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Certificate in Web Design and Development (RQF) Level 3

Overview

Are you passionate about web design and want to improve your knowledge and expertise? Build up your knowledge, understanding and skills with our Level 3 Certificate in Web Design and Development 3 (RQF) qualification (601/8498/X). This course will open up a wide range of exciting possibilities and boost your employability for roles in the web design industry.

This course covers aspects such as web technologies, JavaScript, HTML, internet security and Cascading Style Sheets. You will gain the essential skills, knowledge and understanding to work on web developments and networking basics. You will get a good understanding for the work responsibilities of a web designer or developer and jobs available.

How does the course work? 

If you choose to study this online course, you will have control of your own study schedule. You will not have to endure commutes to attend classes in a physical location. You can simply log on to our online portal where you will be able to find all of the learning materials needed. Once you enrolled, you will be able to work in your own time at your own pace.

learndirect will support you with everything you need to make the most out of your course. Tutors are available via email, phone, or through the online portal. You will also have access to a friendly community of like-minded students that can help you and share ideas on course topics.

Modules

Module 1: Understanding web browsers (A/508/2300)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand web browsers and functionality
  • Be able to use web browsers

Module 2: Communicating with internet technology (D/508/2287)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to communicate etiquette using Internet Technology
  • Understand social networking and Web 2.0 technologies
  • Be able to conduct and understand webcasts
  • Be able to communicate with nontechnical audiences

Module 3: Configuring an email client to send and receive email in a workplace context (H/508/2291)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to configure an e-mail client
  • Be able to use email in a workplace context

Module 4: Understanding internet architecture (F/508/2279)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the infrastructure required to access the internet
  • Understand Internet communications protocols and their roles in delivering basic internet services
  • Understand the basic principles of the domain Name System (DNS)

Module 5: Using internet services (L/508/2303)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to use different types of web search engines
  • Be able to configure user customisation features in web browsers
  • Know the principles of Personal Information Management (PIM)
  • Be able to define and use networking and internet services

Module 6: Website diagram and design (H/508/2310)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to create a web page
  • Be able to use, create, edit images and audio to HTML files
  • Be able to use design and colour principles for web pages
  • Understand Extensible Markup Language (XML)
  • Be able to create website diagrams and accessibility
  • Understand how to apply Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to webpages

Module 7: Website development, planning and testing (D/508/2306)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to manage the website planning process with stakeholders
  • Be able to test and analyse website performance issues
  • Be able to manage essential issues in developing and maintaining a website
  • Be able to plan and deliver presentations of your website
  • Be able to deal with copyright and ethical issues when creating web pages

Module 8: Understanding how to Use HTML5 (F/508/2296)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand technologies for enhancing the user’s web experience
  • Be able use HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to design web pages

Module 9: Applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) (L/508/2284)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understanding the principle of the current version of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Be able to apply the basics of the current version of CSS
  • Be able to apply the advanced of the current version of CSS

Module 10: Principles of database concepts (Y/508/2286)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand database concepts

Module 11: Essential JavaScript principles and practices (T/508/2294)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand characteristics of JavaScript and common programming practices
  • Understanding variables and data in Javascript
  • Be able to use JavaScript functions, methods, and events

Module 12: Seek job opportunities in Information Technology (R/508/2321)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the job roles in the Information Technology industry
  • Be able to search career opportunities in the Information Technology industry

Module 13: JavaScript programming techniques (M/508/2293)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to use Javascript statements to control program flow
  • Be able to use the JavaScript Document Object Model (DOM) and Browser Object Model (BOM)
  • Be able to use JavaScript language objects and create expressions.
  • Be able to create and use custom JavaScript objects
  • Be able to debug and troubleshoot JavaScript code

Module 14: JavaScript technology extensions (A/508/2278)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand JavaScript libraries
  • Be able to use JavaScript and AJAX to create interactive web applications

Module 15: Applied Javascript (F/508/2282)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to use JavaScript to develop interactive forms
  • Be able to modify X/HTML with JavaScript
  • Understand JavaScript security issues involving browsers and cookies

Module 16: Using GUI HTML for website development (F/508/2301)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to use rapid website development tools

Module 17: Principles of networking fundamentals (K/508/2289)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand basic data communication components
  • Understand the role of networking hardware, and configure common hardware for operation
  • Understand the relationships between IP addresses and domain names

Module 18: Network maintenance and issues (K/508/2292)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand internet security issues understand principles of networks in relation to security
  • Be able to deal with performance issues affecting Internet clients
  • Understand basic networks in relation to hardware and maintenance
  • Be able to implement elements of network-based client operating systems

Module 19: Wireless networking and privacy protection (J/508/2297)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Be able to use wireless networks
  • Be able to protect privacy protection on the Internet

Module 20: Understanding project management in Information Technology (L/508/2298)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand project management in relation to IT projects
  • Understand the quality elements of project management

Module 21: Server side scripting on web servers (Y/508/2322)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand knowledge of languages used to provide database connectivity to websites
  • Be able to run own web server

Module 22: Principles of Internet Security (R/508/2285)

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand security issues related to internet clients
  • Understand security-related ethical and legal issues faced by IT professionals when using the internet

Requirements

You do not need formal entry requirements to enrol on this Level 3 Certificate in Web Design and Development. You should however show that you have a passionate interest in computers, the internet and the web – even if you never learnt any web programming before.

There will be some basic assessment in Mathematics, IT and English involved in the assignments for this course.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 214.06 hrs.

Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 214 hrs.

Qualifications

The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) is an Ofqual regulated system of cataloguing qualifications. Qualifications on the RQF can be found by their size or level. Qualifications at a given level can differ depending on their content and purpose.
On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Lifetime Awarding

Lifetime Awarding are a national Awarding Organisation with a collaborative approach to doing business. They work with employers, Training Providers and FE Colleges of all shapes and sizes to design, develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.  They cover lots of different sectors and offer off-the-shelf, customised and tailored qualifications as well as providing a mapping service for existing training programmes. They are currently offering over 80 qualifications across 11 different sectors.

As a web designer and developer, you will have a vital role in ensuring that the company presents itself in the best possible way and attracts more customers. You can work at improving the existing website, therefore refreshing the brand image or even creating a website from scratch.

Places that you can work:

  • Freelance – managing your self- employment
  • In-house – looking after a company’s website(s)
  • Web design agency – constantly working on new projects

You could progress to other job roles or other ICT practitioner qualifications - job roles could include software engineer, app developer or PHP developer.

Experienced self-employed (freelance) web developers can earn between £200 and £600 per day. If you want to start your career in-house or in an agency, the entry level role salaries are between £20,000 and £24,000 a year. With some experience under your belt, you can aim to earn between £25,000 and £35,000.

Lead web developers may earn up to £45,000 or even more per year.

All figures are intended as a guideline (source: National Careers Service website)

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