Manchester launches Coding Boot Camp
Meet the Department 11th July 2019
The University has launched its first Coding Boot Camp in partnership with Trilogy Education, a leading US workforce accelerator. The University is the exclusive provider of the programme based in the North West and is one of the first universities in the UK to offer the Coding Boot Camp.
Why study coding?
Did you know, web development is one of the fastest growing careers today? There are now 1.64 million digital technology jobs in the UK, and the sector is creating jobs twice as fast than the non-digital sector .*
Furthermore, demand for skilled developers is high with 75% of UK businesses reporting a digital skills shortage in their employee base .
About the Coding Boot Camp
The Coding Boot Camp is geared towards adult learners in the North West, and was designed to help develop the skills and professional network needed to capitalise on this high demand.
The curriculum is strategically designed to teach people across varying proficiency levels, from absolute beginners to those with existing coding experience.
In addition to classroom instruction, participants spend a minimum of 20 hours a week on outside projects and homework. By the end of the course, participants will have built a professional project portfolio to showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market. In addition, participants receive a range of career-support services, portfolio reviews, recruitment assistance, and extensive tutor support.
At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate of completion in Full Stack Web Development from The University of Manchester.
Enrolment is now open at bootcamp.manchester.ac.uk.
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Professor Robert Stevens, Head of the School of Computer Science said:
“We are delighted to be offering a pioneering new style of learning here at our University, which has an unrivalled heritage in the field of Computer Science. The accessible nature of the programme brings opportunities for technical development to a new audience of adult learners across the North West region; whether they’re parents with flexible study needs, or people looking for a career change into an exciting industry.
Our new Coding Boot Camp delivered in partnership with Trilogy Education is taught by industry professionals, with a course curriculum guided by our own academics in computer science; providing participants with high quality academic support and career coaching to help them make the transition into a technology career.”
Open to all
Boot camp style teaching is an established and successful learning format in the US, Canada, Australia and other parts of Europe. The Coding Boot Camp has helped individuals from many careers and backgrounds move into a new career path.
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The first cohort begins on 22 October 2019, with two three-hour evening classes during the week (6:30 to 9:30pm) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10am to 2pm).
To learn more about The University of Manchester Coding Boot Camp, visit bootcamp.manchester.ac.uk.