Skills Bootcamp in Front-End Web Development & UX

Course Type
Short Course


Learn modern web applications, user experience (UX) design, and other critical front-end skills during this part-time, 16-week online programme. Front-end web development knowledge is just the start: You’ll also get access to robust career resources and job placement services that will prepare you to move forward

Whether we’re planning trips, applying for jobs, or buying groceries, our lives are increasingly shaped by digital experiences. Those digital experiences are shaped by web development professionals. The Skills Bootcamp in Front-End Web Development & UX will equip you with the hard and soft skills you need to help companies, communities,and individuals navigate this changing landscape, and position you for a rewarding career as a front-end web developer.

Over just 16 weeks, you will become familiar with application programming interfaces (APIs), user experience design, and modern web applications (including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, React.js, and Node). Our market-informed curriculum also features a series of hands-on activities that will give you experience with industry-standard programming practices including agile development, version control and technical project management and popular technologies such as Git, Github, and Netlify.

This programme is offered through the University of Birmingham in partnership with edX.

Is the programme right for you?

This course is ideal for those seeking placement or advancement within technical roles, such as junior web developer, front-end designer, or a technical project manager position. It could be a smart career move if:

  • You want to switch careers and find new challenges and opportunities in an in-demand industry.
  • You plan to move into a more technical position but need to bridge the gap between your current role and the next step up.
  • You seek more flexibility in your career, such as working remotely, making your own hours or striking out on your own as a freelancer.
  • You hope to launch your own business and need new skills to take the leap.
  • You recently graduated and need hands-on experience to enter a competitivean in-demand field.

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge of web development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Create visually-compelling page layouts using UX design principles.
  • Maintain code versioning and work across distributed teams using Git and GitHub.
  • Manipulate page information and create interactivity using jQuery and React.js.
  • Retrieve data from servers using RESTful-compliant network requests.
  • Master foundations of object-oriented and functional programming paradigms, and organise code.
  • Build modern web applications with industry-standard frameworks like node and React.
  • Deploy web-based applications using Netlify.
  • Prepare a portfolio of front-end development work.

In order to be eligible for the Skills Bootcamp in Front-End Web Development & UX:

  • You must be over 19 years of age.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK.
  • You must live in the West Midlands.
  • You must have passed the admissions interview and skills test.
  • You must have a passion for technology and commitment to a career in the tech industry.
  • You must not have attended/plan to attend another Skills Bootcamp in this funding year.

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