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Courses: Coding Fellowship Bootcamp (Full-time or Part-time)

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Bristol

About DevelopMe_

Develop Me has a comprehensive, project-driven, software development bootcamp with a focus on the web stack (JavaScript, React, Redux, PHP, Laravel, HTML, CSS, TDD, Git, AWS...). Students learn the technologies, tools, processes and skills they need to... Read More

The Coding Fellowship can be undertaken in an intensive full-time programme across 16 weeks or, more flexibly part-time, over 52 weeks. Both programmes are perfect for those looking for a complete career change into Tech or people wanting to add coding to their existing skill sets.

Courses are operating in a ‘Live Remote’ learning environment that is constructed to encourage collaboration, group code reviews and quick access to one-to-one support when needed.

Across either timeline the bootcamp is heavily project focused and challenge based, with tuition from industry experts, mentoring and career coaching programmes, and ongoing job support from graduation. Through an established network of hiring companies and a dedicated career coaching and support service, they currently have a hiring rate of 92%.

On top of all this, Develop Me has a social mission to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds into jobs in Software Development. They use their Opportunity Fund to facilitate scholarship programmes for people underrepresented in the industry.

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Courses

Coding Fellowship Bootcamp (Full-time or Part-time)

  • Cost: £8,950 - £9,450
  • Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: Bristol
Course Description:

Develop Me has a comprehensive, project-driven, software development bootcamp with a focus on the web stack (JavaScript, React, Redux, PHP, Laravel, HTML, CSS, TDD, Git, AWS...). Students learn the technologies, tools, processes and skills they need to embark on a career as a Software Engineer – whilst putting together a portfolio of real world project work and making some great connections along the way.

The Coding Fellowship can be undertaken in an intensive full-time programme across 16 weeks or, more flexibly part-time, over 52 weeks. Both programmes are perfect for those looking for a complete career change into Tech or people wanting to add coding to their existing skill sets.

Courses are operating in a ‘Live Remote’ learning environment that is constructed to encourage collaboration, group code reviews and quick access to one-to-one support when needed.

Across either timeline the bootcamp is heavily project focused and challenge based, with tuition from industry experts, mentoring and career coaching programmes, and ongoing job support from graduation. Through an established network of hiring companies and a dedicated career coaching and support service, they currently have a hiring rate of 92%.

On top of all this, Develop Me has a social mission to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds into jobs in Software Development. They use their Opportunity Fund to facilitate scholarship programmes for people underrepresented in the industry.

£9,450 (£8,950 when full fees paid upfront) - financing available.

Duration: Full-time 16 weeks | Part-time 52 weeks

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Redux, React.js, PHP, JavaScript, AWS, Laravel

DevelopMe_ Reviews

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5.0/5

(47 reviews)
    10/21/2020
  • Kieran Cott
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2020

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"First class curriculum, teaching, and job support"

Coding Fellowship, Bristol: Mar - Jun 2020

I am very pleased with my decision to study with DevelopMe_ as part of the Spring 2020 cohort. I had had some reservations regarding how things would proceed in light of lockdowns, but I in fact found myself immensely... Read More

The curriculum itself and the technologies taught are thoughtfully chosen to teach a skillset thorough and broad enough to be job-ready and building your own projects alone in just 12 weeks, which is no mean feat. The instructors were able to strike an effective balance between supporting those who need help, and stretching those who did not. Without fail, everyone in the cohort graduated with a solid knowledge base in popular frameworks and languages providing them an excellent platform on which to start their job search.

Throughout the course, I felt engaged, challenged, and supported. The later weeks of the course I found particularly demanding, but this only added to the sense of satisfaction and achievement upon successfully building and presenting our final project at the end of the course. The instructors made themselves available throughout the course for whenever help was required, and DevelopMe_ even sent out care packages to get us through lockdown. As a cohort, we were able to meet up virtually outside the course, and were able to enjoy the social aspects of the course despite the restrictions.

There are many bootcamps out there, but DevelopMe_ stands out for three reasons:

1.. Instructors, Teaching:
They're knowledgable, personable, friendly, and approachable. Wed development is not a simple subject, yet the instructors are able to explain difficult concepts in a way that is methodical and comprehensible. There are thousands of YouTube tutorials out there on all sort of subjects pertaining to web development, but not a single one comes close to the thorough, up-to-date, and surprisingly straight-forward lessons these instructors are able to deliver.

