The CIW Web Design Specialist course is for the individual who wants to develop the skills necessary to specialise in Web site design. In this course, you will build upon your basic Web authoring skills to learn the essentials and best practices of Web design, including design theory, tools and technologies.
Target audience: Web authors, marketing and communications professionals, PR professionals, Webmasters, graphic designers, desktop designers, technical writers, and library scientists.
Qualification: CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) Web Design Specialist
QCF Recognised: Yes at level 4
Awarding Body: CIW
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 140 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
Credit Value: 20
Unit 1: Be able to manage the elements of a website
Manage the website design process
Maintain the website production process
Maintain the ethics of a website
Unit 2: Be able to evaluate a website
Implement site design and layout techniques
Critically review site design and usability
Implement X/HTML in accordance with current stand
Unit 3: Be able to enhance website structure
Implement X/HTML in accordance with current standards
Enhance a website with X/HTML
Implement a range of images in a site
Implement site GUI elements
Manage the server implementation of the website
Unit 4: Be able to manage the client/server side of technologies
Implement rich media technologies on a website
Manage client and server-side scripting
Manage database integration
Manage search engine optimisation
Manage RSS feeds and syndication
Students looking to enrol in this course should meet the following criteria:
Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Students taking this course need a basic understanding of Internet functionality and tools, and X/HTML
Students who do not have the above should consider our CIW Foundations Associate course.
Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 140. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.
We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!
Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side.
Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month support period. Please note: CIW does not provide students with additional time to complete. Extensions are not available for this course.
Students are able to complete their course purely online through the CIW student portal. This will be accompanied by course lessons issued in PDF format (Ebook). PDF is not printable
If you prefer you can choose to receive a hard copy of the course lessons/books via the post at an additional cost. Contact us for details.
Students can expect to receive access to the CIW portal via email within 3 working days of enrolment being received.