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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Digital Design & Web Development

Wakefield College

Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DH

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 3
Arts, Media and Publishing

Course Summary

Learn how to design, develop and deploy your own websites!

Do you want to join the fast growing web industry as a web designer, web developer, UX designer, App designer & Front End developers? Do you want to take your first steps into an industry that is worth over £500 million with over 1,800 businesses employing over 5000 people in the UK alone?

Our Digital Design and Web Development course prides itself on its student’s autonomy, and self-driven project-based work. Allowing you to tailor your education to your own individual requirements and career goals. Throughout the course you will develop your own web designs into working web sites while exploring the different specialisms within the industry.

Explore your potential, take creative risks, and reap the rewards! Our expert team of highly trained industry professionals will help guide you through the world of Digital Design, exploring aspects such as user experience, branding, layout, typography and content optimisation, and Web Development, through HTML, CSS, and content managed systems.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:

Web Designer £18k-£40k

App Developer £21k-£55k

UX Designer £25k-£50

(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

Course Details

What you will study

You will create a series of digital and web based projects with each project developing specific skills and processes. Alongside this you will be able to explore all facets of digital design and web development to support your projects and develop your skills.

Specific areas of study will be centred around web coding languages (HTML, CSS), Content Management System (CMS) usage, UX design and development, design theory among others.

Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have good Maths and English GCSEs, which is why the development of these skills are so important, whatever your field of study.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through a series of practical and academic assignments that count towards your final grade. Your tutor will provide you with regular developmental feedback and maintain a record of assessment.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs 9-4, including English and maths


4 GCSEs 9-4 and Level 2 in either English or maths or grade 3 or Level 1 in the other


Level 2 Diploma or equivalent at Merit grade, plus GCSE English or maths ar grade 4 plus Level 1 or Level 2 English or maths

A portfolio of work

Your next steps...

Further study

Students can progress onto most web based or creative digital courses at a range of Higher Education Institutions.

Career Opportunites

The course is the first step to working in a wide range of careers in the creative and digital industries. Potential careers include Web Designer, Web Developer, Front-End Developer, Graphic Designer, Digital Designer, Digital Marketer, Social Media Manager, Digital Account Manager, and many more.

Additional information

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