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Coding – HTML, CSS and Javascript (Online Short Course)

Coding – HTML, CSS and Javascript (Online Short Course)

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
John Coumbe


Join this hands-on course and learn how to code HTML, CSS and Javascript from the beginning. The course will introduce the fundamental skills required to create an interactive web page. Using simple tools including the Chrome web browser and a text editor, you will learn how to write code by hand and gain a real understanding of what you are building.
Throughout the course your tutor will guide through a set of small self-contained exercises. And at the end of the course you leave with completed examples that you can refer to when working on future projects.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Topic covered

  • Using HTML5 to add structure and meaning to your content

  • Using CSS to add style and layout to content

  • Web design fundamentals: markup, fonts, colour, layout, interactivity, accessibility

  • The Javascript programming language and the jQuery library are introduced

  • Understanding the challenges of responsive web design and working in a fluid medium

  • Organising and planning a small web project

  • Using tools to upload your work to the internet

Course outcomes
You will leave with a basic understanding of how to build a small web project using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Who should attend

Anyone who wants to learn how to create and manage a website using basic HTML and CSS. You will need basic computer skills. Due to the intense nature of this course, you should commit to attend every session. No prior knowledge of web design, HTML or CSS is required for this short course.


Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Student reviews

'Brilliant course! The tutor taught us a complicated subject in an engaging and manageable way that has really lit my enthusiasm for web design! We put our new skills into practice while we learnt to create our website throughout the course. It has given me a lot of confidence to continue working with web design and coding!' - Anon

"The teacher was knowledgeable, supportive and a great communicator. She made a complicated subject really easy to understand a put into practice. I just wish it had been one session longer, but that might be because I enjoyed it so much and did not want it to end!"

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

John Coumbe teaches all things JavaScript. He creates and teaches short courses in JavaScript, Angular, React, Node and front-end development.

Before becoming a trainer, John was a developer for many years with clients including The Guardian and Oxford University Press.

Take a look at John's website.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen

If you are joining us in an Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)

  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine).

  • Webcam

  • Strong Internet connection  - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed.

  • You will also need to install Visual Studio Code - free editing software 

Available dates