Website Design Basics

Duration:​ 7 Weeks
Dates: 03.11.2021 – 15.12.2021 (6 weeks)
Time: 6pm-7pm (3 hours – week 1), 6pm-8pm (2 hours – week 2 through 6)
Location: Online (Zoom)

Course Overview 

This is a course for learners who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of Website design, planning and development. Great if you are interested in setting up your own business or developing your skills for employment or further learning. 

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding basic Internet functions and concepts
  • Planning a website’s function, structure and layout
  • Developing basic website design skills using WordPress CMS (Content management system)
  • Understanding basic HTML coding fundamentals 
  • Introduction to Graphic Design for websites
  • Understanding embedding content from other websites
  • Industry expert guest speaker (Q+A)
  • Identifying Career Paths in Web Design


This course consists of 7 weekly sessions; the first is 1 hour long (to allow for both enrolment and delivery time), and the remaining 6 sessions are 2 hours each.

How Will I Be Assessed?

This is a non-accredited course, however, linked to the Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) framework you will be expected to build up a portfolio that will be assessed by your tutor against the course criteria.

There will be a variety of activities and it is a great opportunity to interact with new people. You will be given supportive feedback from your tutor on a weekly basis to help you develop your skills.

During these sessions, you will be encouraged to further enhance your skills and knowledge outside of the classroom, by completing the iDEA (inspiring digital enterprise award) award Silver.

What Are The Entry Requirements?

You will be required to complete some written work as part of this course which will require a good basic understanding of English and Maths. You will also need to be able to work on multiple tabs on a computer at once and have a good basic understanding of using different software packages such as Word (Microsoft), Google docs, Pages (Mac OS), internet browsers etc. 

Participants will be required (with guidance, if required) to set up online accounts (e.g. Google, WordPress, Adobe).

Who is Eligible to Apply for a Place?

To be eligible to apply for this course you must:

  1. Live in Halton Borough – Cheshire
  2. Be aged 19+
  3. Be unemployed
  4. Legally a resident in the UK and able to take up paid employment in an EU member state

If you’re not sure if this course is for you, then please contact us to discuss these requirements. You can email us at, or call us on 0151 345 1419

Are there any Technical Requirements?

Yes. The course will be delivered remotely (online), enabling you to learn from the comfort of your own home. Participants will be required to access Google Classrooms to take part (guidance on setting this up will be provided) so it is essential that students have access to a computer with internet access as well as their own Google/Gmail account. You will also need access to another device from which you can access Zoom video conference. 

Weekly sessions will be delivered to you via video conference with your tutor (Zoom) for this your device needs a webcam and microphone.

If you don’t have access to a computer with internet access and you are interested in participating, please get in touch via email or call us on 0151 345 1419.

Are There Any Costs?

All of the sessions are completely free of charge thanks to funding from the European Social Fund.

In fact, we will give you a £30 Amazon voucher for successfully completing* the course!

(*successful completion means attending all 6 weeks and completing all work and ILP’s.)

What Will This Course Lead To?

This is an excellent course to support you in exploring and gaining basic website development skills and knowledge, to help in the setup and development of a business venture or project. 

The course will also support the development of skills for future employment, or should you wish to look at further education or career opportunities within the field of digital marketing and web design.

How Do I Apply for a Place?

To apply for a place on the course please visit the following: Eventbrite Link

Or you can apply below:


December 8
18:00 — 20:00 (2h)


Mako Create

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