Web Design Specialist Training (CIW)



£375 inc VAT
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Start from £41.67 per month - 0% interest over 9 months.

Study method
Online, self-paced
1 Year
CIW Web Design Specialist
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price & must be purchased separately

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The CIW Web Design Specialist training will build on your basic Web authoring skills to learn the essentials and best practices of Web design, including design theory, tools and techniques.

Web design offers many fundamental skills when promoting a business idea or marketing a product, web design also allows you to utilise the internet for its marketing power through innovatively designed and functional websites.

Study with CIW and learn the fundamental web design skills that are necessary for promoting or marketing a business idea with this CIW Web Design Specialist course.

Click ‘Enquire Now’ to speak to one of our experts who will guide you through the enrollment process. We are also able to offer Supercard as part of our package, speak to one of our advisors today to find out more.


Key Benefits of Supercard*

  • Completely free mobile phone & gadget insurance worth £15 per month
  • Free night in a luxury hotel
  • Free return flight to one of 13 European destinations
  • Free week’s accommodation in the sun for up to 4 people
  • Free 12-month Gourmet Society membership
  • Up to 40% off cinema

*T&C’s apply.


CIW Web Design Specialist

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About CIW

CIW are the world’s premier vendor-neutral IT and Web technology education and certification program. CIW has trained more than 1 million students and web professionals, awarding more than 170,000 professional IT certifications in institutions worldwide.

The CIW curriculum focuses on the foundational standards and job skills that enable the internet to functions, including Web Design, Web Development, Security, Administration, Networking and Databases.

CIW has become the educational standard adopted by organisations worldwide for web technology skills. Corporations such as Cisco, HP, BAE Systems, Citibank and even the U.S National Security Administration request CIW certifications in their job postings for available IT positions.

Course Units

  • Overview of Web Design Concepts
  • Web Development Teams
  • Web Project Management Fundamentals
  • Web Site Development Process
  • Web Page Layout and Elements
  • Web Site Usability and Accessibility
  • Browsers
  • Navigation Concepts
  • Web Graphics
  • Multimedia and the Web
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Web Development
  • HTML and the Evolution of Markup
  • XML and XHTML
  • Web Page Structure – Tables and Framesets
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Site Content and Metadata
  • Site Development with Microsoft Expression Web 4 – Introduction, Basic & Advanced Features
  • Site Development with Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 – Introduction, Basic & Advanced Features
  • Creating Web Pages Using Open-Source Tools
  • Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Multimedia with Adobe Flash Professional CS6 – Tweens, Movie Clips, ActionScript, Masks and Practical Uses
  • JavaScript and DHTML Fundamentals
  • Plug-Ins and Java Applets
  • HTTP Servers and Web Applications
  • Databases
  • Web Site Publishing and Maintenance

Who is this course for?

The CIW Web Design Specialist course is for you if you are looking to build on your fundamental web design knowledge, this includes:

• Web Designers
• Internet Consultants
• IT Professionals
• Marketing Professionals
• Web and Graphic Artists
• Business Professionals


There are no official requirements for this CIW Web Design Specialist, but we do recommend taking the CIW Site Development Foundation course to learn the basics of web site development.

Career path

The CIW Web Design Specialist course will give you the knowledge to function in roles including:

• Web Designer
• Web Development
• Marketing
• Graphic Designer

The average salary for a CIW Web Design Specialist qualified IT Professional is £53,000 per year. (Source: 2016 IT Skills and Salary Survey)

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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