Web & Device Programming

Designed to help participants develop expertise in the field of Web & Device Programming, this course will combine theory and practice to embed fundamental programming skills. It enables participants to develop a comprehensive understanding of advanced technologies and develop ready-to-launch desktop and mobile websites for their organisation.

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17 weeks plus final assessment
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8 hours
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Course Introduction

Web & Device Programming refers to the languages used by developers to control and communicate with different devices when implementing new software or applications. Taught by an industry expert lecturer, the course addresses Object-Oriented Programming principles, data structures, interpretation techniques, and programme design using the PHP language.

Participants will learn how to write and implement object-orientated PHP programmes, develop effective websites with HTML5, CSS or JavaScript while working with LAMP stack, and strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Impact On Upskilling Talent Pools

This course is for participants looking to acquire a range of specialist programming skills. This delivers high-value benefits for organisations that are looking to address or expand coding skills amongst their existing talent pool. Firstly, high-performing developers deliver significant competitive advantage by designing innovative and qualitative digital projects. Secondly, upskilling is a vital enabler of recognition and retention for critical staff.

On completion of this course, participants will have covered:

  • How to write simple programmes using an Object-Oriented programming language
  • How to design a programme using the appropriate logic and problem-solving techniques
  • The implementation of a programme using popular algorithms
  • Advanced principles and concepts of Object-Oriented Programming
  • How to write simple programmes using JavaScript and PHP
  • How to design a programme which executes within a browser, and explain the constraints that this presents

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following set of skills immediately applicable to their business environment:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • Basic PHP

On completion of this course, participants will have created the following assets:

  • An Object-Orientated PHP app
  • An HTML build

Essential Requirements

  • A passion for coding
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • As part of our application process, participants will take a simple, online suitability assessment for their chosen course. Based on their answers, this will confirm that participants have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

Optional Requirements

  • Experience of at least one modern programming language

8 hours (comprising a weekly average of 4 taught hours plus 4 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

Participants will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and provide work-based experience of applying new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. For this course specifically participants will have to complete weekly quizzes and work on the following assignments:

  • Assignment 1: A PHP Web App
  • Assignment 2: A HTML site build

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Work-Based Experience

Participants work on assignments that present work-based business challenges. They experience and meet the exacting demands of digitally-enabled change.

Collaboration Skills

Participants develop both the digital skills required by your organisation and the team-working skills needed to exploit them successfully.

Expand Your Talent Potential

The learning experience enhances the wider business skills required by your organisation. These include a digital mind-set, agile thinking and user-centred design.

Reinforcing The Learning

On Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions, participants tap into the knowledge of lecturers in real-time. They provide expert advice on assignments and support the development of group-working skills.

Flexible Learning Methodology

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. Content is accessible from anywhere, at any time via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Peer Learning

Participants are part of an online international community of working professionals. So they and your organisation benefit from the insights and experiences shared by peers from across the globe.

Participant Employers

Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

Corporate Partner Feedback

“We are on the search for new skills - we are rolling out new functionality in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Insurance and Finance in all of the nineteen countries that we’re in. Digital Skills Academy will help significantly to fill those digital skills gaps.” Fanie Van Heerden - Head of IT Solutions, Architecture and Design, Standard Bank Group

Frequently Asked Questions

Are any extra resources needed to complete this course?

All the resources you require will be provided within this course and extra web-based resources such as official documentation will be highlighted.

Will we have access to the course lecturer to ask questions?

Participants will be able to ask the course lecturer questions at any time through a special forum set up for this course.

How much existing knowledge of web & device programming do I require?

This course is taught from first principles so prior knowledge is not needed.  A logical mind-set and passion for coding are all that is required.

Can I use WAMP, MAMP, etc.?

While we recommend the XAMPP bundle to run your LAMP stack, any way that you have to run Apache, PHP and MySQL will suffice.

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