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Web Programming using PHP


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Our Web Programming using PHP short course covers the PHP skills required to design robust dynamic websites supporting user interaction. The focus is on good programming practice, by writing efficient, well-documented code that can be easily understood by colleagues. Topics include: PHP syntax (variables, control structures, functions); managing and manipulating data in external files; processing submitted form data (validating, displaying data and redisplaying the form); security; cookies and session management; authentication; error handling.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Web Authoring or equivalent; Problem-Solving for Programming or some knowledge of basic programming concepts.

This course is currently being run online.

15 credits at level 5

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    This short course has prerequisite(s). If you try to enrol on this short course without completing the prerequisite(s), you will not be able to complete your enrolment. Please contact us if you would like further information

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.