This online course is focused on teaching you the fundamental skills and concepts of HTML and CSS, two of the core technologies of the internet. While not technically programming languages, all websites are built on a foundation of HTML (which displays all content), and CSS, which dictates the style, colour and layout of this content.

This course teaches the coding of web design using HTML and CSS rather than front-end design. These web technologies are used to develop standalone applications for desktops, tablets and mobile phones, and this course will open up this rapidly evolving field to you.

While studying this course, you will learn:

  • HTML Fundamentals
  • CSS Fundamentals
  • Document Structure using HTML
  • Multimedia Presentation using HTML
  • Webpage Styling using CSS
  • Accessibility, Readability, and Testing
  • Duration: 16 weeks

  • Exam: IT Specialist in HTML and CSS (ITS – 301)

    The IT Specialist in HTML and CSS (ITS – 301) is an official entry-level accreditation. It proves you have taken the first step toward building a successful career in information technology by displaying foundational competence in the field.

    Read more about the certification.

  • Support: eTutor Supported

What’s Included

  • All course content

  • Practice exercises and quizzes

  • A practice exam

  • A certification exam voucher

Course Handbook

Course Topics

Prerequisites & Requirements

No mandatory prerequisites, but we do recommend that students have a high level of computer literacy and an interest in coding and visual art or design. An aptitude for logical thinking and problem solving would also be a distinct advantage.

If you have an aptitude for programming and are also open to gaining an insight into web design concepts, this course is for you.

  • All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10)Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
  • A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You will be required to install a text editor/code editor and various Web Browsers for testing purposes.


After earning your Information Technology Specialist certificate, you will be skilled in two of the web’s core programming languages. Upon qualification, you may be confident in seeking junior roles in front-end development, full-stack development, UX/UI development and many other related fields.


Upon completing the course, some students may wish to further explore web design by enrolling in the following courses provided by eCollege:

  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
  • Information Technology Specialist: JavaScript

For students who wish to further specialise in web development and programming, we recommend the following eCollege courses:

  • Information Technology Specialist: JavaScript
  • Information Technology Specialist: Database
  • Access to Oracle-certified courses in Java programming, starting with Java Foundations Junior Associate.

Course Code: NC12380 – ITS HTML and CSS

Is this course for you?

There are multiple ways to apply for this course, please check out the different options below.

At the moment, Solas has made eCollege courses available to the public. You can apply for the course using the button below.

If you are currently unemployed, you will find the contact details for your local Intreo office by using the button below. An Intreo officer will be able to guide you through your application.

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