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Empower Your SME with Cutting-Edge Tech Skills

Enhance your team’s capabilities with government-funded tech training. Book a free consultation today and discover how our bespoke training plans can upskill your team and boost productivity.

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Welcome to The Coders Guild

In today's fast-paced business environment, staying ahead of the curve is essential. At The Coders Guild, we specialise in transforming your team’s potential through expert-led, government-funded tech training. Whether you're looking to upskill your existing team or onboard new talent, our tailored training plans ensure your business thrives.

Why Upskill Your Team?

Investing in your team's development isn't just about new skills—it's about driving your business forward. By accessing government funding, you can:

  • Enhance productivity and efficiency.
  • Boost employee morale and retention.
  • Increase your team’s billable rate with advanced tech skills.
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Our Approach to Training

At The Coders Guild, we understand that every business is unique. Our bespoke training plans are tailored to align with your specific needs, systems, and tools, ensuring maximum relevance and impact.

  • Customised Learning Journeys: Training programs designed to fit your business processes and technologies.
  • Industry-Led Curriculum: Courses crafted by professionals actively working in the field.
  • Practical Skills Application: Focused on real-world application and immediate relevance.
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Featured Courses and Apprenticeships

Explore our range of training programs designed to meet the evolving needs of the tech industry:

Full-Stack Web/App Developer Training

Strategic DevOps Engineering for Efficient Deployment

Mastering Digital Product Dynamics

Digital Accessibility Mastery for Inclusive Tech

Agile Project Management: Mastering Tech & Digital Projects

Cyber Security Engineer

Data Engineering Mastery

Transforming Data into Decisions

Excellence in Modern Software Testing

Certified Cloud Specialist - AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud

Meet the Trainers

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Gareth Midwood

Founder - Digital Nature

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Raneem Rashid

Technical Trainer & Coach

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Steve Marks

Software Development Coach

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Kelly Kenyon

Software Tester at Glean

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Alexandra Barrett

AI Digital Marketing Strategist

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Helena Hill

UX Consultant/Founder of My Airport AI

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Kiruthika Ganesan

Head of Quality Assurance at Deko

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Rayaa Ghirri

Software Engineer - Goldsmiths

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Sarah Cullen

Agile Coach and Project Implementation Specialist

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Suman Bala

Lead Test Architect at easyJet

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Justin Heath

Full Stack JS at Humans Not Robots

Success Stories

See how our training has transformed businesses

Sam from Brand Ambition Leeds credits The Coders Guild with transforming his team
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"Partnering with The Coders Guild has not only upskilled our team but ingrained a culture of innovation and agility in our operations. Our turnover increased significantly thanks to their funded training programs."

Sam, Brand Ambition

Getting Started

Ready to transform your team? Follow these simple steps:

get in touch

1. Get in Touch

Use our chat feature or fill out the contact form.

schedule a consultation (BELOW)

2. Schedule a Consulatation

Book your free consultancy session

Receive Your Training Plan

3. Receive Your Training Plan

We'll handle the paperwork and setup.

Start training with The Coders Guild

4. Start Training

Begin your tailored training program and watch your business grow.

Book Your Free Consultancy

Take advantage of our limited-time offer: three free consultancy sessions per week for the next six weeks. Book a 45-minute session with Crispin Read, our founder and CEO, to discover how your SME can benefit from government-funded training.

  • Get a Personalized Skills Gap Analysis
  • Discover Available Funding Opportunities
  • Receive a Customized Training Plan

FAQs

As an employer looking at Apprenticeships, you may have questions around the Apprenticeship Levy.

We offer a variety of training programs to suit your needs:
- Workshops: One and two-day intensive sessions.
- Short Courses: Spanning a few weeks for focused learning.
- Skills Boot Camps: Comprehensive three-month training.
- Apprenticeship Training: Long-term, in-depth programs.
All our training is part-time and delivered remotely to minimize resource strain and provide immediate benefits. Our programs encompass technical skills, soft skills, and professional development, ensuring well-rounded employee growth.

Our training is supported by multiple funding sources:
- Local Mayoral Authorities & Devolved Powers
- Government Funding
- Apprenticeships: Funded through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) via apprenticeship levy funds.
- Adult Education Budget (AEB)
- Skills Boot Camps: Dedicated funding.
We handle all the administrative tasks, minimizing the burden on your business. Learn more about funding apprenticeships for your current staff.

