Web Design: JavaScript

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 171 Conc £64 Full £300 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 18:00 - 20:30 10 MAC 19/01/2019 30/03/2019 JS2700

What will the course cover?

Beyond HTML, the next step is to add interactivity and involve your visitors in your website. Begin with essential programming fundamentals, and progress onto writing complete scripts. Develop interactive content and validate form information. This course covers valid syntax, Document Object Model and script integration. HTML & CSS knowledge is required.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who is interested in designing or maintaining a website for personal or professional use. No previous experience of JavaScript is necessary.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You should have reasonable experience in using Microsoft Windows or an Apple Macintosh computer, with the ability to perform simple tasks using a word processing program and use the internet to view web pages and send emails. You must have a basic knowledge of HTML & CSS (as covered in the Web Design 1 course) and have a good understanding of English and simple maths.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Create complete scripts using JavaScript to enhance and add interactivity to web pages that have been developed using HTML and CSS; Understand data types; Use variables to hold data; Perform calculations using operators and create expressions; Use statements to create branches, make decisions and run through loops; Store data in arrays; Define and invoke functions to perform set tasks; dynamically manipulate HTML content and use a range of event handlers; Integration and customisation of pre-built scripts used in the course.

How is the course organised?

Explanations, demonstrations, discussions, tasks and lots of hands on practise.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should read recommended books and websites, and practice the topics covered during the class each week – the more you practice, the faster your skills will improve. You should try and spend at least an hour per week of revision and putting the skills learned in the classroom into practice, and will need to complete weekly homework assignments. Computer access is available at Study Support sessions at Macbeth centre, or at your local library.

How will my progress be assessed?

Informal, and continuous classroom assessment by task. Informal feedback but tasks will help you decide what else you need to learn or practise. The tutor will provide homework and specific tasks to assess your progress. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress throughout the course.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Continue to develop your web design skills on your own or enrol on one of the follow-on web courses such as: HTML5 & CSS3, to create responsive website designs; PHP/MySQL beginners or advanced, to create dynamic, database-driven websites. You may also want to join a Photoshop course to learn how to prepare effective images for web page use.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook, a file folder to store handouts, and a USB key if you want to take your work home with you (your tutor can give you advice on purchasing USB keys). You may benefit from investing in a guide book to supplement your learning. Some suggested texts are: JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual - McFarland (ISBN 1491947071) JavaScript & JQuery – Duckett (ISBN 1118531647) JavaScript and Ajax for Dummies– Andy Harris (ISBN 0470417994) There are some helpful online sites: www.w3schools.com/js/js_intro.asp or www.webteacher.com/javascript

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley (sean.buckley@lbhf.gov.uk) to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.