Canva - Beginners Workshop

Introduction to using Canva

Course Summary

Dive into the world of digital design with our "Canva for Beginners with Frances" Workshop, a comprehensive 3-hour journey tailored to empower novices with the tools and techniques to create stunning visuals. From social media graphics to captivating presentations, unlock the full potential of Canva, the user-friendly design platform.

Step into the world of digital design by joining our immersive "Canva for Beginners with Frances" Workshop. This 3-hour session is meticulously crafted to equip beginners with the necessary skills and strategies to craft visually striking designs. Whether you are looking to enhance your social media graphics or create engaging presentations, this workshop will unleash the full potential of Canva, the intuitive design platform that is taking the digital world by storm.

For those interested in further honing their Canva skills, we offer the convenience of our Canva for Beginners 1 Online Self-paced course. Delve deeper into the world of digital design by enrolling in our Canva for Beginners - Progression Online Course, or explore the realm of digital marketing through our 5N1364 Digital Marketing course. Embark on your journey to mastering digital design with us and unlock your creative potential with Canva!

If you want to complete an online Canva for Beginners 1 Online Self-paced course
 You can enrol on the Canva for Beginners - Progression Online Course, or you may consider enrolling on the 5N1364 Digital Marketing course.

'Live' Tutor Workshop Highlights

Unit 1 - Canva in a Nutshell - Exploring the Power of Canva: An Introduction to Design Excellence

Kickstart your design journey with a quick introduction to Canva. Learn why design matters and explore the endless possibilities Canva offers, from professional presentations to eye-catching social media posts.

In this introductory unit, you will dive into the world of Canva, a powerful design tool that will kickstart your design journey. You will discover the importance of design and how it can make a difference in various aspects of your life. From creating professional presentations to crafting eye-catching social media posts, Canva provides endless possibilities for you to unleash your creativity and make a lasting impact. Join us as we explore the many features and tools Canva has to offer, and get ready to elevate your design game to the next level

Unit 2 - Getting Started and Exploring Design Possibilities

Set up your Canva account with ease and get familiar with the dashboard. Discover how to navigate templates, elements, and uploads, laying the groundwork for your design exploration.

You will learn how to set up your Canva account effortlessly and become acquainted with the dashboard. This module will guide you through the process of navigating templates, elements, and uploads, which are essential steps in preparing for your design journey. By gaining a solid understanding of these basics, you will be well-prepared to explore and unleash your creativity within the Canva platform

Unit 3 - Exploring Canva Essentials: Mastering Design Principles and Core Features

Grasp fundamental design principles and Canva's core features. Experiment with text, colours, and templates to bring your vision to life.

You  will delve into the essential design principles and core features of Canva. This unit focuses on experimenting with text, colours, and templates to effectively bring their creative vision to life. By gaining a strong grasp of fundamental design concepts and using  Canva's key features, you will be equipped to create visually stunning and impactful designs. Through hands-on practice, you will learn how to leverage text, colours, and templates to enhance your design projects and bring your ideas to fruition

Unit 4 - Applying Design Theory: Creating a Social Media Post to Unleash Your Creativity 

Put theory into practice by creating a social media post.

In this Unit, you are encouraged to apply your theoretical knowledge by creating a social media post. This hands-on approach allows you to not only understand the principles behind design but also to practice implementing them in a real-world setting. By creating a social media post, you can experiment with layout, colour schemes, typography, and other design elements to effectively communicate their message to the intended audience. This practical exercise helps solidify your understanding of design basics and prepares you for future design projects.

Unit 5 - Enhance Your Design Skills Through a Hands-on Social Media Post Creation Session

This hands-on session encourages you to experiment and refine your skills, with personalised feedback to enhance your design.

In this hands-on session, you will have the opportunity to experiment and refine your design skills. Receive personalised feedback to help enhance your creations. Don't be afraid to get creative and take your skills to the next level!

Unit 6 - Where do I go now? Exploring Your Next Steps: Canva for Beginners or Digital Marketing Course

You can enrol on the Canva for Beginners - Progression Online Course, or you may consider enrolling on the 5N1364 Digital Marketing course.

The options available for your next step include enrolling in the Canva for Beginners - Progression Online Course. This course can be a great way to enhance your skills in graphic design and learn how to create visually appealing content. Alternatively, you may also consider enrolling in the 5N1364 Digital Marketing course. This course focuses on the fundamentals of digital marketing strategies and techniques, which can be valuable for anyone looking to expand their knowledge in the field. Whichever option you choose, both courses offer valuable insights and skills that can benefit you in your professional development

How do I book my course?

You can register below, or contact Lir Reception (044) 9342754 if you would like to speak to someone before you book. This way you will get an opportunity to speak with a Training Professional to discuss your options and to make sure that this workshop is the best one for you. 

To register, fill out the details on the Payment Page.  Once registered, we will contact you by email before the start date. From there we send you access details on how to access your course so you can avail of the info in the Lir eLearning Hub after the 'Live' Tutor Workshop as well. 


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"I loved the 'Canva for Beginners' session! The tutor was veryfriendly, and I learned a lot about making cool social media posts. Now, I'm not scared to try new things on Canva, and my posts look much better. If you want to make your social media pop, as the Tutor said, this workshop is for you!"  Thank you.
Sharon W

Office Assistant (2024)

"I run a small business, and this Canva course helped me a lot. Now, I use Canva for both online posts and printed stuff like flyers. The course taught me about design and how to make my brand look good. It's perfect for business owners who want to do more with their marketing.  Our Tutor was available for any queries I had aftewards."
Brendan Cunningham


"I started the Canva course through a community job scheme.  I was nervous but it's been great for helping with our charity's work. Making social media posts and leaflets is now much easier and looks a lot better. I went on to enrol on the Digital Marketing course at Level 5.  Completed that online. There is a lot more in it, but the tutor made learning fun, and I could use the skills right away. "
Jean  Feery

Office Admin (2024)

Thanks for a great workshop on Friday, and the additional videos since then. You put a lot of work into the workshop, and I have to say it is amazing value for money. The workbook and the access to the hub are really helpful. Such a great way to learn something I was so unfamiliar with, I really enjoyed it. 
Aisling Kiernan

Learner (April 2024)

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