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Neil's Bio & Reviews

Neil's Experience

  • Teaching since 2016
  • 24 years of industry expertise
  • Led 219 courses
  • Taught 1018 learners

Neil is an animation aficionado! He has drawn his way into many roles as a motion graphics animator, illustrator, storyboard artist, cartoonist and more.

For 10 years Neil worked with Channel 4 on Time Team. He has since worked on many historical documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, as well as done illustration work for children's books, the Alzheimer Society and more.

Learner Reviews For Neil



"Everything was at a very good pace, method of teaching was effective and approachable. Neil was fantastic!"
Carter Jonas
  • 21st November - Classroom
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"The course felt perfect for intermediate level and no one seemed to be left behind. I basically learnt everything I wanted to and feel ready to one day do the advanced course."
Little Dot Studioa
  • 26th September - Classroom
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"Neil was great at keeping everyone engaged, answering questions in a detailed manner and just being funny in general. He's like the Adam Buxton of the adobe training world. Everyone was super friendly and the food, as always, was delicious. Thank you!! :)"
Dead Satsuma
  • 22nd September - Classroom
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"Great introduction course that has left me inspired to try new things and learn more."
LSE
  • 22nd September - Classroom
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"Great venue, good food, very relaxed and laid back environment. i'm excited to come back again!"
Carter Jonas
  • 17th August - Classroom
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"Neil was very informative and kept the class interesting and fun with lots of jokes. I cannot recommend higher! I can confidently use After Effects after this course despite being intimidated by the platform prior to the training."
Little Dot Studios
  • 15th August - Classroom
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"Fantastic trainer and the whole course was very engaging and fun. I felt I learnt exactly what I wanted from the course. Thank you!"
IMEX
  • 15th August - Classroom
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"Instructor was super knowledgeable, pace of course was spot on and I feel I've learnt so many useful skills and tips"
Bowel Cancer UK
  • 21st July - Classroom
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"Thoroughly enjoyed the overall smooth experience and atmosphere, and have come away knowing that I learnt so much, thank you!!"
None
  • 21st July - Classroom
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"Everything was organised and set up well. Neil was friendly, a great trainer and explained everything clearly."
Equistone
  • 21st July - Classroom
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"Amazing experience - feeling so inspired to get started on my next AE projects. the trainer was super friendly and knowledgable, and happy to answer any questions including more advanced techniques not covered at this level of training. I hope to be back for the intermediate course!"
Visionable
  • 21st July - Classroom
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"A very nice and relaxed experience with knowledgable trainers."
Little Dot Studios
  • 14th July - Classroom
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"The training was extremely informative and Neil adapted to our levels easily to make sure we understood everything properly. He made sure to target various areas of concern and offered multiple sources of information for us to expand our knowledge further and how to apply the skills learnt to multiple projects."
Parkinson's UK
  • 14th July - Classroom
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"-High quality course -Adjusting the course to all levels in the group, shared great references, including relevant YouTube tutorials for us to follow post course. Overall gained very valuable knowledge that I will eventually apply to my own projects. - Great service at the facility and very friendly staff - Lovely healthy lunches"
Little Dot Studios
  • 14th July - Classroom
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"Learning experience was amazing. Neil was super knowledgeable, made sure no one was left behind and the venue itself is lovely"
Ocuco
  • 11th July - Classroom
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"Amazing couple of days, learnt so much as an AE newbee, staff were super friendly, lunch was great, amazing location and Neil was an amazing trainer. Thank you!"
GB Labs
  • 27th June - Classroom
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"Amazing at clearly explaining After Effects in lots of detail in an interesting and attention-grabbing way. Will definitely be booking another in the future!"
L'Occitane
  • 3rd February - Classroom
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"Best training course I've been on. Neil is really knowledgeable and his training style is friendly and engaging/he's so approachable! Look forward to returning for the next course."
Gamma Telecom
  • 24th January - Classroom
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"Neil was a great tutor, he was incredibly knowledgable and very patient, and taught a really well rounded and comprehensive class, i learned a lot! This was my second class at MT and I look forward to taking more."
