Get started with coding in a relaxed and supportive environment, with workshops led by the same people who deliver our industry-leading Developer Pathway coding bootcamp.
Our Introduction to Programming course runs from 6pm - 9pm on the first Tuesday and Thursday evenings of the month.
The next available course runs on the 8th and 10th of January.
Tuesday January 8th 18:00 - 21:00
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...
> Data Types
> If this... Then that! Conditional logic
Thursday January 10th 18:00 - 21:00
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
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 The Developer Pathway, but want to make sure Northcoders is right for you first. If you decide to enrol on The Developer Pathway 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 Section 1 and 2 of this free online course before you attend. It'll only take an hour or two, and hopefully you'll find it fun!
Do I have to complete this course to enrol on The Developer Pathway?
> No, absolutely not! We will guide applicants to The Developer Pathway 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.
> 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, and are easy to learn. Of course, if you are serious about building complex websites or becoming a web developer, you'll need to learn programming in-depth anyway, so this will lay the foundations.
Where is the course run?
> It's run from our campus at Federation House in the heart of Manchester. Find out about how to reach us by train, tram, 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.