Diploma in Web Design

Succeed in Web Design with a qualification that ensures you stand out from the crowd

10 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
27th June 2023
28th September 2023
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Thursday for September
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €655
On-Campus: €850

This course is starting in June 2023

Apply now to reserve your place!

Why Web Design

As the world moves online, the ability to design, build and update websites is becoming increasingly important. Gaining a professional certification can be your first step to a creative and rewarding career in the fast-growing area of web design and development.

This course will:

  • Teach participants how to use HTML5 and CSS3 to design visually attractive, multi-column web pages with fonts, images, illustrations, colour gradients, animation effects.
  • Teach participants to ensure web pages display responsively on user devices of every type and size - mobiles, tablets, desktops and laptops.
  • Teach participants to create multi-page websites with desktop/laptop and mobile navigation menus.
  • Provide participants with industry knowledge at the forefront of web development to ensure they will stand out from other web development graduates.
  • Teach participants to deploy websites from your computer to online web hosting services, and track user visits and interaction.

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.

Specific topics in the Diploma include: software set up (Github, MS Visual Studio), HTML5, CSS3, colours and images, hyperlinks and navigation, Google Fonts, web design models, responsive web design, forms and menus, 

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

  • Use HTML5 and CSS3 to design visually attractive, multi-column web pages with fonts, images, illustrations, colour gradients, animation effects.
  • Ensure your web pages display responsively on user devices of many types and size - mobiles, tablets, desktops and laptops.
  • Create multi-page websites with desktop/laptop and mobile navigation menus.
  • Deploy websites from your computer to online web hosting services, and track user visits and interaction.


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 designed and developed high-performing websites that serve three million page views annually and typically rank 96%+ for user experience on Google PageSpeed Insights. His educational IT books have sold over 100,000 copies in five languages and earned multiple five-star Amazon reviews from trainers and students alike.

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 areas such as the following:

  • UI / UX design
  • Web content creation
  • Digital, email and social media marketing
  • eCommerce and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Front-end software development

Academic Progression Opportunities

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

Web Development is a popular field, especially as more companies move to fully online operation post-pandemic. IBAT’s Diploma in Web Design ensures students are encouraged, challenged and educated to exceptional standards in order to stand out in this competitive but highly rewarding industry.

According to Glassdoor, Web Designers can earn anywhere between an average of €32,860 to €51,838 per year. ResearchAndMarkets predict the global specialised design services market to reach $174 billion in 2025 at a compound annual growth rate of 8%.



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; I take with me a deeper understanding of SEO, website design and functionality. Even if becoming a web designer isn't your endgame, seeing The Internet from the inside out gives you a unique perspective and an edge over the competition.
Jack Quinn Digital Marketing, Dublin School of English
As a Graphic Designer, I think that knowledge of web design is extremely beneficial and this course will enhance my career.
Dan Madigan Web Design Student
This course gave me a good understanding of using HTML which hugely helped when setting up my own blog.
Aisling Ni Cheallaigh Web Design Student
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 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
Classes were very interesting to attend. Tutor was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Michailas Abrosimova Web Design Graduate
Have really enjoyed doing the course and appreciate the bonus free resources to keep learning.
Philip Burtenshaw Web Design Graduate
Received lots of helpful feedback from the tutor. Much appreciated.
Reece Wardrop 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 ‘Apply 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).

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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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