps to find one.


Hi Anouschka If you would like to become a Graphic Designer, you should learn some skills from the course then gain some experience. This can be done by applying for entry-level roles. As you are gaining more and more experience you must keep your portfolio of work up to date in order for you to apply for better roles as a graphic designer.

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Rocio asked:

Can I buy the course now and start it on the 8th of September? I'm really interested in doing the course but I'm gonna be away until that day. Thanks


Hi Rocio Thank you for your interest in our Graphic Design Course. Yes, you may purchase the course and choose your start date. Please, could you just inform our accounts team of when you would like to start the course once you have made the purchase?

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Natalie asked:

Is this course for someone who has no graphics knowledge at all? I'd like to learn how to position and resize fonts and images to print.



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Michelle asked:

The fee listed, is this for the whole course or one module?


The whole course

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Ruth asked:

This course doesn't come with a tutor so I am wondering if there is any other support if needed ?


Not at this price

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Christopher asked:

Hi how long does it take to get the certificate?


Usually within 7 working days

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Kate Smith asked:

Is there personal help and feedback on work throughout the course? Or is it the student is left to complete the modules?


Hi, Kate We have a student support service to aid you with some of your queries while on the course.

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Ali asked:

Can I take as long as I want to complete this course or is there a time limit. Also is there any help or advice available whilst on the course.


Hi Ali You will have one months access to this course. If you have not completed the course within a month we have options for you to extend the duration of the course access. We have a student tutor support service to aid you with some of your queries while on the course.

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Anna asked:

Do you need Adobe creative cloud to do this course?


Hi Anna. You do not need the entire Abobe Creative Cloud package... however, you do need Adobe Photoshop to carry out the activities in this course.

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Ollie asked:

What software is required?


It is recommended you have access to Adobe

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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