Web Developer

Jumpstart your career in web development by learning to build responsive, dynamic websites.

Training period

6 months full time

Training duration

402 hours supervised

A flexible online program

Imagine starting a brand-new career at any time! Can’t commit to full-time? No problem, study at your own pace.

Real-world projects

Acquire the most relevant skills by completing 7 projects based on those required in your future career.

Individual learning support

Benefit from weekly mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

OpenClassrooms Certification

Leave with a professional qualification and benefit from our hired or refunded guarantee.*

DevelopmentWeb Developer

OpenClassrooms Certification

Training period

6 months full time

Training duration

402 hours supervised

At OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed this six-month associate's-level diploma in web development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor. 

What will I do as a Web Developer?

Web developers are a fundamental part of any tech team. As entry-level developers, they bring to life the mockups created by UX designers. They translate these graphic recommendations into web languages by writing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. They are often in charge of:

  • translating graphical mock-ups into web pages in HTML and CSS
  • integrating text, image, animation, video, and sound content on the web
  • optimizing the performance and compliance of web pages
  • establishing communication between the interface and server with JavaScript 
  • developing simple web applications from user requirements specifications

How much will I earn?

Web development can be a lucrative career with many prospects opening up as you continue to rack up valuable experience. Here is what you can expect to earn in your career as a web developer, followed by your economic opportunities as you evolve in your web development career. 

United States

Entry-level web developers: $25,000 - $75,000 

Experienced web developers: $50,000 - $90,000 +

United Kingdom

Entry-level web developer: £21,000 - £25,000

Experienced web developers: £25,000 - £40,000 +

What are my job prospects?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 24,000 new job positions in web development will be created between 2016-2026, with a 15% growth rate.

OpenClassrooms' Web Developer Path can prepare you for the following jobs:

  • Junior web developer (5000+ jobs listed in U.S. + U.K. on Indeed, Glassdoor, and Reed)
  • Web developer
  • Web integrator
  • Webmaster
  • Web designer
  • E-commerce web developer

Who is eligible to enroll?

You will need to provide a certificate not older than 2 years to demonstrate a minimum level of English B2.

Certificates accepted:

  • English Diploma from a secondary institution (private or public) or an accredited higher learning institution ;
  • Linguaskill minimum score: 160 ;
  • BULATS minimum score: 60 ;
  • TOEIC minimum score: 785 ;
  • IELTS minimum score: 6.5 ;
  • TOEFL iBT minimum score: 88 ;
  • Cambridge FCE / CAE / BEC HIGHER / BEC VANTAGE minimum score or grade: B or 160 ;
  • Certificate from a language center demonstrating a minimum level of B2 (including the number of training hours completed and the company signature or stamp).

Don’t have one of these certificates? Find out where to take an exam.

To be eligible to earn this path's diploma, candidates must demonstrate proof of one of the following prerequisites:

  • a high school/secondary school degree, vocational certificate, or equivalent
  • or at least 12 months of professional experience in a digital field
  • or a completed placement test consisting of:
  • or a completed version of our project Turn Mock-ups Into a Web Page with HTML & CSS when coming from another OpenClassrooms path
  • Equipment: Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam, and a good internet access (3.2 Mbps upload and 1.8 Mbps for download). You can use an Internet speed test to find out like High Speed Internet. Also, have administrator rights to your computer in order to install required programs.

The list of prerequisites was updated on the 3rd of November 2021 and applies only to new students on the path. If you have enrolled before this date, no prerequisites are expected from you.

What will I learn?

By the end of this path, you will have learned and practiced the following professional skills:

  • Apply the mentality and techniques of a lifelong learner
  • Integrate a web page from a graphical mock-up in HTML5, CSS3, and Sass
  • Implement a relevant navigation structure for a website
  • Create simple animations using CSS
  • Research, analyze, and implement current SEO best practices
  • Ensure web pages are compliant with accessibility standards
  • Make websites responsive to screen sizes and compatible with different browsers
  • Change elements of a website dynamically using the JavaScript programming language
  • Develop and interact with web services with Node.js, Express, and MongoDB
  • Process and store user data securely according to OWASP standards
  • Build user interfaces and single-page applications using the Vue.js framework

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

 At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.  

The Web Developer Path has 7 projects that you’ll need to complete one at a time. You’ll receive a detailed brief with the context, customer requirements, and additional details. Then it’s up to you to go and make it real! To do this, you’ll have to be creative, coming up with innovative solutions to the questions at hand.

Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.

During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

University of Massachusetts Global Partnership 

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UMass Global

University of Massachusetts Global helps individuals continue their education for career growth by articulating OpenClassrooms Web Developer training towards university credit and applying it to degree completion. The UMass Global MyPath™ self-paced CBE Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree or the traditional online Bachelor of Science Computing Technology degree are programs that align with your Web Developer training.  Each program provides you with employer-designated knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in IT careers. Earn industry-recognized certifications along with degrees. Interested in business or other disciplines? Credit can also be used toward several other UMass Global programs.

