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Beginner’s Web Design Level 3

Beginner’s Web Design Level 3
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This course is available in Paper format and Online.


Nowadays, almost anyone can throw together some sort of website using available design tools. But to design a great website, a website that works, a website that can make money? Well, thats where professional web designers come in.


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Beginner’s Web Design Level 3

Course code: WEB01

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certificate of Achievement

Our course in Web Design is a paper-based course offering you over 280 pages of tutorials and helpful information. It also includes a CD-Rom. You will be asked to submit 10 assignments for marking. However, it is a step by step course presented in a friendly, easy to understand way. There is no jargon whatsoever.


Section 1 – Concentrating on HTML – giving the student a thorough grounding in HTML mark-up.

Unit 1: The internet

  • What is the Internet?
  • How did it come about?
  • World Wide Web
  • Accessing the Web
  • The Internet and You
  • Installing a Browser
  • Internet Providers
  • Browsing the Net
  • Favourites
  • Accessing a Web Page stored in URL
  • Printing a Web Page
  • Saving a Web Page
  • History

Unit 2: Organising files and folders

  • Introduction and Procedure
  • Assignments Folder
  • Supporting CD ROM
  • WebEx Folder

Unit 3: Email communications

  • Reply
  • Forward
  • New Message
  • From
  • To Copy (Cc) and Blind Copy (Bcc)
  • Multiple Send
  • Subject
  • Message
  • Spell Check
  • Send
  • Sent Items
  • Deleted Items
  • Address Book
  • Sending Attachments
  • Sending Folder
  • Preferred Message
  • Save and Print Messages Received
  • Access and Store Attachments
  • Different Email Formats
  • Send/Receive All
  • Security
  • Your Email Identity

Unit 4: Create your first web page

  • Welcome to HTML
  • View the Source Code
  • To Print the Source Code
  • How to make HTML Tags Work
  • Organising the Layout of Your Page
  • Body Attributes
  • More Control
  • Adding Images
  • Using and Image as a Background

Unit 5: Hypertext links

  • Hypertext Links Explained
  • How to Create Hyperlinks
  • Using Text as a Link
  • Using an Image as a Link
  • Open Linked Page in a New Window

Unit 6: The use of lists

  • Why do we use Links?
  • The Ordered List
  • The Unordered List
  • Nested Lists
  • Definition Lists
  • Navigating with Lists Hypertext Links and Anchors

Unit 7: Advanced HTML formatting

  • Controlling Text and Background
  • Adding Colour to Text and Background
  • Download a HEX Code Generator
  • Adding Colour to Body and Text
  • Adding Colour to Hypertext Links
  • Set the Colour for a Selection of Text
  • Setting the Font Style
  • Setting the Font Size
  • Combine the Font Attributes
  • An Alternative Way to set the Font Size

Unit 8: Forms and feedback

  • Feedback via Email
  • Feedback via Forms
  • Radio Buttons
  • Check Boxes
  • Selection Menu
  • Text Boxes
  • Align the Boxes
  • Password Boxes
  • Text Areas
  • Submit the Reset Buttons
  • Create Your Own Submit Button
  • What Happens When the Submit Button Is Pressed?
  • Using a Form in a Live Web Site
  • CGI Form Handling

Unit 9: Tables

  • HTML for Tables
  • Set up Your First Table
  • Tables within Tables
  • What can be placed in a Data Cell?

Unit 10: More about images

  • Overcoming Image Loading Problems
  • Create a Heading
  • Create a Button Image
  • Selecting Colours in PSP
  • Advanced Image Placement
  • Images as a Background
  • Re-sizing Images
  • Compression of JPEG Images
  • Displaying Photographs
  • Saving Images From the Web
  • Creating Animated Images
  • The PNG
  • Organising Files and Folders
  • Using Layers

Unit 11: Frames

  • Creating a Basic Frames Site
  • Nesting Frames
  • Not all Browsers can Display Frames
  • Formatting Options
  • Creating a Heading
  • Linking Frames
  • Confused Search Engines

Unit 12: Image maps

  • What is an Image Map?
  • Creating an Image Map

Unit 13: Multimedia

  • Animations
  • Video
  • How to insert a Video File
  • Sound
  • MIDI Files Explained
  • Using Sound Files
  • Obtaining Sound and Video Files

Unit 14: More creative techniques

  • Creating a Splash Page
  • Invisible Spacers
  • Horizontal Rules-The Sequel
  • Scrolling Text

Section 2  Bringing the student up to date with the latest web standards and the use of cascading style sheets. Includes an introduction to the 2 main types of web development software, a clear explanation of search engine optimisation methods that work, and information on web accessibility and usability issues. Culminates in the final assignment which requires the student to build and publish a complete web site.

Unit 15: HTML editors – introduction to CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor

  • Introduction
  • HTML Editors

Unit 16: WYSIWYG web editors – introduction to Dreamweaver

  • What You See Is What You Get
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver CS3
  • Define a Site
  • Create a New Document
  • Adding a Style Sheet
  • Adding More Style
  • Design a Professional Site
  • A Quick Rundown of Additional Features

Unit 17: Preparing your website for the internet

  • W3C
  • HTML 4
  • Define The Nature of the Document
  • Define the Contents of the Document
  • Meta Information
  • Meta Information for Search Engines

Unit 18: Publishing your website

  • Publishing Your Site
  • The FTP Program
  • How to Use CuteFTP

Unit 19: Promoting your website – SEO/SEM (search engine optimisation/marketing)

  • Offline Options
  • Online Web Site Promotion
  • FAQ

Unit 20: Aesthetics

  • Site Aesthetics

Unit 21: Web accessibility guidelines

  • Web Accessibility and why it is Important
  • Disability Discrimination (DDA)
  • Benefits of an Accessible Website
  • Accessible Forms
  • Label Prompt Text

Unit 22: Web usability basics

  • Descriptive Link Text
  • Site Map Provided
  • No Unannounced Pop-Up

Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.


Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.






Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.