Introduction to PHP/MySQL

Course Dates: 01/03/21 - 22/03/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:15
Location: Online

Can you build a simple website and want to take your knowledge to the next level? Using PHP and MySQL you can create websites that accept input from their users and response with dynamically constructed pages.

This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

This course provides an introduction to one of the most popular and widely-used combinations of technologies used to produce dynamic web pages and is intended for anyone who has a basic knowledge of web page design or HTML who wants to learn how to write dynamic webpages, to start using PHP and MYSQL to produce webpages that can respond to user input and display information sources from outside the website.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• What is PHP?
• Adding PHP code to a webpage
• Using webpages with PHP
• Creating web forms
• Processing web forms with PHP
• Making decisions with control statements
• An introduction to databases using MySQL
• Creating databases and table
• Adding/editing/viewing and deleting data from a database
• Using PHP to collect data via forms
• Using PHP to produce webpages displaying data from a database.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Learn the reasons for using PHP and MySQL in web design
• Be able to add PHP code to web pages
• Learn how to design and use databases
• Create web forms
• Process web forms with PHP.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge of these technologies is required but students should have some knowledge of creating simple webpages using HTML and good general computing skills. You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Step by step instructions and demonstrations will be given through out the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No other costs. A pen and notepad for note taking.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Introduction to Javascript, HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1), introduction to User experience and interface (UX/UI).

Tutor Biographies
Julian Holden

Julian worked as a technical manager for two large organisations before taking a career break to study for an MA and to qualify as a teacher. He now divides his business hours between working as a freelance marketing consultant and business coach for small to medium-sized businesses, and teaching for City Lit, two other colleges, and for a number of charities that help people gain the skills to start their own business. His key interests include web design and marketing, content strategy, search engine marketing and the use of social media. He is a huge fan of WordPress and also teaches a range of IT courses in Java, Python, PHP and App development.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: CHPQ02

Mon, eve, 01 Mar - 22 Mar '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £100.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions?
or call 020 7492 2515

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