Learn to Code for the Web


  1. Who this course is suitable for
  2. What you’ll achieve
  3. Who developed this course
  4. Apply for this course

Interested in what’s behind your favourite websites and apps? Get to grips with the basics of coding in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


Experiment with coding in different programming languages

Ever thought about how learning to code could help in your digital marketing career? Coding is a major asset for any job, but if you are working in digital marketing and lack this skill, now’s your chance to learn the languages of the future and boost your career.

On this two-week course, you’ll be introduced to the basics of code types and languages. You’ll explore the role that the coding languages of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript play in making web pages and sites.

You’ll also delve into the key concepts of the internet and be able to summarise its structure and terminology to apply this knowledge to real-life settings.

Learn coding basics and apply them to your own project

From understanding how the internet works to writing some simple code, you’ll learn the basics behind how to make and style a web page.

You’ll also have the opportunity to try coding for yourself by applying your new skills to your own project and learning how to produce basic HTML and CSS using browser-based tools.

Improve your digital skills and career prospects

Throughout the course, you’ll hear from experts and people who are just getting started in coding to understand how they use their skills in the digital workplace.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the confidence and knowledge to start your coding journey whether it’s for a new career move or a project outside the workplace.

What topics will you cover?

  • How the internet works
  • An introduction to coding languages
  • Investigating source code
  • Styling web pages
  • Using HTML and CSS

Who this course is suitable for

This course is designed for those who want to learn the basics of coding and build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

What you’ll achieve

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Summarise the structure and terminology of the internet.
  • Define the roles of HTML, CSS and JavaScript in making web pages and sites.
  • Experiment with the code of existing web pages using browser developer tools.
  • Produce basic HTML (with guidance) using browser-based tools.
  • Produce basic CSS (with guidance) using browser-based tools.
  • Describe how real-world sites and apps build upon the basics.

Who developed this course

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Institute of Coding 

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.

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    • Applications are open to local authority staff in England only.
    • Applicants may only submit an application for 1 certified course at a time. Upon completion of that course, an application for further training can be submitted.
    • Applicants are expected to begin the course within one month of their application being accepted.

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Course provider

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