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Our in-person, two-evening course for beginners

We're not running this course right now, but you can still learn to code with us. Looking for our remote coding bootcamp? It's here!


Six hours over
two evenings






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Every Coder Starts Somewhere...

Get started with coding in a relaxed and supportive environment at our evening coding courses in Manchester and Leeds, with workshops led by the same people who deliver our industry-leading Manchester and Leeds coding bootcamps.

Our Introduction to Programming courses runs from 6pm - 9pm over two weekday evening sessions.

Session 1

Build your own computer game! We'll introduce you to your first programming concepts over some pizza, and help you tie them together to make an interactive game. We'll cover...

> What is JavaScript?

> Data Types

> If this... Then that! Conditional logic

Session 2

Harness the power of your computer! We'll delve into bulk operations and some core principles that professional programmers use every single day. We'll cover...

> Objects and arrays

> Iterating through data using loops

> A primer on functions

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Central Manchester

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Central Leeds

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Your Questions Answered

Who is Introduction to Programming for?

> Introduction to Programming is for anyone who wants to get started with coding.

> This course is also perfect for you if you are interested in applying for our coding bootcamps in Manchester or Leeds, but want to make sure Northcoders is right for you first. If you decide to enrol on one of our coding bootcamps afterwards, you'll receive a £100 discount.

What happens during the course?

> The course is delivered as a mixture of short tutor-led sessions and project-based workshops, which you'll complete both by yourself and in pairs. Our tutors will introduce new concepts, and then you'll have the chance to put them into practice and explore the ideas you've just covered.

I'm an absolute beginner. Is this for me?

> Yes, but in order to get the most out of the course we highly recommend completing at least the first 20 or so lessons of this free online course before you attend. It'll only take around an hour, and hopefully you'll find it fun!

Do I have to complete this course to enrol on a Northcoders coding bootcamp?

> No, absolutely not! We will guide applicants to our coding bootcamps through the basics, and help you get started. However, if you want to try out Northcoders before you apply, this is a great way to do so.

Why do you teach JavaScript?

> Because it's fun, accessible for beginners, runs everywhere and is in-demand with Northern employers! Find out more here.

Will I learn how to build a website?

> No - this is a course about programming, rather than websites. The languages which create the structure and style of websites (HTML and CSS) aren't programming languages. Of course, if you are serious about building complex websites or becoming a web developer, you'll need to learn all of these in-depth anyway, so this will lay the foundations.

Where is the course run?

> In Manchester, it's run from our campus at Manchester Technology Centre. Find out about how to reach us by train, tram, car or on foot here.

> In Leeds, it's run from our space at Platform, right next to Leeds Train Station. Find out about how to reach us by train, car or on foot here.

Is food provided?

> Yes! We provide pizza and soft drinks, and always provide vegetarian and vegan options. Remember to tell us about your dietary requirements when you buy your ticket!

Do I need my own laptop?

> Yes, you will need to bring your own laptop along.

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