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WordPress for Beginners

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09:30 – 17:00
Leeds Beckett University
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Excellent training and facilities!

Attendee review, 11 February 2020

Learn WordPress essentials at a comfortable pace with friendly, like-minded people. On this course you’ll learn how to set-up, customise and manage a simple WordPress brochure website and blog.

When this course is over you'll feel much more confident using WordPress. You'll feel inspired with new skills and fresh ideas to bring your website to life. You'll even learn how to keep your WordPress website safe and secure once it’s up and running.

If you have access to your own WordPress website, day two includes time to experiment - with one-to-one support on your specific WordPress issues.


Suitable for

Determined people who want to take control of WordPress for themselves or their employer. You’ll have a basic grasp of IT in general, but there’s a skill or confidence gap when it comes to WordPress. Perhaps you’ve tried to explore it on your own but now you need a guided, fuller understanding of how it works and what it’s capable of.

If you're a small business owner, graphic designer, hobbyist, or work in marketing, and know little or nothing about WordPress - then this course is for you. You’ll have a seasoned specialist on hand to guide you through everything you need to get started.


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

Day One

Plus Icon Get hands-on with WordPress
  • Master setup and configuration
  • Get comfortable with the admin dashboard
  • Discover principles and best practice
Plus Icon Manage meaningful content
  • Publish engaging pages
  • Run a lively blog
  • Organise content so it gets found and read
Plus Icon Smarten up your website
  • Beautify WordPress with a theme
  • Understand menus and widgets
  • Enhance posts with media and imagery

Day Two

Plus Icon Extend WordPress
  • Strengthen with plugins and useful tools
  • Explore the inspiring theme ecosystem
  • Capture enquiries with contact form
Plus Icon Keep your website safe
  • Backup and restore your precious content
  • Install security add-ons
  • Reduce the risk of being hacked
Plus Icon PLUS: Hand-held coaching
  • Q&A advice specific to your own website
  • Experiment with your new skills
  • Get ready to go-live

    What will I learn?

    After completing this course will be able to:

    • Set-up, manage and customise a single, WordPress brochure website and blog
    • Appreciate the scope and possibilities that WordPress offers
    • Begin populating and customising your own website

    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. 

    We'll provide access to a dummy WordPress website so you can practice your new skills during course exercises. Feel free to have your own installation of WordPress at the ready (plus access details from your hosting provider) because day two includes time to experiment with your own website and ask questions. You don’t need to understand computer programming or graphic design to do this course, just bring your curiosity and an open mind.

    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

    Chris Kenworthy

    Chris KenworthyChris Kenworthy is a freelance copywriter for marketing projects, and former content manager. After six years collaborating on web-based projects for NHS Digital, and at creative new media agencies in Leeds, Chris became a self-employed writer in 2009. Before that he spent four years training users to take full control of their new websites, as a developer and technical analyst.

    Chris now helps small to medium-sized, independent Yorkshire businesses communicate better with their audiences by putting readers first, and using clearer language. He has a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Leeds University’s School of Computing, and has managed countless WordPress websites both professionally and personally for almost 10 years.

    Course Reviews

    Chris was very helpful and knowledgeable. The small class size was also good and the facilities were great. Loved the size of the MAC screens too! 

    Attendee review, 2 May 2018

    The size of the class was perfect. The tutor was very patient and distributed his time really well! 

    Attendee review, 2 May 2018

    Chris was a great tutor, very patient and knew his stuff!

    Juliet Muirhead, 2 May 2018

    Fantastic trainer, realistic, good at explaining in our language!

    Attendee review, 21 February 2017

    Great facilities, engaging facilitator. I have learned lots! 

    Attendee review, 1 November 2016

    I found this course really interesting. The teacher was really helpful and explained everything well and clearly. The facilities were clean and modern. 

    Attendee review, 1 November 2016

    Really well delivered; clear & well structured

    Attendee review, 12 February 2016

    Great course - excellent tutor!

    Attendee review, 12 February 2016

    The tutor was EXCELLENT - knowledgeable, helpful, really great manner. Really enjoyable!

    Attendee review, 26 June 2015