Diploma in Dynamic Web Application

Professional / Short Course
20 Weeks x 1 Evenings (6.30pm – 9.30pm)
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Course Overview

Gain an understanding of how to design, build and deploy dynamic, responsive and interactive web applications.

It is suitable for those with some Xhtml/HTML experience and also those who come from a design background who wish to learn web-programming skills.

The course is validated by The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM). This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework.

Why study Dynamic Web Applications at Griffith College?

  • Build on skills learnt in the certificate course so participants will be expected to have knowledge of HTML and basic CSS.
  • Learn how to build modular Websites in a multi-tiered environment.
  • Introduces participants to the principles and skills to build dynamic web applications.
  • Structured environment using taught classes, supervised labs.
  • Combined continual assessment of labs, exam and project based accreditation.

Intake Date

The next intake for this course will be:

  • September 2023*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for course dates.

Course Details

The course will teach students how to design HTML front-ends, and style them with external stylesheets. It will also teach them to manipulate the DOM using javascript. The course will also demonstrate how to use PHP scripting language to dynamically create interactive web pages which allow user input as well as reading and writing data to and from a MySQL database.



  • Grid Theory
  • Colour Theory
  • Responsive Design an introduction

  • HTML syntax and format
  • HTML tags/elements and attributes
  • Building blocks of HTML

  • Web page layout using CSS
  • Styling for padding, margin, border
  • Positional floating for blocks
  • External style sheets linking to HTML
  • Understanding the CSS Box Model
  • Developing Responsive CSS layouts

  • Client-server architecture
  • HTTP and FTP protocols
  • Domain name issues

  • Setting up BootStrap
  • Introduction to BootStrap CSS Classes
  • Creating a website with BootStrap

  • Fundamental of logics in programming languages
  • Understanding the features of client-side languages
  • Main characteristics of server-side languages
  • Compilation issues of programming languages

  • Accessing DOM elements
  • JavaScript Event Handlers
  • Web forms
  • JavaScript framework: jQuery

  • PHP Operators and Control Structures
  • PHP functions and string handlings
  • Form Handling with GET and POST methods
  • Working with MySQL database
  • Content Management Systems
  • E-Commerce Application

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course is scheduled to commence in September 2023  in Griffith College Dublin. Contact shortcourses@griffith.ie for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week from 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm over 20 weeks, course dates outlined below.​


Year 2023

Commencing in September - Course dates to be confirmed

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

Participants should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows and Mac. It will be advantageous for participants to be familiar with Dreamweaver or other HTML and Scripting editors. It will also be critical that delegates have access to a laptop to install the required server environment. For Windows users this will be a WAMP server and for Mac users this will be a MAMP server.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Min. 2 HC3's and 4 OD3's, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

Applicants over 23 years of age (Mature students):

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st of January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College's online application form.


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,090.00


Academic Progression

This professional diploma is the perfect progression for participants who wish to progress in the workplace. Successful applicants may also elect to pursue further studies in this area.

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