At The Coders Guild, we're committed to forging partnerships with people and organisations who share our values. Together, we aim to unlock unparalleled success and opportunity for businesses, individuals, and the communities we serve. We believe in equipping the next generation of tech talent with the skills they need to thrive, while creating an inclusive, equitable environment where everyone has a chance to succeed. Through collaboration, education, and innovation, we strive to be the catalyst for positive change, elevating digital, technical, and vocational training to new heights.
Industry-Led, Community-Driven: Our Dual Commitment
When we say we're 'Industry-Led,' we mean that every training programme we offer is meticulously designed to meet genuine industry needs. All our courses are crafted, taught, and regularly updated by professionals who are actively working in the field. This ensures that our training doesn't just look good on paper—it equips you with the practical skills you'll actually use on the job.
Being 'Community-Driven' is about more than just providing excellent training. It means that we strive to deliver tangible value back to the communities we're a part of—whether those communities are defined by location, demographic, or technical speciality. Our goal is to make a meaningful difference, not just in individual careers, but in entire communities, empowering them through education and opportunity.
Our Journey: From Humble Beginnings to Industry Pioneers
The Genesis: A Hobby Project That Grew Legs
The Coders Guild started as a passion project that quickly outgrew its humble beginnings. In 2012, we broke new ground by launching the UK’s first-ever industry-led digital apprenticeship scheme.
We helped create the UK’s national standards
After two successful deliveries the team was asked to join the Tech Partnership’s trailblazer pilot scheme, which led to the creation of the new National Apprenticeship Standards in Software Development, to which all registered providers must now adhere.
A Dream Team Assembles
Our founder, Crispin Read, gathered an extraordinary team comprising developers, business owners, community leaders, and training experts. United by a common goal, we crafted an apprenticeship programme with a keen focus on inclusion. Our aim was to democratise opportunities and enhance diversity in the digital sectors.
Shaping National Standards
After the successful completion of two apprenticeship cohorts, we were invited to join the Tech Partnership's trailblazer pilot scheme. This pivotal involvement led to the creation of the new National Apprenticeship Standards in Software Development. These are the standards that all registered providers in the UK must now follow, and we're proud to have played a role in their formulation.
We serve a diverse range of clients, from micro startups to multinational corporations. No matter your size, you can expect the same level of dedication and support from us. We're committed to making apprenticeships the default pathway for learning essential digital skills, and SMEs play an integral role in this mission.
Expanding Our Offering
Today, we deliver 'best-in-class', industry-led training and coaching for both Continuing Professional Development and Digital Apprenticeships. Our portfolio covers both technical and foundational digital skills, and we're proud to offer these services on a national scale.
Our Connections and Partnerships
CrispinFounder & Director
Crispin heads up the mastermind team who are on mission to make high quality digital skills training and tech education equally accessible to every person and every business.
HelenLead for Employment & Skills
Helen builds valuable collaborations with all the right organisations - from local authorities to global charities and everything in between.
AlisonHead of Operations
Alison plays a key role in ensuring that we continuously improves the quality of our service to all stakeholders including clients, learners and staff.
ShelleyHead of Apprenticeships
Shelley conducts regular progress reviews for all our apprenticeships, whilst maintaining industry standards and compliance.
FrancescaLearner Progressions Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Frankie ensures our learners progress from their courses through excellent careers advice and guidance. Frankie is also on hand to conduct pastoral support and keep our learners safe
RaneemTechnical Trainer & Coach
Raneem, joined The Coders Guild as a seasoned Technical Trainer/Coach, bringing over 8 years of industry experience, having excelled in roles as a software engineer, solution architect, and technical trainer. With a keen interest in staying at the forefront of technology trends, she's also a blockchain professional.
SteveSoftware Development Coach
Steve reviews and updates our course materials for the Software Development Apprenticeship and our Bootcamps.
MarkLead Assessor (Apprenticeships)
Mark conducts the regular progress reviews for all our apprenticeships whilst maintaining industry standards and compliance.
DanQuality & Compliance Officer
Dan underpins all quality assurance improvement and compliance activity in The Coders Guild, focusing on streamlining of processes and procedures.
