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FAQs

Parents

You want to help your child make the right decision, especially when it comes to learning. To give you a hand, we’ve created this collection of useful FAQs to tell you everything you need to know about Adobe Generation – from costs to homework.

  • Will my child receive any form of certification?

    Yes, they will receive an Adobe certificate in a PDF format after completing the course. They will also receive a digital badge that can be uploaded to their website to show visitors that they have completed the course.

  • Can my child do more than one Adobe Generation course?

    Students can sign up for as many courses as they like, we do however encourage them to ensure that they can complete the course(s) they sign up to given their existing school and personal commitments. Be aware the trial version of Adobe CC only lasts 30 days and can only be downloaded once per Adobe I.D.

  • How are the courses structured?

    Each course is carefully structured to make learning engaging and understandable. There is a set syllabus, with a different topic each week, along with carefully planned homework assignments and a predefined list of specific learning outcomes.

  • Who teaches the courses?

    The courses are taught by a range of experienced industry and teaching professionals, each with a proven track-record of delivering online learning through Adobe® Connect™. The course is also supported by distinguished guest speakers from the creative industries.

  • How much do Adobe Generation courses cost?

    Nothing, all Adobe Generation courses are free.

  • Will I need to purchase Adobe software for the course?

    No. Students, teachers and professionals can download a 30-day free trial of all Creative Cloud applications, including Photoshop®, Lightroom®, Premiere Pro® and all of the programs you’ll use during the courses. It is advised that the 30-day free trial is started as close to the course start date as possible.

    Trial versions can be converted to a Creative CloudTM complete or single-app membership via the Creative Cloud website. After you purchase membership, the desktop product trial will automatically be converted into the licensed version.

  • How will my child benefit from this course?

    Adobe Generation is a great way for your child to experience life as a creative. As well as developing technical skills in their chosen subject, they’ll also learn practical, work-based skills that will help prepare them for employment. They’ll also be rewarded with Adobe certification.

  • Does my child need my permission to do this course?

    If your child is under 16 years, they will need your permission to join this course. You will also need to confirm that you are happy for your child to receive course-related emails. Students aged 16 years and over do not require parental permission. When your child registers they will be required to add your email and we will then request your permission.

  • Will my child be expected to do homework on this course?

    Yes, approximately 1.5 hours per week.

  • How does this differ from what they learn at school?

    Adobe Generation provides two key benefits to students. First are the technical skills they learn in their chosen field (e.g. using colour), second are the life and work skills they acquire along the way (e.g. critiquing work). Whilst some of these skills may overlap with the curriculum, it will only strengthen their confidence and ability. Beyond this, the opportunity to learn from practicing creatives – some of the best in the world – is a unique opportunity.

Students

Not sure if Adobe Generation is right for you? Feeling unsure about which course to choose or wondering whether it’s worth the extra homework? Whatever your question is, you’ll find the answer here.

  • Is Adobe Generation for me?

    If you’re a budding creative, from 14 years to 19 years old, Adobe Generation is for you! Students of art, design, media or ICT will find these courses really useful and if you’re thinking about a career in any aspect of digital design including: games design, animation, video art or photography, we’d definitely recommend them.

  • How will I know which course to choose?

    You should think about what best suits your creative interests – our Photo Imaging is great for budding photographers, while future web designers might prefer our Animation course. If computer games are your thing then the Games Design Course is a must. The Video course will give you industry standard skills to cut video. Finally everyone needs to know how to make Apps so the App Design course should appeal to one and all.

  • How long will each course take?

    Each course is five weeks long. You will have to attend a 90 minute class every week online, as well as approximately 3 hours of homework Weekly.

  • Can I do the courses at another date?

    Yes, courses are available after the course is actually running and can be accessed and viewed at any time. We recommend attending the live courses in order to get the most from the experience.

  • Can I do this course if I am over 19 years of age?

    Yes, anyone can register and do the courses. The courses are designed to cater for beginners and move them through the levels to become proficient in Adobe creative tools by the time the course finishes.

  • What happens if I miss a class, can I catch up?

    Yes, classes are available at all times and can be caught up in your own time. We record the live class so you watch and re watch at leisure.

  • How do I register to become a participant?

    Select the "Register" button from the navigation bar and complete the registration form. Upon completing your registration you will be directed to the Adobe Generation Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You will then be able to create your user name and password to allow you access to the VLE where the courses will be available to enrol in.

  • Can I attend a course if I am not living in the UK or Europe?

    Yes, we welcome all creatives to take our courses. All Adobe Generation courses are taught in English.

  • What time and timezone will the live class take place in?

    We are running the course from the UK so will be working on GMT from November and BST from April. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Teachers

Adobe Generation courses are a great choice for budding creatives. Offer your students all the help and support they need, by having a quick read of these FAQs.

  • Will students receive any form of certification?

    Yes, they will receive an Adobe certificate in a PDF format after completing the course. They will also receive a digital badge that can be uploaded to their website or CV to show visitors or future employers that they have completed the course.

  • Do students get learning support after completing a course?

    We have a forums section for students, questions can be posted here and answered by the learning community.

  • Can students do more than one Adobe Generation course?

    Students can sign up for as many courses as they like, we do however encourage them to ensure that they can complete the course(s) they sign up to given their existing school and personal commitments.

  • How are the courses structured?

    Each course is carefully structured to make learning engaging and understandable. There is a set syllabus, with a different topic each week, along with carefully planned homework assignments and a predefined list of specific learning outcomes.

  • Who teaches the courses?

    The courses are taught by a range of experienced industry and teaching professionals, each with a proven track-record of delivering online learning through Adobe Connect. The course is also supported by distinguished guest speakers from the creative industries.

  • Can teachers join the Adobe Generation course?

    Absolutely, we've already had a number of teachers take the Adobe Generation courses in the past, and they said it was great CPD.
    “Brilliant tools and ideas partnered with great pedagogical advice and thought-provoking content. Highly informative, easy to understand and follow along with, provided me with fantastic ideas to use and utilise in the classroom” Adobe Generation teacher participant.