Little Dot Studios
  • 20th January - Classroom
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"Neil was brilliant with not only teaching the course but providing advice as to how to implement it in the work environment, specifically for current projects. Staff were all wonderful, friendly and incredibly approachable."
Save The Children
  • 18th January - Classroom
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"Really great course - so good to go through things so thoroughly. Was a real pleasant experience."
Computacenter
  • 18th January - Classroom
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"Explaining slowly and effectively for elements of the basic interface in which I found extremely useful leaving me with no question marks about the programme. Not once did I feel rushed or confused about anything I learnt. I now feel I can do a lot more than I expected to learn! :)"
Broadland And South Norfolk Council
  • 16th November - Classroom
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"Very detailed and specific programme. Lunch and snack supplied were great, and staff was really friendly and helpful."
Wildbrain
  • 16th November - Classroom
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"Neil was great. Everything was very clear and it was a perfect introduction to After Effects. I feel confident to go on and continue my learning."
Arsenal
  • 1st November - Classroom
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"The course was excellent, the lunch provided was healthy and delicious and all the staff were very pleasant"
Little Dot Studios
  • 1st November - Classroom
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"Very smooth, good environment, open questions"
4creative
  • 28th October - Classroom
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"All staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Neil was very attentive and made an at times challenging course (for me, personally) very enjoyable and easy to follow."
CLAAS UK
  • 20th October - Classroom
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"Everyone was really friendly, course was interesting and the food was great"
Battersea
  • 30th September - Classroom
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"Making sure we were all working at the same pace, I never felt rushed. I always felt I could ask questions and nothing was too silly to ask."
Boden
  • 30th September - Classroom
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"Neil was a great teacher and I felt very supported during the whole course."
Vinna Photography
  • 20th September - Classroom
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"Neil was excellent at explaining processes within After Effects using visual metaphors."
Mayfair Casino
  • 15th September - Classroom
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"My trainer Neil was very passionate about the subject and patient with us. He made it very enjoyable. All the staff members were really friendly and approachable."
House Of Commons
  • 25th August - Classroom
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"All good! Loved the food and snacks. The venue was great. Neil was great and there plenty of breaks which were useful for digesting info."
Government Equalities Office
  • 16th August - Classroom
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"Really enjoyed the course. Neil was a great trainer with lots of knowledge. Lunch was good too!"
Unique Vacations Ltd
  • 16th August - Classroom
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"Excellent knowledge, very welcoming and friendly staff. Felt very supported with all questions we had."
Next
  • 16th August - Classroom
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"Super informative and good analogies. Really feel like I learnt the basics and the venue was fab :)"
Infinis
  • 2nd August - Classroom
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"Great communication and super friendly! Food was wonderful!"
Tony Blair Institute For Global Change
  • 26th July - Classroom
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"The course was very useful and the staff were really friendly"
Not On The Highstreet
  • 26th July - Classroom
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"Great session, nice new training centre. Pitched at a good level. Neil was very helpful."
PRS For Music
  • 26th July - Classroom
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"Neil was very knowledgeable and helped us when we got stuck. Great training!!!"
Your Housing Group
  • 24th May - Online
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"Knowledgeable, helpfulness, good examples and troubleshooting"
Financial Times
  • 24th May - Online
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"Very well explained, great attention to the students to know if we are following up all steps. Neil made all examples very relevant and interesting."
Harrods
  • 24th May - Online
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"Really liked the instructor, good workflow explainer."
NA
  • 24th May - Online
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"Very good at explaining everything. Thank you."
Harrods
  • 13th May - Online
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"Pre-course prep Trainer was very patient and accommodating"
Cabinet Office
  • 21st April - Online
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"Good curriculum, good setup, good tech support"
SevenC3
  • 21st April - Online
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"Neil was very attentive and patient, and overall great teacher. Very inspiring and funny!"
Nesta
  • 12th April - Classroom
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"Tutor was really great and very patient, staff were all really friendly and welcoming."
