Where will this course lead?

The course is aimed at anyone who is setting up a website or developing web content as well as those interested in getting a better understanding of the many technologies used to deliver web content using WordPress.

What will I study?


Learn how to install and use WordPress to build a website. Students will gain experience of adding and configuring themes, using widgets and installing plugins. You will have an opportunity to create child themes and use e-commerce plugins.

- Installing WordPress
- Introduction to WordPress
- How to update WordPress
- Understand the Backend
- Adding a page
- Creating new users
- Understanding user roles
- Adding a Theme
- How to use widgets
- Making a custom menu
- How to install a plugin
- Understand the WordPress file & directory structure

Additional web authoring modules include:

HTML5 & CSS Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of HTML5 & CSS3 programming, including concepts about web page markup structure, cascading style sheets (CSS) and HTML5 features. Understand the use of CSS in a WordPress theme and modify the default style using child themes and CSS

Web Development / Testing Server

Learn the fundamentals of installing and using a web development / testing server. Allowing you to develop and test your website solution, using Instant WordPress or Xampp with WordPress.

Web Developer Coding Tools

This module shows technologies and tools available for building a website. Students will gain experience of building professional web content using the latest technologies, such as Microsoft Visual Studio Express, Dreamweaver CS and pure HTML editors.

How will this course be delivered?

This 'Web Design & Authoring', course pack is part of from the Professional IT Training series delivered by the IT Academy at Solihull College, Blossomfield campus.

Providing IT professional's access to the latest courses with high quality, flexible learning systems.

The 'Professional IT Training' courses facilitate effective self-directed learning, with flexible start dates to meet your individual needs. This course is delivered in our IT Academy workshop alongside students studying similar Web or Development courses.

This course includes hands-on practice exercise's in our Academy lab facility that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills needed to develop web content.

This course includes self-paced and instructor-facilitated components. This course teaches students, through lectures, discussions, scenarios, demonstrations and exercises.

This course offers hands-on practice labs in our Academy lab facility workshops that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills needed to develop modern websites using WordPress.

Microsoft Imagine enables students to download Microsoft operating systems and applications to create and develop their own practice lab environments, for your academic use only. Conditions and systems requirements apply.

Tailored individual learning plans, with support and guidance from our experienced tutors.

This course is available to study in the evening, over 12 sessions. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study.

What qualifications will I get?

Vocational study not leading to a recognised academic qualification.

How will I be assessed?

The course includes continual assessments throughout the course with both practical and quiz exercises. Course certificates of completion are provided.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be over 19.

Delegates should have some technical experience, a working knowledge of the

Windows operating environment and be familiar with the concepts and use of the Internet. Some HTML knowledge would be helpful although not essential.

This course provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in web development and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.

What else do I need to know?

Student should bring a USB data drive / storage and have access to the appropriate version of WordPress to continue studies outside class.

How much will this course cost?

Tuition fee     £400 ; Materials fee   £0 ; Total £400

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

This course is not eligible for fee concession.
Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study, tuition fee payable.

What can I do after this course?

Further web design & authoring courses, Dreamweaver & Basic Programming.
Microsoft IT certification courses are available on the 'Database Certification Track' including SQL and on the 'MTA Developer Track'.


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