Become an e-commerce Specialist and Gain CIW Certification Via Distance Learning

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Home Learning College launches CIW E-Commerce Specialist - a course designed to equip web professionals with the skills to develop effective commercial websites.

Recent Government data shows that the total value of e-commerce in the UK is £408 billion, and is growing about 25 per cent each year

From this month, web development professionals looking to boost their e-commerce skills can do so by distance learning, via a new course from Home Learning College. CIW E-Commerce Specialist covers the key elements of creating and managing effective commercial websites, including site development, marketing and security, and leads to a recognised accreditation.

Home Learning College is an accredited CIW training partner, offering courses across a range of web development disciplines, including Web Foundations and Web Design. CIW E-Commerce Specialist is ideal for anyone with website authoring and development experience, or who has previously completed the foundational course.

CIW accreditations offer value to a broad range of professionals including marketers, internet and IT consultants, web designers and general business consultants. By the end of the E-Commerce Specialist course, students will be able to:

  •     Design and implement commerce-driven websites
  •     Identify customer needs
  •     Monitor customer usage patterns
  •     Determine order processes and service after sales, and consider how e-business solutions can increase sales

All Home Learning College CIW courses are delivered by distance learning and come with two years’ unlimited phone and email support from an expert tutor. Students also have access to the college’s vibrant online learning platform where they can participate in live classes, access digital course materials and take part in forums with tutors and fellow students. Additional study resources are available through CIW Online, the awarding body’s own digital platform which features interactive exercises, flash cards and quizzes.

Students who successfully complete CIW E-Commerce Specialist will be eligible to take the associated exam, resulting in CIW Specialist certification. Additional accreditation can be achieved by completing Web Foundations and CIW Web Design, leading to highly regarded CIW Web Design Professional status.

“Recent Government data shows that the total value of e-commerce in the UK is £408 billion, and is growing about 25 per cent each year, making this country a world leader,” says Dave Snow, Academic Director at Home Learning College. “These figures explain why e-commerce capabilities are in a high demand, and demonstrate the value of gaining accredited skills in this area.

“Our CIW E-Commerce Specialist course develops a comprehensive understanding of current best practice, while teaching practical skills that will be of real value in a commercial environment. The fact that it’s delivered by distance learning allows people to fit their studies around their professional and personal lives, making it easy to gain this high profile certification.”

For more information on Home Learning College’s CIW E-Commerce Specialist course visit

About Home Learning College

Home Learning College is the largest vocational distance learning provider in the UK, and is accredited by the National Union of Students (NUS), allowing its 55,000 students to enjoy the discounts and services available with the NUS Extra Card.

All Home Learning College courses lead to professional CV-enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICB and CIW. Subjects covered include book-keeping, accounting, IT and computing, web design and many more.

Home Learning College students benefit from a dedicated in-house tutoring service and the Virtual Learning Community - an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer networking.

For more information on all courses visit Home Learning College, follow us on Twitter @home_learning or check out student testimonials and other video content on our YouTube channel:

Tor Goldfield
Home Learning College Communications Manager
Tel: 020 8676 6258
Mobile: 07843 335606
Email: tor.goldfield(at)homelearningcollege(dot)com

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