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Thursday 20th - Friday 21st February 2020
09:30 – 17:00
Broadcasting Place, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University
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This is honestly the best course i have been on for teaching a complex subject matter. The pace, size of class, tutor knowledge, resources and exercises were all excellent. 

Attendee review, 19 June 2019

Suitable for beginners, this course will help you learn how to build a website. You will be introduced to reading and understanding code, how to write HTML and CSS and also how to deal with common problems that occur when building websites.

You will encounter all the major elements that form a modern website and become confident working with code - from forms and tables to working with CSS to achieve more complicated layouts. The numerous practical exercises will ease you through the process and develop your skills so that you become comfortable creating and amending your own web pages.

Upon completion you will be able to: 

  • Understand the principles of HTML and CSS.
  • Build a website from scratch.
  • Use your skills to make amends to an existing website.

Suitable for

This course is for anyone who wants to create and edit web pages using HTML and CSS.


Not required.


(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT.)

****  Please note our courses close 7 days prior to the start date  **** 


We offer a 10% discount to Leeds and Bradford Chamber of Commerce members. To claim your discount please call 0113 812 1725 and quote your Chamber membership number.

Additional dates

To keep you posted we will post upcoming additional dates for this course here. If you would like to enquire about future dates, please feel free to contact us.


We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you're looking for.

Course Outline

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Overview of HTML:

  • Origins of HTML and some underlying principles of how the web works eg clients and servers. You will also look at some of the differences between browsers.

The Basics of HTML:

  • Hierarchical structure.
  • Basic HTML document structure.
  • Paragraphs.
  • Whitespace and line breaks.
  • Headings.
  • Hypertext links.
  • Embedded images.
  • Lists.

The Basics of CSS:

  • You'll understand the relationship between HTML and CSS and learn how to link to a style sheet. You will also cover The Box Model, some Basic CSS theory and Class vs ID.

More HTML Elements:

  • Images.
  • Tables.
  • Forms.
  • Accessibility.
  • SEO.
  • Validation.
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More CSS Elements:

  • The box formatting model.
  • Borders.
  • Margins and padding.
  • Collapsing margins.
  • Background colours and images.
  • Selectors.
  • Text appearance.
  • Typefaces.
  • Font sizes.
  • Other font properties.
  • Text alignment.
  • Justification.


  • Incorporating video and Javascript.

Real-life tasks:

  • We will look at some practical tasks and problems and how to deal with them: HTML emails, navigation, non-box model issues, floats issues, media queries.

Getting your website online:

  • Organising a domain and web space and using FTP

Browser support and more advanced CSS3:

  • A brief look at further possibilities with CSS3 and a look at browser support.

What will I learn?

You will learn:

  • How to build a website from scratch using HTML and CSS.
  • The importance of structure in HTML.
  • How to use CSS to improve the visual styling of a website. 
  • How web standards enable the separation of structure and presentation. 
  • How to begin to optimise your website so it can be found by people using the web (search engine optimisation).

Attending the course

We are open from 09:00. 

Refreshments will be available and a lunch voucher will be provided for use at any Leeds Beckett food outlet.

All the materials you will need will be provided.

Training facilities

We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Cloth Hall Court, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.

Trainer & Reviews

Dave Ellis

Dave EllisDave is a digital designer with over 16 years’ experience helping digital/ web agencies with heavy workloads and producing online solutions directly for clients.

Focusing on high-quality design and intelligent ideas, his skills cover a range of digital services, including brand consulting and identity work, web design, content marketing, reactive and real-time marketing, and ultimately anything that’s delivered online.

He has designed websites for the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon, Guinness, BBC and many more. He’s appeared in numerous industry magazines along the way such as Net Magazine, Web Designer and has even appeared in publications in Japan.

Course Reviews

Really enjoyable course and great value for money. Added some great content to current job role and way of working.

Attendee review, 19 June 2019

The tutor was a great help and ensured that everyone was happy/comfortable. 

Attendee review, 12 December 2018

Couldn't fault it at all. Learnt so much and i now feel confident in my ability to build a website.

Attendee review, 12 December 2018

The course content, tutor and facilities were spot on.

Attendee review, 19 October 2018

Dave's knowledge of HTML and CSS was amazing. So helpful and always happy to assist.

Attendee review, 19 October 2018

All really good. Was impressed by the whole experience.

Attendee review, 26 September 2018

Dave was fab! Excellent. Would highly recommend.

Attendee review, 26 September 2018

Very helpful - learned a lot. Thanks!

Attendee review, 16 August 2018

The tutor was amazing, i will 100% be back and hope to see him again!

Attendee review, 16 August 2018

Fantastic facility, awesome lunches, great teaching style and knowledge!

Attendee review, 9 March 2018

Excellent course, really enjoyed it, learnt a lot!

Attendee review, 9 March 2018

Dave was a great tutor and was very helpful to all levels of ability. I would recommend! 

Robert Turner, 9 March 2018

Excellent! Amazing how much i learned in two days! Will recommend to my colleagues. 

Matt Blackwell, 30 January 2018

Dave Ellis is very good. Very likable & down to earth. He helped everyone feel comfortable & was great in group & personal support. Dave is very knowledgeable in the field, great tutor! 

Jessica Denski, 6 July 2017

Friendly, approachable trainer, made me feel comfortable and capable, accommodating all skill levels!

Jennifer Garton, 6 July 2017

Tutor was very patient and made sure i kept up with the group.

Attendee review, 6 July 2017

Great session from Dave over the two days. Very relaxed learning pace and always had time to help individuals. Lots of materials provided as well! 

Attendee review, 6 July 2017

Great course, material, MACs and trainer. I would definitely look at other courses at NTI, thank you!  

Attendee Review, 27 April 2017

Great course, really useful for beginners. Dave was excellent & very thorough. 

Attendee review, 27 April 2017

Really fantastic course - one of the best I've attended. I have learnt so much and now feel confident working in HTML & CSS. Thank you Dave! 

Attendee review, 27 April 2017

Dave has been a great tutor giving everyone enough 1-to-1 time to go through specific needs and ensure everyone knows what they're doing. He was very supportive when anyone was struggling. Really enjoyed the course.

Attendee Review, 16 February 2017

Really good restful environment and excellent MACs to work on.

Matt Dowdy, 16 February 2017

Tutor delivered course really well & made it fun!

Attendee review, 16 February 2017

It’s a brilliant course that I would highly recommend to everyone, especially to those who work in graphic design and digital marketing.

Attendee Review, 11 July 2016

Great course, great tutor.  Thank you!!

Attendee Review, 6 May 2016

Fantastic course for all abilities.

Attendee Review, 6 May 2016

The tutor was brilliant, engaging and helpful.  The materials were excellent and staff incredibly friendly.  Thank you!

Attendee Review, 23 October 2015

Fantastic experience overall - great tutor, well-structured and interesting course, friendly staff and great facilities.

Emily Redfearn, 22 May 2015

Very pleased - lunch well-presented, delicious. Great venue/location, friendly staff!

Stewart Manifold, 22 May 2015

The course was very good. The venue was excellent and Dave was brilliant."

Attendee review, 6 March 2015