What is web design?

Web design involves creating user-friendly websites for business. Unlike the coding-heavy role of a web developer, web designers make a website look professional, with a skill-set that focusses on page layout, colour scheme and user interface.

Explore our Web Design Courses

Web Design Courses

Web Design Specialist Diploma

In this diploma you’ll learn essential skills covering industry-standard software so you can get your dream job within either a specialist web design agency or…

Graphic Design Courses

After Effects CC

Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe. It is used in the post-production process of film…

Graphic Design Courses

Animate CC

The Adobe Animate CC course will help you learn how to create online animations. Such animations are found all over the internet on websites, online…

Web Design Courses

Dreamweaver CC

Dreamweaver is a common program used in the Web Design industry. Through the study of this course you will build your knowledge and practical experience…

Graphic Design Courses

Illustrator CC

To work as a graphic designer, there are many industry standard packages that you’ll need to master and Illustrator is one of the most commonly…

Web Design Courses

InDesign CC

If you want to embark on a career as a graphic designer or art director, InDesign is a publishing program you’ll need to learn how…

Web Design Courses

Premiere Pro CC

This course covers all aspects of Premiere Pro, including: Learn and understand the three phases of video production; Pre-production / Planning, Production, Editing / Post-Production,…

Web Design Courses

Adobe Creative Cloud Award

The Creative Cloud (CC) suite includes Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Premiere Pro and After Effects. This award lets you choose any three of these…

How to become a web designer

Employers expect web design candidates to have a strong working knowledge of graphic design and technical IT. Many web design roles, however, may offer roles where you can become a web designer without a degree.

Learning web design courses at Pitman Training, for instance, provides the expert knowledge and software experience that candidates need to succeed. Not only is each qualification CPD-accredited, but trainees are also able to learn at their own pace, either at home or in-centre.

Why choose a Pitman Training web design course?

  • Pitman Training is highly regarded among employers, granting a competitive edge to those who study a web design course with us.
  • Our range of website design courses covers everything from InDesign to Dreamweaver. Web designer training often pairs well with web development and graphic design courses.
  • Our web design training centres can be found all around the UK, with courses running all year long. Alternatively, if you would prefer to become a web designer at home, you can study online website design courses.
  • All our Pitman web design training courses are CPD-accredited, earning you valuable CPD points that are highly regarded among employers.
  • There are countless job opportunities. In recent years, demand for web design has soared; in just one year, London saw a 45% increase in web design and development roles.
  • Take on web design training courses anytime you like. Whether it is full-time or part-time, you study at your own pace on a flexible schedule.
  • Receive support throughout the entirety of your learning journey. Our course advisors are available online or at your local Pitman Training Centre to support your study.

Careers using website design skills

  • The average UK web designer salary is ~£23k. Entry level positions earn ~17k, while more experienced designers receive up to ~£35k.
  • Web design is vital for any company looking to build an online presence. This provides career opportunities in many different sectors for web design graduates.
  • Many more web careers become available to you, such as UX designer, game developer and multimedia programmer, when you combine web design training with wider web development skills.

Web design courses available

At Pitman Training, we offer a wide range of web designer courses, diplomas and awards.

Familiarise yourself with the industry-standard software on our Dreamweaver CC course, or dive into the technicalities of coding with our Website Design for Business Award. For a more complete overview, our Web Design Specialist Diploma covers all the essentials of creating a website from scratch.

There’s no additional software or reading materials required, either. Just login to your myPitman account and start studying your chosen website design course today.

Whichever web designer course you choose, whether online or in-centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way. Just get in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with the training experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

Pitman Training Course Enquiry

For further information and pricing please fill in your details below and we will get back to you as soon as we can, or call the team on 0161 907 6724.

"*" indicates required fields

Please tick this box if you do not want to be kept up to date about our products, services and special offers by email, telephone, SMS and mail.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.