Web Design (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Web Design. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Web Design is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Website Design course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
Step by Step from beginner to confident professional in easy stages"
Bored with your job?
Looking for your first job?
Feel you’re creative but never really get the chance to show it?
Whatever your current situation, here’s a superb opportunity to completely change the direction of your life and get involved in something sexy and cutting-edge.
The truth is, we are in the middle of a revolution. A technical revolution. The internet has completely changed the way we think, the way we communicate and the way we do business. Yet surf the web and you come across so many websites that are pretty useless. Either a design nightmare, difficult to navigate, or they hardly give any useful information at all. Here’s your chance to profit from these big mistakes!
A great new lucrative career could lie ahead
Nowadays, almost anyone can throw together some sort of website using available design tools. But to design a great website, a website that works, a website that can make money…well that’s where professional web designers come in. And this great course is designed to set you along the road to become an in-demand professional web designer.
What Could I Do After Taking This Web Designer Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become a Web Designer. Web designers use their creative and technical skills to build new websites and redesign existing ones. They can work on any online site from a retailer's catalogue to a company's home page.
If you are interested in computers, and want to combine your IT skills with creative ideas, this job could be ideal for you. You'll need to be able to picture how a site will look, understand how it will work and be able to explain that clearly to the client.
Starting salaries can be between £18,000 and £22,000 a year. With experience, you can earn between £25,000 and £35,000 or more a year. *
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
Your Web Design (Level 3) Course:
Our course in Web Design is a paper-based course offering you over 280 pages of tutorials and helpful information. It also includes a CD-Rom. You will be asked to submit 10 assignments for marking. However, it is a step by step course presented in a friendly, easy to understand way. There is no jargon whatsoever.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Web Design (Level 3) course is: 100 Hours
Section 1– concentrating on HTML, giving the student a thorough grounding in HTML mark-up.
- Unit 1: The internet
- Unit 2: Organising files and folders
- Unit 3: Email communications
- Unit 4: Create your first web page
- Unit 5: Hypertext links
- Unit 6: The use of lists
- Unit 7: Advanced HTML formatting
- Unit 8: Forms and feedback
- Unit 9: Tables
- Unit 10: More about images
- Unit 11: Frames
- Unit 12: Image maps
- Unit 13: Multimedia
- Unit 14: More creative techniques
Section 2– bringing the student up to date with the latest web standards and the use of cascading style sheets. Includes an introduction to the 2 main types of web development software; a clear explanation of search engine optimisation methods that work, and information on web accessibility and usability issues. Culminates in the final assignment which requires the student to build and publish a complete web site.
- Unit 15: HTML editors – introduction to TSW WebCoder
- Unit 16: WYSIWYG web editors – introduction to Dreamweaver 8
- Unit 17: Preparing your website for the internet
- Unit 18: Publishing your website
- Unit 19: Promoting your website – SEO/SEM (search engine optimisation/marketing)
- Unit 20: Aesthetics
- Unit 21: Web accessibility guidelines
- Unit 22: Web usability basics
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following ABC guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the national awarding organisation ABC Awards, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Website Design and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
On the CD ROM accompanying this course you will find a selection of software. Your tutor will guide you when to install the software as some of this is time restricted and will run out. However if you install it at the correct time you will be able to complete the course using the software. It also provides you with a selection of examples to illustrate a particular point, and also to allow you to see how the files have been created.
Level 3 in Website Design
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
Web designers use both creative and technical skills to build or revamp websites. They must be able to picture how a site will look (at the 'front end'), and also understand how it will work (at the 'back end'). As a web designer, you could work on anything from an interactive educational resource, to an online shopping site. Your main duties would include: meeting the client to discuss what they want their site to do and who it is aimed at, preparing a design plan, showing the site structure and how the different parts link together, deciding which text, colours and backgrounds to use, laying out pages, positioning buttons, links and pictures, using design software, adding multimedia features like sound, animation and video, testing and refining the design and site features until everything works as planned, uploading the site to a server for publication online. Depending on the project, you may be contracted to maintain your client's website once it is up and running.
Find out more about the Job Role for Website Designer.
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Web Designer home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
GOOGLE ANDROID TABLET:
Makes your assignment submission and study on the move an absolute breeze. Available at a reduced price of £69.99 (RRP £99) to all students who enrol on 2 or more courses and pay for their course in full at the time of enrolment. Download your study materials and turn commuting time into profitable study time.
12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
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How is the course structured?
The Level 3 in Website Design is divided into twenty two comprehensive units:
Section 1 – concentrating on HTML – giving the student a thorough grounding in HTML mark-up.
Unit 1: The internet
- What is the Internet?
- How did it come about?
