Instagram: a short introduction
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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Course Code: CIGS03
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Instagram is a photo and video sharing platform that you can use to grow and develop your business. This course will serve as an introduction to using Instagram even if you have never used it or any other social media platform before. Set up an account and join the masses who are sharing photos for business and personal fun!
What will we cover?
• An overview of Instagram
• Why Instagram?
• Signing up for an account
• Taking a photo and opening a photo from the camera roll in Instagram
• Settings overview
• Editing photos
• Enhance your photos with filters
• What is a hashtag? How to use them?
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Have a good grasp of Instagram and how to use it with confidence
Be ready to take a course on how to use Instagram for Business, if required.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No prior knowledge of Instagram is required, but you should have a smart phone with the application downloaded. You should be able to use your smart phone confidently without instruction.
You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Most of the work will happen through the student’s smartphone. The course consists of discussions, demonstrations and practical examples. One to one guidance and support will be given throughout.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should have access to your existing social media account(s) and remember to remember to bring with you the log in details. If you don’t have existing account(s) you will need to bring a valid email address and it’s password to sign up for a new account. This will help you to practice the course content during the class and gain valuable hands-on experience.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Using Instagram for business, social media for business, social media content strategy, using hashtags effectively, social media appps, tips and tricks, Twitter for business, build a website in a day with WordPress.
Amber moved to London from Texas in 2001 to complete her MBA in International Marketing. As an Account Director for a student marketing agency, she was an early adopter in using social media in campaigns with high success. After the recession in 2009, she started teaching adults how to use social media to promote their business, often working with career changers who were switching gears after being made redundant to start their own businesses. Her approach is dynamic and engaging, vowing to make the scary world of social media accessible to everyone from the tech-savvy to the technophobe!
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.