Diploma in Web Design

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps


Web design courses Dublin

Click here to view provisional 2020 timetable.

As the internet is continuing to expand in commercial, academic and social circles the need for quality web design courses is increasing. Companies now also require in house personnel to continually update and improve their websites. Our Dublin based Diploma in Web Design will give students a far deeper understanding of the web and learning to build their own websites using HTML will give students far better control over the development of corporate and/or their own websites.

Programme Aims and Objectives

Using current design software, this course is aimed at people with good computer skills who may have little or no knowledge of the web and who wish to develop, design and launch a website. Windows skills are assumed but no previous web skills are required. The programme provides a basic understanding of HTML.


To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Web Design, students will be required to complete a practical website project at the end of the course (100%). Ideally students will use their weekly classes and experience to develop their assessed project throughout the duration of the course.

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Programme Content

On completion of this programme, students will have acquired the skills to:

  • Create and edit HTML

  • Use CSS style sheets to maintain a consistent look to web pages

  • Edit and Integrate images into their web pages

  • Plan and design a complete website including content, page layouts, user-friendly -navigation and other features

  • Demonstrate good web design techniques

  • Understand basic principles of SEO

  • Create dynamic content using scripting languages and libraries.



The programme is delivered through  tutor led classes, concentrating on labs and hands-on skills. The course is delivered over a 12 week duration with one evening class per week.

Career Progression  Opportunities

This programme will benefit those involved in the maintenance of a corporate website or those interested in creating their own site such a small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Student Profile

Typically, participants on this programme have included graphic designers wishing to profile their work or build sites for their clients and also people involved in the sales or marketing function of an organisation for which their website is an important function. IT personnel also benefit from the programme as a way of increasing their skillset in an IT environment. It is also of interest those involved in creating local and community website resources.

Further Study Options

On successful completion of the Diploma in Web Design, students interested in furthering their knowledge in the area may wish to progress onto the Advanced Diploma in Web Development at DBS which focuses on web development techniques such as building a content management system (CMS) for a database driven website.


The fee for this Diploma is €1,325. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.  View all DBS Evening Diploma Fees here.

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

DBS Student Facilities

• Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS.
• DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. 
• DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills.
• Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre.
• Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

Next Steps

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Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about your course of interest. The open day will give you the opportunity to receive one on one advice and direction from leading academics in your chosen subject area, meet current students and also have your questions answered on entry requirements, student support and the admissions process. Find out when our next Open Event is taking place. The Admissions Office is located in our Aungier Street campus and you are welcome to visit the college to speak with a member of our admissions team from Monday to Fridays, 8:45am – 5:15pm. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

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Course overview


Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-9.30pm
Intake: October & February
Duration: 10 weeks Part-time

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2020. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm