Year of entry2017
Two to four years part-time (one to two years for a Certificate of Continuing Education)
Weekday evenings (6pm-9pm)
Do you want to develop professional web design and web authoring skills and learn how to apply these skills in the workplace? This university-level, professional development course introduces web design and multimedia authoring in a business environment. It aims to enhance knowledge, technical skills and expertise in areas affected by rapidly changing information, database and web technologies. You can choose to do a project tackling a real-life, work-related problem, for example creating a small business website, a database, a spreadsheet business model or an online shop.
Progression to degrees at Birkbeck
If you complete the Certificate of Higher Education in Web Design Technologies (8 modules worth 120 credits) you have the option of continuing your studies to gain a . Completion of the Foundation Degree requires 2 further years of part-time study. You then have the option of continuing your studies to gain a .
To gain the Certificate of Higher Education in Web Design Technologies, you must successfully complete eight modules from those listed below, worth a total of 120 credit points.
- You must first complete a Certificate of Continuing Education in Web Design, which comprises Modules 1-4, worth a total of 60 credit points.
- To gain the Certificate of Higher Education in Web Design Technologies, you must then complete any four additional modules from Modules 5-10, worth a further 60 credits, making 120 credits in total.
Compulsory modules (Modules 1-4)
- Advanced Web Authoring
- Introduction to Database Technology
- Introduction to Web Authoring
- Problem-Solving for Programming
Option modules (Modules 5-10)
All modules can also be taken as stand-alone short courses.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications, from the UK and abroad, and we will also consider your non-academic achievements.
No formal entry requirements. However, good numeracy and literacy skills are required, as well as good keyboard and basic computer skills, such as the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).
We are committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies.
Fees are payable per module and vary depending on the course. Please click on the Course Structure tab and then click on the title of individual modules to see the fees for each module. The overall cost of the certificate will depend on the modules you choose.
Teaching and assessment
Our innovative, engaging teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments.
Blended learning, including lectures and practical IT skills-based workshops. All learning materials are available online.
A mixture of tutor-marked assignments, mini-projects and coursework portfolio (no examinations)
Careers and employability
To help you get ahead in your career, we offer free advice and training and our recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, can connect you with employers.
Careers and employability
Graduates go on to careers in web design and web development, database design and database administration, information systems management, programming, and content management.
Birkbeck offers a wide range of free careers support and advice for students.
How to apply
Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck.
How to apply
This is a modular enrolment certificate, so you enrol directly onto the individual modules you wish to study (rather than onto the entire programme of study).
Under Course Structure, click on the title of a module to find out everything you need to know about the content, dates and times of the module - you can then enrol.
Fees and payment
With government loans for undergraduate and postgraduate study, fantastic financial support packages and flexible payment options, there’s never been a better time to study at Birkbeck.
Life at Birkbeck
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic centre of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
Discover more about our comprehensive range of student services, which offer all the support and assistance you need.
Birkbeck is committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies. Find out about what is available, how to apply and the advice and support we provide.
Evening study explained
Birkbeck is London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. With classes held 6pm-9pm, your days are free to study, work, volunteer, or just do your own thing.
There are lots of ways to come and visit us and meet our staff and former students, including Open Evenings, Open Days and guided campus tours. Discover more here.
Choosing your course
We can help you find the course that’s right for you, based on your previous educational achievements, qualifications and work experience.
The Birkbeck experience
Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening, so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing.
How to apply
Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck. We can give you the advice and support you need.
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