Unit 3: Building a Website - Advanced

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Unit 3: Building a Website - Advanced

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.

This unit aims at guiding the learner to solve advanced web problems.

Following are the various points covered:

  • Web design techniques using JQuery.
  • Designing a database for web usage
  • Connecting a website to a database 

This is a 25 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 indicarted on the prospectus and website.

Areas of study amongst others include:

Learning Outcome 1: Implement server side technology

Unit Content

  • Language Basics
  • Transferring data from client side to server side
  • Sessions


Learning Outcome 2: Design a database for web usage

Unit Content

  • Creation of tables, attributes, relationships.
  • Securing a database


Learning Outcome 3: Connect a website to a database to insert, update, delete and retrieve data

Unit Content

  • Insert data in database from form.
  • Display data from database.

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 02 – Building a website (intermediate)                      

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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