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NHS Digital appoints Northcoders as its onboarding academy partner

NHS Digital appoints Northcoders as its onboarding academy partnerPreview: NHS Digital appoints Northcoders as its onboarding academy partner

This is the second year that Northcoders has partnered with NHS Digital. In 2021, 18 graduates took part. The programme will be delivered remotely and in-person at Northcoders’ Leeds campus which is located at West One on Wellington Street in the city centre.


The curriculum will start with an initial preparation week which will be followed by an introduction to programming that will cover HTML, CSS, building web pages, interfaces, starting a portfolio, JavaScript and writing algorithms. It will then move on to fundamentals which is where the learners will gain a solid understanding of the core concepts and best practices of programming.

The final block of learning will show how Node.js can be used to run code for the back end, focus on ways of dealing with asynchronous programming, look at APIs and databases and cover Express and SQL. Learners will also work with third-party data sets and APIs, and deploy applications to the cloud. In the final week. The curriculum will culminate in the building and deployment of a full back end project using live data and APIs.


Amul Batra – chief operating officer at Northcoders – said: “We are delighted to once again be partnering with NHS Digital on its onboarding academy. The organisation is at the very heart of the NHS so it’s fantastic to play a small part in creating its tech stars of the future.”

Julie Pinder – chief people officer at NHS Digital – added: “The onboarding academy is a real knowledge springboard for our graduates and help sets them on their career path with NHS Digital.”