- Course Code: UKFEC17WDB
- Location: Online
- Duration: 12 hours
- Cost: £299.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Website Development for Beginners Certificate
Web Development is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and predictions are that the demand for quality Web Developers will only continue to grow! Never in the history of the Web has it been such an opportune moment to join millions of people around the world who are involved in building web products.
Whether you are excited at the possibility of becoming a Web Developer or you are just a curious person who wants to build websites as a hobby, you will find this course useful. We have covered Web Development as a corporate career as well as included tips on launching your own freelance Web Development practice.
What you will learn
The aim of the course is to equip you with the knowledge and tools to build your first website. It is a practical course with code example, coding activities and plenty of guidance material to help you complete them.
- The past, present and future of the Internet and the Web
- What terms client-side and server-side mean in the context of Web Development
- How to create a simple HTML document and setup the basic skeleton of a web page
- How to use various HTML elements to create the different sections of the web page
- How to add styling code to HTML in internal and external style sheets using CSS
- Why you should use CSS alongside HTML to build beautiful pages
Benefits of taking this course
There are a number of benefits, which include:
- A comprehensive, practical and easy-to-understand course material
- End of module activities and a final test which are designed to expand your overall understanding and put what you’ve learned into action
- Can be completed anywhere with an Internet connection.
- Gaining relevant knowledge about an ever-growing industry, which will provide you with practical skills for the workforce.
- What ARPANET was and how it is linked to the invention of the Internet
- How the Hypertext and Hyperlink concepts are fundamental to the way our Web works
- How the Domain Name System was invented to translate unreadable web addresses into mnemonic phrases
- How the World Wide Web was invented as a way to ease the communication within a scientific organisation
- The difference between a web page, web site and web application
- How web servers are used to store data and information relating to the web site
- The terms ‘client-side’ and ‘server-side’, and what they mean
- The three main languages in building web sites and how they are used
- What is Hypertext Markup Language and why it is used to build websites
- What are the mandatory basic elements in an HTML document
- What is the purpose of the head and body elements in a website as well as the difference between the two
- What is nesting and why it is fundamental for any scripting language
- Some of the more advanced elements that can be structured using HTML
- The difference between a block element and an inline element and why this matters for the layout
- How many versions of HTML existed and why the latest one excites web developers
- The main HTML elements that help us create basic web layouts
- What Cascading Style Sheets is and why it is used to style web pages
- The differences between the different version of CSS and which is the latest
- How CSS can be inserted in HTML documents using internal and inline style sheets
- The steps to creating an external style sheet and how to link it with HTML
- What the HTML classes and ids are and how to use them with CSS
- How to write CSS code according to the CSS syntax rules
- What selectors are used for as well as the different kinds of CSS selectors that you can use
- The difference between a pseudo class and a pseudo element
- How points, pixels and percentages are used as basic units of measure in Web Development
- What properties are in the context of Cascading Style Sheets and what they are used for in CSS code
- What the idea behind the CSS Box Model is and why every CSS element can be thought of as a box
- The difference between margins, padding and borders in the context of the Box Model
- How to style an HTML web page using colour
- What the RGB abbreviation stands for in the context of colour theory and how to apply it in CSS
- How to add gradients and shadow effects to CSS elements
- How to create a custom horizontal navigation bar using HTML and CSS
- What the Document Object Model is and how it links to HTML code
Who can take the Website Development for Beginners Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Website Development for Beginners Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 12 hours hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.