Diploma in Web Design

Go from Zero to Building Websites in just 10 Weeks

10 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
26th Sept (Online)
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €786
On-Campus: €1020

This course is starting in Sept 2024

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Why Web Design

It’s difficult to identify any organisation who doesn’t have a website.  A considerable number of individuals also have personal sites.  These need updating and re-design on a regular base.  This comprehensive programme introduces you to a variety of modern tools, including visual and AI (artificial intelligence) tools to take you from a beginner to a professional-looking website in just 10 weeks.

This course will:

  • Starts from the basics of HTML5 and CSS3 and moves onto using a variety of tools to design visually attractive and functional websites.
  • Teaches participants how to use modern tools, including ever-evolving Artificial Intelligence tools to enhance their skills and inform their design.
  • Provides participants an opportunity to hone their skills us using multimedia, fonts, colours and icons in their sites.
  • Addresses requirements for interactive e-commerce sites optimised for Google, and other search engines. 

The design industry is seeing substantial expansion, according to Skillnet Ireland and The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) 2020 report, with demand for designers and design skills in Ireland skyrocketing. Design jobs have more than doubled in the last five years, with 65,000 to 70,000 predicted by 2025. With only 1,300 design graduates graduating each year in Ireland, a serious shortage of designers is on the horizon.

Course Overview

This Diploma takes you on a learning journey from the basics of working with HTML5 and CSS3 files to building a personal portfolio website, gaining a solid, practical foundation in modern web design.  If you are a complete beginner, this course will quickly get you up and running and creating your first web pages. If you already have some web design experience, this is your opportunity to deepen your understanding, extend your skills, and validate your expertise with a professional qualification.

In-class learning is emphasised with each weekly exercise and project you complete building towards a complete, professional-quality portfolio website that demonstrates your growth as a web designer and showcases your expertise to prospective employers and clients.

On completion of the Diploma in Web Design Course graduates will be able to:

  • Understanding the basics of HTML, CSS and website hosting.
  • Using visual and AI software tools to create web pages quickly and easily.
  • Working with images, video, fonts and animations.
  • Building six professional-quality websites.
  • Tracking user visits and interaction, and complying with privacy laws.
  • Designing a personal portfolio website and showcasing your work on Linkedin and other platforms.


The Diploma in Web Design is a hands-on and project-based ‘learning-by-doing’ course. Students are graded according to their performance on the in-class exercise, mini-projects, and the final personal portfolio.    

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Lecturer Profile

Brendan Munnelly
Brendan Munnelly/ Lecturer Web Design /
Brendan Munnelly has developed websites that serve millions of page views annually. His educational IT books have sold over 100,000 copies in five languages and earned multiple five-star Amazon reviews.

Career Opportunities

In addition to providing a solid foundation in professional web design, this Diploma Course will equip graduates with career-boosting skills for pursuing opportunities in related areas such as the following:

  • Interface design
  • Web content creation
  • Digital, email and social media marketing
  • e-Commerce and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Front-end software development


Brendan Munnelly is amazing! I am currently enrolled in a 4yr degree in TUDublin and have not met any lecturer as passionate and well versed as Brendan in my 3 of 4 yrs of university studies! Brilliant standard which I hope is the IBAT standard as I definitely plan to enroll in another part time diploma course with IBAT following this tremendous experience! Thank you to all involved in developing this course and massive thank you to Brendan. I can\'t wait to further develop my web design skills and I now have a taste for coding, something I never thought I would say!
Lizzy Woods Web Design Graduate
IBAT Diploma in Web Design is a great course with a very positive learning environment. Along with a very knowledgeable dedicated lecturer. A fantastic experience. 10/10.
Conor Doyle Web Design Graduate
I feel I have gained a useful, applicable skill even with this introductory course. I now apply these skills to my job as a Digital Marketer and Social Media Manager.
Jack Quinn Web Design Graduate
As a complete beginner, I really enjoyed this course. I found the learning curve just right. The lecturer is a class act from start to finish.
Shane Murray Web Design Graduate
I absolutely loved the Diploma in Web Design- my only complaint is that it was over too quickly! The notes and learning materials were easy to follow and in-depth.
Marie O'Sullivan Web Design Graduate
The course is very well structured and really achievable. I would definitely recommend it to other students.
Lurdes Teixeira Web Design Graduate
The course is very informative. I was very pleased with my results. I am having lots of fun tricking around with websites now.
Rebecca Grimes Web Design Graduate
The course definitely helped me establish a solid understanding on how to get a website up and running. Many thanks.
Neil Carder Web Design Graduate
Thank you so much for your top-quality teaching and for introducing me to a whole new, wonderful world of web design.
Mateja Rajkovik Web Design Graduate
The lessons fun and engaging. It was a quite a lot of material to cover in just 10 weeks, but we all managed to get through it successfully.
Emmet Whelan Web Design Graduate
Overall experience is 10/10. From being a total 'newbie' for web development I can now design web pages that look professional and sophisticated. I feel much more confident now with all the skills I've gained. The course was thoroughly explained and what I liked the most our tutor was dedicated to explaining everything to everyone, even individually if there was something complicated to understand.
Ivan Lukenda Web Design Graduate
Tutor was very helpful throughout the course in helping me learn. Looking forward to expanding my portfolio of web projects in the future!
Rita Brereton Web Design Graduate
Classes were easy to understand and enjoyable. I really appreciated all the helpful resources so I can get better at web design, one step at a time.
Sebastian Ferreira Web Design Graduates
This course gives you all the resources needed to start building your own website, with a great tutor that won't hesitate to help you out with any query.
Laszlo Scheers Luque Web Design Graduate
A really helpful and interesting course. I was able to finish my personal website and now I have visitors from around the world.
Alexandra Mavrofoti Web Design Graduate
The classes were well laid out and explained I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to delve into the realm of Web Design.
Samantha Marah Web Design Graduate
I enjoyed completing the Diploma in Web Design that much that I am already looking at completing the more advanced course.
Paige McGovern Web Design Graduate

Entry Requirements

The programme is ideally suited if you are just starting to work in the area of web design, or would like to do so. No prior academic qualification or professional experience in web design is required.

You will require access to a standard laptop or desktop computer and a broadband Internet connection.

There are no additional software products to purchase. This course uses only free-to-download software and a range of free-to-use online services and resources. These include Microsoft Visual Studio Code for building web pages, GitHub for website hosting, Google Fonts for typefaces, and Pexels, UnDraw and Font Awesome for stock photography, illustrations, videos and icons.

How to Apply

Click on ‘Find out More’ or ‘Book Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

You can also book a one to one with one of our course specialists by calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055  or emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Find out More’ or call us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.


Diploma in Web Design Badge
Digital Credentials
A Digital Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of in-class exercises, mini-projects, and the final personal portfolio, in addition, you will also receive a Digital Badge.

What is a Digital Badge?
A micro-credential is a compact credential that verifies the achievement of a skill or knowledge gained. A Digital Badge is a visual representation of having earned a micro-credential which can be shared on various online platforms to showcase the earner’s achievement.

Why have a Digital Badge?
Your Digital Badge and Certificate can be shared on social media channels such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Digital Badges can added to email signatures, displayed on resumes or added to recognised achievement platforms such as Badgr, Credly and OpenBadges. These are a great way to communicate your knowledge and skills, and highlight your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Part-time Courses

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Student Benefits

Discover the additional support services and facilities we have to help you thrive; from IT Labs, a Career Service, Networking Evenings and more..

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