FAQs for our course · Learn the Web

FAQs for Learn the Web

Who is Learn the Web for?

Learn the Web is funded by the UK Government, so we’re able to work with applicants from the following groups:

However, even if you don’t fit into any of these categories, but still want a job in web or digital, you should get in touch with us.

Do I need to be able to code or design before I apply?

No. But whilst you don’t require any technical or creative experience to join the course, you should have some basic computer skills. You’ll be using software that may be new to you and using it will require your full attention.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Yes, that’s right, three months of high-quality web and digital training costs nothing. It’s paid for by the UK Government.

Do I need to be good at English and Maths?

No, not necessarily for our course – but for some of the jobs that we’ll talk about they are essential skills.

When does the course start?

The course is due to start on Tuesday 5th April.

Will I get a qualification?

No, there is no qualification attached to the course. However, we’ll be able to provide you with a certificate to mark your achievements.

Is there an age limit?

We usually work with people aged 18 and over, however, we can work with 16-18-year-olds on a discretionary basis. Please get in touch for a chat if the latter is the case. There is no upper age limit because we believe you can start a career at any age.

What happens after I apply?

You’ll be invited to meet us at the Digital Media Centre for a chat. We’ll talk you through the course and make sure it’s the right thing for you.

What happens if I start the course and I don’t like it?

The idea of the course is to experience around a dozen different jobs roles from the web and digital industries, so it’s likely that there will be things that you like and dislike. If one week isn’t enjoyable, we’d hope the next week will be.

Do I need my own laptop?

You’ll be able to use one of our laptops whilst you’re at the Digital Media Centre. If you’d like to make progress outside of course time, it would be better if you had a digital media device [and an internet connection] that would allow you to view videos and read articles online.