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QQI Web Design (using WordPress)

Course Type: Distance Learning
Institute Name: College of Management and IT (CMIT)
Fee: on request
Duration: 12 Weeks
Course Locations: *Nationwide*
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

Course Details

This is an excellent course – designed for beginners – which provides all the skills required to design, build and publish a professional web site using WordPress. This tutor-supported elearning course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn a new skill which is interesting, rewarding and could lead to a new career. We show you clearly and without confusing jargon.   The course is based on the WordPress platform and covers everything you need to get a WordPress site up and running. Topics include Website Strategy, User Experience Design (UXD), setting up and configuring WordPress, building Forms, Tables and Search Engine Optimisation.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification. The wordpress training course is designed for those who own and and run their own businesses, and anyone involved in web design or wordpress site management.

Topics Covered on this Course


Unit 1: Introduction

Aims and Objectives of the Course

Introduction to the Internet

HTML and Web Technologies

Creating a HTML Document

Unit 2: User Experience Design (UXD)

Website/App Development Process

Website Strategy

User Experience Design (UXD)

The Principles of UXD

Designing for Mobile and Tablets

Responsive Design

Unit 3: Building a WordPress Site

Setting up a WordPress Site

Managing WordPress ‘Themes’

Creating Pages

Creating a Main Menu

Design Options for your Site

Unit 4: Publishing and Editing Content

Posts vs. Pages

Publishing Blog Posts

Publishing Page Content

Formatting Text, Lists and Paragraphs

Basic HTML Formatting

Images and Video

Introduction to CSS

Unit 5: Forms and Tables

Designing and Building Interactive Forms

Designing and Building Tables

Unit 6: Publishing a Website

Search Engine Optimisation

WAI Compatibility and Accessibility

User Testing

Maintaining your Site


Who should complete this course?

Anyone who wants to learn how to build a website.

Business people involved in eCommerce, Websites, content Management or eCommerce who wish to gain detailed technical knowledge of websites.

People considering a career in web design, eBusiness or eCommerce.

People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter by home study distance learning.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Leaving Cert or equivalent, and/or relevant Life or Work Experience.

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and email.

Access to a Windows PC with internet access to complete coursework.



This course is assessed through a series of activities and final project. This will require students to develop and launch a finished functional website.

All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.

As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.


Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

This course leads to a level 5 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 5 certificate as credit towards a number of QQI Advanced Certificates including: Multimedia Production (5M2146), eBusiness (5M0828) and Marketing (5M2069). For more details contact us.



Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Web Authoring (5N1910).

The Further Education and Training Awards Council is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.

Please note that there is a EUR60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.

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