Front End Developer

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What is a Front End Developer

You'll be responsible for understanding and implementing the code behind a website or app on the parts of the website that you see, known as the ‘front-end’. A Front-End Developer ensures that the site is appealing and easy to read and use.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Working with designers to ensure that all webpages are eye-catching and attractive.
  • Developing responsive websites that function properly across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.
  • Creating interactive site elements such as buttons or contact forms.

Getting in and Qualifications

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Useful subjects can include:

  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Art

Another option to prepare for a career as a developer  is a Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development in S5/6.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.

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There are a range of relevant courses for a career as a Front-End Developer.

Front-End Developers have a wide range of coding and design skills. They understand coding languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Further education can also be valuable for a Front-End Developer. Studying coursers such as Web Development or Software Engineering can help prepare you for your career.

A Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Development can also help you get the skills and experience you need.