British Red Cross
  • 12th April - Classroom
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"Lots of great snacks, quality course content with examples, tailoring course to individual needs, great at answering questions in lots of detail, lots of great reference and extra reading resources, amazing building with great facilities and very modern."
Red Cross
  • 12th April - Classroom
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"Really knowledgeable trainer - great course."
James Hinton
  • 24th March - Online
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"Really good at explaining everything from a basic starter level and also really good at checking in with everyone to make sure everyone is up to speed with the activities"
Liz Earle
  • 24th March - Online
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"Really great tech set up and customer service, as usual Great trainer too"
Cabinet Office
  • 24th March - Online
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"Being patient and explaining things thoroughly, thanks Neil!"
Fitch Ratings
  • 15th March - Online
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"I thought the course was well organised and structured. However, what most impressed my was Neil - he is clearly incredibly knowledgeable and a great animator, but he was also so patient and so good at explaining everything. The pace and tone of the course was spot on and he managed to bring everyone on the course with him at all stages. He was pretty unflappable and just generally really nice . His passion was evident and that really helped me learn and stay with the course."
Parkinson's UK
  • 15th March - Online
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"Clear concise directions, everyone had time to ask questions, no-one was left behind. A fantastic course."
The Playhouse
  • 15th March - Online
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"Very friendly, very knowledgeable, happy to help with any issues."
Department For Education
  • 1st March - Online
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"The course was very detailed, everything was explained really well."
Simply Business
  • 15th February - Online
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"Very friendly, making you feel comfortable and happy to go over any questions. Good at explaining things simply."
Hampshire County Council
  • 15th February - Online
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"Making it relevant to my own work or real examples. Useful links and resources etc. Lots of encouragement :-)"
Commonwealth Secretariat
  • 1st February - Online
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"Keeping everyone engaged and moving at a good pace. It was nice to have a small group."
Gloo Communications Limited
  • 27th January - Online
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"Neil was a brilliant trainer. He was thorough and took the time to make sure everyone was on the same page. He was also really funny! I learnt a lot and I now feel more comfortable to use AE."
Bectu
  • 27th January - Online
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"Really knowledgable trainer and great examples which I will use in real life."
Prospect
  • 13th January - Online
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"Neil was brilliant, very patient and happy to answer any questions, go back and forth etc. He adjusted the training well to our needs."
5 News / ITN
  • 13th January - Online
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"Very friendly and more than willing to repeat until we were all at the same level, would highly recommend."
Surreal Creative
  • 13th January - Online
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"Checking in on people and making sure everyone understood. Being able to share screens was really helpful."
Global Witness
  • 13th January - Online
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"Make you feel at home, literally! Seriously, very friendly, relaxed, fun way to learn"
Newsquest
  • 4th January - Online
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"Covered lots of useful material and suggested good resources for further training/practice."
Resolution Foundation
  • 4th January - Online
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"Everything was brilliant, Neil was great and moved along at a good pace!"
Opus Energy
  • 4th January - Online
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"Very informative, I learned a lot! Answered questions effectively and was given helpful resources to look at!"
Influencer
  • 21st December - Online
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"Clear with all explanations and good at giving us time to test it out ourselves. All flowed really well too and gave us time for questions which was useful."
Sally Warlow LTD
  • 21st December - Online
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"Just very good explaining - use of metaphors really helped."
UK100
  • 21st December - Online
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"I really love the media training courses! I've learnt so much within just 2 days, a massive thank you to Neil for his teaching and inspiring me to want to explore motion graphics further. Everything was well explained and easy to follow, I'd definitely like to attend more media training classes in the future."
Freelance
  • 21st December - Online
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"Explaining each section precisely and carefully checking we all understood before we moved on."
Amanda Harrington London
  • 16th December - Online
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"Loads of information covered in a short amount of time."
Thames Water
  • 16th December - Online
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"Neil was great at explaining the entry level skills for AE. Many thanks."
Simon Glover
  • 26th November - Online
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"It was all great. very smooth admin and prep and the training was a really good pace, and put me at ease. I learned loads. I actually had a certain amount of AE knowledge, but I wanted a solid base and I feel confident now and have a lot of pointers on directions to go. really pleased."
