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Web Design


The perfect stepping-stone to your career as an all-round Internet business and design expert.

Course overview

The course combines the acquisition of essential strategic e-Marketing theory with the hands-on web design skills to actually make it effective in application.

The course is practically focused and is taught by a combination of experienced business practitioners and professional web designers familiar with the real-life commercial challenges you will face working within this fast-moving sector.

The theory element covers the principles of marketing as specifically applied to the unique characteristics of the web environment. This includes issues of e-Market segmentation, the Google phenomenon and e-Commerce law. The hands-on element includes training in everything from simple web page design to sophisticated Flash-based graphics.

Course certifications in the Open College Network (OCN) Level 4 certificates and completion of a website project for assessment.

Progression pathway

All modules lead towards the appropriate Open College Network (OCN) Level 4 certification and for those students who wish to continue their studies the course also offers pathways to further degree level study at selected UK Universities or upgrade to a Hove College Advanced Diploma.

What the students' say…

Before studying at Hove College I was stuck in a boring job I didn't want to be in and was unsure about my career prospects. I chose to give up my job and take the Web Design Diploma at Hove College. In terms of my career this was the best decision I ever made. Hove College helped me gain valued and industry recognised qualifications to really put my future on the right path.

Along with the career guidance and first class staff I have managed to secure a job as eBusiness analyst for Lastminute.com. The job is fantastic and for the first time I feel I have true career prospects. Thank you to all the staff at Hove College!

Paul Wilkins, Brighton, United Kingdom

Course duration

36 study weeks
Fast-Track 18 study weeks full time

Entry requirements

A good secondary education to GCSE or O Level standard, English Level B1.

Start dates

  • 18th February 2019
  • 23rd September 2019

Syllabus overview

  • Internet Marketing
  • World Market Economies
  • e-Commerce
  • Search Engines
  • e-Commerce Models
  • Security & Payment Systems
  • Effective Website Promotion
  • International & Legal Issues
  • HTML & CSS coding
  • Image Creation, Formats, Optimisation and Usage
  • Client Side Script - Javascript & jQuery
  • Site structure, Layout and Navigation
  • Typography and Styling
  • Server Side Script - PHP
  • Database Integration in Websites
  • Build SEO ready websites
  • Lo-Fi / Hi-Fi prototyping
  • UI/UX Design
  • Tutorial Programme
  • Practical Projects
  • Free Careers Course
  • and more


Hove College Diploma in Web Design
and OCN Level 4 Certificates