Webmaster - HTML & CSS Course


Program Description

If you are interested in becoming a Web Designer or simply want to build your own website, or perhaps a website for your company or organisation, then the Webmaster HTML and CSS course for beginner’s is just the course for you.

With this course, you will receive a thorough introduction to the HTML and CSS development platforms, as well as an introduction to JavaScript, which together forms the holy trinity of web design. You will learn how to build a stunning homepage with a photo-gallery, an innovative contact form to allow you, visitors, to contact you, and your own online store, using compelling animation, transition, and transformation techniques to create outstanding web content.

The course covers the following topics: (i) Getting started with HTML & CSS; (ii) a comprehensive HTML primer for beginners; (iii) an extensive CSS primer for those new to CSS; (iv) code validation and debugging techniques; (v) an introduction to the basic principles of web design; (vi) incorporating multimedia elements into web pages; (vii) including special effects, such as text shadows, and sensational drop-down menus; (viii) an introduction to the JavaScript scripting language; (ix) an introduction to the powerful HTML5 APIs; and (x) the creation of an online store.

The course is in a modern, multimedia, online format, and will be continuously updated as web technology evolves, so it is always up-to-date with the latest developments. Also, on successful completion of the course, the student will receive a nationally-recognised Open Awards Level 3 Certificate with 8 Open Awards credits.

The course consists of the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Getting Started
  • Lesson 2 - An HTML Primer for Beginners
  • Lesson 3 - A CSS Primer for Beginners
  • Lesson 4 - Code Validation and Debugging
  • Lesson 5 - Introduction to Web Design
  • Lesson 6 - Incorporating Multimedia
  • Lesson 7 - Introducing Special Effects
  • Lesson 8 - Introduction to JavaScript
  • Lesson 9 - Introduction to HTML5 API's
  • Lesson 10 - Creating an Online Store

Software Requirements

The Webmaster - HTML and CSS Course can be completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System or on an Apple Mac computer. The course includes links to various software packages, although the only software required to actually complete this course is Notepad++ (or an equivalent text editor) and an HTML5-compliant browser. We recommend Google Chrome as the most suitable browser for completing the course, but students should also test their web pages in other browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari and Opera.


There are no particular entry requirements, although it is recommended that students have a good understanding of using computers, a working knowledge of using text editors, the experience of downloading and installing software packages, a basic knowledge of file zipping software and experience using web browsers and email software.

Course Duration & Support

Students may register at any time for a fully-supported one-year training licence and will have constant access to a personal tutor via email. As the course is self-study, you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer within the one year licence period.


You will be assessed on the completed assignments contained in the training programme. The coursework consists of individual web pages. Your work can be sent to your course tutor by email or by post on completion of your training.

Last updated Jan 2018

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Distance Learning Courses Limited (t/a Distance Learning Centre) is a leading provider of distance learning / home study / Open Learning courses and a respected course developer. As well as developing ... Read More

Distance Learning Courses Limited (t/a Distance Learning Centre) is a leading provider of distance learning / home study / Open Learning courses and a respected course developer. As well as developing our own course materials we are also agents for many other top distance learning providers and currently offer over 250 distance learning courses through the Distance Learning Centre website and we are also an authorised partner for distributing the official CIW Self Study Kits. Read less