Website Design

6 day Residential

Course 1

Part 1 21st-23rd February 2017    Part 2 28th February- 2nd March 2017


Course 2

Part 1 6th – 8th June 2017    Part 2 13th-15th June 2017

(6 days 10am-5pm)

at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Contact Us:  01865 759798

This course will cover the basics of website design – from understanding the terminology around the software such as domain names, webhosts and HTML to planning and creating individualised multipage websites.

We will use a cloud based platform to create and manage themed pages, and add website features such as images, logos and maps.

We will also look at the constraints affecting websites such as copyright law.

This course is accredited by Ruskin College.

  • Students will work on their individual websites

  • The content of this course has been developed to ensure it is relevant to the real world and meets the needs of employers.

  • By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • Create structures and styles and use them to produce websites

    • Select and use website software tools and features to develop multiple page websites with multimedia and interactive features

    • Publish and test multiple page websites

This course is run as a two part course (3 days week one and 3 days week two). The course runs 10am to 5pm. The unit is tutor led and includes group work, paired work and individual tasks. A diverse range of teaching methods are used to address students varying learning styles. The teaching is supported with a wide range of resources- handouts, presentations, quizzes and online resources.

There is no formal assessment and the course is 90% practical work.  Transferable skills such as team work, time management and speaking to a group form part of the course. The member of staff involved in the delivery has a wide range IT teaching experience across modules and with students of diverse abilities.

This course will be:

Free for group A students

£25 per part (£50 total) for group B students

£50 per part (£100 total) for group C students

Group A students

Students receiving:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) including those receiving national insurance credits only;
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in a work-related activity group (WRAG);
  • Universal Credit and earning less than £330 per month and are in one of the following groups – All Work-Related Requirements Group, Work Preparation Group or Work-Focused Interview Group;
  • Other state benefits and earning less than £330 per month;


Or you are unemployed or employed and wish to progress to more stable employment, are earning less than £330 per month and the course is directly relevant to your employment prospects.

Or you are 19-23 and do not already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

Group B students

You are 19-23 and already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

You are 24 or older and do not already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

You are not on benefits but are dependent on someone in receipt of benefits.

Group C students

All other students

All fees include tuition, learning resources/materials, accommodation and meals, except where specified. If you have genuine difficulty paying the fees then we may be able to help - please contact 01865 759798 or email


Ordinarily you will need to be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and have been resident in a country within the EEA for 3 years, excluding Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  However, if you are a refugee or asylum seeker, please get in touch as you may be eligible for funding.


If your household income is less than £30,994 we may be able to provide support with childcare costs with a registered childminder whilst you attend the course.  Please ring 01865 759798 for more information.

Additional Learning Support

If you need additional support to help you study, please let us know. We can plan a programme of support for you to enable you to study successfully.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no academic requirements for entry to the course.

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring the Further Education office on 01865 759798. You can also email us at

“A very satisfying experience”

“This course has really reinforced my IT skills generally ”

“The course was run at a very manageable place and the tutor was very supportive”

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and skills around website design.  We offer a number of other IT courses at Ruskin College that you may be interested in including Getting Savvy with Social Media, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or DeskTop Publishing.  We also offer an online/workshop based qualification in ICT Functional Skills which is widely recognised by employers.

We also offer a programme of digital evenings including topics such as: Internet Marketing; iPad: Getting Started; Twitter for the Terrified; Facebook for Business and many more.