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Have you been considering a career change into tech and digital, but aren’t sure how to make the first move?

London South Bank University's South Bank Innovation team have opened applications to a new “Introduction to Web Development” course. Through the course, aspiring web designers, email marketers, landing page creators, and even graphic designers will learn HTML and CSS programming languages – the building blocks of coding and web design. The course is delivered in partnership with Code Institute through the ASPIRE London programme.

The course represents one unit of a Level 5 qualification. It's open to any Londoner aged 18+ without an existing Level 4 (post-A Level) qualification. It is match-funded by European Social Funding managed by City Hall and the Mayor of London.

In addition to earning new skills, Introduction to Web Development participants will also receive career coaching and specialist support, helping them to:

  • Identify the ideal pathway to continue development, learning, or progress careers once the course completes
  • Receive one-to-one guidance on course content when they need it most
  • Complete the course on time and achieve goals.

At the end of the course, participants will earn an accredited certificate of completion.

Hannah Barnes, Senior Project Manager of ASPIRE London, says:

“This opportunity is opening the doors to programming for Londoners, helping them to achieve promotions, career changes, or graduate into further study for a full Level 4 Qualification. We hope that through this programme, more people are able to access the benefits of the digital and tech industries with skills that are future-proof.

We’re particularly interested in increasing equality of opportunity through the programme. As this course is accessible 24/7 over the next four months, participants can learn around existing lifestyles and commitments."

Lee Lindsay, Academic Partnerships of Code Institute, says:

“We’re delighted to collaborate with London South Bank University on this initiative. We are providing this Unit for several reasons. Firstly, the learning curve is ideal for anyone with no prior experience; because it sits at Level 5, we have baked in everything learners need to be successful on the programme – from support to career guidance.

Learners will graduate with a solid foundation in software development and will be in a position to pursue further study, find employment, or even build their first website or web app as a pet project. We’re immensely looking forward to welcoming learners aboard.”

If you’re interested in learning HTML & CSS to:

  • Drive your career change
  • Increase your chances of promotion
  • Or even to get a better understanding of how to design a website for your business...

Find out more at

About ASPIRE London

London South Bank University (LSBU)’s ASPIRE London programme offers Londoners the opportunity to study an accredited Unit of Level4 across the sectors of Digital, Health and Social Care, Creative Industries, and Construction. Courses are delivered by LSBU and its partner network. ASPIRELondon is funded by European Social Fund and managed by South Bank Innovation, part of LSBU Group. ASPIRE London will run until September 2023.

For more information about ASPIRE London, head to or contact:

Joanne Baker, Marketing Officer:

Hannah Barnes, Senior Project Manager:

Adam Sage, Senior Project Manager: 

About Code Institute

Code Institute are a global coding educator with vast experience in giving learners the skills and support to change careers and advance more quickly. Their courses combine high quality content, technology, analytics, and support to facilitate learner success. Code Institute courses are designed in consultation with tech giants such as PayPal, Microsoft, and Mastercard, and are the only university credit-rated coding courses in Europe.

For more information about Code Institute, head to or contact:

Mary Connaughton, B2B Marketing Lead:

Lee Lindsay, Academic Partnerships Manager:

About South Bank Innovation

South Bank Innovation (SBI) help ideas, people and workplaces grow by offering businesses and Londoners access to training and CPD, R&D (Research and Development) support, business growth support, and co-working spaces. SBI manages a total of £29m in funding from LSBU, European Social Funds, Interreg, Innovate UK and other funders. Since 2018 SBI have supported over 3,000 businesses and are now opening services to learners and employees across the capital, with the aim of helping them learn key 21st century skills to mobilise prosperity and help employers fill skills gaps.

Find out more about South Bank Innovation at or contact:

Richard Howarth, Head of Marketing: 

European Social Fund

The project is receiving funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England ESF programme. Established by the European Union ESF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, skills development, job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit

Mayor of London

The European Social Funding supporting this project is managed by the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. The Mayor is committed to helping Londoners into good work in sectors key to London’s recovery and long-term economic success, including within digital.

There are thousands of adult learning opportunities available in London, supported by the Mayor. For more information visit:

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