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Skills Bootcamp in Web Design and Development

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Would you like to kickstart or fast track your career in web design and development?

Join us for a pro led short course in the fundamentals of programming. After 12 weeks of these part time sessions, you’ll be well on the way to web design/development glory and better career opportunities. Learn the fundamentals of working as a web developer from the people who know.

Code is 10% of the job. We don’t just teach code, we teach people how to work with code, version control, problem solving, pseudocode, teamwork - these are the things employers are looking for when hiring.

This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of team leaders and businesses - the people who are hiring for entry level web developer positions.

Regardless of your background, you will be very welcome on this course. You will learn crucial skills from the best in the business - all whilst making connections and broadening your network, powering up your career from this point forwards.

Course details

Course provider: Coders Guild / WYCC

Eligibility - You must be aged 19+ and live in West Yorkshire

Industry: All

Start date: 20/03/24

Duration: 12 weeks

Venue: Fully remote

Course overview

Who is this for?

Our courses are developed with employability and career progression in mind. Maybe you’re a front-end coder or web designer ready to make the jump into full stack programming with JavaScript? Perhaps you are a bedroom coder looking for your route into this exciting and rewarding career. Or you might be someone who works alongside coders/web developers who just wants to find out how this stuff all works.

What will you get?

You will gain a full, basic understanding of vanilla JavaScript as well as the ability to break problems down and solve them with code.

Those seeking their first position as a developer will produce a portfolio of work to help them with employment opportunities.

This portfolio will provide you with the opportunity to showcase yourself as someone with the potential to become a valuable asset to a web/app/software development team. Not only will you be able demonstrate code proficiency but also an understanding of key tools and processes such as version control and deployment.

The portfolio will showcase the skills and knowledge needed to present you as a person with the potential to become an asset to a web/app/software development team. It will show not only code proficiency but also an understanding of key tools and processes such as version control and deployment.

Course outline

The course contents are the key skills needed and valued by coding teams. These are derived from a consensus from team leaders and employers from a wide variety of teams and companies. All sessions are devised, reviewed and delivered by professionals from the software development industry and are under constant review and improvement to ensure they are as relevant and current as possible.

Course breakdown

You'll learn all the necessary fundamentals in user experience, customer experience, accessibility, and usability. We will also cover research, planning, testing, and measurement.

What’s in the course?

  • Fundamental principles of programming
  • Full recap of or introduction to coding with Vanilla JavaScript (as required).
  • Working with JavaScript, APIs and Markup (The JamStack).
  • Using pseudocode to break problems down and structure problem solving.
  • The importance of semantic markup and Accessibility.
  • Communication - specifically within a tech team setting.
  • Source control with Git - best practice and common workflow.

Delivery

This course generally runs over 12 weeks in half day sessions. These are delivered remotely with the option to attend outside of working hours, so it is easy to fit around your existing commitments.

These sessions are supplemented with additional guided but self led learning, shorter ‘lunch-and-learn’ sessions on key skills and knowledge as well as ad hoc 1-1 support and coaching.

We have been working on solutions to technical vocational training since 2012 and no one has a better understanding than us of key motivators for employers, when looking to hire or promote junior / apprentice developers. Everyone In software development is self taught to a certain extent and most people hiring (or influencing the hire) are unlikely to have come through formal education in computer science.

In this career we never stop learning - an appetite for learning and self teaching and a clear interest in the job are the most important things we can show. This course is designed to help you showcase these traits with real code examples and an understanding of the tools of the trade and working best practice.

Pre-requisites

This course is not for absolute beginners - you will need a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

You do not need any formal qualifications, we are looking for aptitude and enthusiasm - if you have been teaching yourself to code and want to succeed in this business, that will be enough for us.

What next?

Entry level/junior web developer/junior software developer roles or apprenticeships in this technical field


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