Author: Mark Birkett
(See also: Web Design Course)
If you are running a business in the 21st Century, you will already know the value of ranking well in search engine results pages. However, the chances are that you won't know exactly how to improve your rankings, nor how to 'convert' site visitors into real customers, and probably still less about how to monitor ongoing performance so that costly mistakes aren't made over and over again.
Many of you will also struggle when it comes to judging whether your web design company, or SEO company, is actually doing anything useful for the monthly fee you may be paying them. With the knowledge we teach you, we will take the mystery out of SEO, leaving you back where you belong; in charge of your business. When harnessed to a clearly-defined Web marketing strategy, your knowledge will make a significant difference to the number of business leads you generate and 'convert' from your website.
We want your business to succeed!
Courses are normally held within a 30-mile radius of Manchester and based on 'one-to-one' tuition held at your home or office premises. However, we are very happy to travel further distances where required. We can also accommodate up to four students for an additional fee of £49 / person / day. If a suitable venue is not available, we can arrange alternative classroom space elsewhere.
If you are able to search and browse the Web then you already have the basic skills necessary for this course. A good 'eye' for design is also an advantage - although all aspects of design are discussed at length in the course.
We normally expect students with little, or no, previous experience to take around 16 hours to complete the course. It is broken down into several modules and thus can be completed around your work and leisure schedule on an ad hoc basis on application.
However, to ensure consistency and maintain continuity, we recommend completing the course as 2 consecutive daily sessions of 8 hours each. Alternatively, we can break this down into one day per week for two consecutive weeks. Other timescale arrangements can be agreed to suit you.
We are firm believers in students getting as much 'hands-on' experience as possible. Some modules are delivered as PowerPoint slides, others as book references. However, our course is designed to provide you with plenty of time to practice what you've learned at each stage.
By the end of the course, you will:
The course is designed around the Microsoft Windows operating system and the IBM-compatible PC (rather than the Apple Macintosh). You will therefore need a suitable Windows PC or laptop.
The course is based on 'one-to-one' tuition. However, we can include up to four students where required, charged separately as detailed below. The course covers the following subjects in two distinct halves;
Depending on your aptitude and experience some modules may take longer than others, but we always strive to work around the student’s ability, pace and needs at all times. For continuity, ideally your course modules are best to be completed within no more than a two to four week period. Above all, we want you to enjoy it!
The complete course for one student costs £299.00. If you want to save money, you can always invite a colleague or friend to join you in sharing the course costs. Each further student (up to a maximum of four) is charged at £49 extra per day. No VAT is applicable.
We normally hold our courses either in your home or your office premises. However, this is limited to within 30 miles of Manchester. For other venue arrangements please call us.
Payment is split into two halves. We charge 50% in advance, 50% on completion of course.
"Thank you for your patience and the knowledge you've given me. You're a great web teacher and I've learnt so much from you. THANK YOU!"
Shanly Tan, Mama Tan Spices, Stalybridge, Manchester
"I had a bad experience of web design before and felt like I wasn't being listened to and was unhappy with how my website looked. But I needed something slick and current to market and promote my business and therefore I couldn't give up! Feeling totally overwhelmed and frustrated by the whole concept - after much research I found Mark @ Dale Media. Mark not only listened to what I wanted, he also kept in mind that I am a small business and cost was a huge factor. I am thrilled with the results and I finally have a website I am proud of, not only that, I have learnt so much about web design - I feel in control of my business and excited for its future"
Fiona Maire, Director, PRIDE In People, Cheshire
"I went to Dalemedia because they were the only training company offering personalised tuition. I didn't want to be stuck in a classroom with other students each with different abilities. I wanted a course that would teach me web design and SEO at my own pace and at a reasonable price.. A really enjoyable time. Thanks!"
Rob Mycroft, Ashton Under Lyne
"I learned such a lot on the web design and SEO courses. Mark knows his stuff!"
Andrew Turnbull, Stoke on Trent
"Many thanks again for the SEO and Web Design Course during which I learnt a great deal about both the fundamentals of a well designed website and also how to create such sites using the power of HTML coding. Since your training I have been modifying the site of my own consultancy business to improve the overall style and optimise the download speed despite it remaining a fairly simple site with only six pages".
Stuart Forbes, Knutsford, Cheshire
"Thanks very much...it was a very worthwhile and informative SEO course and enjoyable at the same time. Once again many thanks!"
Paul and Deborah Schofield, Pulsera Boutique, Manchester
(See also: Web Design Course)
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