Webmaster – HTML and CSS Beginner’s Course at Level 3
- Course code: DLC-WBM
- Delivery method: Online
- Course duration: 12 Months
- Award achieved: Open Awards Certificate of Achievement
- Awarding body: Open Awards
Approximate Self Study Time: 120 Hours
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.
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.
This is a beginner’s course, designed as a thorough introduction to HTML and CSS web development, and shows you how to build a high-impact landing page, optimised for the popular search engines and responsive to the browser screen size.
During the course you will also build a contact page and store front, using some compelling animation, transition, and transformation techniques to attract visitors.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive the Distance Learning Centre Webmaster Diploma with feedback and analysis of your completed work, as well as an accredited Open Awards Level 3 Certificate Award.
- The training programme is delivered through the online training portal
- You are supported by a personal course tutor who can give feedback on your work at any time throughout your study.
- 10 online lessons, each divided into a number of topics, and each lesson closes with an interactive quiz and assignment.
- 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.
The Webmaster – HTML and CSS Course is structured as follows:
- Lesson 1 – Getting Started
Before We Get Started; Introducing the Internet; Getting Started with HTML; Getting Started with CSS; Getting Started with Graphic Design; Introduction to HTML Editors; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 1 – HTML & CSS Exercises.
- Lesson 2 – An HTML Primer for Beginners
Headings, Paragraphs, & Sections; Introducing HTML Colours; Navigation With Hypertext Links; Graphics & Images; Ordered & Unordered Lists; Introducing HTML Tables; Simple HTML Forms; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 2 – Create A “Contact” Web Page.
- Lesson 3 – A CSS Primer for Beginners
Incorporating A Style Sheet; CSS Rules & Selectors; Incorporating Colour & Images; Padding, Margins, & Borders; Styling Text & Blocks; Styling Lists & Tables; Styling Forms; Positioning Elements; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 3 – Add Styling To Your “Contact” Web Page.
- Lesson 4 – Code Validation and Debugging
Common HTML & CSS Errors; HTML & CSS Document Validation; Avoid Cross-Browser Issues; Outline Your Elements; Using Browser Development Tools; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 4 – Debugging Exercises.
- Lesson 5 – Introduction to Web Design
Web Page Structure; Include A Maximum Impact Landing Page; Include Intuitive Site Navigation On Every Page; Choose Easy-To-Read Fonts; Consider Including A Photo Gallery Or Slide Show; Incorporate Responsive Design Techniques; Search Engine Optimisation; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 5 – Build Your Own Landing Page.
- Lesson 6 – Incorporating Multimedia
Introduction To Multimedia; Common Audio Formats; Common Video Formats; Inserting Audio With The <audio> Tag; Inserting Video With The <video> Tag; Animation; Interactive Content; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 6 – Create An Audio/Video “Jukebox”.
- Lesson 7 – Introducing Special Effects
Text Effects; Implementing Web fonts; CSS Gradients; Box Sizing With CSS; Implementing Box Shadows; Using Border Images; Transitions & Transformations; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 7 – Include Special Effects In Your Landing Page.
- Lesson 9 – Introduction to HTML5 API’s
What Is An API; The Geolocation API & Google Maps; The Drag & Drop API; The Canvas API; The Web Storage API; The History API; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 9 – Drag & Drop Exercise.
- Lesson 10 – Creating an Online Store
Before You Get Started; Creating Your Own Store Front; Store Building Software Products; Creating & Managing A Store With Wix; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 10 – Build Your Own Store Front.
Course Duration & Support
Students may register at any time for a fully-supported one-year training licence and will have constant access to a personal tutor via email. As the course is self-study, you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer within the one year licence period.
Certification is based on your completed coursework and there is no formal examination at the end of the course. On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Webmaster – HTML and CSS Diploma with feedback on your work and providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards students will also receive an Open Awards Level 3 Certificate Award
This is a Level 3 certificate Award and has 8 Open Award credits. Open Award Credits can be accumulated with other course or unit credits over a period of time which can lead to an accredited qualification.
The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.The certification is issued through Open Awards. Open Awards is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulator for England is the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual); for Wales it is the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator for Wales, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for Northern Ireland.