Web Based Computing and Programming


Fancy becoming a web developer? This course will cover the essentials to kick-start your ambitions.

Whether you’re after a brand new career or new skills to progress in your current workplace, we can offer you a flexible route to success.

Through face-to-face classes, online sessions with a company and independent study, you will cover a range of topics to help you with programming in a web environment.

You’ll learn how to design, develop, test and deploy web applications. We’ll also show you how to understand current trends in web design, and how to improve a website for a specific audience or device.

The course will help you master programming concepts used in actual industry settings. We’ve also partnered with an employer to give you real world challenges to complete.

The content includes: agile software approaches; designing for mobile and desktop devices; HTML, CSS and JavaScript; problem solving and algorithms; accessing simple data sources; and debugging tips when problems are found.

Course delivery

The short course will include lectures and practical sessions. Your time attending classes could be split between one of our partner colleges and Staffordshire University’s main campus.

There will also be online sessions with a company to give you an insight into how these skills are applied in the workplace.

We are working with South Staffordshire College and Burton and South Derbyshire College on delivering the module.


You will be given a design brief related to web computing and will be asked to come up with a first draft prototype.

You will also create and test a final solution for a web based application. Through a 10-minute presentation, you will be asked to reflect on the built application and test results.

Delivery method
On campus
Stoke-on-Trent campus

6 months

Start date

January 2023

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from learners aged 18 and above with a range of educational backgrounds on to our fully accredited short courses.

Whether you want to see if higher education is right for you, you are looking to give your career a boost or looking to reskill contact us to discuss a place on this course.



This course is eligible for a loan from the Student Loan Company. Find out more about Higher Education Short Course Loans.


Fiona Knight

Senior Lecturer

Fiona is a senior lecturer in Computer Science, specialising in web development, user interfaces and mobile application development. She is a second-year leader for Computer Science, and is a specialist on the web and software development routes.

Fiona's profile

How to apply

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