- World Wide Web
- Accessing the Web
- The Internet and You
- Installing a Browser
- Internet Providers
- Browsing the Net
- Accessing a We Page Stored in URL
- Printing a Web Page
- Saving a Web Page
Unit 2: Organising files and folders
- Introduction and Procedure
- Assignments Folder
- Supporting CD ROM
- WebEx Folder
Unit 3: Email communications
- New Message
- To Copy (Cc) and Blind Copy (Bcc)
- Multiple Send
- Spell Check
- Sent Items
- Deleted Items
- Address Book
- Sending Attachments
- Sending Folder
- Preferred Message
- Save and Print Messages Received
- Access and Store Attachments
- Different Email Formats
- Send/Receive All
- Your Email Identity
Unit 4: Create your first web page
- Welcome to HTML
- View the Source Code
- To Print the Source Code
- How to make HTML Tags Work
- Organising the Layout of Your Page
- Body Attributes
- More Control
- Adding Images
- Using and Image as a Background
Unit 5: Hypertext links
- Hypertext Links Explained
- How to Create Hyperlinks
- Using Text as a Link
- Using an Image as a Link
- Open Linked Page in a New Window
Unit 6: The use of lists
- Why do we use Links
- The Ordered List
- The Unordered List
- Nested Lists
- Definition Lists
- Navigating with Lists – Hypertext Links & Anchors
Unit 7: Advanced HTML formatting
- Controlling Text and Background
- Adding Colour to Text and Background
- Download a HEX Code Generator
- Adding Colour to Body and Text
- Adding Colour to Hypertext Links
- Set the Colour for a Selection of Text
- Setting the Font Style
- Setting the Font Size
- Combine the Font Attributes
- And Alternative Way To Set the Font Size
Unit 8: Forms and feedback
- Feedback Via Email
- Feedback Via Forms
- Radio Buttons
- Check Boxes
- Selection Menu
- Text Boxes
- Align the Boxes
- Password Boxes
- Text Areas
- Submit the Reset Buttons
- Create Your Own Submit Button
- What Happens When the Submit Button Is Pressed?
- Using a Form in a Live Web Site
- CGI Form Handling
Unit 9: Tables
- HTML for Tables
- Set up Your First Table
- Tables within Tables
- What can be Placed in a Data Cell
Unit 10: More about images
- Overcoming Image Loading Problems
- Create a Heading
- Create a Button Image
- Selecting Colours in PSP
- Advanced Image Placement
- Images as a Background
- Re-Sizing Images
- Compression of JPEG Images
- Displaying Photographs
- Saving Images From the Web
- Creating Animated Images
- The PNG
- Organising Files and Folders
- Using Layers
Unit 11: Frames
- Creating a Basic Frames Site
- Nesting Frames
- Not all Browsers can Display Frames
- Formatting Options
- Creating a Heading
- Linking Frames
- Confused Search Engines
Unit 12: Image maps
- What is an Image Map?
- Creating an Imagemap
Unit 13: Multimedia
- How to Inset a Video File
- MIDI Files Explained
- Using Sound Files
- Obtaining Sound and Video Files
Unit 14: More creative techniques
- Creating a ‘Splash’ Page
- Invisible Spacers
- Horizontal Rules-The Sequel
- Scrolling Text
Section 2 – bringing the student up to date with the latest web standards and the use of cascading style sheets. Includes an introduction to the 2 main types of web development software; a clear explanation of search engine optimisation methods that work, and information on web accessibility and usability issues. Culminates in the final assignment which requires the student to build and publish a complete web site.
HTML editors – introduction to TSW WebCoder 2005
- HTML Editors
WYSIWYG web editors – introduction to Dreamweaver 8
- What You See Is What You Get
- Macromedia Dreamweaver CS3
- Define a Site
- Create a New Document
- Adding a Style Sheet
- Adding More Style
- Design a Professional Stie
- A Quick Rundown of Additional Features
Preparing your website for the internet
- HTML 4
- Define The Nature of the Document
- Define the Contents of the Document
- Meta Information
- Meta Information for Search Engines
Unit 18: Publishing your website
- Publishing Your Site
- The FTP Program
- How to Use Cute FTP
Unit 19: Promoting your website
- SEO/SEM (search engine optimisation/marketing)
- Offline Options
- Online Web Site Promotion
Unit 20: Aesthetics
- Site Aesthetics
Unit 21: Web accessibility guidelines
- Web Accessibility and Why it is Important
- Disability Discrimination (DDA)
- Benefits of an Accessible Website
- Accessible Forms
- Label Prompt Text
Unit 22: Web usability basics
- Descriptive Link Text
- Site Map Provided
- No Unannounced Pop-Up
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Web Design home study course is £493.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £395 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £98.75 and then 4 equal payments of £98.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
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