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Professional Academy Diploma in
Web Development

Live Online Learning + Self Study Next Course Starts Sep 19th from €2,995

Embark on a transformative 16-week journey into Web Development led by industry experts - no previous experience required. Master HTML, CSS, and Javascript, plus learn version control, an essential skill in the modern workplace. Get stuck in with hands-on projects to build your skills and confidence. Create an impressive professional portfolio to show potential employers. Unlock your creative potential and launch your career as a web developer. Get started today!

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Starts 19 Sep 24 — Ends 09 Jan 25

Part-time / evening
  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 16 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Thursdays, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
  • €2995

Secure your place with a 50% deposit and the rest in two instalments after your course commences. Save an additional 5% when you pay in full at time of booking.

Why UCD Professional Academy?

  • Valuable, trusted certification
  • Industry expert lecturers
  • Flexible learning options

Web Development Course Modules

In this comprehensive course, you'll not only acquire foundational skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but also develop your understanding of vital principles such as responsive design and version control. Become confident using frameworks such as Bootstrap and incorporating content or data from third-party REST APIs.

Beyond coding, you'll engage in problem-solving scenarios that replicate real-world challenges. The hands-on nature of the course means you'll work in breakout groups, fostering teamwork and collaboration. The modules offer a mix of theory, reinforced by practical examples and lab work, with tasks designed to solidify your understanding. By the end of this 16-week course, you'll have a portfolio of real-world projects, showcasing your abilities and making you job-ready.


Learn the foundational language of the web - HyperText Markup Language. HTML allows us to structure content, providing a framework that dictates how text, images, and other elements appear on the page and providing semantic meaning to web pages.

  • HTML tags and elements
  • Semantic HTML markup and accessibility
  • Embedding multimedia elements (images, videos…)

2. CSS

Discover how Cascading Style Sheets help designers to control the appearance and layout of HTML elements on a web page - style text, adjust layouts, and manage colours and backgrounds to enhance the user experience and visual design of websites.

  • Styling fonts, colours, and layouts
  • Using selectors to target elements
  • CSS variables for easier maintainability

3. JavaScript

Learn how the JavaScript programming language enables you to add interactivity and dynamic behaviour to websites. Discover how to manipulate HTML and CSS, respond to user events, and interact with web servers.

  • JavaScript functions and loops
  • The Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Event listeners for user interaction

4. Bootstrap & Other Frameworks

Discover Bootstrap, a popular front-end framework that provides pre-designed, responsive components for building websites, while other frameworks offer similar tools to streamline web development with predefined styles and functionalities.

  • Understanding how to apply Bootstrap to your project
  • Integration with JavaScript and Events

5. Version Control

Learn the basics of version control to keep track of code changes over time and collaborate effectively with your fellow developers.

  • Git commands for version control
  • Managing branches and merging conflicts
  • Git workflows in a collaborative setting

6. Building Real-World Projects

Apply the knowledge you’ve gained up to this point in a practical context by working on real-world projects.

  • Using your skills
  • Implementing third-party APIs
  • Code quality and maintainability

7. Problem Solving

Sharpen your problem-solving skills which are crucial for any front-end developer. Learn to identify problems, come up with solutions, and implement those solutions.

  • Identifying issues and bottlenecks in code
  • Efficient problem-solving
  • Debugging code using developer tools

€67,000 / Annual

Web Developer Salary in Ireland

The average Web Developer salary in Ireland is €67,000 per year. Junior web developer positions start at €56,000 per year while more experienced developers make up to €97,000 per year.

Salary data source:, 5th March 2024


Salary data source:, 5th March 2024

Access to thousands of journals, articles and papers. Free of charge.

Students taking part in this course will now have access to the EBSCO Online Library, free of charge, for the full duration of the course. Here you can browse thousands of relevant journals, articles and other reliable academic and commercial texts like the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes Magazine, to supplement your learning and assignments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me?

If you're keen to delve into web development, whether you're a complete beginner, a graphic designer wanting to extend your skillset, or a budding entrepreneur who needs an online presence, this course is for you. You'll need a willingness to engage both in teamwork and individual study. The focus of this course is to introduce the learner to front-end development (creating the visible parts of a website or web application). Back-end development topics and in-depth design principles are not covered.

How will this course help with my career?

Digital platforms are indispensable in today's business landscape. A Professional Academy Diploma in Front-End Web Development demonstrates your mastery of essential web technologies, setting you apart in a competitive job market. Acquiring these skills can open doors to entry-level roles or provide the starting block to move into specialised areas such as back-end development, web design, UX/UI design, or front-end frameworks. With a portfolio of websites built over the course, you will have evidence to prove your capabilities and skills to prospective employers or clients.

What is the online learning experience like?

Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as the UCD Professional Academy campus experience.

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students.

What is the student experience like?

Student care is a high priority at UCD Professional Academy, which is why our Student Services team is on hand to support you throughout your time with us. They will respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate your learning experience at every point. All students are given access to our Student Portal, where you can see your timetable, access all your study materials, and manage your account.

How is this course assessed?

This course is assessed through a final project focused on building a working website or web application. The project allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout the course, demonstrating your proficiency in front-end web development.

What are the benefits of a Professional Academy Diploma?

UCD Professional Academy Diplomas and Certificates are designed to give your career an advantage. Developed in conjunction with industry thought leaders our courses teach practical, applied skills to support you to achieve your career and business goals. Professional Academy Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects rather than their academic credentials.

The Professional Academy is an independent wholly owned part of UCD designed to address the need for skills development in the workforce. Courses tend to be short, designed and delivered by industry practitioners, and are not part of nor do they lead to a traditional University award such as a degree or a masters. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study by their organisation.

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How do I get my Professional Academy Diploma?

Your UCD Professional Academy Diploma will be issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You can also add this certificate to your LinkedIn profile.

What payment options are available?

A place on any of our courses can be secured with a 35% deposit.

Learners undertaking this course may avail of the payment structure as follows:

  • 35% deposit to secure your place,

  • 65% payable in 2 instalments:

  • 35% - due within 30 days, and

  • 30% - due within 60 days from the course start date.

Please note that standard terms and conditions apply, which you can review here:

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  • 48 Hours of Course Material
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