Liv provides a professional and efficient administration support to the team, to ensure the smooth running of The Coders Guild.
Let's Shape the Future, Together
Are you passionate about the impact of digital skills training? Whether you have course ideas, are an employer looking to hire apprentices or upskill your team, or represent a third-sector or grassroots organisation eager for partnership, we want to hear from you. Join us in revolutionising vocational training and delivering meaningful social impact.Speak to us today
No one knows the landscape better
We have been revolutionising the way modern technical vocations are learned since 2012! Our course directory covers a variety of digital areas, from web development to project management. We deliver professional tech apprenticeships in Leeds and all over the UK, and we're one of the UK's leading providers of digital skills courses and bootcamps.
Digital skills billable within weeks
We know learning on the job is the best way to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Our apprentices are confidently applying their skills to real-world projects in a matter of weeks.
Devised and delivered by industry experts
All our courses are devised and delivered by industry professionals; many of them experts in their field. All our web training courses and bootcamps are designed to help you acquire the perfect skills to boost your professional growth in your industry or to find new job opportunities.
Let us train your team with the digital skills they need!
Our Available Apprenticeships & Digital Courses
Kick-start your new career with proper training and support from industry experts. Check out our course directory. Our expertise covers a range of training options, such as coding bootcamps, courses in user experience design, and junior web development apprenticeships. We also offer workshops and immersive courses to meet all needs. Whether you're looking for a short course, a full-immersive experience or a digital skill apprenticeship, we have the perfect options to broaden your skillset and boost your job prospects.Apply for an apprenticeship!
Meet our Trainers!
GarethTrainer & Technical Coach
Gareth oversees all our training to ensure our industry-led curriculum is always evolving to stay ahead of the curve.
Kelly is an eager and passionate individual keen to develop the next generation of software testers.
AlexandraDigital Marketing Expert
With nearly a decade of experience in the tech sector, a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Telecommunications and Internet Engineering and a Masters in Digital Communications Systems. There are few who are more equipped to teach the next generation of tech and digital hopefuls.
HelenaUX & Service Design Consultant
Highly experienced UX, CX and service design consultant, with over a decade of experience in the UX field.
KiruthikaHead of Quality Assurance
Kiruthika is an accomplished software tester, with over 15 years of experience, who is demonstrably passionate about testing and coaching. She loves engaging with the communities, speaking at conferences and getting involved in hands-on testing workshops
Having done our Software Development Apprenticeship, Rayaa is in the perfect position to guide you on the journey to becoming the developer you want to be! Rayaa currently works as a full stack Software Engineer!
Sarah is an experienced IT professional who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Her career started in operations and progressed through application programming, systems analysis, project and account management. Her experience includes digital platforms (Web & Mobile Apps), business systems and product development, waterfall and agile methodologies and ISO27001.
SumanLead Test Architect
Suman is an award-wining Test Architect with a passion for improvement in quality processes and is a strong believer in Test Automation, with over a decade of experience. She is a mentor and coach at work and within the wider testing community.
Justin is passionate about implementing user-friendly applications with simple functionality but with a big impact on productivity and accuracy all supported by 23 years of experience in industry. Justin has made a big impact with us in his time as a trainer!
Meet our Governors!
Roxy AllenTalent Development Manager
As a forward-thinking and naturally curious people professional and leader, Roxy brings a wealth of experience and qualifications to the table. Roxy has specialised in HR and Talent Development across diverse industries, including Tech, Construction, Engineering, and the Public sector. Roxy's Human-Centered problem-solving techniques and agility aligns itself brilliantly with the values we hold dear at The Coders Guild, and we are delighted to have her on board.
Matt WardNed, Chair, Business Builder and Innovator
With years of experience in the tech industry in Leeds, Matt has a real steer on the needs of industry both for the here and now and the future. His assistance and knowledge is vital to our curriculums and courses.
As experts in devising and providing technical and digital training we also provide consultancy and contract services as well as CPD events for developers and testers.
Boost your success and retention rates by subcontracting technical apprenticeship training with us.
We can devise, deliver and monitor the training your team needs - classroom, remote, online or 1-1.
CPD and Coaching
Training events and mentoring to upskill your team in the areas they need.