Becoming a Web Designer

How to become a web designerThe role of a web designer is much more than being the creative brain behind the style of the website they are working on. While the look of the site (the front end) is of high importance what goes on in the back end of the site is essential to the websites functionality and the ease in which the end user can access and navigate around the site. A qualified web designer will have knowledge in graphic design, interface design, code, user experience design and also, search engine optimisation among other things.

Web designers are responsible for more than just the building of a site; many will undertake the day-to-day maintenance of the website as well. Freelance web designers in particular will utilise this service as part of their business as offering a maintenance package in addition to building a website generates a regular, steady form of income each month. In terms of employment and becoming a qualified web designer just starting out in the industry could expect a starting salary of £25,000 per annum and for those with experience this figure could easily rise to more than £60,000 per annum.

If you have considered web design as a career option, either working for yourself or being employed by a web design agency, your chances of gaining employment will be greatly improved if you have the correct qualifications behind you. Online Marketing College offers a range of courses designed to give you your first step on the web design ladder.

We recommend our fully comprehensive advanced diploma BTEC in Internet Marketing for anyone considering web design as a career choice. The advanced diploma BTEC in Internet Marketing covers all of the niche areas associated with web design, from Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media Marketing and how to integrate it within your site, understanding the WordPress platform and how it can benefit your website, Google Pay per Click, Video Marketing and much more.

Courses take the form of blended learning; this is where classroom based study and home learning are combined. Our course tutors are experts within their field, so you can be safe in the knowledge that what you are being taught is relevant to your needs.

Blended learning courses take place in one our four study centres located in the UK; Bristol, London, Manchester and Birmingham. If, however, you are unable to come to one of these locations we also offer the same advanced diploma BTEC in Internet Marketing qualification as a distance learning course. While there is no classroom based element to this option you will still receive the same expert guidance from our course tutors as you would if you if you were taking part in blended learning.

Applying for the advanced diploma BTEC in Internet Marketing couldn’t be easier. Simply provide your details on the form located on our home page and we will email you with an information pack detailing everything you need to know, including course structure, curriculum and cost. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to one of our course advisors then call us today on 0800 879 9139.

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