Is This for You?

If you’re a creative person with an eye for design and a passion for technology, the Web Design Specialist Diploma is a great choice. The world of digital design offers enormous opportunities as businesses continue to embrace the wealth of new technology available to them.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 180 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
180 hours or 7 weeks full-time study

About This Diploma

If you’re a creative person with an eye for design and a passion for technology, the Web Design Specialist Diploma is a great choice. The world of digital design offers enormous opportunities as businesses continue to embrace the wealth of new technology available to them. If you’re interested in a career where you can combine your creative flair with strong technology skills, our Web Design Specialist diploma could be the right choice for you. You’ll learn essential skills covering industry-standard software so you can get your dream job within either a specialist web design agency or in-house for a company with a creative department.

This role will allow you to not only express your creative side, but also enable you to gain the technical knowledge that is required to make things happen online. With our Web Design Specialist diploma, your skills will be in demand.

With your completed diploma you’ll be able to apply for jobs with the confidence that you have the skills needed to design websites and work with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. You will also have the opportunity to take the IT Specialist exams to gain certification to prove your skills.

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Aims and Objectives

You’ll learn the skills required to be able to build and maintain a website.

Courses Included

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…

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – HTML and CSS

The HTML and CSS course is excellent for those looking to gain employability skills in the area of web development.

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – HTML5 Application Development

The HTML5 Application Development course consists of three major areas: Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Javascript.

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – JavaScript

This JavaScript course is excellent for those looking to gain valuable introductory JavaScript skills and improve their employability prospects in the areas of designing and…

Graphic Design Courses

Photoshop CC

If you’re working towards a career as a web designer, then our Photoshop CC course will give you a great foundation and allow you to…

Social Media Courses

WordPress for Business

This course is specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business-focused website. You’ll learn about designing the site and how to…

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose two additional elective courses. Below is a list of recommended courses but there is a wider list available. Please speak to a Course Advisor for full details of how best to tailor this Diploma to your requirements.

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…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CompTIA Project+

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage the life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is,…

Social Media Courses

Introduction to Google Website Tools

This course is designed will help you learn how to leverage the tools available from Google that will maximise the impact of your business’ website.…

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – Java

This Java course is excellent for those wanting to learn how to code in Java, a powerful object-oriented programming language.

Software Development Courses

IT Specialist – Python

IT Specialist - Python teaches this versatile programming language which can be used to power websites, build games, and even program hardware.

Social Media Courses

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Business

This is a short online course that starts to take the mystery out of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) so you can understand how you can…


There are no specific pre-requisites required for this diploma, but we recommend students take the HTML and CSS and JavaScript courses prior to undertaking HTML5 Application Development as it builds on the earlier courses.

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

Learn the skills required to work as a Web Designer. From here you can work toward a Senior Web Designer level or even start your own web design business or digital marketing agency.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.