Web Design Technologies (Certificate of Higher Education)

Year of entry



Central London


Fully Approved


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 Foundation Degree in Computing/Information Technology/Web Development. 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 BSc Computing.

Course structure

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.

Module groups

All modules can also be taken as stand-alone short courses.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry requirements

    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).

  • Fees


    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



    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

    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

    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.