Digital media training centre, Academy Class will help students to add an extra digital dimension to their software skill set next month with the launch of two brand new Adobe exams.

Available from May at the London, Manchester and Glasgow Academy Class training centres, the two new exams form part of the wider Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) program. The ACA certification comprises four other exams, all based around Adobe’s creative tools.

The two new exams to be offered by Academy Class are Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe® Illustrator® and Print and Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®.   

Designed for communicators, designers, publishers and other media professionals, Adobe® Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® are increasingly in demand in the workplace, making the two new exams covetable credentials for freelancers and employees alike. 

Mark Young , Director of Academy Class , said, “Individually and collectively, both the Graphic Design and Illustration and Print and Digital Media Publication  exams are set to be essential qualifications for the modern workforce. They offer academic proof that the holder is well able to leverage the full force of Adobe’s expansive creative tools, using the software suites confidently, commercially and effectively in the real world. We fully expect those passing the exams to enjoy stronger job prospects and to be much in demand in a very competitive marketplace.”

As the only UK new media training provider to be authorised by Adobe, Apple, Autodesk and Wacom, Academy Class is one of the first British institutions to offer classroom based training sessions built around the exams, as well as the certifications themselves.

Classes are ideal for corporations, media agencies and broadcasters with students electing to study and train in small classroom environments at any of the three training centres or have Academy Class training delivered onsite in their place of work.

Adobe® Illustrator® is popular in digital, mobile and offline environments and can be used to design graphics and illustrations for a variety of mediums. Adobe InDesign® is one of the world’s best-selling page layout software packages for both print and digital.

Classroom training for both exams can be booked at

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Academy Class is the new media training company of choice for creatives and developers in the UK and beyond. It is passionate about encouraging creativity, building online communities and encouraging innovation. Academy Class has training facilities in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff and Birmingham and can also deliver training on-site in any workplace. 



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