HND Web Design

HND Web Design

Courses Info

This module describes how to create web pages using different techniques, such as xHTML, CSS, JavaScript and use of the Adobe software Dreamweaver. The complete module is hands-on based. A practical web design project at the end of the module will ensure that you go through website creation process by planning, creating structure, coding, using different web design software, buying you website a domain name, hosting and uploading website to a live server.

The Internet, web, and social media are vital to all our personal and business lives. Organisations of every size are increasingly focussing on their online presence, which has become the brand and first contact for many of their customers. Web technology reaches far beyond this, though, to support communications with partners, suppliers, governmental agencies, employees, potential employees, the list goes on. This massive growth means that there is great demand for people with the expertise to craft robust, reliable, easy to use web systems that support success for their organisations. You could be part of this exciting industry, equipped with the skills and knowledge from this course.  Implementing successful web applications requires the planning, development and management of an extensive range of media design and technical solutions, therefore you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to develop your project management skills and improve your technical web development skills whilst being supported by skilled and experienced mentors.

The HND Web Design course is designed to keep up with the rapid pace of the creative sector, developing not only your skills and knowledge, but giving you room to specialise in what interests you. This course provides an understanding of the principles of different areas of digital graphic design industry and theories and strategies used in contemporary digital media, boosting the learner confidence in understanding the industry and helping to develop their eye for design and successful marketing and promotion tactics it.

This course also provides a strong understanding of the principals of creating or maintaining website for yourself or for others. This module also helps business owners to get more control and insight into their website. This module is designed for complete beginners of web design. No previous coding background is required.

 

Course Length: 2 years;

Start dates: February / July / October

Course Structure

Year 1

Digital Footprint

Databases

Problem Solving & Programming

Software Engineering

Web Development

Computer Systems

Digital Footprint

Web Programming

System Design

 

Year 2

Digital Marketing

Web Application Development

Database Application

Java Programming

Creative Design for the Web

Quality and User-Centred Systems

Website Design

Website Management

 

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Successful completion of the HND Computing Web Design will allow entry on to the third year at the university through a Top Up programme and choose from a wide range of BA/BSc (Hons) Computing degrees.

A range of skills is supported by this provision and graduates will be well positioned for a variety of careers. Roles can be pursued in the areas of web development, website management, usability evaluation, test engineer, support or management of web based systems, new developments and projects.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Self-Founding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

 

Government Founds                                                                                                        

This programme has been designated by the UK government for Student Finance, which means that UK/EU students may apply for Student Loans. If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student, you can apply for funding from the government. You do not have to pay your tuition fees up front if this is your first degree – you can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You may be eligible for maintenance loan and some extra support as well, depends on your circumstances. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £25,000 a year.