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Computing & Web

Digital Skills for Growth (A journey into Web Production)*
University Certificate in Professional Development


Course overview

You are introduced to the key concepts, techniques and software for the development, implementation and administration of a website. You look at the use of web building and rapid application development tools, before focusing on the ability to use HTML, CSS, and client-side JavaScript to enhance user interface.

You need access to a PC or laptop, internet, audio headset and a simple code editing platform such as Visual Studio Code (free download).

This course is delivered online through webinars, you are fully supported throughout.

Guidance notes for Applicants

* Subject to University approval


Course details

What you study

• The web and how it works
• Inside a web broswer and how it works
• Current web development tools
• Design and implementation in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
• An appreciation of full-stack development from database to user interaction

How you learn

You learn through lectures and tutorials, where the subject is explained and practiced. Outside the lectures you continue to work on the tasks and use the guided worksheets to get advice and assistance when necessary.

This course is delivered online by webinar and using blackboard which is ideal for forums or contacts to others on this programme.

How you are assessed

You are assessed 100% in-course assessment on a pass/fail basis – there are no exams.

You are required to build a medium-sized web application using HTML and CSS.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You must work for any size of company or sector in Durham or Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar or Stockton)



Career opportunities

This is an opportunity for you to experiment with web technology to judge if you would like to follow a more formal path into web development. You gain the experience and confidence in building using web technologies to provide support and guidance to others.



2020 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants:

  • Length: 10 weeks
  • 22 April - 24 June 2020, Wednesdays, 1.00pm - 4.30pm