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Become a web designer and developer with a FREE course at ELATT

Become a web developer with a FREE course at ELATT

About this course

This course will teach you to design and develop professional-level websites for any purpose and function: from retail to entertainment or perhaps even your own new business! You will learn coding languages such as HTML and CSS alongside popular open-source CMS including the market-leading Joomla. Meanwhile gaining skills in Javascript, Jquery, SQL and PHP will all help you develop quality, interactive websites.

Web development combines creativity and analytical skills: it's for the detail-orientated and those with an eye for design. Coding and developer skills are amongst the most in-demand in the IT sector at the moment, providing career opportunities in a wide range of exciting companies.

This course will equip you with the skills to become a web developer supported by expert advice from experienced industry professionals. We also support you with employability, including opportunities to speak to professionals and access mentoring, volunteering and work experience.

Course Potential

As a web developer, you could earn £18,000 as a starting salary, increasing to £40,000 with experience .
Apply now to gain new skills, qualifications and take the first step to your new career.

We're here for you as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic: our Sixth Form classes are now all face-to-face, and we're offering a mix of online and in-class options for our adult courses. You'll receive the same personalised support whichever way you study at ELATT.

Read more about online learning at ELATT

TBD Weeks
Duration

TBD Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


Content

Level 1 Award [0 Credits]:

  • TBD

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computing knowledge (File Management / Microsoft Word)
  • Literacy - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 2
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1

9 - 10 Weeks
Duration

6 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • IT user fundamentals: learn the basic techniques involved in the operation of an IT system to create, edit and view created webpages
  • Using collaborative technologies: learn how to use IT tools and devices for collaborative working and communications in and out of the classroom, such as online lessons tools, instant messaging, chat and online forums
  • Website software: learn the fundamentals of HTML, inline, internal and external CSS, and the different CSS classes

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Award for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

6 - 12 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Improving productivity using IT: plan, produce and evaluate your website
  • IT security for users: learn about methods to minimise security risks to IT systems and data
  • Specialist software: learn how to use Web editors, FTP, JavaScript and basic DOM elements
  • Presentation software: use PowerPoint to pitch your ideas
  • Website software: learn how to use Web editors, FTP and JavaScript including DOM elements, and create a responsive website using a framework

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

12 - 24 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Improving Productivity Using IT: propose, plan and evaluate a portfolio project
  • Drawing and Planning Software: produce and edit site storyboards, wireframes, mock-up designs, ERD, DFD and flowcharts using Canva and Photoshop
  • Imaging Software: produce and edit images using Photoshop, Paint.net, Gliffy and Inkscape
  • Setting up IT System: set up a webserver using Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, PHP and Peri with IDE (Visual Studio Code) and XAMPP for LAMP stack
  • Security for IT users: understand threats and concerns to an ICT system, and mitigate risks using firewalls, antivirus, encryption and cryptography
  • Internet safety for IT users: understand the various types of attacks to an ICT system, such as malware, viruses, worms, phishing, DOS attacks, SQL injections and cross-site scripting, and learn to validate, sensitise and encrypt using JavaScript, PHP and MySQL
  • Website Software: the essential tools to build a full stack website or web application, including PHP procedural programming, CMS, WordPress, Joomla and PrestaShop
  • Database Software: database design and development for website and web applications using MySQL Database
  • Bespoke Software: SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) tools and Google Analytics
  • Specialist Software: use JavaScript for event-driven programming of dynamic websites and web application features, including DOM manipulation, animation and effects
  • Presentation Software: produce and present a presentation of your portfolio project using Prezi or Microsoft PowerPoint

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

12 - 24 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Customer support provision for the ICT professional: website and web application documentation and remote support
  • Software design fundamentals: web development methodologies including Agile and Life Cycle SDLC
  • Principles of ICT system and data security: learn about emerging technologies, e-business operations and project management and systems development, including data protection, GDPR and copyright
  • Web development: the essential programming languages, tools and techniques needed to build a full stack website and web application, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL and IDE (Visual Studio Code)
  • The technologies of the internet: the principles and technologies that allow the internet to function securely across various environments and platforms, including maintenance tools, GitHub, Zoom, social networks, SEO, web hosting and FTP
  • Designing and creating advanced websites: advanced website and web application production using contemporary frameworks for advanced CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) operations, and PHP server-side programming with OOP (Object-Orientated Programming) and MVP (Model-View-Controller)
  • Drawing and planning software: produce and edit site storyboards, wireframes, mock-up designs, ERD, DFD and flowcharts using Canva, Paint.net, Gliffy and Inkscape
  • Database software: use MySQL Advanced to design, develop and manipulate an advanced database, creating tables, views and relationships among entities with constraints, triggers and stored procedures

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals Level 3

Which units will I study for my course?

All our courses have one or more mandatory units and a choice of additional units.

Course content is tailored for you (and your employer) and the list of units outlined here are a guide only. Units covered will also depend on your prior learning and credit requirement. If there is something specific that you are interested in learning, please discuss this with your tutor during induction.


What if I don't have the entry requirements for a course?

There are other courses available to help you build up the skills and qualifications you need to be eligible for our courses. Please get in touch to discuss this further!


Which level can I study?

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.


Will my course cost?

Course tuition fees
As a charity, ELATT works tirelessly to access a range of funding and donations to keep our courses free.

In 2020-2021 we had 900 students in total, and none had to pay fees. That means 100% got a free course!

If you are over 19, you might have to take out a student loan to do a Level 3 course.
We also can't train you if you are on a Student Visa, Visitor's Visa or Temporary Stay, or are an Overseas Student.

Each year we support hundreds of different people from all walks of life, of all backgrounds, ages, circumstances and skills levels. There's a really good chance that you can get a free course at ELATT, so apply now!

Course Fees: free courses at ELATT Apply for a course


Studying Hours

These are all the study days and times. Your course will take place on some of these times. You'll find out more information after you apply.

Mornings

Monday9.30 - 16.30

Tuesday9.30 - 16.30

Wednesday9.30 - 16.30

Thursday9.30 - 16.30

Friday9.30 - 16.30

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Evenings

MondayClosed

Tuesday18.00 - 21.00

WednesdayClosed

Thursday18.00 - 21.00

FridayClosed

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed


You are more than welcome to give us a call at 0800-0420-184 or email hello@elatt.org.uk to ask questions and find out more. We are available from 9am-5pm on weekdays.

Benefits of this topic

Learn Languages

Learn to code using various languages, varying from HTML to PHP and more.

Rapid Growth

This topic is a popular focus in today's technological advancement.

High Salary Rate

This role prospectively leads you to a career with a good competitive salary.

Modern Technology

Build using modern technology that is continuously being innovated.

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Meet Frankie

Occupation: Business and Tech Analyst

"I got interested in graphics design and games design, but I soon found out that I did not have the qualifications to get onto any of the right courses. To help me find a pathway towards Games Design, my advisor found out about web design courses close to my home at ELATT."