Introduction to JavaScript

online short course

R7 200.00 R5 400.00

course fees

10 weeks


6-8 hours

effort per week



JavaScript is one of the most flexible programming languages. It enables dynamic web page behaviour, including this course page. This course will introduce you to JavaScript as a front-end development language. You will be introduced to programming concepts and structures that work in JavaScript as well as most other programming languages.

why should you enrol for this course?

JavaScript is a key component of front-end development and one of the most popular languages in the world. Learning JavaScript will enable you to add many of the interactive features that most users expect from applications. This course will give you a good grounding in the basics of JavaScript.

0 | Orientation Module

1 | What is JavaScript?

2 | JavaScript Variable and Constraints

3 | Strings, Numbers and Booleans

4 | JavaScript Operators, Arithmetic and Assignments

5 | Conditional Statements: IF and SWITCH

6 | JavaScript Loops

7 | The Array Data Structure

8 | JavaScript Functions

9 | Wrap Up

course video

John Brand

course author

John Brand has a background in various technical fields such as electronics, technical consulting, network management, marketing and visual design. Currently, John works as a User Experience (UX) Designer at BNRY Digital, where he works with various types of front-end and back-end developers.

As a kid, John started programming in BASIC on his ZX Spectrum computer. As the internet evolved, John quickly taught himself new technologies of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Over time, John gained broad experience in various front-end JavaScript libraries and also a few back-end server-side languages. John also keeps up to date with various web technologies and languages.

Online Course Facilitator

This online short learning programme will be facilitated by an industry subject matter expert, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge throughout the programme. Your Online Course Facilitator will contribute to Discussion Forums and provide you with in-depth feedback on all your assessments.

What will you need?
Basic requirements To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word. Please note: Google and YouTube may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
How will you learn?
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
  • Work through all your interactive course notes
  • Review supplementary resources
  • Apply what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts and infographics
  • Collaborate and interact with your fellow participants via the discussion forum
What will you gain?
On the successful completion of this short learning programme, you will get the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our Online Campus. All your course assessments and submissions will be available to you in your course handbook. Your course handbook will be made available once you commence your short learning programme. Your Certificate of Competence will be issued in your registered name and couriered to you at no additional cost.
Academic and Technical Support
With the freedom that online education brings, Damelin Future Studies students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our mind. Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

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