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Webmaster - HTML and CSS for Beginners


Do you see yourself making a career in the web development industry? Then this Webmaster - HTML and CSS for Beginners course could be perfect for you.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Webmaster – HTML and CSS Diploma.

Entry requirements

No previous skills or knowledge are needed to enrol onto this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

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Course code: DLC008
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Course overview

  • Understand how to write HTML and CSS script in the correct formats.
  • Learn how to incorporate multimedia elements such as audio, video and interactive content.
  • Study how to outline your elements, as well as validating and debugging your code.
  • Improve your understanding of special effects, JavaScript and HTML5.

With technology today continuously developing, this course is regularly updated so students can be confident that they are studying the most up-to-date methods.

This Webmaster – HTML and CSS for Beginners is designed to provide you with the foundational skills and knowledge you need to build professional-quality websites using HTML and CSS.

In this course, you will learn how to create websites from scratch using HTML to structure your content and CSS to style and format your pages.

You will also learn how to incorporate images, video, and other media into your websites, as well as how to optimise your sites for search engines and user experience.

Whether you are looking to start a career in web development, enhance your existing web design skills, or simply want to create your own website, the Webmaster – HTML and CSS for Beginners course is an excellent investment in your future.

Enrol today and discover how you can create engaging and effective websites that stand out in today’s competitive online environment.

What next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will able to use it towards your university application. We recommend that you check with your chosen University that they accept this qualification as part of their entry requirements. If after, you’re looking to enhance your IT knowledge even further, take a look at the other Computing and IT courses we offer.

Here are some job titles within web development:

  • Web developer
  • Front-end developer
  • Back-end developer
  • Full-stack developer
  • UI/UX designer
  • Web designer
  • E-commerce developer
  • Mobile developer
  • Software engineer
  • Content manager

Course content

  • Before we get started
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Getting Started With HTML
  • Getting Started With CSS
  • Introduction to HTML Editors
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 1 – HTML and CSS exercises

  • Headings, paragraphs and sections
  • Introducing HTML colours
  • Navigation with hypertext links
  • Graphics and images
  • Ordered and unordered lists
  • Introducing HTML tables
  • Simple HTML forms
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 2 – Create a “Contact” web page

  • Incorporating a style sheet
  • CSS rules and selectors
  • Incorporating colour and Images
  • Padding, margins and borders
  • Styling text and blocks
  • Styling lists and tables
  • Styling forms
  • Positioning elements
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 3 – Add styling to your “contact” web page

  • Common HTML and CSS errors
  • HTML and CSS document validation
  • Avoid cross-browser issues
  • Outline your elements
  • Using browser development tools
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 4 – Debugging exercises

  • Web page structure
  • Include a maximum-impact landing page
  • Include intuitive site navigation on every page
  • Choose easy-to-read fonts
  • Consider including a photo gallery or slide show
  • Incorporate responsive design techniques
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 5 – Build your own landing page

  • Introduction to multimedia
  • Common audio formats
  • Common video formats
  • Inserting audio with the audio tag
  • Inserting video with the video tag
  • Animation
  • Interactive content
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 6 – Create an audio/video “jukebox”

  • Text effects
  • Implementing web fonts
  • CSS gradients
  • Box sizing with CSS
  • Implementing box shadows
  • Using border images
  • Transitions and transformations
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 7 – Include special effects in your landing page

  • Introduction
  • JavaScript variables and simple arithmetic
  • Comparison and logical operations
  • Event handlers
  • Conditional branching
  • Introduction to FOR Loops
  • A scrolling Message and random advertising display
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 8 – Create a photo gallery

  • What is an API?
  • The geolocation API and Google maps
  • The drag-and-drop API
  • The canvas API
  • The web storage API
  • The history API
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 9 – Drag-and-drop exercise

  • Before you get started
  • Creating your own storefront
  • Store-building software products
  • Creating and managing a store with Wix
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 10 – Build your own store front
  • Assessment

Extra Information

You will be assessed on the completed assignments contained in the training programme. The coursework consists of individual web pages. Your work can be sent to your course tutor by email or by post on completion of your training.

You will have a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace and learn around your other commitments.

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. You will study this course online and work will be submitted to your course tutor by email or post. You will receive a year’s full tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a Webmaster – HTML and CSS Diploma with comprehensive feedback.

Providing the assignments have been completed to the required standards, students will also receive a Level 3 Open Awards Quality Endorsed Unit Course Certificate with 8 Open Awards Credits.

Open Award Credits can be accumulated with other course or unit credits over a period of time which can lead to an accredited qualification.

The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Awarding Body

The certification is issued through Open Awards. Open Awards are an Awarding Body Organisation approved by Ofqual. Set up in 1981, Open Awards (previously the North West region of the National Open College Network – OCNNW) have been in business for over 30 years and are a not for profit organisation and a registered charity.


No previous skills or knowledge are needed to enrol onto this course. Although it is recommended that you have a good understanding of using computers and a working knowledge of using text editors, experience of downloading and installing software packages, a basic knowledge of file compression software and experience using web browsers and email.

We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System or on an Apple Mac. Your computer will need to have Internet access, as links to various software packages will be included. You will also need be required to have Notepad++ (or an equivalent text editor) and an HTML5-compliant browser and links to suitable options included.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Dedicated learner services
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

No, everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded your Webmaster – HTML and CSS Diploma.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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