Course description

Build a Website in a Day

For many freelancers and sole traders, the idea of having a website feels like a luxury, and an expensive one at that. Many will even question whether they need to have a website, but in almost all cases the answer is yes. People are online right now looking for products, services and providers, if you’re not there to be found they’re spending their money with someone else. This workshop will show you how in the space of one day, you can go from having a business, to having an online business, allowing you to be putting your services in front of customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We will show you how to create and promote a website at no cost, examining the various plugins and widgets that can help you market your business better and tell you about the types of content your customers want to see. Then once your website’s up and running, we’ll share our tips on the most important step, how to make sure people are looking at it. You will leave this workshop with a functioning website which you can take away and continue to develop for your business. We'd also recommend once you've completed this workshop to check out the SEO made simple workshop to help you make your website more visible and get ahead of your competitors online.

Tutor: Liz Hardwick

Biog: Liz has a strong background in digital technology, in particular Digital Storytelling and getting participants to tell their stories with a variety of multi-media technologies - that could be social media, audio, video, photography, graphics, experimental, mixed media or a mixture of them all.  She is a social media surgeon, runs support sessions on a regular basis for non-profit organisations, organises and attends a variety of geeky events.  Liz is an advocate for open source technologies, and regularly speaks on Digital Technology and Women in Technology, at conferences across the globe.

Trainer / Owner of DigiEnable, a digital training company offering a wide range of fun and engaging workshops, which show that with the right support, technology is not as scary as some think it is.  Specialising in making the digital world accessible to everyone.

Use of IT Equipment

If you intend – or have been asked to bring – your own IT equipment on site to use during the training course please inform at least 4 days BEFORE the course:

  • what equipment (make and model) you are bringing and plan to use;
  • alternatively, if you require Prospect/BECTU to provide the equipment (as you are on a social media course), please contact Tracy straightaway.

Failure to advise us in advance can delay the start of the course.

Dates 2019: 4 September and 5 November.

Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: BECTU members £90.00     non BECTU members £125.00

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BECTU Sector Office

373-377 Clapham Road

London SW9 9BT


1 day.


No qualification.