Web Design online short course


Course starts 6 August 2018
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The next presentation will start on 1 October 2018

Course information

Registration Closes:
31 July 2018
Course Starts:
6 August 2018
10 weeks online
7 hours per week
ZAR R14,500 *Payment Options
University of Cape Town
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* Please note that our online course prices are subject to an increase from 1 April 2018.


38% of people will stop engaging with a website if the content or layout is unattractive. *

Do you have the ability to design an outstanding website from scratch?

You’ll be given the opportunity to create a 4-page website of your own on this web designing course from UCT, and learn how to retain your audience and create the best website design content.


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What will set you apart

Web development industry experts will help you to update and diversify your digital skills by teaching you to:

  • Build a fully responsive, interactive website that stands apart from the standard templates
  • Master the basics of HTML, Javascript and CSS
  • Learn industry-grade frameworks, tools, vocabulary, and best practices
  • Understand how a skillful mix of programming and layout will power the best web design platforms

Course curriculum

This online web design course will help you to be recognised as an industry expert with practical and functional web design training. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to web design
  • Course Module 2: Web hosting options and design tools
  • Course Module 3: Planning your website: Content and structure
  • Course Module 4: Working with images
  • Course Module 5: Visualising your website: Colour, images, fonts and layout
  • Course Module 6: Basics of HTML, HTML5 and CSS
  • Course Module 7: Coding with HTML5 and CSS
  • Course Module 8: Advanced CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Course Module 9: Creating and publishing your website
  • Course Module 10: Testing and maintaining your website

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town

On completion of this course you'll earn a certificate from Africa's leading University. This is powerful proof of your new competencies which you can use set yourself apart and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 6 August 2018.
The next presentation will start on 1 October 2018

Still have a question? These may help


    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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