UMass Global understands going back to school is not easy and recognizes every student comes to us with unique needs, providing you with the flexibility, affordability, and accessibility needed for successful education that fits your lifestyle. UMass Global is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts and is a fully accredited, nonprofit university designed for the busy adult. Offering over 90 programs and degrees in three learning modalities allows you to apply what you learn in courses in real-time, grow in your position, and gain the skills needed to take your career to the next level. With support from application to graduation, UMass Global is proud to have one of the highest graduation rates of any university of its kind.
Through OpenClassrooms and UMass Global’s partnership, wraparound support, and mentoring, individuals across the globe can make their career advancement dreams a reality.

To learn more, please click here.

Your diploma

  • OpenClassrooms is an online training educational establishment, declared as such by the French authority ‘le rectorat de l'Académie de Paris’.

  • Once you’ve completed your training program, and subject to a jury validating your skills, you will receive the OpenClassrooms standard diploma "Web Developer".

Hired or refunded guarantee

  • You find a job in the 6 months following the date of validation of your last path project.

  • Otherwise, we guarantee the reimbursement of your tuition.*
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DevelopmentWeb Developer

OpenClassrooms Certification

Training period

6 months full time

Training duration

402 hours supervised

A teaching method based on practical experience.

  • Acquire key skills for your future career with real-world projects.

  • Make progress with the support of an experienced professional.

  • Acquire concrete know-how and demonstrate it with a portfolio.

Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Take Ownership of Your Learning on the Web Developer Path

In our changing world, being skilled in learning is more important than ever. Become an active, autonomous learner to set yourself up for success on this path and in your future career.

22 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Prepare for your training
  • Set up a technology monitoring dashboard
project 2

Turn Mock-ups Into a Web Page with HTML & CSS

Get started with HTML & CSS by implementing a travel booking platform's website from scratch.

70 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Integrate web content according to a mockup using HTML & CSS
  • Implement a responsive layout
project 3

Integrate a mobile website with animations in CSS

Implement the mobile version of this foodtech website with CSS animations.

90 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Develop a navigation structure for a website
  • Implement design effects using CSS & Sass
  • Ensure design consistency on a website
  • Set up a development environment
  • Track a code project with version control on GitHub
project 4

Optimize an Existing Website

Research and implement current best practices and standards in web development, including SEO, size and speed, and accessibility.

30 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Optimize the size and speed of a website
  • Research web development best practices
  • Analyze the search engine performance of a website
  • Ensure the accessibility of a website according to WCAG2.0
  • Write current, maintainable code in HTML & CSS
project 5

Build an e-commerce Website with JavaScript

Use mockups to develop Kanap's first website in JavaScript. Get experience using an API to collect information about products and add a cart feature for purchases.

90 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Manage website events with JavaScript
  • Interact with a web service using JavaScript
  • Ensure data quality using data validation and cleaning
  • Create a test plan for an application
project 6

Build a Secure API for a Review App

Build the back end for a new app, Hot Takes, where customers review specialty hot sauces. Use Node.js, Express, and MongoDB to build its NoSQL database. Secure customer data by applying the OWASP web security standards.

50 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Implement a data model
  • Store data securely using NoSQL
  • Enable users to interact with a database using CRUD operations
project 7

Build a Full-Stack Solution

Analyze a client’s needs to define the scope and features of a new application. Build a full-stack solution using React and a SQL database.

50 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Send personalized content to a client
  • Manage a user session
  • Build a full-stack solution
  • Store data securely using SQL

One-to-one learning support

  • Benefit from weekly individual mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Progress rapidly through projects thanks to their expertise in sharing know-how.

The OpenClassrooms community

  • Count on our solid student community to give you support 24-7.

  • Share your doubts or queries with a comprehensive network of students, mentors, and graduates.

How exactly will I learn on an OpenClassrooms path?

From choosing what to study to starting their new career, our students describe their experiences and the support they received at every step of the way.

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Pay for your path

Monthly subscription: The flexible, customizable option

For everyone.

  • Flexible start date and study schedule

  • Non-binding subscription: Stop at any time

  • The faster you finish, the less it costs

  • Hired or refunded guarantee*

€480 per month

for an estimated duration of 6 months amounting to €2,880.

Enroll now

This training program requires an estimated time commitment of 804 hours, including 402 hours supervised.

The total training duration consists of:

  • 402 hours supervised with projects, coached by mentors
  • 402 hours guided with courses and educational resources

The training period can be extended in the case of part time training.
The average duration is estimated and depends on your entry level into training, the time allocated per week, your availability, your capacity, and learning pace.

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Training program last updated on Dec 21, 2023