Web design course in Kenya

Are you passionate about creativity, technology, and telling stories through visual designs? If so, then pursuing a web design course in Kenya might be the gamechanger that you need.

How? You may ask…

Well, in this career and course guide, I will take you through what a web design course entails, possible entry requirements, course curriculum, and career paths to help point you in the right direction.

Web design course in Kenya

Also known as website development, web design involves creating and maintaining various types of websites.

Usually, to create a good website, you need to have various skills such as:

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of libraries and frameworks such as Node.js, Vue.js, React, jQuery, or Bootstrap
  • Or Advanced knowledge of content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, and Magento

With these skills, you can create any kind of website you wish including websites such as:

  • E-commerce stores
  • Portfolio websites
  • Real estate sites
  • Web portals
  • Social media platforms
  • Landing pages
  • Nonprofit websites
  • Corporate websites among others

What opportunities are available for skilled web designers in Kenya?

Long story short, the web design industry is booming and Kenya is no exception.

You see, businesses and brands are looking to build a strong online presence and this has led to a big demand for skilled web designers.

Furthermore, web design offers immense flexibility.

And that’s why, you will find out that most website developers prefer to freelance their skills as it gives them the freedom to work on several projects at once while setting their own rates.

Additionally, you can also start your own web design agency and offer your services to clients both locally and globally.

Just so you know, you can charge from as little as Ksh. 13,000 to more than Ksh.200,000 for a single web design project depending on the complexity of the site that you’re developing.

You see, some websites are more complex and time-consuming than others hence the disparity in rates.

And by the way, creating a website can take anywhere from 48 hours to two weeks depending on your skills and the platforms you’re using.

As such, the pay is definitely good.

By the way, did I tell you that you can also freelance your skills globally?

Yes, you can.

And the good thing about freelancing globally is that you get to charge your clients in dollars.

Oftentimes, freelance web designers charge between $250 and $1,500 per website.

And it only gets better. This is because as you gain experience and build a strong portfolio, your earning potential will also grow.

So, what are the entry requirements for pursuing a web design course in Kenya?

For starters, you will need to have basic knowledge of IT.

In addition, you will need to have at least a D plain in your KCSE.

Web design course duration and fee structure

At Kenya Online College, we offer a very in-depth web design course that lasts for only 4 months.

Usually, we charge Ksh. 70,000 for the whole course.

However, I’ve some good news for you – we currently have a discounted price valid till August where you only pay Ksh. 40,000!

What’s better still, you can pay in monthly installments of Ksh. 10,000.

As regards the classes, we offer both online and in-person classes hence you can choose the best learning method for you.

Moving on…

We teach using a learn-by-doing method where we also give you practicals and projects along the way. This way, we can ensure that you’re getting all the necessary skills to ready you for the job market.

Now, I know you might be having some reservations about the price. But, let me tell you what sets our web design course apart from other similar courses in Kenya – our in-depth curriculum and expert trainers.

During these four months, here’s what you will be learning:

Web design course curriculum in Kenya – the best web design course in East Africa

Core Web Development (30%)

  • HTML5 & CSS3: In-depth understanding of the structure, semantics (HTML5), and styling (CSS3) for web pages. Include responsive design practices for various screen sizes and browser types.
  • JavaScript Fundamentals: Cover the basics of variables, data types, operators, control flow, functions, and DOM manipulation to add interactivity to web pages.
  • Optional: Introduction to Frameworks (10%) Consider including a basic introduction to a popular front-end framework like Bootstrap or React to give students a taste of advanced possibilities.

Web Design Principles (20%)

  • Design Thinking: We introduce the design thinking process for user-centered design. We teach students to identify user needs, brainstorm solutions, prototype, and test.
  • User Interface (UI) Design: We cover core UI design principles like hierarchy, balance, color theory, typography, and white space.
  • User Experience (UX) Design: Here we focus on usability, accessibility, and information architecture for creating intuitive and user-friendly websites.
  • Web Design Trends: Here we discuss current web design trends and best practices in Kenya and globally.

Content Management Systems (CMS) (20%)

  • WordPress: Our focus here is on WordPress since it is the most popular choice for Kenyan businesses. We teach you how to install, customize themes, create content, manage plugins, and ensure website security.
  • Optional: Introduction to E-commerce (10%) We cover a basic introduction to creating e-commerce functionalities using WooCommerce or similar plugins including MPESA Integration.

Additional Topics (30%)

  • SEO Fundamentals: We introduce Search Engine Optimization (SEO) concepts…remember SEO is what helps websites you crate rank higher in Google and other search engines.
  • Web Design Workflow: We look at the professional workflow for web design projects, including client communication, version control (Git), and project management.
  • Freelancing or Agency Work: We discuss the options for web designers in Kenya, including freelancing and working for digital marketing agencies.
  • Portfolio Development: We guide students in creating a strong portfolio website, showcasing their skills and projects.

7 reasons you should choose our web design course

  • Hands-on training: During the course, we will give you numerous practicals and projects to work on. This will allow you to apply what you have learned in real-world scenarios.

Furthermore, by the end of the course, you’ll also get to have a robust portfolio that you can use to showcase and market yourself.

  • Expert instructors: Our website design instructors are professional web developers themselves. As such, you can rest assured that you’ll be learning from the best.
  • Comprehensive curriculum: As we have already seen, we have a very comprehensive curriculum that ensures you have all the necessary skills to create functioning and visually appealing websites.
  • Industry Projects: We integrate real-world projects focused on solving problems for local and international clients (Businesses, NGOs, solopreneurs, etc).
  • Guest Speakers: We invite professional web designers and developers from Kenya and outside Kenya to share their experiences and insights with you, our student.
  • Soft Skills Development: We incorporate workshops on communication, presentation skills, and client management (these skills give you an edge when it comes to the market).
  • Continuous Learning: We add you to our WhatsApp support group where we continuously keep you updated with the latest web design trends and tools.

Web design course in Kenya – wrapping it up

At Kenya Online College, we believe that no two students have similar needs.

As such, we normally have limited spots to help us ensure we give each student individual attention based on their needs.

So, the earlier you book your slot, the better your chance of being the lucky few who qualify to get in.

To know if there are any available slots (or any other inquiries), call/WhatsApp our admissions office on 0797 532 345.


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