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 8 projects based on those required in your future career.

Individual learning support

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

Associate’s-level diploma

Leave with a “Web Developer” professional qualification.

DevelopmentWeb Developer
Associate’s-level diploma
Training period
6 months full time
Training duration
402 hours supervised

Become a Web Developer: create and maintain dynamic websites

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.

A Web Developer’s role includes:

  1. Building a responsive and dynamic website that adapts to all types of screen by integrating elements from the graphic mock-ups (front-end development with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and React)
  2. Create APIs and databases to develop complete, dynamic sites and ensure that they run smoothly on the server side (back-end development with NodeJS, Express and MongoDB).
  3. Optimising the performance and maintenance of existing websites to ensure that they function optimally and are visible on search engines (SEO).
  4. Managing a web project from A to Z: from planning the project to presenting the solution to the customer, including drawing up the technical 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 an entry-level web developer in 2024.

United States

  • Entry-level web developers: approximately $45,000 - $95,000,
    • with an average salary around $64,566.

United Kingdom

  • Entry-level web developers: £20,000 - £41,000,
    • with an average salary of approximately £28,088.
      Total compensation, including bonuses and profit sharing, can range from £20,000 to £45,000​

What are my job prospects?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 19,000 new job positions in web development will be created between 2022-2032, with a 16% 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?

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

For all candidates, the admissions process starts with a form to validate the aforementioned prerequisites, as well as the alignment between the candidate's professional goals and this path. Any necessary documents for the candidate's application will be collected via this form. If necessary, an individual interview with the candidate will also be organized.


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).


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.

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 8 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.

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 

Logo of 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.

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 validating the required elements, you will receive the professional certification "Développeur Informatique", registered to the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) from France compétences. This certification is a Associate’s-level diploma (European Level 5) on the EQF (European Qualification Framework). Completion of this certification entails meeting necessary prerequisites and completing it within a maximum period of 3 years from your first day of training. Duration adjustments are available for individuals with disabilities or specific needs.

  • If you intend to continue your studies at another institution after this training program, contact that university or school in advance to learn their entry requirements for equivalency and/or credit transfer.

DevelopmentWeb Developer
Associate’s-level diploma
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

Start Your Web Developer Training Program

Discover your projects and plan your training.
22 hours supervised
Skills acquired in this project
  • Prepare for your training
project 2

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

Get started with HTML & CSS by implementing a webpage for Booki, a travel booking platform.
80 hours supervised
Skills acquired in this project
  • Implement a responsive interface using HTML and CSS
  • Include HTML and CSS content to match a mockup
  • Install a frontend development environment
  • Version your project using Git and GitHub
project 3

Create a Dynamic Web Page With JavaScript

Help your team finalize an interior designer's new website by creating a dynamic site with JavaScript, communicating with an API.
60 hours supervised
Skills acquired in this project
  • Handle user events with JavaScript
  • Manipulate DOM elements with JavaScript
  • Use forms to retrieve user data with JavaScript
project 4

Debug and Optimize a Photographer's Website

Help your client to appear at the top of Google search results thanks to good SEO and accessibility practices. You will also have to debug certain anomalies in the code.
50 hours supervised
Skills acquired in this project
  • Debug a website with Chrome DevTools
  • Optimize website performance
  • Write an acceptance test plan to test a website
project 5

Create a Property Rental Web Application with React

Implement the front end of Kasa, a housing rental application. Set up components with React and application routes with React Router.
60 hours supervised
Skills acquired in this project
  • Configure React Router to navigate between pages in your application
  • Create a web interface with Sass
  • Create website interface elements using React components
  • Implement CSS animations
  • Initialize an application with Create React App
project 6

Develop the back-end of a book rating website

Create the back-end of a book rating site so that it integrates properly with the front-end. You'll be using Node.js, Express and MongoDB.
60 hours supervised
Skills acquired in this project
  • Implement a logical data model in compliance with regulations
  • Implement CRUD operations
  • Store data securely
project 7

Plan the development of your client's site

Plan each stage of the project to develop a menu creation site for restaurant owners.
40 hours supervised
Skills acquired in this project
  • Break down features into tasks to prepare for development
  • Implement a technology monitoring system
  • Monitor project progress using a project management tool
  • Present the technical solution
  • Write technical specifications for a web project based on the functional requirements
project 8

Create and publish your developer portfolio

Take stock of your skills, prepare your job search and deploy your online portfolio to give visibility to your projects.
30 hours supervised
Skills acquired in this project
  • Deploy a static website online
Développeur Informatique

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 Apr 26, 2024