Northcoders launches new, part-time coding bootcamp to drive tech career accessibility

04/04/2024
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NORTHCODERS, a market leader in technology training in the UK which operates in Scotland, is launching a brand new part-time B2C software development bootcamp that aims to make careers in tech even more accessible and to increase the number of people from different backgrounds taking its courses.

The virtual course will launch on 15 July 2024, and has been created in response to demand for alternative structures, carefully tailored for those who are unable to study full-time due to their professional and personal commitments.

The part-time bootcamp, with the same award-winning and industry-recognised approach as Northcoders’ full-time equivalent, is designed to equip aspiring developers with the full stack software development skills needed to launch successful coding careers. The curriculum covers both front-end and back-end coding and has a special emphasis on web application development.

Spanning 30 weeks, the programme requires a minimum of 3.5 hours of contact time and eight hours of self-study each week. Live lectures and seminars are scheduled twice a week, with lectures being recorded for those who cannot attend in real-time.

This flexible learning schedule ensures it is feasible to learn to code around family or employment commitments, particularly accessible for those who are not able to terminate existing contracts before training for their new career of choice. This reflects Northcoders’ dedication to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

A significant emphasis is also on collaborative learning. Through study groups, students will benefit from one-on-one mentoring sessions as well as specific debugging support to help them navigate coding challenges. This approach will ensure that students not only learn coding but also develop problem-solving skills that are essential in the tech industry.

Chris Hill, CEO of Northcoders, said: “We are acutely aware of the constraints that employment, childcare, and caregiving responsibilities can place on our students, so we have deliberately structured our part-time bootcamp to be as accommodating as possible.

“Not only is this in line with the Group’s strategy to address the nation’s widening digital skills, but it embodies our commitment to inclusivity and flexibility, ensuring that anyone who is interested in the opportunity to work in the ever-growing UK technology market can pursue their ambitions, regardless of their schedule or background.”

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