KCLSU
  • 26th November - Online
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"Delivery was superb. Very knowlegable course tutor. Great materials. Superb course."
Sunbelt Rentals
  • 26th November - Online
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"As a start to how after effects works it was perfect as it covers everything you would need to know when importing a pre made composition and know how to edit it in the correct manor."
Trailfinders
  • 26th November - Online
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"Consistent explanation for the entire group. No one got left behind. Neil was very clear and encouraging."
Charlotte Tilbury
  • 26th November - Online
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"Great, friendly, well paced trainer. Knowledgeable with plenty of useful resources for us at the end. Would recommend to colleagues and friends."
FutureLearn
  • 16th November - Online
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"Neil went at a perfect pace and was brilliant at listening and understanding! Also kept it fun and interesting."
Thames Water
  • 16th November - Online
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"Neil gave a comprehensive introduction to After Effects at a good pace, ensuring all of us grasped the concepts of how it works, which took place over Zoom. You pick up much more compared to learning the software self taught. I would definitely recommend it."
Oyster
  • 16th November - Online
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"Neil was a fantastic trainer. He was so engaging and had great explainers for everything. Loads of interactive parts and he was happy to answer all of our questions. Neil also gave loads of great insider tips for the animation/design industry."
Science + Technology Facilities Council
  • 5th November - Online
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"Neil was very knowlegable and the course was kept at a good pace. I've learnt a lot."
Houses Of Parliament
  • 5th November - Online
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"Neil was very enthusiastic and motivational! Very patient and a good teacher."
International Paralympic Committee
  • 5th November - Online
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"Wide range of information and fantastic at filling in theory and fundamentals"
Fuse
  • 28th October - Online
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"Perfect in an online setting, Neil was very good at making sure we were all keeping up and had understood, especially when we are all on mute, very well done to Neil, it must be tricky when you haven't got a student right there with them. Very helpful and just what I was looking for! Thank you!!"
N/A
  • 21st September - Online
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"Good communication, good knowledge - really enjoyed it"
Jewish Care
  • 21st September - Online
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"The tutor is knowledgable, affable and extremely helpful to everyone on the course. Made the course a pleasurable and easy experience."
Gnu Films
  • 21st September - Online
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"Great online course. Zoom worked very well and the trainer was very helpful and knowledgeable. This will be very useful for my work and I can't wait to put all this knowledge into practice."
EMA
  • 21st September - Online
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"Fantastic! Thank you Neil - and especially for your specific help on all my many questions! Really helpful and friendly."
ActionAid UK
  • 9th September - Classroom
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"The overall experience was great and I learn't a lot. Thank you"
AS&K
  • 24th August - Classroom
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"I really enjoyed the course and truly felt I was learning a lot. The trainer explained everything in a very clear and accessible way. After the course, I understood how to create AE basic animations and felt confident to start working without help. Additionally, the trainer made sure we were doing things correctly and took time to adapt the course to our needs. I also liked that the trainer answered all the questions we asked and was very patient. Thank you!"
Bliss
  • 5th August - Online
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"It was very detailed and was explained very well. Very well presented and loved the extra info such as web links and examples of other tutorials. Learned loads on the two days."
Telegraph
  • 27th July - Online
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"Being patient, kind, informative & knowledgable on the day."
Freedom From Torture
  • 27th July - Online
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"Really knowledgeable trainer, super insightful and really interesting course. Thanks so much! I feel like my brain might explode (in a good way) so I know I have learned a lot. I feel a lot more confident now."
Marine Stewardship Council
  • 17th June - Online
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"Very patient and took time to explain things"
Argoncillo Design Limited
  • 17th June - Online
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"Very good at explaining and going through tasks, very interesting and personal experience."
Mando
  • 17th June - Online
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"I felt really looked after by all the staff. Vegan options were great. Neil was an awesome tutor, really enthusiastic, the course was fun and I learnt everything I wanted to from the course. He also gave us a nice big list of references to expand on which I'm looking forward to checking out. Can't wait to book the advanced session now! THANK YOU :)"
GOOD Agency
  • 10th March - Classroom
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