Generally, participants must be UK residents with the right to live and work here. Specific criteria may vary by funding source. If your business operates in the UK and your employees meet these residency requirements, they are likely eligible. We navigate the criteria to match your needs.

It's easy! Choose a convenient time using our online booking form and provide some basic information about your business. During the 45-minute session, we’ll discuss your requirements and how our training can benefit you, including funding opportunities. This helps us tailor a development plan for your team.

Our training stands out because it's industry-led, current, and highly relevant. Programs are designed and delivered by professionals actively working in their fields. We customize training to align with your business’s tools, processes, and needs, ensuring practical and applicable learning that includes leadership and communication skills.

Most of our training is online, combining group sessions with one-on-one support. Some programs, like apprenticeships, include in-person workshops. Our flexible schedules are designed to fit around your business needs, offering both formal and instructor-led training.

Absolutely. Our bespoke training aligns with your business’s tools, processes, and goals. We ensure the training is directly applicable to your team’s daily tasks, enhancing specific and future skill sets.

Upskilling your team increases their billable worth, boosts morale, reduces attrition, and fosters a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing. It enhances efficiency and engagement, contributing significantly to your business's success. Upskilled employees bring additional skills and cost savings to your company.

We offer extensive support including pastoral care, CPD monitoring, and regular progress reviews. Our alumni network on Slack and LinkedIn ensures ongoing engagement and resources, supporting personal development and professional growth even after training ends.

Start with our skills gap analysis consultancy. We assess your team's needs and recommend appropriate courses. Our thorough Information, Advice, and Guidance (IAG) process ensures the right people are on the right courses, matching skill levels and development plans.

Our instructors are senior industry professionals with extensive real-world experience. They bring practical and current expertise to their teaching, focusing on both technical and leadership development.

With over a decade of experience, we streamline the administrative process to minimize the workload for your business. We gather necessary information, complete forms, and ensure compliance with all requirements, handling most of the paperwork on your behalf.

We gather feedback at the end of every session from trainers, employers, and participants. Our continuous improvement process ensures that all training stays current and effective, with adjustments made based on regular feedback.

Yes, we specialize in making our training accessible to SMEs. Smaller firms often see immediate ROI from upskilling their teams. We provide support to reduce administrative burdens, making it easier for companies without dedicated HR departments.

Enrollment typically involves filling out an initial form, followed by a meeting to confirm details, and signing the necessary paperwork. The specific process can vary depending on the funding requirements, but we guide you through each step to ensure smooth enrollment.

While the levy is set at 0.5% of an employer’s gross annual pay bill, employers have an allowance of £15,000. So if an employer has a pay bill of £10 million, they will end up paying an annual fee of: £10 million x 0.5% - £15,000 = £35,000 The levy allowance operates on a monthly basis and accumulates throughout the year. This means you have an allowance of £1,250 a month. Any unused allowance is carried from one month to the next. The total levy amount is collected monthly by HMRC, and the funding is then made available to employers via a digital account, through which they can pay for training for apprentices. If an employer does not spend their entire levy amount on apprenticeships, then the unspent portion will be made available to other employers to spend on apprenticeships. If you are part of a group of employers, you must decide what proportion of the levy allowance each employer in the group will be entitled to. This decision must be taken at the beginning of the tax year and will be fixed for that tax year. Each employer will then calculate what they have to pay through the same processes set out above, but using their portion of the £15,000 allowance. Any apprenticeship levy payment to HMRC is an allowable deduction for Corporation Tax purposes. Your pay bill will be based on the total amount of earnings subject to National Insurance Contributions. Essentially, any person who is on your payroll and paid through PAYE is included in your pay bill. Earnings include any remuneration or profit coming from employment, such as pay, bonuses, commissions, and pension contributions that you pay National Insurance on.

The government will apply a 10% top-up to your levy account for spending on apprenticeship training in England. They apply the top-up monthly, at the same time the funds enter your digital account. So for every £1 that enters your digital account to spend on apprenticeship training, you will get £1.10. Funds (including top-ups) expire 24 months after they enter your digital account unless you spend them on apprenticeship training.

Some employers paying the levy may find that the funds in their digital account aren’t enough to cover the full cost of training all the apprentices they want to employ. In order to support further apprenticeship delivery, the government will contribute 90% of the total costs of the additional delivery.

If you do not pay the levy, you won’t need to use the digital apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment until at least 2019. Currently, you can choose the training you’d like your apprentices to receive and an approved training provider to deliver it, and a price is then agreed with that provider. The government will make a contribution of 90% to the cost of this training.

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