Front-End Developer

Create website interfaces, styles, and animations like the ones you know and use everyday.

À votre rythme
~ 12 mois


Emploi garanti
sous 6 mois

Diplôme niveau 6 (Bac+3/4)

9 projets professionnalisants


One million computer programming jobs are estimated to be created in the U.S. by 2020 - as well as 700,000 in Europe - thanks to unprecedented growth in the tech sector.

Here 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 one year bachelor’s-level diploma in front-end web development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor. 

What will I do as a front-end developer?

The front-end developer is a fundamental part of any web team, working closely with back-end developers. Whereas the back-end developer focuses on the internal functioning of the application -  the “plumbing” - the front-end developer builds the interface that users see. They are often in charge of:

  • Bringing mock-ups to life in a beautiful and consistent manner
  • Optimizing page loading time
  • Communicating with back-end developers for information exchange across the application
  • Using best practices to structure HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code as components
  • Writing tests to ensure the site’s front-end accounts for all possible uses
  • Ensuring the maintenance and growth of a site’s front-end

Want to deep dive into web development? You can read about it here

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 front-end web developer:

United Kingdom

Beginner: £30,000 - £40,000 

2-5 years: £40,000 - £60,000

5+ years: £60,000 +

United States

Beginner: $40,000 - $60,000

2-5 years: $60,000 - $80,000

5+ years: $80,000 +

What are my job prospects?

This program can prepare you for the following jobs:

  • Front-end developer (5000+ jobs on +
  • JavaScript developer (15000+ jobs on +
  • Front-end engineer (2500+ jobs on +

After a few years of experience, a developer can advance to a position of lead developer, software designer / architect, or technical director / tech lead.

Who is eligible to enroll?

 This program is accessible to all, but here are some recommendations:

  • A high school diploma / GCSE level
  • A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
  • Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam
  • Good internet access

What will I learn?

  • Analyze a project and choose a technical solution
  • Design technical architecture using UML diagrams
  • Create web projects with JavaScript
  • Query a database that uses and stores information
  • Use tools such as jQuery to simplify front-end code
  • Implement unit and integration tests
  • Write project documentation
  • Optimize performance
  • Create responsive interfaces

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 front-end web developer path has nine projects that you’ll need to complete one at a time with the support of your mentor. 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.

Votre diplôme

OpenClassrooms est un établissement privé d'enseignement à distance déclaré au rectorat de l'Académie de Paris, délivrant ses propres diplômes ainsi que ceux d'autres partenaires académiques prestigieux.

A l'issue de votre formation et de la validation de vos compétences par un jury organisé par OpenClassrooms, vous pourrez obtenir le certificat « Front-End Developer ».

Vous pourrez également obtenir ce titre enregistré au Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles*, de niveau 6 (Bac+3/4) sur les cadres français et européen des certifications (European Qualifications Framework), à la condition que vous validiez les pré-requis nécessaires pour accéder à la certification.

Si vous avez des questions à propos de son équivalence pour poursuivre vos études, contactez l'université ou école dans laquelle vous voulez continuer après le diplôme.

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Votre emploi garanti

L'engagement d'OpenClassrooms, c'est un emploi fait pour vous. Garanti.

Avec le parcours "Front-End Developer", formez-vous à un nouveau métier passionnant avec des perspectives d'évolution intéressantes.

Vous trouvez un emploi sous 6 mois suivant votre diplôme ou nous vous remboursons votre parcours !

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Les projets et compétences en détail

projet 1

Learn how to learn!

You're embarking on a great learning journey! Equip yourself with the tools and mentalities you'll need throughout your courses and projects.
Durée10 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Create and update your CV or resume
  • Set clear goals
projet 2

Integrate a WordPress theme for a client

Your new client, a real estate agency in the mountains, needs a website to show the chalets they sell. You'll use WordPress to build their site!
Durée80 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Write documentation destined for non-technical users
  • Select a WordPress theme based on client needs
  • Adapt a WordPress theme to client needs
projet 3

Analyze a client's needs for their film festival

Learn how to translate the needs of a client into a clear, attainable solution!
Durée80 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Write a project brief
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
  • Detail project specifications
  • List functionalities requested by the client
projet 4

Map out a technical solution for the food delivery site ExpressFood

ExpressFood allows people to order their favorite meals and desserts for delivery at home! Help them set up a data structure that ensures no one goes hungry.
Durée100 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Design a database schema
  • Create technical architecture using UML diagrams
  • Use a schema when designing a database
projet 5

Create a quotation generator

You'll build a random quotation generator in order to combine JavaScript programming with algorithms!
Durée110 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Design an algorithm to meet a specification
  • Implement the JavaScript syntax in a program
projet 6

Build a turn-based board game in JavaScript

Let's have some fun by building a creative turn-based game in JavaScript that should include jQuery where it makes life easier.
Durée130 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Implement the jQuery library in a web application
  • Design reusable JavaScript application architecture
  • Develop an object-oriented JavaScript application
projet 7

Launch your own restaurant review site

You've decided to launch your own restaurant review platform. Your goal is to create an easy-to-use, simple service that offers review of restaurants around you!
Durée120 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Develop a full JavaScript application according to a specification
  • Debug an application using DevTools
  • Use an external API in JavaScript
projet 8

Enhance an existing project

In the work world, you're often asked to build upon an existing project. What do you do with the existing code? How can you improve it?
Durée110 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Take over an existing JavaScript project
  • Optimize the performance of a project using DevTools
  • Implement unit and functional tests in a web application
projet 9

Survey the technology landscape

Create your own dashboard to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest tech happenings!
Durée10 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Identify tools and resources for staying up to date with technology
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)

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À votre rythme

300 € par mois

Vos avantages :

  • Un emploi garanti sous 6 mois

  • Un diplôme niveau 6 (Bac+3/4)

  • Une durée de formation flexible

  • Une session individuelle de mentorat hebdomadaire

  • 9 projets professionnalisants

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