Locations: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Programs Available: Coding Bootcamps
With campuses in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we're Scotland's first accredited digital skills academy, offering a range of software development courses through immersive, full-time and part-time learning to help kick start your career in tech or deepen your digital expertise.
Our unique 16-week course (plus 3 week pre-course) teaches students how to code through an immersive mix of labs, instructor sessions and team-based projects.
And because we're the first UK digital skills academy being approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), we'll be the only UK academy to be able to offer a Professional Development Award in software development recognised and endorsed by leading e...
Our full-time, project-based coding course is fast-paced and stimulating – just like your new career in the demanding tech industry will be.
We’re the first digital skills academy in the UK to ...Read more
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||20 students|
|Commitment||45 hours in class/wk|
On the 1st of October, I moved to Glasgow from London to start the CodeClan course.
When I started the course, Code was just colours and jibrish for me, and now I am a fully qualified Software Developer, who can read and write code, and think of an idea and make it a reality.
Let me start with Steve the legend, our instructor that taught us how to code from week one, Git and Ruby, until week sixteen, final full-stack project Java & React.
Steve took very complicated examples and explained it to us in a way that was clear, and made us visualise it so it was very easy to understand, and if you didn't understand Steve would spend 1 on 1 time with you and until you got it.
All the instructors are legends in codeclan, they are all very helpful, supportive and always have time to hea...Read more
So after having a read of some of these reviews of the course I thought I would share my experience. I agree with some of the reviews around better support needed but to be quite honest the only person thats going to influence your future is you yourself. Im a big believer in that, I understand that codeclan offers employer meetups and speed networking but at the end of the day there is only so much they can teach you and source for you in the 16 weeks that your with them. For people that are completely new to coding this would be great as a skill bump and perspective entry point into the market. I went from knowing nothing about code to working on some pretty crazy stuff i'm currently not allowed to talk about for nda and a whole bunch of other reasons in the course of 18 weeks.
I attended CodeClan Glasgow in late 2018, at first the course seemed great. Great instructors, great prospects. As we progressed through the course we quickly realised what a complete joke CodeClan is. The learning itself was fine and can't praise the instructors enough, however all the support staff are more than useless. They promise all these jobs and this wonderful "Speed Networking" event with 20 world class employers. In reality its more like 3 or 4 call centres looking for cheap labour to maintain out dated software. The jobs board had 1 Glasgow based job on it for most of the duration of the course, for a couple weeks it did go up to 2 but the extra job was a tech support job. When ever this was mentioned to staff we were made to feel like the bad guys, made to feel like we were...Read more
We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to raise these points. We’re sorry to hear that you have had a negative experience with us and we take your concerns very seriously. ... Read more
I've just graduated from the academy and have very fresh impressions about the program, team and instructors.
The idea for the course is great but i have the feeling that we were part of experiment supported by the local political party and some businesses. The program and the materials were not very well structured with many wired and not clear explanations of the terminologies and algorithms. Most of the tutors were not experienced in teaching adults. There is a big administrative team working mainly to make good marketing PR profile of the boot camp to be able to sell the course and the students after that. There was not good team work and supportive environment and the tutors don't really care about this at all. If you don't have at least one year of experience in coding befor...
From Emily Milne, Student Journey Manager: We're sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your experience and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns with us further if ... Read more
I have just recently graduated, the course is very challenging and rewarding. Instructors are great and students support team are superb while you are still a student.
There is just one problem, don't hold your expectations for finding a job. If you were lucky enough to find a job you are good, and codeclan will do their best to stay in touch with you as it helps them sell the course, if you weren't successful in securing a job than you are completely on your own. Although codeclan are not making any promises that you feel find a job, they do promise to help. This promise is vague and open to interpretation, all I can say is that they don't have a code of conduct within their agreement with employers.
Once you finish the course you are subject to misinformation, and staff members wi...
Hi, Thank you for your review, at CodeClan we operate in a continuous improvement environment and welcome and value your feedback. Whilst it’s great to hear that your experience of the course wa... Read more
I studied at CodeClan from September '17 - January '18, and I thought that the course was excellent.
The instructors in Glasgow had a great balance of support and encouragement. I think it is testament to them and CodeClan as a whole that one month after graduating, 75% our class had jobs.
I had 6 interviews by the end of the course, and two job offers to accept. I'm now working as a software developer - I wish I'd have done the course years ago!
Firstly, I have to come out and say that overall I loved the course and wouldn't trade in the experience for anything. However, at present I can't reccomend it as is because of the business model.
The tuition was great. The instructors were fantastic. I learnt tons. None of this was a problem.
The course promises help with job placements, at which point you are made to feel that – despite paying 4k – you are now nothing more than a piece of cattle. Miscommunication and false promises made to employers end in few people getting jobs quickly or being offered a job in the career that they joined the course to change from. A number of graduates were not taken seriously by the employers when they went in for developer roles and ended up being offered places in tech support or marketing...Read more
From Sara Dodd, CodeClan's Head of Quality & Curriculum: We're sorry that you found the employment process disappointing and appreciate you taking the time to express your concerns - we take the... Read more