2. Comprehensive Curriculum:
The course is extremely well-designed, and in retrospect is impressive in its ability to take a student from no-experience to Full Stack in 12 weeks. The course steadily progresses through programming concepts to specific languages, to specific frameworks. The cumulative nature of this learning means that difficult concepts dont feel quite as difficult, due to already possessing the prerequisite knowledge. By the end of the course, you will have skills broad enough such that if you have an idea - you already have the skills with which to build it.

3.. Personal touch, care, support:
Care packages, weekly one-on-ones, virtual social meetups, dedicated virtual rooms to drop in with a TA any time, practise interviews, and job support. There is a well established graduate community offering help, advice and support, and DevelopMe_ will continue to assist you even after you have finished the course.

Given the chance again, I would choose DeveloipMe_ Bristol again without hesitation. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone looking to get into web development, whether they be university graduates or career changers; or those looking to develop their web development knowledge.

How do I award 6 stars? Outstanding.

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    10/7/2020
  • Adam Gardner | Software Developer
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Brilliant course, curriculum and tutors"

I underwent DevelopMe_'s coding fellowship determined to make a career move into web development, and that's exactly what the course allowed me to achieve. The level of support throughout the course is exceptional, and the amount of attention and help... Read More

The course is intense as you are constantly learning new things, but days are broken up with regular breaks, and you are made to feel more than comfortable with snacks sent to you and weekly one to one meetings. Highly recommended!

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    10/4/2020
  • Avraham Cohen-Nehemia
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Excellent course, amazing teachers!"

DevelopMe are doing a fantastic job raising the next generation of developers. I took the Full-Stack Web Development course and it was excellent! The tech-stack they teach is modern and relevant to the area so you can rest assured you will finish the... Read More

I took the course between March and June 2020. Normally the course would take place in the classroom but due to covid-19 we had to do it remotely. Luckily, DevelopMe did an amazing job adapting to the difficult situation and all the teaching material and lectures were still delivered to high quality. The teachers are experts at their fields and the teaching-assistants are very knowledgeable and are always happy to help. Every week you will have a 1 to 1 session with one of the members of staff where they will give you an honest appraisal on how you are doing and will ask you for any feedback on how they can do things better.

Doing a coding bootcamp with DevelopMe has a lot of additional perks like sending parcels to our homes containing snacks of our choosing and stress management lectures to help you emotionally going through this intensive course. After finishing the course DevelopMe will do their best to arrange for you, as many interviews as possible with companies they work with, who they call "Hiring Partners". 2 weeks after finishing the course I was arranged an interview with a hiring partner which ended up employing me!

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    10/3/2020
  • Maddy McMahon | Web Developer
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great course, lovely team"

I completed the DevelopMe Coding Fellowship in June 2020. I found the course material and instructors to be excellent. The instructors were all experts in their field, and extremely knowledgeable. The instructors and teaching assistants were always available... Read More

I took the course during the Covid-19 pandemic and the team at DevelopMe did a fantastic job of making the course work remotely. They even sent snacks to our homes!

Understandably given the environment caused by Covid-19 there seemed to be fewer hiring partners recruiting than normal after the course completion. However, I was very lucky to get a job with a hiring partner after completing the course.

I would recommend DevelopMe to anyone wanting to move to a career in tech.

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    10/2/2020
  • Nikolas Osvalds | Full Stack Developer
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2020

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"An amazing experience!"

DevelopMe was a fantastic experience. I felt very well supported throughout the entire bootcamp by both the Instructors and Teaching Assistants. You can tell they really care about their students and creating a positive community. This was especially... Read More

They have weekly 1-to-1s with different people from the course to check in, give you feedback on your performance, and for you to provide any feedback. They also arranged 2-3 group mental wellness sessions with an expert where we learned about dealing with stress and how the brain works. This was amazing!

The tech stack taught is modern and up to date. There are quite a few jobs around Bristol that match it as well. I ended up getting a job in a fairly different stack so don't feel like it locks you into that stack. You learn programming fundamentals and how to learn a language which are very important skills in the fast-changing world of web development.

