What is the course about?
Learn how to design and build a website to a basic level and understand how the web works. This course will introduce you to professional software for web design; Adobe Dreamweaver
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
Level 1. You do not require any experience with Dreamweaver but you should be confident using a computer and have some experience using an image editor such as Photoshop. You must also be familiar with using the internet. We use MACS at WAES so PC users may find the course more difficult. It is ideal if you have completed Level 1 Graphic Design and want to learn about web design. You will not be able to do this course if you are a computer beginner - it will be too hard!
What topics does the course cover?
You will create a small website in Dreamweaver. You learn about the Dreamweaver interface, how to set up a site, creating hyperlinks, inserting text and images, tables and Divs, FTP, editing and uploading your site. You will also get an introduction to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). You’ll work with Photoshop to design web products and optimise images for the web and you may also be encouraged to use Powerpoint to develop ideas. Finally, you will learn how the web works, what are the legal constraints and the professional practice that applies to designing a website as well as how to upload and edit your website
How will I be taught and assessed?
The tutor will guide you through class exercises and a set project. There is no formal examination. You will be assessed on the work you produce for your project and your work in class which you must hand in at the end.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need a notebook or sketchbook and pen, a USB stick to take your digital work home. Ideally, you will need access to Dreamweaver and Photoshop to practice your skills. For those learners who do not own this software, you can access all three in the Learning Centres at Pimlico, Amberley Road and Lisson Grove.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
Know how to create a small website with several linked pages, make interactive buttons, a banner and how to upload to the web. Use an image editor such as Photoshop to optimise images for the web.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Learner can move onto the Level 2 Certificate in Interactive Media (web design), Level 1 in Parametric Modelling, Level 1 Award in Graphic Design.