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Foundations in Web Development

The front end developer is responsible for everything you see on a website. This course will equip you for the role, by introducing front end software development and key UX techniques.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science
Adult and Community
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: N/A
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 7
Hours: 15.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £585
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

You may be new to web development and looking to become comfortable in website design or you may be looking to upskill and improve your existing knowledge. This course will help you create the elements and features that are immediately visible to the end-user or client of a website, including styling, images, text, alignment, navigation, colours and so on. You will learn how to ensure that the user experience is as seamless as possible. You will also explore how to assist with debugging and add to the overall design of a website. 

There are no formal entry requirements.

  • Develop competency with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Introduction to programming (JavaScript) and the need for programming languages
  • Apply best practices in responsive design and progressive enhancement

All sessions will be delivered remotely. Throughout the course you will learn about:

  • Web standards and best practices (such as accessibility and cross-browser compatibility) – the Internet, Networks, Addressing, Routers (and redundancy), Packets, HTTP and DNS
  • HTML: the language that gives web content structure and meaning
  • CSS: the language used to style web pages
  • JavaScript: the scripting language used to create dynamic functionality on the web
  • Tooling that is used to facilitate modern client-side web development

This will provide you with the skills and knowledge to design and create a simple app and to build an interactive website.





  • Access to a computer that has Microsoft Teams installed
  • A compatible browser that supports CSS Grid Layout

You will be assessed via a practical portfolio of evidence

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Web Design and Development Professionals


Web Design and Development Professionals

IT Operations Technicians


IT Operations Technicians

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Course Information Last Updated On: June 15, 2022 11:27 am