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Prodigy Learning and Technology Trust helps charities channel their creativity through Adobe training on tt-exchange

London, 3rd February 2015 - Technology Trust today announced the availability of discounted Adobe and Microsoft Office Training and Certification from Prodigy Learning, an award-winning provider of IT learning and certification solutions. Eligible UK charities can choose from a range of certified training programmes available through Technology Trust's tt-exchange donation programme.

Designed to help charities apply their creativity and sharpen their digital media skills, the Adobe Training and Official Certification helps charities learn to create websites, edit photos and videos and enrich their correspondence. Charities can purchase individual training ‘bundles' across Creative Cloud (CC) software range for the following applications:

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Premier Pro
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash

Eligible charities can also purchase single product training courses across the Microsoft Office range, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. Prodigy Learning's Microsoft Office Training and Certification is available for Office 2010 or Office 2013; the bundle includes 15 hours of online video training on a single product, a one-user licence for the practice test software, an official certification exam voucher and a retake voucher if needed. Team members who complete the full range of the training will also earn the globally recognised title Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

"We are delighted to be working with Technology Trust to provide training and certification for charities," said Craig Bewley, Director of Prodigy Learning. "Building and strengthening their skills in Adobe and Microsoft is a terrific way for charities to increase their IT skills and become more creative."

"Together with Prodigy Learning, we can help UK charities make the most out of their technology and empower their teams to be more self-sufficient," said Richard Craig, CEO of Technology Trust.

Notes to editors:

About Technology Trust
Technology Trust (formerly CTT) has bridged the gap between the charity sector and its technology partners since 2001, offering friendly advice along the way. The organisation lends a helping hand to the third sector, advising on how the right technology can further charitable causes by supporting their missions.

Technology Trust works with over 19,000 charities in the UK, and its tt-exchange programme has saved charities over £130 million to date. It enables eligible charities to receive hardware and software products, donated by leading brands, to improve the efficiency of their operations. Technology Trust is the only UK registered charity devoted to improving the operational efficiency of charities through the use of information technology. https://tech-trust.org/

About Prodigy Learning
Prodigy Learning is an award winning provider of IT learning and certification solutions for Adobe, Autodesk, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft technologies. These IT certifications deliver job-ready skills, improving employability for students and productivity for employees.

As the Certiport Solution Provider for the UK & Ireland, Prodigy is responsible for managing the Adobe Certified Associate ("ACA"), Autodesk Certified User (ACU), HP Accredited Technical Associate (HP ATA), Microsoft Office Specialist ("MOS") and Microsoft Technology Associate ("MTA") training and certification programmes. Learning solutions supporting these certifications include Textbooks, Online Learning Software, Practice Tests and Certification Exams. This range includes products from partners such as CCI Learning, GMetrix, LearnKey, MeasureUp, Microsoft Press and Wiley.

Details on training options
Click here for product catalogue for Prodigy Learning - www.tt-exchange.org/partner_catalogues/by_donor/prodigy+learning

The Adobe training is available as a 1-product bundle and charities can purchase multiple products. The following Adobe applications are available to choose from:

  • Photoshop (CC)
  • InDesign (CC)
  • Illustrator (CC)
  • Premiere Pro (CC)
  • Dreamweaver (CC)
  • Flash (CC)

The Microsoft Office packages offer training and certification in either Office 2010 or Office 2013 for the following Microsoft Office applications:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access

Microsoft Office 2013 Bundles
Microsoft Word 2013 Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Microsoft Excel 2013 Training & Official Certification - £75
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Microsoft Outlook 2013 Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Microsoft Access 2013 Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75

Microsoft Office 2010 Bundles
Microsoft Word 2010 Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Microsoft Excel 2010 Training & Official Certification - £75
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Microsoft Outlook 2010 Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Microsoft Access 2010 Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75

Adobe ACA Creative Cloud (CC) Bundles
Photoshop CC Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
InDesign CC Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Illustrator CC Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Premiere Pro CC Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Dreamweaver CC Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75
Flash CC Training & Official Certification Bundle - £75

The package includes 15 hours of online video training, practice test software and an exam voucher.

Eligibility Criteria
This donation is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities and Charitable Housing Associations.

  • Donated product will be distributed under this programme to qualifying organisations only, not to individuals.
  • Donated products will not be made available to Educational establishments.
  • Recipient organisations must be willing and able to provide information to Prodigy Learning for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this programme.
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this programme. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.

For more information please contact:
Lisa Henshaw
Fourth Day PR
+44 (0)20 7403 4411
lisa@fourthday.co.uk