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Web Application Development

Short Programmes upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in a chosen field of learning, but are not credit bearing and not registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). *Course start dates and tuition fees are subject to change.


On completion of this short course delegates will be able to develop web applications using the PHP / MySQL Development model.


  • Individuals considering a career in Web Development (PHP / MySQL)
  • Individuals who already work in the field, but feel they need to brush-up on their skills
  • Individuals that have taught themselves how to design Websites and now need help to progress to the next level
  1. HTML5  / CSS 3
  • Upon completion of this module, delegates will be able to structure web pages with HTML5 as well as style page content with CSS3.
  1. JavaScript
  • This module introduces delegates to the theoretical principles of JavaScript through extensive practical application in class. The purpose of this module is further to create a solid foundation for learning both practical JavaScript and any of the popular JavaScriptlibraries such as jQuery.
  • Knowledge and skills acquired during this module will form the foundation for learning PHP in module 4.
  • The JavaScript module teaches delegates the fundamental concepts underlying most client side as well as server side scripting languages like PHP.
  1. Relational Database Design (SQL using MySQL)
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) is the standard language used by web applications to communicate with databases.
  • On completion of this module delegates will understand the Relational Database Design model as well as various SQL statements used to manipulate the structure of database tables and date stored therein.
  • Delegates will gain practical skills in creating databases and tables, altering their physical structures, inserting, updating and deleting data, backing up a database as well as basic database server administration principles.
  • Delegates will learn how to use the Open Source software programme, PHPMyAdmin(bundled with the WAMP / XAMP / LAMP Server) for creating and managing relational databases.
  1. PHP (Hypertext Pre-processor)
  • PHP is a powerful server-side scripting language and is used by the majority of web developers throughout the world for developing dynamic web applications.
  • During this module delegates will learn fundamentsl theoretical principles and practical skills to enable them to develop dynamic web applications using the PHP / MySQL development model.