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May 27, 2016

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If you want a job in a fast-growing industry, the Level 3 Certificate in Web Design and Development (RQF) is for you. This course will build the skills you need to work as a web designer or developer. Gain a qualification and grow your career.

Is web design and development right for you?

Web design is fun, exciting and continually changing. More and more companies are getting online and web designers are in demand. As a web designer you’ll use design skills, and technical knowledge, to create unique websites. You could work on anything from an interactive educational resource, to online shopping sites, or company intranets. You’ll also need to maintain websites and keep up-to-date with developments in the industry.

Who can take this course?

There are no entry requirements and you don’t need to know any web programming. All you need is an interest in IT and a desire to learn. There will be some basic assessments in maths, IT and English levels.

What will you study?

The Level 3 Certificate in Web Design and Development course is a fully recognised qualification. It takes around 40 hours to complete and will give you 25 credits, which you could use to go on to further study.

You’ll learn more about:

  • Web technologies
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • Internet security
  • Cascading Style Sheets

Find out what it takes to work in web design and development and where your career could take you.

Get qualified

You could make a real difference to a business by improving its image, or helping to increase sales.

You could work:

  • Freelance – be your own boss.
  • In-house – in charge of a company’s website.
  • At a web design agency – working on many different projects.

You could also apply for jobs including software engineer, app developer or PHP developer.

What could you earn?

  • Experienced web developers that work freelance could earn £200-£600 a day.
  • In-house, or agency starting salaries are £20,000-£24,000 a year.
  • With some experience you could earn £25,000-£35,000 a year.
  • Lead web developers can earn £45,000 or more a year.

Is there Government funding available?

With Stonebridge you can study from home, in your own time. You can either fund your course yourself, or we can offer you funding using a 19+ Learner Loan.


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25 Responses

  1. Ben Mohammad says:

    Hi, what are the software prerequisites? because i have a chromebook and dont have the faciliyt to download exact software for windows/mac. I use cloud9 online ide and pixlr photo edit. I have to work my way round everything but i can do it.
    Please tell me how the study materials are used is my main question.(are they just ran thrugh a browser etc….) thanks.

    • Admin says:

      Hi Ben, yes the course is run through your browser. You will need to download files from time to time, but don’t need any special software to complete the course. Stonebridge

  2. Bruno Magnani says:

    Hello, how much does the Level 3 Web Design and Development Course cost.

    • Admin says:

      Hi Bruno,

      The course currently has 25% off and is £1,200.00 however if you visit our Facebook page you may be able to use an extra discount code on this course.


  3. Peter says:

    Do i have to work at home or can i work in the college?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Peter, you will need to complete this course from home, but a personal tutor will offer support whenever you need it. Stonebridge

  4. Peter says:

    Just say i complete my 22units and i gain a merit or distinction what happens next? would i be getting a job from yourselves.

    • Admin says:

      Hi Peter, once your course is complete, you could go on to apply for a range of roles in the web design industry. Our team will offer careers advice to help you get started. Stonebridge

  5. Eamon says:

    For this Web Design and Development Certificate (RQF) Level 3 course, the Course Description says it takes approximately 40 hours to complete and carries 25 credits. However the Syllabus says that there are 22 Units and the approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 214.06 hrs.

    Am I misunderstanding something?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Eamon,

      There appears to be an issue with the display on the website – the course is indeed 22 units and the approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 214.06 hrs.

      Thank you for pointing this out to us, we’ll make sure that it is rectified on our website.


  6. John says:

    Is the learning project based? Will I build a portfolio of work that I can use for potential employment?

    • Admin says:

      Yes, as part of the course you would build a portfolio which could assist you in applications for work

  7. Peeyush says:

    Can you go on to study at university after you complete this course, as it is level 3 does that mean it is equivalent to a levels?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Peeyush, it wouldn’t be a typical route, but we would recommend contacting individual admissions departments to discuss requirements. Stonebridge

  8. Hassan Roshan says:

    I am currently studying this course. I wanted to ask if i could apply for jobs on completion and have a chance of getting employment as a web designer even if i do not work in an IT company?.

  9. Karl Yates says:

    I’m studying this course at the moment. Can you please tell me how long we have to complete this course? Cheers

  10. Shruti Agarwal says:

    Hello, this is very informative blog and conversations which helps me to resolve some of my problems.i am feeling very happy to read this.

  11. Scott says:


    If I choose to fund this course by myself am I toed to the 36 month repayment plan or can I pay it off earlier if I have the money available?

  12. Dave says:

    Is therr any funding options like the 19+ for people living in Northern Ireland?

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Dave,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.

  13. Rosie says:

    Hi, please can you confirm how long I would have to complete the course if I opt to take the loan?

    Also I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230. Would that be adequate to use for the course? Or would you need something like a desktop with a proper keyboard for completing the assignments?

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Rosie
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.

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