The Webmaster: HTML and CSS – Level 3 Course is a beginner’s course, designed for students who are interested in starting a career as a Web Designer or who simply want to build their own personal or a company/organisational website.
The course is designed as a thorough introduction to the HTML and CSS web development tools, and shows our students how to build a high-impact landing page with a stunning photo gallery, optimised for the popular search engine search algorithms and responsive to the browser screen size. During the course, our students will also build a contact page and their own store front, using some compelling animation, transition, and transformation techniques to attract their visitors.
On successful completion of the course, students will receive the Distance Learning Centre Webmaster Diploma with feedback and analysis of your completed work, as well as an Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate.
Based on the proven “learn-by-example” principle which, as the name implies, provides real-world examples to illustrate a particular topic or technique, the courses are delivered through the Distance Learning Centre’s highly-acclaimed on-line training portal via a standard web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or Safari. You will also be supported by a personal tutor who is available to provide feedback on your work at any time throughout the period of study. Throughout the course students are supported by a personal course tutor who can give feedback on your work at any time throughout your study.
The course consists of 10 online lessons, each of which is divided into a number of related topics, and each lesson closes with an interactive quiz and assignment. The course is self-paced so you simply study as and when time permits. There are a number of additional practical exercises to complete along the way which help to give a thorough understanding of the course content.
- Unit 1: Getting Started
- Unit 2: An HTML Primer for Beginners
- Unit 3: A CSS Primer for Beginners
- Unit 4: Code Validation and Debugging
- Unit 5: Introduction to Web Design
- Unit 6: Incorporating Multimedia
- Unit 7: Introducing Special Effects
- Unit 9: Introduction to HTML5 API’s
- Unit 10: Creating an Online Store
There are no particular entry requirements, although it is recommended that students have a good understanding of using computers, a working knowledge of using text editors, experience of downloading and installing software packages, a basic knowledge of file zipping software and experience using web browsers and email software.
The Webmaster – HTML and CSS Course can be completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System or on an Apple Mac computer. The course includes links to various software packages, although the only software required to actually complete this course is Notepad++ (or an equivalent text editor) and an HTML5-compliant browser. We recommend Google Chrome as the most suitable browser for completing the course, but students should also test their web pages in other browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari and Opera.
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
You will be assessed on the completed assignments contained in the training programme. The coursework consists of individual web pages and any associated files embedded within them. Your work can be sent to your course tutor by email or by post on completion of your training.
On successful completion of this course students will receive our Webmaster – HTML & CSS Course Diploma with feedback on your work and providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards students will also receive a Level 3 Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate with 8 Open Awards Credits.
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. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
You can find further information on qualifications/certificates and their levels on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.
The certification is issued through Open Awards. Open Awards are an Awarding Body Organisation approved by Ofqual. Set up in 1981, Open Awards (Previously the North West Region of the National Open College Network – OCNNW) have been in business for over 30 years and are a not for profit organisation and a registered charity.