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12-week coding boot camp. Finance available.
Northcoders Accelerate is a full-time and on-site coding boot camp delivered in-person at our Manchester campus. You will spend around two hours a day in live lectures and the rest of your time working on sprint based coding projects.
From the moment you apply, we’ll give you our full support in preparation to getting onto the course. In just 12 weeks, we’ll help you acquire and develop the skills you need to really excel as a Junior Developer. Our November 6th cohort will run for 13 weeks and includes a one week Christmas break.
It’s not just about training you – it’s about making sure you find a great job. Fast. We provide:
- One-to-one coaching sessions with a former Head of Global Recruitment for a highly respected Northern tech company
- Support to help you create the kind of CV that will get you noticed and prepare you for every stage of the interview and hiring process
- One-to-one tailored support after you’ve graduated to ensure you find the right developer role for you.
Our support doesn’t stop when you graduate. We do everything we can to ensure you find work within weeks after graduating
That’s the thing about becoming a Northcoder. From the moment you join us, we’ve got your back until you move on to your next life challenge.
You can find more information about Northcoders Accelerate by viewing our FAQs or getting in touch.
The price for the course – and everything else we offer – is just £6,000.
Possibly the best investment you’ll ever make.
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Weeks 1 to 3
In particular, we’ll explore two fundamental paradigms in programming – functional & object-oriented programming. Great foundations to build on.
Weeks 4 to 5
We’ll show you how to power some brilliant, useful apps that we think you’ll carry on using long after you graduate.
Weeks 6 to 7
Next, we’ll look at APIs and databases. In this three week block we’ll cover Express, MongoDB and SQL. We’ll also work with some pretty cool third-party data sets and APIs.
At this stage, you’ll deploy your applications to the cloud and be introduced to concepts like staging and production environments, and best practices such as continuous integration. It’s all getting real, isn’t it?
Weeks 8 to 10
It’s front end next – specifically React and its ecosystem. This includes React, React-Router, Redux and Webpack. We also teach you SASS and front-end tooling.
React and Redux are now firmly established in the ‘adopt’ section of Thoughtworks’ Tech Radar. It’s the framework of choice for one of the most highly respected agencies in the world. That’s useful to know, isn’t it?
Weeks 11 to 12
There’s no better way to consolidate and extend your knowledge, and prove what you can do, than to get hands on with a real, green-field team project.
Previous graduate teams have built apps using brand new frameworks, libraries and technologies from WebRTC to Alexa – and even new languages.
That’s it. You’ve accelerated. Now it’s time to run with it.
Code is the language of the 21st century
Today, just about every business in the world relies on tech. So over the next decade and beyond, coding will be the most important skill you could learn. That’s why we’ve designed a curriculum that’s exciting, up-to-date and, crucially, teaches the skills that employers really want and really need.
Accelerate is about much more than programming languages.
- It’s about teaching design patterns, algorithms and data structures
- It’s about teaching you related skills like agile, version control, test-driven development, debugging and pair programming.
- It’s about working in a team – whether developing in pairs or working in groups.
- It’s about problem-solving, thinking clearly and giving you the skill-set to go on and learn new technologies on your own.
We’ll teach you how to use it on the front-end with frameworks like React – and how to write fast, well-tested code on the back-end with Node.js.
And, because it’s so flexible, it’s the ideal language to mess around with, so you’ll have fun building stuff as you go along. Maybe create your own app to activate your coffee-machine from bed. Who knows?
Handily, it’s also a skill that’s hugely in demand with employers across the North.
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8:30 Wake up!
Crack on with a challenging coding problem. You’ll need to use all your skills and your initiative to reach a solution in just one hour.
9:30 Today’s tech!
We introduce some new techniques or even a completely new library. Our curriculum is carefully structured so that you’ll be building on the techniques you’ve already learnt.
10:45 Heads down!
Time to have a go at the day’s tasks by yourself. This is your opportunity to start working the days problems on your own before you get paired with a team mate in the afternoon to really give it a go.
Fuel up for the afternoon and relax for a bit.
14:00 Back to it!
We’ll cover some more of the topics you’ll need to complete the day’s tasks before pairing you up and supporting you throughout the day as you learn by doing.
17:00 Wrap up!
We’ll go over the day’s task and answer any questions you still have. Some of you will head home after, others carry on into the evening & others still come to some of the tech meetups we’re lucky to have in Manchester.