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Webmaster – JavaScript Web Design

Webmaster – JavaScript Web Design
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This course is available in Online format.

This Webmaster – JavaScript course would be ideal for any aspiring web designer interested in creating interactive online content. In this course you’ll learn how to develop a series of online games using JavaScript. JavaScript is an object-based, event-driven Web programming language, which tightly integrates with HTML, and is perfect for building really interesting material for websites.

As the training programme progresses, yourJavaScript skills will be built up as you work your way through a series of ‘lessons’ and assignments which involve developing of a number of fun games, such as Minefield and Connect4. The final assignment includes the development of a technically demanding ‘Owzat cricket game, where the extensive JavaScript and jQuery skills that you learn throughout the course will be brought together to create your own beautiful application.

This course does require learners to already possess a basic knowledge of HTML.


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Webmaster – JavaScript Web Design Level 4

Course code: WEB02

Delivery method: Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: Open Awards Certificate

Awarding body: Open Awards

During the course, you will learn how to:

  • create powerful JavaScript functions and event handlers
  • 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
  • use the JavaScript Console, with debugging techniques and breakpoints
  • construct powerful interactive web-based applications


The course is broken down into 10 lessons designed to gradually build up your knowledge and technical skills:

Lesson 1 – Getting Started With JavaScript

The following topics are covered: Introduction to JavaScript; Reserved Words & Code Positioning; Introducing JavaScript Variables; Performing Arithmetic; Comparison & Logical Operations; Working With Numbers;

Working With Strings; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 1 – Scripting Exercises.

Lesson 2 – JavaScript Event Handlers

The following topics are covered: 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 3 – Expanding Your JavaScript Knowledge

The following topics are covered: JavaScript’s Built-in Objects; Introducing Document Object Model Objects; Custom Objects; JavaScript Functions; Working With Arrays; Controlling The Flow; Let’s Play Hide & Seek – Build Your First Interactive Game; Looping The Loop; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 3 – JavaScript Exercises.

Lesson 4 – The Document Object Model

The following topics are covered: 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

The following topics are covered: Understanding the JavaScript Interpreter; Understanding & Dealing With Errors; The JavaScript Console; Using Breakpoints; Handling Exceptions; Debugging Hints & Common Errors; A Guide To Good Scripting; Graphic Design Considerations; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 5 – Build The “What Am I?” Game.

Lesson 6 – Building The Minefield Game App

The following topics are covered: 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

The following topics are covered: Introducing the HTML5 JavaScript APIs; The Drag & Drop API; The Web Storage API; The Messaging API; The History API; The Geo-location API and Google Maps; The Canvas API; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 7 – Shape Drawing Exercise

Lesson 8 – Introduction to JQuery

The following topics are covered: 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 9 – JavaScript Plus

 The following topics are covered: Introducing AJAX; JavaScript Object Notation (JSON); Server Side JavaScript; Function Closure Explained; What Are Prototypes?; Regular Expressions & Recursion; Working With Cookies; Adding & Removing Event Listeners; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 9 – Build A Connect Four Game.

Lesson 10 – Building The Owzat Cricket Game

 The following topics are covered: Game Overview; Creating The Game Framework With HTML & CSS; Planning The JavaScript Functions; Controlling The Game; Provide A Scoreboard To Show Current Status; Generate Random Batting Strokes & Bowling Appeals; A function To Update Status; Testing & Quality Assurance; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 10 – Build Your Own Owzat Game.

Qualification Information

On successful completion of this course students will receive our Webmaster – JavaScript Diploma with comprehensive feedback. In addition, providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards, students will also receive an Open Awards Level 4 Certificate Award with 9 Open Awards 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 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualifi cation 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

Method of Study

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.