Northcoders Excellence Scholarship for Skills Bootcamps

The Northcoders Skills Bootcamps in Coding are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.

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The Northcoders Excellence Scholarship

The 4th January cohort is the last available date for the fully funded Excellence Scholarships, with bootcamps returning to full price for any cohort after January. Entry Challenges need to be booked in before Friday 10th December to guarantee a place on the bootcamp.

Funded by the National Skills Fund, the programme is open to any adults aged 19 and over who are either in work, self-employed, recently unemployed or returning to work after a break. (The full eligibility criteria can be found further down on this page in the relevant section.) These 13-week courses give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

Skills Bootcamps are designed to help you develop the digital and technical skills that are in demand in your local area. They can even help you fast-track an interview with a local employer and pave the way to securing a better job.

Start date

4th January 2022

Yorkshire, North East, East Midlands & West Midlands

Duration

13 weeks

Mon-Fri (8:30 - 17:00)

Price

£0

£0 Introduction Week
£0 12 Week Bootcamp
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An industry-led experience

Our course is constantly updated to match the skills employers tell us they want, and taught by our experts.

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A career-first approach

Build a portfolio to impress, with seven specialist career sessions led by our Career Development experts.

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Support from the day you apply

We'll help you get started with code for free with unique content to help you navigate your first few weeks. You'll also have access to our online support network with tutors on hand to answer your questions.

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Designed to help you adapt

While we teach in JavaScript, our tutors are experts in a range of languages. We teach in a way that makes learning new languages natural. Three in four Northcoders graduates code in a language other than JavaScript.

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction Week

    Week 1

    We'll begin by helping you build your confidence with JavaScript, laying the 
foundations for you to be able to handle data and create interactivity on websites and apps. We'll also provide you with resources to help you build your HTML and CSS skills.

  • Fundamentals

    weeks 2-4

  • Back End

    weeks 5-7

  • Front End

    weeks 8 - 10

  • Project Phase

    weeks 11 - 13

Course dates

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4th January 2022

Yorkshire, North East, East Midlands & West Midlands

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Eligibility Criteria

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    To qualify for the Scholarship, you must be:

    • Aged 19+
    • Either in work, self-employed, recently unemployed or returning to work after a break

    You must also be a resident of one of the following counties:

    • Yorkshire and the Humber: South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
    • North East: County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear.
    • East Midlands: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
    • West Midlands: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

    If your application is successful, you will join our bootcamp with no fees or hidden costs to pay. 

    Please keep in mind that you will need to have your own laptop in order to complete the course and will need to pass our Entry Challenge as part of the application process.

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"Northcoders was such a wholesome experience for me, from being able to develop a solid foundation in programming to making some amazing friends along the way!"

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"Northcoders was a life changing experience for me, I learnt so much while doing the course, all the staff are such amazing people and are really supportive!"

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High-end Butcher to Software Developer

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"I have been able to count on the help of several people who at all times gave me advice, answered my questions and solved my doubts about interviews or any other related topic."

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Architect to Junior Web Developer

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KhizarPreview: Khizar

"Northcoders was such a wholesome experience for me, from being able to develop a solid foundation in programming to making some amazing friends along the way!"

Khizar

Civil Engineer to Delivery Consultant

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ShekielPreview: Shekiel

"Northcoders was a life changing experience for me, I learnt so much while doing the course, all the staff are such amazing people and are really supportive!"

Shekiel

High-end Butcher to Software Developer

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FAQs

  • What time do your courses run each day?

    Our coding bootcamp runs from 8:30am to 17:00pm, Monday to Friday. We don’t cover any new content after 16:00, to help our students manage other commitments they might have.

  • How many contact hours will I get?

    You'll get a whopping 480 contact hours while you're at Northcoders. That's what you will need to fully prepare you for a career in tech.

  • Will I get a mentor?

    Yes, you will have a dedicated mentor for each part of the course.

  • How much experience do I need?

    None. You can apply to our bootcamps with no prior experience (although you might enjoy getting started prior to application!) If you've never coded before, we will help you get started and help you discover whether it is right for you before you commit to the course, and support you every step of the way.

  • Do I need any qualifications to do this course? 

    No. We're far more interested in what you want to achieve. This course is designed for people from any and all walks of life who are interested in starting a new career in tech, regardless of what you have done before.

  • How do I get a place on the course?

    First, you’ll need to apply. We’ll review your application usually within 48 hours, and decide whether to offer you an Entry Challenge. If you’re successful, we’ll send you our preparation materials. They’re designed to be fun, and are suitable for people who have never coded before. We’ll be there every step of the way to support you and help you decide whether you want to enrol on the coding bootcamp. Finally, to secure your place, you’ll complete our Entry Challenge. It’s relaxed, and you’ll be able to refer to your notes or look things up online. What we’re looking for is your drive to learn to code, and your aptitude for problem-solving. 

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