Design and build a WordPress website: beginners

Design and build a WordPress website: beginners

Creating a website is one of the best things you can do to help your business or organisation stand out. This course covers - an excellent solution giving you flexibility as your venture develops. WordPress powers 33% of the web so the skills you learn will be transferable.

On this course you will learn how to set up hosting for your site, how to install and how to choose plugins and choose layout options. We will consider your customers and your business goals - learning how to customise the look of your site and add content to it in a way that helps you get your message across clearly.

This is a beginner-level course – you do not need to know any code, nor do you need to have worked with before.

Please bring a laptop, or use the computers in the classroom. In order to do the homework between sessions you will need computer access in between classes – either at home or at a library.

You will need to pay for your own domain name and hosting – between £30 and £50 per year – in addition to the course fees. Please bring a credit or debit card with you to the first session so that we can set this up. We will suggest a variety of providers for you to choose from.


Learning Outcomes

We will cover:

  • purchasing a domain name
  • setting up hosting
  • installing
  • using the dashboard
  • customising your site layout
  • adding and editing both posts and pages
  • adding and using images and other media
  • making your content search engine friendly
  • choosing plugins
  • and much more...


Your Tutor

Elisabeth Klaar Elisabeth Klaar has a background in marketing and fundraising. She has been using and for many years. She is a co-organiser of WordPress Cambridge Meetup ( and works at as a sole trader herself. She enjoys helping SMEs and sole traders find their feet in the online world.  


Tuition fees: £125.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £125.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Thu 26/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 03/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 10/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 17/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 31/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 07/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 14/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 21/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 28/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 05/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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