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Website Design Training [basic]

Certain courageous ideas need a presence outside of Facebook, Instagram or other social. Learn how to build a slick website on this website design course.

Skill level


Apps & tools

MacOS, Windows, Adobe Photoshop or GIMP, Wordpress, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox


Decent Mac / PC skills, basic photo editing skills

Skills learned

Website Design, Graphic Design, Photo Editing

The chosen platform for our basic website design course is WordPress. Lowest estimates suggest WordPress powers 37% of all websites on the internet. As such, the amount of creative and tech-support resources available is vast – very useful for starting out in web design.

Learn how to spin up a basic website by adding content, page layouts and the menus that link everything together.

To help you get warmed up we'll send you a free copy of the book Above the Fold when you sign up for four hours of lessons.

More knowledge incoming!

We're passionate about the apps and software that we teach and we hope to pass some of that on to you.

These skills can make you powerful so, to make your training more of a learner journey, we'll send you a hand-picked book relevant to your chosen discipline when you sign up for at least 6 hours of training.


Who is this training for?

  • Students looking for an introduction to website design.
  • Small business owners who want to gain a certain amount of control over their existing or proposed website.
  • Graphic designers who would like to broaden their skill set.

What's covered in this course?

Our dynamic training quickly snaps to learner skill levels and aims but broadly:

  • Setting up WordPress.
  • Content creation.
  • Using the WordPress customiser to brand your site.
  • How to resize images for the web.

Will I get a certificate?

Absolutely, but only if you want one. You will be provided with a certificate of attendance and we can optionally add specific achievements and skills learned to the parchment.

Our training is dynamic so we reduce time spent learning tools or techniques that are irrelevant to your chosen path unless they are fundamental to the software and best practice workflow. That's why, for now, we don't issue one-size-fits-all certificates.

What will I need for remote training?

  • A stable internet connection.
  • For Adobe training, a full or trial version of the relevant Adobe app(s) installed on your desktop or laptop computer.
  • For free software like Inkscape, GIMP or Scribus, a full version of the relevant app(s) installed on your desktop or laptop computer.
  • For shared video display with remote control access: Google Meet and Google Remote Desktop.

Lesson pathway suggestions

We’ve put these lesson pathways here to give you an idea of what kind of stuff you could create during your training. Whatever you choose to do, the fundamental skills that you learn along the way can be applied to a multitude of projects.

If you have a specific project you would like to apply your training to you can add details at checkout or let us know via email or phone.

Personal/blog website

This WordPress course pathway looks at creating a small website with blog functionality, so you can ‘post’ articles containing text and photos to create an archive of content for yourself or a small enterprise.

Minimum recommended hours: 32

Small-business website

As a small-business owner or employee it can be useful to get involved in the technical planning and build of your website (if you’ve got the time of course). You can influence the design as you want it and make content changes down the line without having to pay someone.

Minimum recommended hours: 48

Club, group or society website

Create a handful of web pages as a reference point for your club/organisation and learn how to integrate social-media feeds and blog functionality. You can influence the design and will have acquired knowledge to make content changes when you need them.

Minimum recommended hours: 32

Your Digital Skills Training

Dynamic curriculum shaped around chosen course, skill level and individual or group goals.

Option to bring a buddy to your first lesson,  maybe a workmate or family member – get ‘em involved! 

Flexible scheduling – lessons are valid for up to one year after purchase.

Free hand-picked, hard-copy book relevant to your chosen digital skill set.

All tuition, follow-ups, skills and employment mentoring comes from local digital skills experts.

Book your digital skills course

Please select how many learners will be attending the training, how much time you would like to book and whether the training will be remote or in-person / onsite. 

After you have completed checkout you will be given the option of: scheduling date(s) and time(s) for your digital skills training.

Please note the free 30 minute consultation can only be selected as a remote option.


Please see the price matrix to find out how our pricing structure works.

Bespoke training

Do you need a mixture of in-person / onsite <-> remote? Easily done! We can create a bespoke costing depending on:

  • What your goals and objectives are (thus how many hours are needed).
  • Your budget.
  • How many learners will be taking part.
  • The location of the training. We charge less if we do the training remotely over video call due to reduced travel time and equipment use.

Hardware and software

Hardware (computers)

We have two fast MacBook Pro laptops that learners can use. You may feel more comfortable learning on your own machine with your own preferences. Either is fine by us, just let us know if you would like us to bring anything.

Software / apps

At any one time we have access to a certain amount of Adobe Creative Cloud licenses but please check with us, especially if the number of learners is high. The same applies to Microsoft Office licenses. As with hardware, if you already have your machine setup with the required software just let us know. We have a list of free and open-source alternatives to mainstream apps – please ask for more details.

Charities and community organisations

As a social enterprise we may be able to offer extra discounts to charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and other community-focused organisations. Please get in touch to discuss.

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