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What Will You Learn?

Website design has come a long way since its inception in the late 1980s. From its humble beginnings as a text-based platform, web designers have evolved to create complex and visually stunning designs with 3D graphics and mobile-responsive features. Whilst this could sound daunting for those looking to become a web designer, the internet’s evolution has brought with it tools and standardisations that make it a friendly, more accessible place.

Through this online Website Design Course, you’ll learn about website tools and builders, how to design web pages (including the key design and functionality elements to incorporate), important technical information, and the various career paths available within web design.

The course begins with a brief history of web design and the evolutionary journey that has dictated where it is today. You’ll discover various web design tools and builders and the difference between user experience design and user interface design. We’ll also look at the distinctions between the different types of website designs and their purposes.

The course discusses how to design a homepage and other important web pages, and the elements to include. The key elements of website design are outlined, including layout, typography, graphics, colours, code, visual effects, content, and accessibility.

We’ll cover the functional elements of web design, including navigation, engagement, the use of animations, and cross-browser and cross-device compatibility. You’ll also learn about other important web design factors, such as loading speeds, choosing web hosting and a domain name, and SEO.

Finally, we’ll discuss the different occupations within website design – the more common and those that might not be so well-known.

Our Website Design Course, doesn’t leave it there. Putting your new skills to practice, you’ll follow step-by-step guidance to build your own custom website. We’ve included 6 modules that will help you do just that, using the popular website building platform, WordPress.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the history and evolution of web design
  • Discover web design tools and website builders 
  • Understand how to design a homepage and other important web pages
  • Learn key design elements, including layout, typography, graphics, code, content, colours, layout, and visual effects
  • Learn about functional web design elements such as navigation, user interaction experiences, animations, and compatibility 
  • Understand the importance of loading speeds, SEO, and good web hosting
  • Become familiar with occupations within website design
  • Follow step-by-step guidance and build your own website using WordPress.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Website Design from 1988–2001
  • Part 2: 2001–2012
  • Part 3: 2012–Present
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: UX Design and Graphics
  • Part 2: Website Builders
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Business-to Business
  • Part 2: User Experience Design
  • Part 3: Interactive Design
  • Part 4: Progressive Enhancement
  • Part 5: Card Design
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Homepage Benefits
  • Part 2: Homepage Design Essentials
  • Part 3: Homepage Tips
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Other Pages
  • Part 2: Responsive Layout
  • Part 3: Links
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Page Layout
  • Part 2: Typography
  • Part 3: Motion Graphics
  • Part 4: Quality of Code
  • Part 5: Generated Content
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Colours
  • Part 2: Layout
  • Part 3: Visual Elements
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Navigation
  • Part 2: User Interactions
  • Part 3: Animations
  • Part 4: Compatibility
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Loading Speeds
  • Part 2: Web Hosting
  • Part 3: SEO
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Website Design Occupations
  • Part 2: Website Design Occupations Continued
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is WordPress?
  • Part 2: What is Open-Source?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: Getting Started
  • Part 2: Navigating the WordPress Backend
  • Part 3: What Can WordPress Do For You?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: WordPress Settings
  • Part 2: WordPress Themes
  • Part 3: WordPress Customizer
  • Part 4: WordPress Widgets
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 13 Assessment
  • Part 1: WordPress Users
  • Part 2: WordPress Updates
  • Part 3: WordPress Common Mistakes
  • Part 4: WordPress Security
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 14 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Does WordPress Do for Your SEO?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 15 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a WordPress Plugin?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 16 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Introductory in its approach, the Website Design Course is perfect for anyone considering getting into web design, or one of the occupations within it, and wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of the basics. Straightforward enough that anyone can take the course, even without prior knowledge, you may wish to use it to create a custom website for your business or if you are simply interested in how the internet and websites work.

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Accreditations

The Website Design Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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Website Design Diploma Course
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