Distance Learning
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

As the Internet continues to expand daily, businesses the world over are getting online in an attempt to woo the interest and attention from consumers. Even the tiniest micro-businesses have an online presence, and the better their websites are designed and developed, the easier it is for their users to purchase their goods and services. Web designers and developers are key to a successful website, and their ability to understand clients’ needs, be creative under pressure, and to produce high-quality work in the allocated time, are all essential characteristics for personal success.

The Certificate in Web Design and Development aims to harness your existing abilities and build on these characteristics to help you become an effective designer or developer. If you really love the web, and you’ve got great ideas for making the user experience more satisfying, you could use your creativity to the max to produce amazing websites that sell and convert really well. If you already work in an IT department as a technician, this course will fit you up with the skills and abilities you need to progress your career towards a more highly paid job, such as web developer.

You’ll get a thorough grounding in JavaScript, backed up by the comprehensive teaching of CSS, databases, and HTML5, so even before you complete this course, you will be able to make creative and cutting-edge websites that will wow users and convert beautifully.

Modules for this course Module 1: Understanding web browsers (A/508/2300) Module 2: Communicating with internet technology (D/508/2287) Module 3: Configuring an email client to send and receive email in a workplace context (H/508/2291) Module 4: Understanding internet architecture (F/508/2279) Module 5: Using internet services (L/508/2303) Module 6: Website diagram and design (H/508/2310) Module 7: Website development, planning and testing (D/508/2306) Module 8: Understanding how to Use HTML5 (F/508/2296) Module 9: Applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) (L/508/2284) Module 10: Principles of database concepts (Y/508/2286) Module 11: Essential JavaScript principles and practices (T/508/2294) Module 12: Seek job opportunities in Information Technology (R/508/2321) Module 13: JavaScript programming techniques (M/508/2293) Module 14: JavaScript technology extensions (A/508/2278) Module 15: Applied Javascript (F/508/2282) Module 16: Using GUI HTML for website development (F/508/2301) Module 17: Principles of networking fundamentals (K/508/2289) Module 18: Network maintenance and issues (K/508/2292) Module 19: Wireless networking and privacy protection (J/508/2297) Module 20: Understanding project management in Information Technology Module 21: Server side scripting on web servers (Y/508/2322) Module 22: Principles of internet security (R/508/2285)

Entry Requirements

You must be 19 or over to join this course.

You need NO formal qualifications to enrol on this Level 3 Certificate in Web Design and Development course. Not even a GCSE. However, you will need to have a passionate obsession with the Internet, an interest in how its systems and structures work, and it will help if you have some creative fire too.

However, you must be aware there are basic assessments in Maths, English, and IT, so your already existing skills in these areas will be needed.

Assessment Method

Every lesson will come with its own question paper at the end, which you will complete and submit on time to your tutor. This enables your tutor to continually monitor your progress and offer additional help and advice where needed.

Each question paper will take you around 1-2 hours to complete, and the whole course is estimated to need around 214 hours of your time in total.

Progression Opportunities

The Certificate in Web Design and Development is a course that creates opportunity, whether you already have a job in IT, or you are changing your direction in life.

Because it provides a wide range of basic information around development and design of commercial websites, you will have more options than ever on completion of this course. For example, you will be able to use it as extra credits to apply for university courses to further your education. You will also be able to immediately apply for work in the areas of development or design to progress your career straight away. There are many web design and development businesses out there that will appreciate a new and recently trained employee, so this could be your chance to change the music of your life.

One of the best things about the success of the Internet has been the explosion of freelance platforms, where self-employed web designers and developers bid for clients and win freelance work. Youre only as good as your last job, but with the Certificate in Web Design and Development, you will be extremely well set up to carry out the largest and most complex jobs with an organised and creative approach.

This course is designed to enable a wide range of options on completion, so even if you only want to test the water on a new career, it is a great choice if you are interested in web development and design.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times. www.wlc.ac.uk/enrol