Twenty years ago, the majority of businesses didn’t have a website, now it’s rare that a business does not have an online presence. Our growing reliance on the internet has changed the way we communicate, spend money, even educate ourselves to the extent that careers involving the internet aren’t just growing, they are on the front line of technological and societal change.
Web design is a crucial component in a person’s experience on the internet. A webpage only has a few seconds to impress and keep a customer. Ensuring the page looks good and operates well is one of the most important components of online business. And as the internet becomes increasingly important for communication and business, job prospects for web designers are also rising.
Competition is rife and training is essential. Web designers need to be creative and technical, artistic and business-orientated. Strategic and design skills such as marketing and graphic art in addition to technical knowledge like database administration and coding in and html and CSS are all important.
It may be a competitive career but the benefits and opportunities are excellent, with an increasing demand for talented designers. Generally, the more expertise and specific training the higher the salary is. There are opportunities for talented web designers all over the world or you can stay in your pyjamas, if you’d rather freelance.
Training courses are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about this field, regardless if they continue towards a career in web design or not. Further Education and Private Colleges offer introductions to web design, up-skilling, and specialty training. In addition, there are third level part-time evening courses, which over three or four years offer in-depth degree study. The College of Management and IT (CMIT) offers distance learning training in both Introduction to Web Design and Advanced Web Design. Both are certified at QQI Level 5 and Level 6. The course is completed over a six-month period and may commence at any time of year. CMIT also offers Webmaster and E-commerce Consultant training.
The web design course offered by Pitman Training focuses on Business IT specifically. The training concentrates on design and database skills with HTML programming, Dreamweaver, and the Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Access. The course is for 9 weeks (at approximately 20 hours per week of study) or 180 hours flexi-study.
Web Design training offers a solid and practical education that can lead to a fulfilling, rewarding, and dynamic career. To see a range of courses related to Web design and other computer training courses, why not have a look at our section on IT Training and Computer courses.