Getting a job was the most difficult part of the process. I graduated at the end of June 2020, so not many companies were hiring junior developers. DevelopMe was supportive in providing guidance, resources, organizing a project to work on, and helping with connections. The projects done during the course were invaluable in discussing during the interview process. There was not much activity with hiring partners (I had 1 interview arranged by DevelopMe), but my understanding was that was mainly caused by covid. I was able to get 7 more interviews on my own and landed after 2mo of full-time job hunting.

Post-course you are part of the Alumni Slack channel which is a nice little community of fellow web developers. It's a great place to learn about new happenings in the industry or get help with a question you're really stuck on.

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    10/1/2020
  • Oscar
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Excellent, everything I had hoped for and more!"

My experience of the Develop Me Coding Fellowship was fantastic. After becoming interested in coding through a friend, I contacted the school directly and had a great conversation with the founder Pete and was able to have an honest conversation and ask... Read More

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    1/31/2020
  • Sasha Lawrence
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2019

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"No regrets - a brilliant course!"

I discovered the course online after doing a lot of research into bootcamps for web development in Bristol, I went along to a coding fellowship bootcamp taster evening to see what it was all about. On the evening I met Pete and Oli running the course... Read More

I wanted a new direction in my career having previously worked in animation, despite loving my area of work, I wanted to learn something different and in demand. I discovered there was great need for skilled web developers and coding is something I have always been interested in so thought it was an area I should look into.

The course is a big investment of time, money and risk - but it was definitely worth it! I have enjoyed the intense learning experience and has opened my eyes to a new creative industry. The teaching was excellent - it was great to have various tutors each with their own skills, specialist knowledge and interests. Also the support from developme e.g. the 1 on 1s every week where we reflect on how that week's subject has gone were invaluable.

I have managed to get a job pretty soon after the course and am enjoying being a front end developer - I would recommend doing it.

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    1/31/2020
  • Paul Pritchard
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2019

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"All the support you need for a career change."

I did a lot of research before signing up for the bootcamp as this was a huge decision for me to make. Being in my 40’s with a family and changing career was pretty daunting and I was concerned that it would be difficult for me to find work but it turned... Read More

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    1/31/2020
  • Alys Pritchard
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Best Decision!"

I did a lot of research before committing to the course, and really believe Develop Me is the best option in the South West. The support on the course was great, and I really think it's worth the money. All of the teachers were fantastic, and it's great... Read More

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    1/31/2020
  • Simon Steadman
  • Coding Fellowship
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Intensive Fundamentals"

I completed the coding fellowship nearly two and a half years ago, so I hope this review provides the added benefit of some longer term perspective, having successfully transitioned into a rewarding career in tech as a result of completing this course.... Read More

The 12 weeks from start to finish were very intense, you will experience high and lows but I have no regrets about embarking on this course. It will provide you with the fundamentals you need to get started across a wide range of languages, at speed.

The best advice I can give to anyone considering enrolling would be to get to a comfortable level with the basics in your own time first (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and anything else that interests you), talk to developers, thoroughly research the industry and have a realistic target with regard to where you want to be by week 12. If you are prepared to put in the work (and the work IS tough) before, during and after the course you will be amazed by the amount of opportunities that will arise which may not have been possible in your previous or current career. Development is tough when starting out, it takes time, hard work and patience, so make sure you know fully know what to expect.

I was able to forge strong working relationships with all of the instructors on my course- they all have bags of experience, know everything there is to know about their specialisms and their support throughout was invaluable. The location and facilitates are good and you will undoubtedly make friends with your fellow students.

On a personal level, I forged a career in the data science route off the back of this course which wasn't directly covered on my cohorts curriculum, but that is what played best to my interests and strengths. That is one of the added benefits of this course; it will enable you to think about the different options available whilst giving you with the skills that employers will be looking for at entry level.

I would recommend the coding fellowship to anyone who is serious about starting out as a web developer or is perhaps looking to utilise the Dev role as a platform for a wider career in tech.

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DevelopMe_'s average rating is 5.0 out of 5.0 based on 47 review(s).

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