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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Digital Design & Web Development

Course Name 
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Digital Design & Web DevelopmentAvailable for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body UAL
Offering Code DPL3SMB1F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement No
Course Overview

Learn how to design, develop and deploy your own websites!

Do you want to join the fast growing web industry as a web designer, web developer, UX designer, App designer & Front End developers? Do you want to take your first steps into an industry that is worth over £500 million with over 1,800 businesses employing over 5000 people in the UK alone? 

Our Digital Design and Web Development course prides itself on its student’s autonomy, and self-driven project-based work. Allowing you to tailor your education to your own individual requirements and career goals. Throughout the course you will develop your own web designs into working web sites while exploring the different specialisms within the industry.

Explore your potential, take creative risks, and reap the rewards! Our expert team of highly trained industry professionals will help guide you through the world of Digital Design, exploring aspects such as user experience, branding, layout, typography and content optimisation, and Web Development, through HTML, CSS, and content managed systems.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Web Designer £18k-£40k
App Developer £21k-£55k
UX Designer £25k-£50

(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

What you will Study

You will create a series of digital and web based projects with each project developing specific skills and processes. Alongside this you will be able to explore all facets of digital design and web development to support your projects and develop your skills.

Specific areas of study will be centred around web coding languages (HTML, CSS), Content Management System (CMS) usage, UX design and development, design theory among others.

Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have good Maths and English GCSEs, which is why the development of these skills are so important, whatever your field of study.

How you will Learn You will be taught a project based learning approach, working on live client briefs, working to strict deadlines. You will be taught in a workshop environment, through a series of lectures, practical activities and self-study tasks. Guest speakers from industry and other Higher Education Institutions will also contribute to your learning.
Course Structure Classroom based:75% Practical:25%
Nature of Assessments on the Programme You will be assessed through a series of practical and academic assignments that count towards your final grade. Your tutor will provide you with regular developmental feedback and maintain a record of assessment.
Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths
4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 and Level 2 in either English or maths or grade 3 or Level 1 in the other
Level 2 Diploma or equivalent at Merit grade, plus GCSE English or maths at grade 4 plus Level 1 or Level 2 English or maths

A portfolio of work

Attendance Expectations The course is full-time and you must be available to attend college Monday to Friday for approximately 15 hours per week. A similar amount of self-study time will also be required.
Attendance - Please note

This is part of a full-time study programme. It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest.

For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
Further Study Students can progress onto most web based or creative digital courses at a range of Higher Education Institutions.
Career Opportunities The course is the first step to working in a wide range of careers in the creative and digital industries. Potential careers include Web Designer, Web Developer, Front-End Developer, Graphic Designer, Digital Designer, Digital Marketer, Social Media Manager, Digital Account Manager, and many more.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Digital Industries (Web Development) team on 01924 789847. Alternatively, contact course information on 01924 789111.

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Course Groups (W) Sixth Form
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Computing & ICT
Subject Area (W) Digital Industries
Client Group (W) 16-18
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Information last amended: 30 September 2022 12:59

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