What opportunities will this course give me?

Eastleigh College offers other Business and Computing courses- please browse the website for details.

What will I be learning?

Having a website has never been easier. It's also a perfect way to keep in touch, support a business, share ideas, and build a community. However, getting started can be a daunting task, and it can be difficult to know how to begin. This course can help dispel some of the confusion surrounding website creation and hosting, as well as clarifying outdated information and helping prepare new website users for navigating an internet ruled by GDPR.

Content outline:

* Introduction to Wordpress: This session will introduce students to Wordpress UI, examples of the types of websites Wordpress can produce, and how to choose a website designed to suit their purpose.

* The WordPress Environment: Learners will be given a tour of the WordPress dashboard, as well as guided through setting up their accounts.

* Dream to Design: Learners will be shown how to select a theme on WordPress and customise it. They will also be taught basic website design concepts.

* Content is King: We will look at different types of content learners can have on their websites, and how to add them.

* Code Changes and Extras: Sometimes a pre-made template isn't quite right. So we will look at how to tweak CSS templates in order to achieve our desired look, cover widgets and plug-ins, and features of Wordpress paid accounts. We will also touch on using photography and other media in website creation.

* Revisiting the Dashboard: We'll return to the Dashboard to explore the rest of the functionality as well as introducing learners to the WP Admin Dashboard.

* Just the Beginning: Students will learn how to link their website updates to their social media, promote their website, and use it to achieve their goals.

An Eastleigh College certificate can be requested on successful completion of the course.

Why is this course for me?

The course will be taught by demonstration and one to one coaching. Extra tuition will be given where needed. This course is primarily hands on learning.

What do I need to sign up?

This 7 week course is designed to introduce students to the basics of website creation, as well as the benefits of doing so.

Learners will need to have IT skills in order to use the software provided.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please bring pen and paper/notebook to the class.

Learners are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course. However WordPress is free to use, at least for simple webpages.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

Course Code

CLDWN1

Course Options

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6/10/2020 - Apply Now

Venue

Eastleigh College

Session code

C50A

Day

Tue

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

7

Fees

£119.00

24+: £119.00

26/1/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Eastleigh College

Session code

C50B

Day

Tue

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

7

Fees

£119.00

24+: £119.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C50A Eastleigh College 6/10/2020 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 7 £119.00 £119.00 Apply now
C50B Eastleigh College 26/1/2021 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 7 £119.00 £119.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.