Learn to Code for the Web

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

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
  • Learn Free
  • Digital upgrade Free
This course is part of the An Introduction to Coding and Design program, which will enable you to get acquainted with programming and the fundamentals of user experience (UX).

Experiment with coding in different programming languages

Ever thought about learning how to code? Now’s your chance to learn the languages of the future.

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

You’ll also have the opportunity to try it for yourself by applying your new coding skills to a project of your own.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsRachel Skelton: Have you ever wanted to make your own website, but weren't sure where to begin? This course will help you find out. Learn to Code for the Web is one of three courses which introduces you to coding and design. From understanding how the internet works to actually writing some simple code, you'll learn some of the basics behind how to make a web page. Along the way, you'll hear from experts and people getting started in coding about how they use their skills in the digital workplace.

Skip to 0 minutes and 34 secondsThis course group is part of our portfolio of digital and professional skills courses, which covers a diverse range of subjects from coding to remote working, all available for free to help you begin building your career today. Whether you're new to the world of work, or forging a new career for yourself, we look forward to sharing your journey into the fast moving digital space. Join us online now.

What topics will you cover?

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

When would you like to start?

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What will you 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 is the course for?

This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.

Who will you learn with?

Tom Armitage

Tom Armitage

I'm a technologist and designer. I make things out of hardware, software, and the internet. When not making technology and art, I also write music and build instruments. I originally studied English.

Who developed the 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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What's included?

University of Leeds are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible