Starts: 12 Jan 2022
WordPress.Org Website Design: Beginners
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Install, set up and update WordPress locally.
- Introduce key concepts of writing for the web and make the site search-engine friendly.
- Add webpages, blog posts, images, maps and videos, install widgets and plugins.
- Customise attractive design templates ensuring a responsive, mobile friendly design.
- Introduce you to basic website coding.
- Add contact forms, maps, online shopping and payment methods.
Class format and activities
This course is delivered at Morley College, Waterloo Centre. Our affordable courses are taught by industry professionals in friendly, well-resourced classroom and studio environments. We are London's largest provider of courses for adults who come to study for fun, to develop new skills for professional development or to apply for Higher Education. Our courses run daytimes, evenings and weekends, all year long. Come and join us! You will learn in a comfortable well-resourced digital design studio with the latest software. Learn via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, assignments, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. The most up-to-date software is available. Manageable project work will be assigned between and during classes to help you progress and one-to-one tuition will be given to help develop your ideas and skills. The classes are informal and allow for question-and-answer sessions and technical advice and support, depending on your needs. You will receive regular assessment and feedback on your progress.?You will work as a whole class, in small break-out groups, in pairs and one-to-one with your tutor. Learners will be encouraged to use the class forum to share and support each other with project work between classes if required. All Morley College students receive a generous discount on Adobe CC Software (see information below) and a free Microsoft Office account with Email, MS Teams, Office Apps and more!
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 and discuss related topics, therefore students should have a reasonable level of skill in speaking, reading and writing in English. 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 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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