Basic Web Design Course

Basic Web Design Course

Course Description

In today’s digital age, websites are indispensable to the marketing and operational strategies of businesses across various industries. They act as the virtual storefronts, showcasing the unique identity of a company and setting it apart from its competitors. Recognizing the critical role of captivating web design in creating a distinct online presence, this Basic Web Design Course is designed specifically for beginners eager to master the art of crafting effective web pages.

Through a comprehensive curriculum, participants will delve into the essentials of web design, including HTML, CSS, responsive design, and accessibility principles. By the culmination of the basic web design short course, students will possess the knowledge and hands-on experience required to design, develop, and launch visually appealing and functional websites.

What can you do with the basic web design course?

  • Create Professional Websites: Utilize HTML and CSS to design and build professional, visually appealing websites for personal projects, businesses, or clients.
  • Develop Responsive Designs: Learn the skills necessary to create websites that adapt and function seamlessly across various devices, from desktops to smartphones, enhancing accessibility and usability.
  • Implement SEO Best Practices: Incorporate search engine optimization (SEO) techniques into your web design to improve website visibility, drive traffic, and increase the effectiveness of online content.
  • Launch a Web Design Career: With the foundational skills acquired from the course, start a career in web design, freelancing, or contribute to the digital presence of existing businesses or startups.

Course duration:

3 – 6 months


Below is an exhaustive compilation of the course modules you will cover

Module 1: Introduction Tutorial

  • Introduction
  • Learning
  • Assessments
  • Results, Support, Certificates, Notes


Module 2: Policy Procedures

  • Policy and Procedures


Module 3: The front-end designer

  • The role of a front-end designer
  • How front-end designers think
  • User experience centeredness (UX)


Module 4: Uses of the Internet, the Web, mobiles, social media etc

  • Uses of the internet, the web, mobiles and social media.
  • Mobiles
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR and VR)


Module 5: Application of UX (on an internet-based platform) design in business

  • Industries (e.g. banking, insurance, retail, health etc.)
  • Search engine optimisation and key-word planning


Module 6: Legislation

  • Copyright in front-end web development
  • Plagiarism
  • The POPI Act
  • The Cybercrimes Act
  • Copyright and data protection
  • Disability laws and accessibility
  • Compliance, non-compliance and penalties
  • Monetisation of the solution design elements


Module 7: Introduction to design thinking

  • Philosophy in Design Thinking
  • Approach and concepts in Design thinking
  • Definitions and terminology
  • The History of Design Thinking


Module 8: Introduction to design thinking

  • Human-centeredness in design thinking
  • Human participation in design thinking

Module 9: Creativity and innovation

  • Creativity and innovation and in their application
  • Perceiving the world in new ways with design thinking
  • Finding hidden patterns, in the context of design thinking
  • Making connections between unrelated phenomena
  • Creative problem solving (CPS)
  • Understanding Workplace Creativity


Module 10: Innovation in Front-end -development

  • Types of Innovation
  • Main types of innovation
  • What Innovation Means to Business


Module 11: In design thinking

  • “Thinking outside the box” in design thinking
  • Communication through shape and form
  • Design thinking mythology
  • Application of design thinking


Module 12: Creative Writing

  • Creative Writing in Business
  • Setting search words or phrases


Module 13: Foundations of User Experience (UX)

  • Engaging the emotions of the user
  • Information Architecture


Module 14: UX Development Lifecycle 

  • What is a UX development lifecycle?
  • Main stages in UX development life cycle


Module 15: Practical Assessment 





50% upfront discount for students funding the course privately

R11000total payment
  • Deposit R3200
  • R2600 (3 months)

R11000total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1350 (6 months)

50% upfront discount for students funding the course privately


• QCTO – Quality Council for Trade and Occupations
• QLS – Quality Licence Scheme UK

How to Study

The Basic Web Design Course is presented through an innovative online education platform, offering both theoretical and practical insights into web design fundamentals. The Digital School of Marketing embraces a tailored approach to your educational journey, enabling you to begin whenever you’re ready and progress at your own speed, all while having access to comprehensive student support.

Here’s what your web design learning experience will entail:

  • Interactive Slides: Each module and topic is covered through detailed slides enriched with web design principles.
  • Custom Infographics: Specially crafted infographics that highlight key learning objectives.
  • Engaging Videos: Video content tailor-made for this course to enhance your understanding.
  • Downloadable eBooks: A complete eBook for every lesson, allowing for review and study off-platform.
  • ‘Earn As You Learn’ Certificates: Receive a certificate after successfully completing each module as a testament to your new skills.
  • Assessment Tools: Engage with formative assessments, multiple-choice questions, and comprehensive final assessments to solidify your learning.

Upon enrolment, you will receive:

  • Course Access Details: Secure login information to access the course materials.
  • Ongoing Student Support: Continuous support throughout your study period.
  • Module Completion Certificates: Digital certificates for each module you complete successfully.
  • Final Course Certificate: A final certificate marking the completion of your course, available in both hard copy and digital formats

What makes us different?

  • We have long been established in the Digital Marketing and design industry
  • We are QCTO Accredited
  • We are BEE compliant
  • Courses are internationally transferable

What makes us different?

We have long been established in the Digital Marketing and design industry

We are SETA registered

We are BEE compliant

Courses are internationally transferable

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the Basic Web Design Course Accredited?

    Yes, the online Basic Web Design Course is accredited through the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), ensuring it meets high standards of education in web design.

    How Long Will It Take to Complete the Basic Web Design Course?

    Typically, students complete the course within 3 to 6 months, depending on their pace of learning.

    When Can I Start the Basic Web Design Course?

    You can begin the course at any point in the year that suits you best.

    What Career Opportunities Are Available After Completing the Basic Web Design Course?

    Graduates can pursue various roles within web design, UX/UI design, and digital content creation across industries. With international recognition, your skills will be valuable both locally and abroad.

    Will I Receive a Study Pack?

    All course materials are provided digitally. No physical study pack is issued, enabling immediate and convenient access to resources online.

    Where is the Head Office of the Institution Offering the Basic Web Design Course?

    While the head office is in Illovo, Sandton, the course is accessible online from anywhere in South Africa and internationally.

    Is Student Support Available?

    Yes, comprehensive student support is provided Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with access to trained assessors and facilitators to aid your learning.

    What Are the Age Requirements for Enrolling in the Basic Web Design Course?

    Participants must be at least 18 years old to enroll in this course.

    What Payment Options Are Available?

    We offer a variety of payment options, including full payment discounts, debit orders, and installment plans to accommodate different financial needs.

    When Are Debit Orders Processed?

    Debit orders for the course fees are processed on the last working day of each month.

    Will I Be Charged Extra If I Opt for Debit Order Payments?

    No additional charges are applied beyond the agreed monthly installment for the course.

    Can I Pause My Debit Order Payments?

    The debit order is set to run continuously once initiated, without the option to pause.

    Can Employers Cover the Course Fees?

    Yes, we welcome employer contributions and can provide a customized quote for the Basic Web Design Course upon request.

    Where Can I Study Web Design Courses in Major South African Cities?

    Our online Basic Web Design Course offers the flexibility to study from anywhere, providing a convenient alternative to classroom-based learning in cities like Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.

    Is there student support?

    There is student support available from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, at the college with trained assessors and facilitators to assist you in your marketing studies. Contact our trained digital marketing assessors to assist in your marketing learning journey.

    If I choose the debit order option, will I be billed more than the monthly course instalments?

    No. You will only be billed for the monthly course instalment.

    Can I freeze my debit order?

    No. Your debit order runs automatically after the first payment is charged.

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