SCQF Level 5

Course Overview
WordPress is a world-renowned and established professional software for creating websites. If you are new to web development and want a bite-size and friendly lecturer led course to show you the way then this course is ideal.

Many small businesses, charities and individuals benefit from using this tool to pull together a professional-looking website.
What is great about WordPress is it's versatility from its beginner friendly front end drag and drop interface and templates, to being able to dive deeper into the coding behind the scenes to be able to customise your site.

These are ideal skills to get you started in the Web industry being able to use your skills to make websites for others.

You will need to purchase hosting for the website for this course for approx. £10-15. Your lecturer will guide you through this process during your first class.

Online video classes run on Monday evenings from 6 pm - 9 pm

What You Will Learn
  • Hosting and WordPress
  • Website design
  • Theme installation
  • Adding content
  • Using templates
  • Plugins and interactive content
  • GDPR
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation for getting your website visible in google)
Entry Requirements
Participants should be comfortable using a desktop computer/laptop for browsing the internet, online shopping/banking and similar tasks, blogging, basic office IT tasks.
Equivalent proficiency would be ECDL essential
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
Online video classes  using Microsoft Teams on Monday evenings and an online learning environment called Moodle.
Progression And Articulation Routes
Progression is assessed on an individual basis depending on your current knowledge and Skills.
With only this course we would recommend:
  • ECDL Extra
  • NPA Digital Passport and Computing or NPA Digital Media for Computing

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Self employment or further study
Number Of Days Per Week
1 morning per week: Thursday mornings 9:30am -12:30
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Group A - Sighthill Campus - Monday 1st March at 6:00 PM (2021)
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Sunday 09/05/2021
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Computing Overview

​Master the skills in digital media editing, database administration, social media and e-commerce, web design, animation, 3D modelling, programming in C#, PHP, Actionscript, Javascript, Java and C++, scripting, batching, network architechture and forensics, all taught by industry veteran lecturers with extensive real life experience.

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