Unit 2: Building a Website - Intermediate

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Unit 2: Building a Website - Intermediate

This unit forms part of the Course in MCAST Award in Building a Website. Once a learner complete all the units in this course satisfactorily; that is has obtained a pass mark in the assessment and respected the 80% attendance s/he will achieve an award pegged at MQF Level 4, 6 ECVET Credits.

The unit builds upon Unit 1 and aims at improving the learner’s skills. Following are the various points covered:

  • Advanced web design techniques.
  • Further web development techniques using CSS.
  • Web Form validations through Javascript

This is a 30 hr guided learning course.  Students need to invest further hours in the course, which will include private study and home assignments.

Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.

The unit follows on from the introductory unit and will provide a more detailed study on the creation of professional websites.  Building on the basic knowledge of web design and HTML, the student will take the next step to create more professional websites. 


Learning Outcome 1: Use of advanced web design techniques using image manipulation applications

Unit Content

  • Make use of layers.
  • Slicing of images.
  • Saving in different image formats.


Learning Outcome 2: Make use of advanced web development techniques using web development applications

Unit Content

  • CSS Positioning
  • Development on existing HTML structures
  • Effective use of CSS for website layout


Learning Outcome 3: Create user interfaces using J query and CSS

Unit Content

  • Using J Query & CSS to create UI components
  • Image fading and animation using J Query


The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:


  • Students must be proficient in the use of computers & would preferably be in possession of the ECDL certification
  • Completion of Unit 01 – Building a website (Introduction)                                                                

Entry Requirements:

  • ECDL Certification      


Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

  • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

MCAST Certificate of Achievement

  • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria and also choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.
  • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded the MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfill the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.

If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s.  Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test.  However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.

There are no additional costs or special materials/equipment to bring. 

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