Web Based Computing


This course looks at how current trends are used in the development of websites. It looks at both scripting and mark-up languages. Learners will develop the knowledge of how to design, implement and test aspects of a webpage.

Course overview 

This course is designed to help people in new creating websites. The learner will do the following:

  • Know what web standards are about and what makes up a web page
  • Utilise the latest tools to analyse their current web applications
  • Look at the importance of media on web applications
  • Look at the importance of accessibility
  • Look at ways to test a web application
  • Create a simple web page using current web standards step by step and host it on a free server


Course aims

  • Understand the importance of testing web applications, especially those created by third parties and auto-generators
  • Know the basic building blocks of a web application



  • Skills to analyse any web presence and know the language used to communicate with developers
  • Understanding the key terms to be able to create websites



  • Anyone who is keen to build, test and understand web applications
  • Small businesses who need to know more about their web application
  • Start-ups who want a simple web presence



No assessment is required for this course.



On completion of this course, learners will receive a certificate of learning.



The Staffordshire Higher Skills and Engagement Pathways programme is part funded by the European Social Fund.

Delivery method
Blended learning
Stoke-on-Trent campus

13:00 - 16:00

Start date

Friday 22 September 2023

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts
Certificate of Attendance

Entry requirements

This training course is exclusively available to businesses with a maximum of 250 employees (SMEs) based in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, as well as students and graduates.


This course is free to students and graduates, as well as all businesses with a maximum of 250 employees (SMEs) based in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.


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

To apply for this course, please email employers@staffs.ac.uk.

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