To allow for the additional required study time students will be registered for support and on these courses for a 18 month period.
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 Webmaster: Responsive Web Design (RWD) – Level 4 Course is designed for students with a prior knowledge of HTML and CSS and demonstrates how responsive web design techniques can be utilised to build professional-quality websites which will automatically adjust to the size of the viewing device to provide a consistent viewing experience.
On successful completion of this course, students will receive the Distance Learning Centre Webmaster Responsive Web Design Diploma with comprehensive feedback and analysis of their course work, as well as an Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate with 8 Open Awards Credits.
To complete this bundle of courses, you should have a pre-existing working knowledge of HTML and CSS, you should be reasonably computer literate, and have text editing or word processing skills. The online courses are simply accessed via any web browser, and we highly-recommend that the courses are completed on a standard PC with the Windows Operating System or on an Apple Mac with the OS X operating system.
Students may register at any time and have a period of 18 months to complete their course of studies, although extension periods can be purchased if the courses are not completed within the designated period. As each course is self-paced, you can complete them in your own time, and a personal tutor will be allocated to each student for email support throughout the period of study.
You will be assessed on completion of your coursework, which includes the creation of web pages and other exercises, assignments, and projects, and your work can be sent to your personal tutor by email (preferred) or by post.
On successful completion of the courses, students will receive Webmaster Diplomas with comprehensive feedback and, providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards, students will also receive the following Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificates:
- Open Awards Webmaster – Responsive Web Design Level 4 (9 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.