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HNC UX Design & Front-End Development

Higher National Certificate in UX Design & Front-End Development

Course Description

This intensive one-year programme aims to provide students with an internationally recognised professional level qualification in web design. The course is designed to teach students how to build, optimise and manage professional quality websites for themselves as well as preparing for employment in the interactive media sector.

This unique hands-on programme combines technical web development & programming skills with multimedia design skills. Students will learn both front end design and back end development tools for multimedia projects. The course does not require previous design or programming experience but students are expected to have a solid understanding of using common packages like Word and Excel.

Starting Dates & Format

Course Duration:

1 Year

Mode of Study:

Part Time Day

Part Time Evening

Now enrolling for September 2020.

Please see our Timetable & Fees page for starting dates.

Course Description

The Higher National Certificate in Web Design teaches students how to design, build, maintain, develop, modify and optimise complex database driven websites. The course is designed to give students more advanced skills than most webmaster courses. The programme will help you expand your career options by:

  • Providing you with an excellent grounding in web theory and practice.
  • Providing you with a portfolio of technical skills that will allow you to work effectively as a professional and adapt to the changing needs of industry.
  • Equipping you with a knowledge and understanding of business and the profession.
  • Enabling you to work independently as a self- employed consultant or in-house with a company as web master, web developer or web designer.
  • Enabling you to develop a portfolio of transferable personal skills, including organising your own business, communication, problem-solving and team-working.

Course Content

The Course covers 8 units as detailed below:

2. CSS
3. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and social media
4. Professional Practice
5. Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
6. Web Authoring
7. Interactive Media Presentation
8. Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Web Design

*course content subject to change


On successful completion, students will be awarded the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Creative Media. This is equivalent to Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland.

Further Progression

There are a range of further study options open to students who successfully complete the certificate programme including our Higher National Diploma in UX Design & Front-End Development.

Entry Requirements

All assignment briefs were well planned, clearly written, giving excellent detail as to all requirements of the project. This enables the students to work in a genuinely realistic way and also gives multiple opportunities for the practice of skills through varied complex tasks.

- BTEC External Centre Examiner

There is a well qualified and professionally experienced team, many of whom are practicing designers.

- BTEC External Centre Examiner

I am really enjoying the course and learning far more than I expected.

- Malachy Noble

Excellent practical course. Great quality lectures, clear instruction.

- Dean Creevey

If you would like more information about this course, please fill the "Request more information" form above.

As numbers are limited for this course, pre-booking is essential.

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