<Launch your software
development career
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Learn to code with Northcoders.

We're an in-person, 12 week coding bootcamp based in Manchester with a uniquely Northern culture. If you're into code and have been thinking about doing it as a career, come and join other similarly-minded people on a fun, challenging course that'll get you set for an exciting career in tech.

Next Cohort - March 27th.

<Learn to code in 12 weeks />

Northcoders is the coding bootcamp for those looking to find a software engineering role in the North of England.

Accelerate, our 12-week full-stack software engineering course, is designed to give you all the skills you need to succeed as an entry-level software developer. We teach solid fundamentals through a curriculum based on exciting, cutting-edge technologies.

On the first 9 weeks of the course, you’ll get a very thorough grounding in JavaScript - both on the front-end and the back-end. We’ll then bed down all the fundamentals (and learn a good 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.

<Don't just take our word for it... />

<Recent Northcoders />


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.


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.


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.

<What we're about />

The North

Northern values are at the heart of everything we do. This is a 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).

We value hard work, grit and determination 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.


Northcoders is an inclusive and diverse school where we encourage you to be yourself. Starting off on a career change can be daunting, and so it's incredibly important to us that you feel supported throughout the course. Anyone who joins the Northcoders family as a student will be looked after from the moment they 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.


Just because Accelerate is hard doesn't mean it isn't fun. Why shouldn't it be? Learning to code in many ways is like being a kid again. You're building stuff all the time and there's a certain delight you still get from creating things yourself.

We also like to get together and let our hair down. We have regular nights out - and our past students turn up. That says something about us.

Most of all - when things get tough we lighten things up. We know what it's like to be in your position, and as one of our ex-students said, one thing we're great at is 'reading the room' and judging the collective mood.

<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 women.

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

<The next Accelerate starts 27th of March />

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