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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Dalia Aldin
  • Course Code W21DPAA18B

What you will learn

An exciting new online course! Wordpress.Com is the number one choice for FREE web and blog hosting. Work with the Wordpress page layout system and basic HTML, text and media (including video sound and images) to manage your content; effectively targeting your audience. This course will introduce you to the essential skills required to create an entirely free website, blog and very basic online shop, using the world's most popular Content Management System. User-friendly and fun, Wordpress.com allows you to design and manage content in an intuitive way. If you are not entitled to a reduced fee but are finding it difficult to pay for your course in one go, we can offer a Staged Payment Agreement to split the costs into three payments if your course(s) costs £200 or more. Please talk to a member of enrolment staff about how your payments would be structured. You are liable for all payments under this agreement, even if you stop attending your class. As a student of Morley College you are also entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software. Your tutor can advise you on how to apply for this.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Set up and configure a free Wordpress.com web site
  • Add a pre-existing site template to WordPress.com
  • Work with menus and create a user-friendly site navigation structure
  • Create your first blog entry, posts and pages
  • Cereate custom web graphics to personalise your site's design
  • Organise your content using tags and categories
  • Work confidently in an online learning environment

Cost

  • Full fee
    £215
  • Concession fee
    £160
  • This course may be available for free
  • Class format and activities

    The class will be taught online at a specific course time each week using MS Teams. You will learn via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, assignments, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. One-to-one tuition will be given to help develop ideas and skills. There are many advantages to learning in an online environment - benefit from anytime-access to an archive of course materials, resources and links to help you with projects and assignments. Gain instant support and answers to questions via forums and receive one to one tutor and peer support. All Morley College students receive a generous discount on Adobe CC Software (see below) and a free Microsoft Office account with Email, MS Teams, Office Apps and much more! Manageable project work will be assigned between and during classes to help you progress. The classes are informal and allow for question and answer sessions, technical advice and support depending on your needs. You will receive regular assessment and feedback on your progress. You will work as a class, in small break out groups; in pairs and one-to-one with your tutor. All course material will be instantly accessible via the learning platform and the sessions may be recorded so that you may return to them later. This will only be done with group consent. Learners will be encouraged to use the class forums to engage with each other during the class and to support each other with project work between classes if required.

    Entry requirements

    Enrolment can be done easily online via the Morley College website. You will be sent details on how to access your class online after you enrol. A keen interest in the subject and the ability to attend the sessions regularly is key to your success. As part of the course, you will be asked to read material, take notes, listen to instructions, present, and discuss your work with your tutor and to others, give and receive feedback on your work and discuss related topics, therefore students should have a reasonable level of skill in speaking, reading, and writing in English.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh and/or PC computers and know how to use standard menus and commands, however this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. As this is a course primarily delivered on computers; students will be encouraged to be aware of fatigue and eye strain and take breaks when necessary. Your tutor will therefore build in project assignments, reconvening as a group to share the progress of work. Information about computers and the relevant software will be provided by the tutor. If you are not entitled to a reduced fee but are finding it difficult to pay for your course in one go, we can offer a Staged Payment Agreement to split the costs into three payments if your course(s) costs £200 or more. Please talk to a member of enrolment staff about how your payments would be structured. You are liable for all payments under this agreement, even if you stop attending your class.?

    What you need

    If you are learning software, it would be of benefit to possess the software for use at home. As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a generous discount on Adobe CC Software. It would be helpful for you to have a pen and notepad, as you may wish to take notes. Also recommended is a storage device such as USB Memory stick (minimum 8GB) mini-hard drive or access to a cloud storage service. This is for storage of media during the course, and of your work at the end. DISCOUNT ON ADOBE CC SOFTWARE If you are interested in getting a generous discount (a saving of 66%) on the whole suite of Adobe CC software packages please visit Adobe Creative Cloud for Students You will need to prove you are a student at Morley College London and the simplest way to do that is use your Morley e-mail address, which is your student number followed by @morley.ac.uk e.g. 12345678@morley.ac.uk Students who provide us with their personal e-mail address are sent details of their Morley e-mail address and how to access it. Please see here for useful information on systems requirements for running Adobe CC products System Requirements What else will I need? Group Learning Software
    • MS Teams (Easily downloadable as part of your free Office 365 account when you enrol) Hardware
    • A modern Mac or PC computer no older than 4 years, with a built-in camera (or plug-in webcam) microphone, and headphones (optional) Software
    • Adobe CC Software appropriate to the course (as a student of Morley College you are entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software - see above)

    What you can do next

    After your course ends why not continue to build your skills? We offer a wide range of courses in Adobe Software at all levels, plus gain access to free software like Blender and Autodesk for 3D Modelling. Step into a new dimension with 3D Printing and Photogrammetry short courses New for 2021: Adobe Certified Professional courses in Visual Design and Video Design using Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects. The certificates are industry-recognised credentials that can prove helpful for your career and help you gain confidence in using the software at a professional level. As you advance you can join our Level 3 Course in Graphic Design, or for the full-time experience see our Access to HE Creative Digital Media course. We also offer a range of short courses at times to suit you. To display and promote your work, learn to build websites and blogs with WordPress – the world's most popular web design and content management platform. Please speak to your tutor, browse our website, or call the Digital Media, Film & Photography Department on 0207 450 1869 for more information. PROUD TO PRESENT! Visit the Morley Digital Blog - for News, Galleries, Events and Student Spotlights! A comprehensive site where you can read success stories and catch up on new course information, news and events. Morley Digital Blog Lastly head on over to browse and follow us on social media: Morley Digital Instagram and Morley Digital Facebook