<Become a software developer
in just 12 weeks />

Next course starts May 8th.

We're an in-person, 12 week coding bootcamp based in Manchester with a uniquely Northern culture. If you're interested in code and have been thinking about choosing it as a career, come and join us - and more people like you - on a fun and challenging course that'll get you fully prepared for an exciting career in tech.

<Learn to code - in just 12 weeks />

Northcoders is the coding bootcamp for people like you, who are looking to launch a software engineering career in the North of England.

Our 12-week full-stack software engineering course, is purpose designed to teach you all the skills you’ll need to succeed as an entry-level software developer and to develop even further. We teach solid fundamentals through a curriculum based on exciting, cutting-edge technologies and we do it in an environment that makes learning fun.

On the first 9 weeks of the course, we’ll give you a thorough grounding in JavaScript - both on the front-end and the back-end. We’ll then bed down all the fundamentals (and teach you a great deal more) working on three 1-week projects, whilst learning a new language - Java.

After graduation, Northcoders provides career development support and connects you with our network of Northern tech employers to ensure that you land your first job as a software developer.

<The next course starts 8th of May />

<Recent Northcoders />

Amanda

Amanda quit her job at a local supermarket just before starting at Northcoders. She had no prior coding experience. She graduated in July 2016 and started as a Junior Developer with a Fin-Tech Company in Manchester in September 2016.

Jonnie

At the age of 19, Jonnie is already a full time software engineer. He was snapped up within days of graduating. Jonnie now codes in C#, even though we taught him to code in JavaScript.

Emily

After graduating from Northcoders in July 2016, Emily spent time perfecting her skills under the careful supervision of the Northcoders tutors. She was hired as a Front End Developer in October 2016 at one of Manchester’s leading digital agencies.

The Lovely Lads!

Just two weeks after graduating, Hibo, Paul, Jack & Stephen won the Co-op Digital challenge at HackManchester - the largest 24 hour coding competition in the North. None of the team members had any experience with software just 4 months earlier.

<What we're about />

We care

Northcoders is a diverse and inclusive school, where we encourage you to be yourself and to grow into an even better “you”. We know that starting off on a career change can be daunting, so it's incredibly important to us that you feel fully supported throughout the course.

When you join Northcoders, you won’t just be a student, you’ll be a part of our family and be treated as such from the moment you walk through our door.

From little things like providing fresh fruit and an endless supply of hot and cold drinks in the classroom, giving you access to our dedicated welfare officer throughout the course, to staying back after hours to help with a particular coding problem, we have your back every step of the way through your coding journey. It’s who we are and it’s how we work.

The North in Northcoders

You’ll find that Northern values are at the heart of everything we do at Northcoders. It’s where we live, where we work and where we play.

The North is a very social part of the world, and so the friendships that begin on the course are, for us, as important as the coding (and we take that very seriously). That’s why we’re very selective about the people we take on. If you get onto the course it means we like you. A lot.

We value hard work, grit, determination and good humour above all else. Time and again we've seen that the people who demonstrate these traits are the people who succeed - and the ones who (rightly) gain the respect of their peers. This is part of the Northern DNA - you either get it or you don't.

We are deeply committed to the North - it's in our blood. Let’s see if it’s in yours too.

We have fun

We won’t deny that Accelerate can be hard work. But that doesn't mean it isn't fun. Why shouldn't it be? Learning to code is in many ways like being a kid again. You're building new stuff all the time and you’ll recapture the delight every kid gets from creating things all by themselves. That’s got to be fun, right?

We also like to get together and let our hair down. We have regular nights out with our current students - and our past students tend to turn up too. We think that says something about us.

Perhaps most importantly - when things get tough we like to lighten things up. We know what it's like to be in your position and, as one of our ex-students told us, we're great at 'reading the room', judging the collective mood and making sure we make it better.

<Women In Tech />

From the outset, Northcoders has been committed to playing our part in getting more women into tech. We granted 9 fully scholarships to women in 2016 - funded by ourselves - and we'll continue to offer #womenintech scholarships in 2017. Tech is the future for the North - and it'd be a pretty bleak one if it didn't involve more women.

Northcoders is offering 2 fully-funded #womenintech scholarship places on our May cohort. You can apply now.

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