Opening Doors | Graphic Design

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Course Type: Adult leisure and hobby, Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Please see entry requirements tab

Why this course?

A fun, interactive course taught by creative media professionals covering an introduction to graphic design.

You will learn how to create layouts, use typography and the basics of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Also, how to add QR codes and hyperlinks to create interactive pdfs. The course enables you to create a portfolio of work or self-promotional materials e.g. business cards, eye catching CVs and more.

On successful completion of the course you will receive two accredited qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills 
  • Level 1 Certificate in Interactive Media

Applicants should be comfortable working on computers and have an interest in design.

This course is free to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Please see the Cost & Finance tab for more information. 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0602-1C 05 Sep 2022 Central Brighton Monday - Thursday (four day course for four weeks) 9.30am - 3.30pm 4 weeks £0.00
FE0603-1C 10 Oct 2022 Central Brighton Monday - Thursday (four day course for four weeks) 9.30am - 3.30pm 4 weeks £0.00 Apply

Entry requirments

If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one our free Opening Doors programmes.

  • 19+

  • Unemployed and claiming a means tested benefit (see Cost & Finance tab for more information)

  • Employed and earning less than £17,004.00 per annum

  • Currently seeking work

If English is not your first language, you will need Entry Level 3 or above.

Entry requirments

Course fees

Our Opening Doors courses are free to those currently unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit. 

You will need to provide evidence of your benefit in order to receive a fee waiver for this course. 

We accept the following Means Tested benefits for this course: 

  • Universal Credit
  • JSA
  • ESA
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Council Tax Benefit (not reduction)
  • Pension Credit 

Please note we cannot accept DLA, Carers Allowance, PIP or Tax Credits. 

This course is also free to those who are currently employed and earning less than £18,525 annual gross salary. You will be required to provide evidence of this in order to receive a fee waiver for this course.

We accept the following evidence: 

  • P60
  • Last 3 months payslips
  • Tax Credit notice (for self employed)

Please note you will also need to bring photo ID to your enrolment. 

The amount a person can earn from their wages has gone up, it is now less than £345 a month (learner is sole adult in their benefit claim) or £552 a month (learner has a joint benefit claim with their partner).

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