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Canva designs for your organisation: beginners

  • Start: 5th June, 2024 @ 10:00AM
  • End: 5th June, 2024 @ 11:30AM
  • Online

Canva is a free online tool that you can use for a range of designs such as posters, logos, flyers, social media posts and presentations.

This short, practical training for beginners will help you learn the basics of creating and editing designs using Canva. You’ll explore templates, colours, fonts, icons, frames, text styles and more. You’ll also learn how to download and share your designs with others.

There will be mini tasks set during the course so you gain confidence in using Canva in your everyday work.

This forms part of our Digital Foundations programme https://superhighways.org.uk/training-advice-and-technical/digital-basics

Pre-course requirement

You will need to set up a Canva account if your organisation does not already have one. Although you can use Canva on a phone or tablet to create designs, we will be focused on using Canva in a browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.

Am I eligible for this course?

Priority is given to people working or volunteering for refugee community and equality organisations.

Is this course for me?

This course is for complete beginners. It is not suitable for people who have been using Canva for some time.

Course format

Online technical group training

This is an online interactive live training session. You’ll take part in interactive exercises such as breakout room discussions, polls or chat conversations.

You will be asked to complete individual technical tasks on your PC or laptop. You will not be able to join this training using a mobile device. It’s likely that you will need to either create online accounts or download appropriate software, which we’ll tell you about in advance.


Sorrel Parsons is our Digital Adviser & Training Manager at Superhighways and has 15 years’ experience in supporting charities, community organisations and volunteers in the UK to communicate with the people that matter to them, demonstrate their impact and raise funds. Sorrel is a fan of making digital work on a shoestring.