- Course code: DLC-JS
- Delivery method: Online
- Course duration: 12 Months
- Award achieved: Open Awards Certificate of Achievement
- Awarding body: Open Awards
Approximate Self Study Time: 200 Hours
We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System or on an Apple Mac. As this is an online course it can be accessed on any Internet Ready computer.
Students require a good knowledge of HTML Programming. This course assumes you have completed the Webmaster – HTML and CSS Course or have studied HTML to an equivalent level.
This course is an ideal follow-on programme to the Webmaster – HTML and CSS Course or for those students who already have a good working knowledge of both HTML and CSS.
The training programme is delivered through the on-line training portal, which is accessed via a web browser. Throughout the course you are supported by a personal course tutor who can give feedback on your work at any time throughout your study.
The training programme consists of 10 individual lessons, which are designed to gradually build up and strengthen your technical knowledge. Throughout the lessons, interactive exercises have been specially designed to support your learning effort, and multiple-choice quizzes and assignments at the end of each lesson serve to ensure a thorough understanding of the course content.
You will be taken step-by-step through the lessons using innovative, interactive, multi-media computer-based training techniques, supported by highly-trained technical support specialists. The course is self-paced with no time pressure for completion; you simply study at home or at work when time permits.
During the course, you will learn how to:
- implement dynamic HTML5 API’s such as drag and drop and geolocation;
- work with jQuery to produce visually stunning effects and animations;
- incorporate AJAX and JSON technology;
- construct powerful interactive web-based applications.
Interactive Games that students will create:
Introduction to Events & Event Handlers; Browser Window Event Handlers; Event Listeners; Form Event Handlers; Mouse Event Handlers; Keyboard Event Handlers; HTML5 Event Handlers; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 2 – Using Event Handlers Exercises.
- Lesson 4 – The Document Object Model
What Is the Document Object Model?; The Top Level Window Object; The Document Object; Forms Objects; Working With Window Objects; Timer Objects; Document Interaction; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 4 – Health Insurance Questionnaire.
- Lesson 5 – Error Handling & Debugging
- Lesson 6 – Building The Minefield Game App
Designing The Game; Building the HTML Framework; Adding Style With CSS; Populating The Grid With Random Mines; Adding Skill Levels and Sound Effects; Tracking Hits & Misses; Testing & Quality Assurance; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 6 – Build A Matching Pairs Game.
- Lesson 7 – Application Programming Interfaces
- Lesson 8 – Introduction to JQuery
What is jQuery?; Finding And Working With Elements; Creating A simple jQuery App; Handling Events With jQuery; Effects & Animation Methods; Working With jQuery Form Elements; Dimension & Positioning Methods; The jQuery User Interface; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 8 – Build A Noughts & Crosses Game.
- Lesson 10 – Building The Owzat Cricket Game
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.
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 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (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.
You can find further information on qualifications/certificates and their levels on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework 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.