An introduction to FTP

Learn the basics of moving files from a local computer to a remote location.

This tutorial provides an overview of FTP and teaches how to organise files and folder structures for web sites and setting file permissions on a web server.

Introduction to FTP Workshops

Course Overview

If you are managing a website or want a career in web development you will need to know how to upload files from your local computer to a remote web server. This practical beginners workshop will help you understand file transfer protocol (ftp), software to use and how to upload a website.

This workshop seeks to provide a basic understanding of FTP. It is aimed at complete beginners to and seeks to encourage progression into further study.

Audience: Beginner website owners, Junior web designers, Junior front-end web developers.

Skill Level: Beginner - Easy

Duration: 1 x Day (6 hours)

Class size: Courses limited to maximum of 8 persons.

What you will learn

The aim of the workshop is to equip you with the knowledge and tools to understand FTP and transfer files for a website to a remote location. It is a practical course with examples, activities and plenty of guidance to help you.

At the end of the workshop, participants will:
  • have a basic understanding of file transfer protocol.
  • have an overview of different FTP software and methods.
  • have a basic understanding of file and folder (CHMOD) permissions.
  • have a basic understanding of how to upload a website using FTP.

Module 1A. Introducing FTP

  • What is FTP
  • Why we need FTP

This module covers some background information and introduces why FTP is needed. It is explained in plain English with minimal technical jargon.

Module 1B. Working with FTP

  • FTP software
  • Connecting to an FTP server
  • using FTP software
  • using a web browser

This module covers some common FTP tools used to connect to a remote server. It is explained in plain English with minimal technical jargon.

Module 1C. Files and Folders

  • Organising Directories
  • File Permissions
  • File Transfer

This module covers some uploading and organising files using FTP. It is explained in plain English with minimal technical jargon.

Available delivery methods for this workshop


FTP Beginners Training Workshop duration 6 hours
Weekday cost £295.00 per person
Available locations: Birkenhead Studio (Wirral), Remote or Your Premises*

Evening and weekend cost £375.00 per person
Available locations: Birkenhead Studio (Wirral) or Remote only

Full payment is payable at the time of booking. No refund will be given if you cancel your course less than 14 days before your course date.
*Within 30 miles of CH41 5DL. Outside this area travelling time and expenses apply.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class.

You will need:
  • Laptop Computer
  • Pen and A4 Notepad
Online Learning

You will have access to the online campus for this course after attending the workshop.

Where to go from here:

Course Tutors

Jim Barrington

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Digital Business, e-Commerce
Jim Barrington has specialist expertise in helping entrepreneurs with business planning and start-up, strategy, web development, digital business development. digital transformation and eCommerce.