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In one weekend you will gain all the tools and knowledge you need to start a web design business. We have developed a programme that gets you up and running in no time at all.

We believe that you can only learn the really important aspects of starting a web design business face to face from someone who has been there and done it.

Books and videos are all very well but the real value comes in the tutor to student communication, the hands-on learning and the group dynamic.

Our weekend courses have a maximum of 6 delegates and take place at a hotel on the edge of Chester. There is free on site parking and it’s close to the M53 motorway and Chester railway station. The course starts at 9.15am and finish at 6pm on both days.

Every delegate gets their own dedicated WordPress website to work on over the two days of the course. Even better you get to continue working on your site for up to a month after the course free of charge. Have a look at our example websites to see what you could achieve.

Operational learning

How to host multiple websites.

Domain registration.

How to create a WordPress installation on a reseller account.

Design themes and how to apply them to a WordPress installation.

Designing site structure and information architecture.

How to design an effective home page.

Creating graphics.

Adding e-commerce to a WordPress website.

Plugins and functionality.

Making websites responsive for all screen sizes.


SEO and Google.

Google Analytics.

Creating your own portfolio.

Creating your business brand.

Management learning

What equipment and consumables you will need.

Legal issues.

Professional Indemnity and other insurances.

Running a business from your home.

Managing money and keeping accounts.

Outsourcing and employing people.

Pricing a project.

Market research.

How to get leads, enquiries and sales.


Managing clients.