Who is this for?
What will you get?
Those seeking their first position as a developer will produce a portfolio of work to help them with employment opportunities.
This portfolio will provide learners with the opportunity to showcase themselves as someone with the potential to become a valuable asset to a web/app/software development team. Not only will they be able demonstrate code proficiency but also an understanding of key tools and processes such as version control and deployment.
The course contents are the key skills needed and valued by coding teams. These are derived from a consensus from team leaders and employers from a wide variety of teams and companies. All sessions are devised, reviewed and delivered by professionals from the software development industry and are under constant review and improvement to ensure they are as relevant and current as possible.
You'll learn all the necessary fundamentals in user experience, customer experience, accessibility, and usability. We will also cover research, planning, testing, and measurement.
What’s in the course?
- Using pseudocode to break problems down and structure problem solving.
- The importance of semantic markup and Accessibility.
- Communication - specifically within a tech team setting.
- Source control with Git - best practice and common workflow.
This course generally runs over 12 weeks in half day sessions. These are delivered remotely with the option to attend outside of working hours, so it is easy to fit around your existing commitments.
These sessions are supplemented with additional guided but self led learning, shorter ‘lunch-and-learn’ sessions on key skills and knowledge as well as ad hoc 1-1 support and coaching.
We have been working on solutions to technical vocational training since 2012 and no one has a better understanding than us of key motivators for employers, when looking to hire or promote junior / apprentice developers. Everyone In software development is self taught to a certain extent and most people hiring (or influencing the hire) are unlikely to have come through formal education in computer science.
In this career we never stop learning - an appetite for learning and self teaching and a clear interest in the job are the most important things we can show. This course is designed to help you showcase these traits with real code examples and an understanding of the tools of the trade and working best practice.
This course is not for absolute beginners - you will need a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.
You do not need any formal qualifications, we are looking for aptitude and enthusiasm - if you have been teaching yourself to code and want to succeed in this business, that will be enough for us.