Diploma in Web Design Course

Learn to design and create websites

10 wks (PT), one evening per week, 6.30pm-9.00pm
Start Date:
February 2021
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Why Web Design

This Diploma will give you the skills you need to build and maintain a website.
This programme is ideal for you if you:

  • Are you looking for a new and challenging career in the area of web design and development.
  • Are you tired of being overcharged by web design companies for small changes to your website.
  • Have you been given the job of maintaining your company's website and want to know more about how the back-end is built.
  • Have your own business, or are you involved in a start-up business, and need to create a professional commercial website.
  • Want to adopt practical SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) techniques to your website to increase customer traffic to your website.
  • Wish to become competent in using Sublime Text on of the leading industry web design and programming software tools for developing web pages.



Web Design Course Overview

Learning to design a website requires mastering many different skills, from organizing the structure of the website, making sure it is easy to use and navigate, to designing the graphics and layout of the information.

This part-time web design course concentrates on the fundamentals of building a website. It starts with the basics, using HTML code to build a basic site, giving you a solid foundation in how a website is designed. The course then moves you into how to use a html editor for code, markup and prose.

The final section of the web design course then introduces you to GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program. Learning this tool allows you to manipulate images to make them suitable for websites and other online platforms.

You will also be introduced to Bootstrap which is a free front-end framework for faster and easier web development. Bootstrap includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels and many other, as well as optional JavaScript plugins it also gives you the ability to easily create responsive designs.

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).

Course Content

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

  • Use HTML5 to a competent level
  • Use the Bootstrap front-end framework
  • Design, construct and maintain Web pages and a Web site
  • Support the building, testing and refining of Web pages and sites.
  • Elements of Web Design:

    • Introduction to the common language behind Web Pages
    • Create a website using HTML
    • Change the title bar of the web page
    • Change the background of a web page
    • Add text to a web page
    • Change font, font size and font colour
    • Email links
    • Internal Links
    • External Links
    • Insert a picture
    • Introduction to the common language behind most WebPages
    • Create a website using HTML/HTML5
    • Change the title bar of the web page
    • Change the background of a web page
    • Add text to a web page
    • Change font, font size and font colour
    • Email links
    • Internal Links
    • External Links
    • Insert a picture


  • Sublime Text Editor:

    • This is a professional web-editing package and is used quite a lot in the web industry.
    • Defining a Site
    • Change the title bar of the web page
    • Change the background of a web page
    • Add text to a web page
    • Change font, font size and font colour
    • Working with AnchorsEmail links
    • Internal Links
    • External Links
    • Insert a picture
    • Resize an image
    • Saving Images
    • Adding Alt text to images
    • Working with tables
    • Changing table properties
  • GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program:

    • Learning the basics of how to use an image package.
    • Optimise an image file
    • Create your own logo
    • Resize an image
  • Bootstrap front-end framework:

    • How to implement Bootstrap in existing web sites
    • Common Bootstrap components
    • How to use Bootstrap themes
  • Good site Management:

    • Importance of managing internet files and folders.
    • Naming files properly
    • Naming folders properly
    • Saving images to the correct folder
    • Saving pages to the correct folder
  • FTP:

    • Uploading & Downloading to the internet.
    • Connecting to a remote server
    • Managing your files on the remote server
    • Transferring files to a remote server
    • Updating files on the remote server
    • Deleting files on the remote server
  • Search Engines & Meta Tags:

    • Introduction to SEO - Search Engine Optimisation
    • What are Meta tags?
    • Where to add them in your website
    • How to add your website to search engines


  • You will be required to successfully to complete a web project worth (100%)

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Web Design course, students will be able to design a basic website and maintain and update existing websites. They will have a good understanding of how HTML works, be competent using Bootstrap and be able to do some basic image manipulation in GIMP. As businesses move online it is becoming increasingly important that marketing and sales functions particularly have an understanding of the basic principles of web development and can update information about their product and or/services online.

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 Diploma in Front End Development.

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.


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

Lecturer Profile

Brendan Munnelly
Brendan Munnelly/ Lecturer Web Design /
Brendan has developed high SEO-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.

Entry Requirements

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

How to Apply

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