Front End Web Development Course Advanced Diploma in Web Design Website Development Training | IBAT College Dublin, Ireland

Diploma in Front End Web Development

11 weeks part-time, 6.30-9.30pm
Start Date:
20th February 2019
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Why Front End Web Development

This part-time evening course has been specifically designed for existing Web Designers who wish to expand their knowledge of website design. The course assumes a basic level of knowledge of website design equivalent to the IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Web Design. It is not suitable for beginner web designers students should be able to demonstrate a proficient knowledge of design.

Students will be taken from the initial design of a Cinema Listing and Booking website using a CSS grid system for the initial design and will learn how to integrate interactive elements such as tabs, accordions, content panels and to use AJAX functions to update parts of their web page.

The main objective of this course is to upskill existing web designers from a basic level of website design to a more advanced level. It includes Client-Side JavaScript Programming for the web and gives a really solid foundation in HTML and CSS code, which are essential skills for all advanced website designers. Another main objective of the course is to enable existing website designers to design sites responsive to the latest devices & capable of being deployed as mobile applications on iOS and Android devices using technologies such as HTML 5 and PhoneGap..

Reasons why this course is for you:

  • Improve your skills in Client-Side JavaScript Programming, HTML and CSS code
  • Create an accessible website and one that is full optimised for search engines

Course Content

On completion of the Front End Development Course graduates will be able to:

  • Understanding the CSS Box Model
  • Developing Responsive CSS layouts
  • Working with CSS grid frameworks such as Bootstrap and
  • Introduction to Javascript Programming
  • Working with Jquery
  • Developing dynamic sites using Jquery, AJAX, JSON and templating systems
  • Working with databinding - using knockout.js and AngularJS
  • Introduction to HTML5 mobile applications
  • Introduction to server side code (PHP) using JSON, AJAX, and AngularJS
  • Working with Phonegap to develop mobile apps
  • Search Engine Optimisation


  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded an IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Front End Web Development (full attendance required).
    Note there is no formal project on this programme, dynamic asssessment is conducted weekly based on exercises relevant to each topic.
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Career Opportunities

Students holding an IBAT Diploma in Front End Web Development will be able to apply for more senior positions as web designers. The course will allow existing web designers to expand their knowledge of website design and enable them to create more advanced web designs and work on more advanced web projects. The course is an excellent introduction to programming for the Web and successful completion will open up many new opportunities within the area.

Academic Progression Opportunities

Students who graduate with an IBAT College Diploma Front End Development and are interested in furthering their study in the area of web development are eligible to progress onto the more advanced Diploma in Mobile App Development.


This course taught the skills and techniques needed in a web designer/developer today. It got me up to speed with some of the latest technologies and has given me the confidence to go for a new job in this area.
David Monahan Front End Development Graduate
This course exceeded my expectations. It helped me to boost my skills significantly. I especially appreciate the practical approach that John Rowley uses in his lessons. It was a positive and productive experience.
Abel Manso Front End Development Graduate
I found the course really good, we covered everything which needed to be covered and I am now much more confident in my ablilities. Having John as my tutor really was a blessing as he was so helpful and still is! I would definitely recommend the course to all my friends and co workers.
Keith Davis Front End Development Graduate

I chose IBAT as not many colleges run advaced web design courses and the curriculum looked interesting.  The lecturer was excellent - high energy and very knowledgeable. The content was great and will help me in my work.

The college is excellent - very helpful and well run. I would recommend highly.

Anne I Front End Web Development Graduate

Lecturer Profile

John Rowley
John Rowley/ Lecturer Front End Web Development /
John Rowley's career spans web development (LAMP), Web Manager and Corporate spokesman (Ryanair), 11 years in software management and development (Symantec, Corel), technical training (PHP, MySQL, Perl, XML, C#, CSS Javascript), technical writing (C++, Java), documentation management and news journalism. He was the first PHP developer in Ireland to achieve Zend PHP Certification and the first technical writer in Ireland to document C++ compiler and application frameworks. He has worked as a consultant / developer for Irish Rail, Suzuki, Nestle, and Eli Lilly. He currently works as a .NET information architect for the ECDL foundation where he develops the centre and candidate administration systems for the ECDL programs in Ireland. On a lighter note, he's also an accomplished stand-up comedian, performing regularly in Manchester and Dublin

Entry Requirements

You should have an interest in event planning and management and a wish to expand you knowledge in this area.

How to Apply

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You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

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Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

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