Introducing Northcoders JavaScript Basics Platform

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At Northcoders, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn to code, regardless of their background or previous experience. That's why we created the JavaScript Basics platform. Traditional learning platforms often tailor their teaching methods towards men, creating an unintentional barrier for many aspiring coders. We wanted to change that by creating a platform that is accessible, inclusive, and designed to cater to everyone.

A Flexible and Comprehensive Learning Experience

Our JS Basics platform is designed to be as user-friendly and flexible as possible. We understand that everyone has different schedules and commitments, so our platform learning is entirely online and can be accessed through your Northcoders account. You can go at your own pace, though we recommend dedicating at least an hour each day to make consistent progress. On average, the course takes about 20 hours to complete, which typically spans 2 to 3 weeks.

Bite-Sized Lessons for Effective Learning

The JS Basics platform is divided into several lessons, each broken down into short, manageable sections. This structure means that learning is not overwhelming and allows you to take in information effectively. Each section includes multiple-choice questions and guided coding exercises to make the experience interactive. This approach helps you check your understanding and practice coding in real-time. You'll also learn problem-solving skills by running code and interpreting error messages.

Track Your Progress

To keep you motivated and on track, each lesson on the JS Basics platform displays your progress as a percentage of completion. This feature allows you to see how far you've come and what still needs to be covered. Seeing your progress visually can be incredibly encouraging and helps maintain a steady learning pace.

Practice Challenges

To prepare for your Entry Challenge, there are 20 Practice Challenges on the JS Basics platform. These challenges are designed to mimic the format of the Entry Challenge katas, which are the final part of our application process. By working through these challenges, you'll become familiar with the platform and gain confidence in your coding abilities. The Practice Challenges reinforce the skills and knowledge covered in the JS Basics lessons, ensuring you're well-prepared for the Entry Challenge.

Interactive and Supportive Learning Environment

Learning to code can sometimes feel isolating, but it doesn't have to be. To get support with your learning on our JS Basics platform, we have a Slack community where you can connect with course mates and tutors. Whether you're stuck on a question or just want to discuss concepts, there's always someone available to help. This support network is invaluable for staying motivated and overcoming obstacles.

For more information and to get started on our JS Basics platform, simply apply today.