School of Code Bootcamp

Applications are now open for the School of Code’s FREE Skills Bootcamp in Software Development!

School of Code Bootcamp

The School of Code are giving people interested in learning full-stack web development the opportunity to apply for a FREE intensive online coding course.

The School of Code Bootcamp is a free, 16 week, online intensive web development course open to applicants of all backgrounds. The School of Code is on a mission to help give everyone a route into technology, and teach them the skills they need to leap into the industry.

Who can apply?

Anyone over 19 years old, living in England can apply. No qualifications or previous experience required. You don’t even need to have seen a line of code before! All you need is the desire to learn and a love of problem solving.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you will be specialised in full-stack JavaScript development. You will be fully trained in the industry best practices and standards and have learned the fundamentals of programming and how to work in a high performance tech team.

Will they help me get a job?

The School of Code will help you to get a foothold in the tech industry as not only is the course free, but they are also committed to helping place you into jobs – they bring the companies to you!

On top of creating software to solve real-world problems, you’ll receive training to be confident and job-ready.

Apply now!

The course is full-time, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, for 16 weeks.

APPLY HERE

School of Code Mentor

Calling all developers, the School of Code needs YOU!

School of Code Mentor

Are you passionate about tech? Do you want to get involved in helping to shape, and inspire, your region’s next generation of coders? Yes! Then School of Code need you.

School of Code are launching their free software developer bootcamp across the country on 15 November 2021 and  are looking for 192 mentors, (yes that did say 192!),  to help them make a massive impact.

They will be taking a group of people from all walks of life through their free, life-changing, intensive course and turning them into something special…Job ready junior developers.

School of Code are looking for mentors, both veteran and brand new, to volunteer 30 minutes per week, to support them as they navigate their first steps into the world of tech!

As a SoC Mentor you’ll get to share your knowledge, get the buzz of making a positive difference and it doesn’t look too shabby on your CV either.  If this would be your first time volunteering as a mentor, fear not as you will be supported every step of the way.

The November bootcamps will cover the following areas – North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, London and South East.

To get involved,  register below and start your School of Code mentoring journey today!

REGISTER HERE

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There are no prerequisites to apply and no previous experience required – those applying for the course don’t even need to have seen a line of code before.

School of Code takes a learner from beginner to software developer in just 16 weeks before helping them find their first role in tech.

Already this year, during the pandemic lockdowns, they have successfully helped 62 people go from zero to programmer and started their professional tech careers.

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School of Code

School of Code is expanding it’s free Skills Bootcamp to people across England

School of Code

The School of Code is taking its ground-breaking, free coding bootcamps across the country.

Starting on 15th November 2021, the Skills Bootcamp in software development will be full-time, intensive, and 100 per cent FREE to residents in five English regions – the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, London and the South East.

This expansion is in partnership with the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.

School of Code - Cohort 2

There are no prerequisites to apply and no previous experience required – those applying for the course don’t even need to have seen a line of code before.

School of Code takes a learner from beginner to software developer in just 16 weeks before helping them find their first role in tech.

Already this year, during the pandemic lockdowns, they have successfully helped 62 people go from zero to programmer and started their professional tech careers.

The course prides itself on being open to anyone, with diversity in each cohort, a 50:50 gender split and an age-range of 18-60. The School of Code has helped former teachers, return to work parents, school leavers, refugees, bakers, unemployed people, barbers, retail assistants, musicians, artists, air hostesses, beauticians, personal trainers, PhDs, probation officers, health and hospitality workers all learn how to code and change their career paths. Previous graduates have successfully secured roles at employer partners including The Economist, Bravissimo, Santander, Gymshark, Wise, and many more.

They are looking to help 192 people across the country start new careers by April 2022.

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Speaking about the announcement, Dr Chris Meah, Founder of the School of Code said, “Technology will be the engine of recovery for the country, but we need to make sure everyone is on board to benefit.”

“At the School of Code we are free and open to everyone to remove barriers for people.”

“Our mission is to help more and different types of people take advantage of the opportunities technology gives, and to future proof their skills and career.”

“We believe talent can come from anywhere. Money shouldn’t be a barrier to accessing life-changing educational opportunities.”

“That’s why we provide a free route taking people from knowing nothing about technology to becoming world-class tech talent, and partner with employers to help land people into jobs and make our new model of education sustainable.”

“Skills Bootcamps offer a short, intensive, immersive and transformational learning sprint to a new career.”

“The experience helps to change lives and power growth by giving participants the right skills to be immediately useful to employers on day one.”

“But crucially our bootcampers also learn how to learn.”

APPLY HERE
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School of Code launches a new part-time bootcamp to transform lives and diversify tech

School of Code Bootcamp

School of Code has launched a new part-time bootcamp to help transform lives and diversify tech during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the UK’s workforce by necessitating a widespread transition to remote working. Alongside this, 2020 highlighted the need for diversity and representation across the UK’s Tech sector; only five per cent of technology leaders identify as female, and only five per cent of the UK’s Tech talent identify as coming from a BAME background.

School of Code is on a mission to get more and different types of people into Tech. They are closing the digital skills gap by turning diverse cohorts of people into work-ready full stack developers suited to remote, Agile teams. The bonus: It’s free to attend. Funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority, corporate sponsors, and employer partners levels the playing field and eliminates barriers to entry.

The new bootcamp will offer 40 people across the West Midlands the opportunity to gain coding skills on a flexible basis whilst accommodating their existing employment, business or caring commitments. Independent and peer learning throughout the week will accompany set class times on Wednesday evenings and every other Saturday. Like previous bootcamps, learners will take part in two real-world projects that will allow them to showcase their new technical skill set. By offering this versatility in the learning experience, School of Code hopes to widen participation in the tech sector across all socio-economic groups.

This proven model has seen 85% of previous bootcamp cohorts successfully placed into digital roles throughout the UK. Whether they started the course as a paleontologist or a classical guitarist with  no tech experience, they have all learned the technical, problem solving, and creative skills required to join high-performing tech teams and make an impact immediately.

Speaking about the bootcamp, Chris Meah, CEO of School of Code, said, “Technology will be the engine of recovery for the country, but we need to make sure everyone is on board to benefit."

"At the School of Code we are open to everyone to help more and different types of people take advantage of the opportunities technology gives, and to future proof their skills and career."

"Bootcamps offer a short, intensive and transformational learning sprint to a new career."

"We change people’s lives by taking them through a transformational, team-based journey giving participants the right skills to be immediately useful to employers on day one."

"But crucially our bootcampers also learn how to learn.“

To find out more information or apply for the bootcamp, click here.


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