How Do I Use the Finishing Academy?

Answers to many of your questions will be in the Navigating the Academy lesson. You do not need to be signed-up in order to see the lesson. Click HERE to view the lesson after the Academy launches.

Inside the Lessons

The Player

The player is very similar to others you will have seen online.

A: Play/Pause Button
B: Volume slider
C: Time elapsed/remaining
D: Settings (see below)
E: Pop-Out video – watch the video in a small window over the rest of the lesson.
F: Full Screen video
G: Video progress bar.


Click the settings button to open a menu to change:
– Playback Speed;
– Video Quality (Resolution)
– Open the Captions menu.

Captions / Subtitles

Click the captions option in the Settings menu and you will see a list of available subtitles in various languages.
We have transcribed the videos to the local languages where Hampshire Sheen is available.

Contact Support Button

Below the player to the right, is a Contact Teacher button. It now says ‘Contact Support’.

Use this to contact us with any lesson or product specific queries.

Messages are replied to first thing in the morning and when we are available to do so and we will endeavour to reply as quickly as possible.

Step-by-Step Guide

Using screenshots from the video, we have also provided a step-by-step written guide for you with some additional information.

Professional Tips

In most lessons, there are Professional Tips in a Flash Card.

Flip the card using the link to reveal the tip.

Downloadable Media

At the bottom of most of the lessons are links to downloadable media in .pdf format.

Click the red link to open the document in a new tab. You will need a .pdf reader installed to open the file. Click here to download Adobe Reader.

Completing the Academy

After practising each lesson, we expect you to complete the course in around 2 weeks. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you – the lessons will be here for you whenever you need them.

When complete, and you have passed all the quizzes, you will be presented with personalised course certificate to download and print.

Make sure you remain on our mailing lists to be kept up to date with new lessons added to the Academy, and a planned Advanced Finishing Course.