Web Developer



OFO No: 251302





Other names for Web Developer:

  • Html Coder / Developer

  • Web Editor / Designer / Master
  • Web Programmer / Administrator

What is a Web Developer?

The difference between a Web Designer and a Web Developer:

A Web Designer is a graphic artist who designs the overall layout and look for websites. (Front-end). A Web Developer develops applications and functionality for the Internet. (Back-end) Both front end and back end skills are useful for in a career in web.

What does a Web Developer do?

  • liaises with clients – understanding their vision and requirements
  • negotiates contracts with clients / web designers
  • works from designs layout, colour and fonts from web designer
  • creates  user-friendly functions and navigation tools around web site
  • improves the SEO (search engine optimization), the ranking on search engines

Are you …?

  • computer savvy?
  • knowledgable about the Web?
  • a good listener?
  • organized?
  • work well under pressure?
  • a logical thinker?
  • a problem solver?
  • detail orientated?

How do I become a Web Developer?



 QCTO FET Certificate: Systems Development (SAQA ID: 78965) (Year 1)

QCTO National Certificate: IT (Systems Development) (SAQA ID: 48872, NQF Level 5, 131 Credits) (Year 2)


National Diploma in Information Technology 

Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology (BTech)

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Mangosutho University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Walter Sisulu University


Bachelor Degree of Information Technology


Courses at Private Institutions:

CTU TRAINING SOLUTIONS offer a Web Development Course: CLICK HERE

  • YEAR ONE CERTIFICATE  QCTO FET Certificate: Systems Development (SAQA ID: 78965 NQF Level 4, 165 Credits) + individual certificates for applications like Adobe Photoshop,Dreamweaver, etc., This year focuses mainly on the front end.
  • YEAR TWO CERTIFCATE: QCTO National Certificate: IT (Systems Development) (SAQA ID: 48872, NQF Level 5, 131 Credits) + international certificates for applications like CIW Advanced HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript Specialist, Web Design Specialist and E-Commerce. This year focuses mainly on the back end.

REQUIREMENTS: National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) Application form & assessment at the campus.


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Graphic Designer … or … Art Director … or … Computer Game Designer

Is becoming a Web Designer the right career choice for me?