Web Design (E-Commerce)

This course covers advanced skills of web design, and is the last in a trio of part-time web design courses.


Why take this course?

This is the third of three courses, and is designed to equip you with skills to build a website that will allow people to purchase products and services. It will also provide you with a good understanding of e-commerce.

What you will experience

You will focus on how to build a website that will allow people to purchase products and services, and become very familiar with the practices and processes of e-commerce. On this course you will study:

  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Creating databases using MySQL
  • Using PHP
  • Creating a web database
  • Creating database queries
  • E-commerce and security
  • Implementing authentication
  • Creating shopping carts
  • Planning and running an e-commerce project
Student at a computer

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Entry requirements

A good working knowledge of HTML & Adobe Dreamweaver or successful completion of the Intermediate Web Design course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you may consider progressing to the following full-time course at North East Scotland College:



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
21 April 2020 10 Weeks Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm £98.00
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Online bookings

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Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

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