Introduction to PHP Language

online short course

R7 760.00

course fees

10 weeks


6-10 hours

effort per week



This course provides foundational insights into the world of a server-side language. PHP, as a base language, allows the student to engage with more complex server-side technologies that would assist in becoming a backend developer.

why should you enrol for this course?

PHP language is a great language to understand and use for anyone who is interested in building dynamic website applications. If you are a beginner or have no expertise in programming language, this course will provide you with a foundational and practical understanding of using this server-side language.

0 | Orientation Module

1 | Introduction to PHP

2 | PHP & Programming Basics

3 | PHP Functions

4 | PHP Control Structures

5 | PHP Arrays

6 | Object Oriented Programming (OOP)


8 | Creating a PHP-driven Website Using Foundation 6

9 | Wrap Up

course video

who should take this course

This course would be beneficial to those wanting to learn a server-based programming language. PHP is a programming language that runs on a server, which employs scripts that consume requests from users or other systems, applies logic where required and produces a customized response for each request. An alternative to this is when the server directly responds to user requests, this can only be achieved through serving static content – content that does not change – such as HTML pages on websites. PHP acts as the middleman between users (or other systems) and servers.

Soletu Mazimela

course author

boasts 15 years of experience in the Information communication technologies sector, having worked for leading multinational companies such as Rocket Internet and Naspers in various disciplines within this sector, from being a developer to managing teams locally and internationally. He is inquisitive and passionate about technology and its impact on the world. He is currently doing his masters in IT at Cape peninsula university of technology.

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 difficult 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 our Subject Matter Experts and infographics
  • Collaborate and interact with your fellow participants via the discussion forum
What you will 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 able 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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