|Awarding Body||CCT Certification & FETAC Minor Award (subject to collective level of each group)|
|Schedule||1 evening per week, 6.00pm – 9.00pm|
|Duration||8 weeks – 24 hours|
|Next Commencement Date||August / February|
|Learning Mode||Part time with some online support|
Programme Audience and Overview
The internet is continuing to expand in commercial, academic and social circles as a means of communicating, advertising, publishing and distributing information. Companies now also require in house personnel to continually update and improve their websites. The Introduction to Web Design & Development will give students a far deeper understanding and introductory foundation of the web, and learning to build their own websites using HTML and will give students far better control over the development of corporate and/or their own websites.
Programme Aims and Objectives
Using current design software, this course is aimed at people with good computer skills who may have little or no knowledge of the web and who wish to develop, design and launch a website. Windows skills are assumed but no previous web skills are required. The programme provides a basic understanding of HTML.
On completion of this course, students will have acquired the skills to:
- Search for, evaluate, and use information from the Internet
- Read and edit HTML
- Use style sheets to maintain a consistent look to web pages
- Integrate images into their web pages
- Plan and design a complete website including content, page layouts, site map, user-friendly navigation and other features
- Demonstrate good web design techniques
- Discuss search engine marketing
- Use other similar graphics editing software to create/edit and optimise graphics for the web
- Create special effects with their own graphic images
- Optimise images for export to the web and between tools
- Understand different web graphic formats and their limitations.
The programme is delivered through a tutor led classes, concentrating on labs and hands on skills. The tools use to create the websites are:
- Writing HTML
- Structure, layout and design of each web page
- Links (onsite links, offsite links, links within a page, image links, image maps)
- Tables, borders and backgrounds
- CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
- Forms including form handlers
- FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
- SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
To be awarded the Introduction to Web Design & Development CCT certificate, a student will be required to complete practical course assignments, including creating a website project. Depending on the collective progression level of the group, assessment may lead to FETAC minor award certification at Level 5 in Web Authoring.
Career Progression and Opportunities
This programme is an ideal introductory foundation to Professional Web Design and Development. It will benefit those involved in the maintenance of a corporate website or those interested in creating their own site such a small business owners and entrepreneurs. On successful completion of this course, students interested in furthering their knowledge in the area may wish to progress onto the Advanced Web & Development programme at CCT which focuses on web development techniques such as building a content management system (CMS) for a database driven website, or any further study options in Web Design.