iO Academy is a 16-week full-time full-stack coding bootcamp, with small class sizes meaning you get plenty of trainer support. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for their first developer role, with a focus on practical experience working... Read More on projects throughout the course. There is an option to specialise at the end of the course, either in advanced front-end or complex problem solving.
Students will learn from experienced software developers in class sizes of 8, chosen to reflect the size of an average software scrum team. This makes project work as close to a professional tech experience as possible.
The course was developed by Mayden, a healthtech company, to be up to date, with a focus on best practice, and reflect what is most needed in the tech industry. Students will receive scrum training and attain their Scrum Master Certification.
No coding experience is required. iO Academy has a goal of supporting diversity in tech, and is positive about mental health.
This fully remote, online course is designed to help developers and others working in tech progress their skills into data science and machine learning. Ideal for software developers of all levels, from bootcamp graduates to senior engineers. We’ll start with a quick intro to Python to get everyone onto the same page, before going in-depth with statistics, data cleaning and analysis, machine learning and even some neural nets.
In this 12 week course, you will learn all the practical skills needed to start a successful career in data science and machine learning, working with real data sets and applying them to real-world scenarios.
Subjects: Python, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, Algorithms, Data Visualization, Data Science
The Full Stack Track
Duration: 16 weeks
Locations:Online, Bath, Sheffield
The Full Stack Track by iO Academy is a 16 week course which will equip you with everything needed to step into your first role as a developer. The course has a focus on best practice, and is designed to ensure you truly understand the fundamentals of software development. This is not just about getting your first job as a developer, but making sure you have the best foundation for future career growth and the ability to confidently learn new skills and languages later on.
Throughout the course you will work on projects as part of a scrum team. This solidifies your knowledge, helps you gain invaluable experience working in agile, and means you'll come out with a great portfolio which shows off your entire range of skills. You'll also get your scrum master certification, something employers are always impressed to see.
"An amazing course which allowed me to change careers."
I would definitely recommend iO academy as a way to transition into a career in development. The small class sizes means you get lots of personalised support and the curriculum exposes you to all of important aspects of Data Science and Machine Learning.... Read More I successfully changed career during the end of the course and this was, in part, due to the experience I could show from undertaking the course.
I graduated the iO Academy Full Stack Track course in late 2022, and I must say it was truly a life-changing decision. The course is designed to mimic a scrum environment, which closely reflects how development teams work in real-life situations. The... Read More curriculum is well structured, covering fundamental principles for both front-end and back-end development. The trainers are invested in your success and provide support every step of the way, even after the course concludes. The course is well paced, building on each previous theory week, with a project at the end of each module to reinforce the theory from the previous week. Additionally, iO Academy has a wide alumni network, which is always ready to provide help and support with questions and the job search. Overall, iO Academy provides an immersive, supportive, and well-structured learning experience that sets its students up for success. While there were no significant cons, it is essential to understand that software development is an industry where you will constantly be exposed to new technologies and processes that you will need to learn. As such, it is crucial to enjoy learning for learning's sake. I would recommend doing some self-directed learning before starting the course to ensure that you enjoy programming. One downside that I noticed was the lack of employers at the employer event towards the end of the course. However, this was not really iO's fault but rather a reflection of the wider economy at the time of graduation. In terms of the job search, I graduated in October 2022 and landed a position late Jan 2023 and I couldn't be happier with the role that iO helped me get. It's made a massive difference to my general quality of life to be doing a job that I genuinely enjoy! Overall, if you are looking for an immersive, supportive, and well-structured bootcamp for software development, I highly recommend the iO Academy. It is a life-changing decision that you won't regret.
Overall, the course was fantastic. It took me from next to no coding experience to being confidently job-ready. I was initially tempted to attempt joining the industry through solo learning but having completed iO's course I think it would be incredibly... Read More difficult to be as confident in the range of languages/frameworks and agile processes I was introduced to. The curriculum starts slowly but the pace picks up very quickly and the course is very full on for the full four months. The trainers, in particular, are fantastic. All are ex-developers which gives them great insight into what companies require and expect from new starters and the small class sizes make the learning incredibly hands-on. One of the most valuable skills you will learn is working within an Agile team. The class sizes are selected for their similarity to real dev teams and you are introduced early to proper scrum ways of working which you will use on nearly every project. This has helped me bed into the team in my new job as it works in an almost identical way. The only slightly negative comment I have is the small number of employers that came to our career meet&greet. Only three employers came to meet our class which isn't a huge number, however, I got an interview with two and a job offer from one of those so the employers who come are serious about hiring iO graduates. I cannot recommend iO highly enough, they helped me completely switch careers and provided fantastic support throughout.
I had already been trying to learn programming in my spare time for about 6 months prior to starting the Bootcamp with iOAcademy. About halfway through I realised that I really enjoyed it and wanted to become a professional software developer. I spoke... Read More with a few colleagues at work who were developers and some of them were iOAcademy graduates. They highly recommended the Fullstack Track. I applied, got accepted on one of the in-person bootcamps and haven't regretted that decision for a single moment since graduating. Here are the reasons why: Well designed curriculum: They build you up from scratch. (some pre-course material is required to be completed beforehand but a lot of it is quickly recapped in the first few weeks). The curriculum is constantly being refined based on feedback from previous cohorts and trends in the industry so you are learning the most relevant skills. There are loads of really interesting Guest talks spread across the 16 weeks that cover a broad range of topics from career advice to Cyber Security. Focus on Industry Skills: You get one week of theory followed by a project week to apply that knowledge. This works really well and the projects are fun. The first 2 projects are individual but the remaining are all group projects. The group projects really prepare you for the real world. We are taught how to use version control (Git) and how to work in an Agile way (they teach us SCRUM). One of the projects got us working in an existing codebase which really emulates what it will be like working out in industry. The cohort sizes are limited to a maximum size of 8. This is to mimic the size of typical software development teams and it means you get to know your trainees well and get to make significant contributions during the project weeks. As a side note during the interview process they look for people who can work in a team as it's such an important skill to be able to succeed in the bootcamp and out in industry. Excellent Trainers: They are passionate about teaching and have many years of experience both as professional software developers and trainers. They are able to explain advanced programming concepts in simple terms and instil coding best practices. They are also patient and generous with their time. They are happy to stay on and go through material again if you feel you need it or look into something slightly outside the curriculum if you have a burning desire to learn it. Overall, I would recommend anyone who is serious about becoming a Software developer and has the time and financial support to cover the expenses of the course to apply. It will fast track your career!
As a curious person, I've always wanted to understand better the world of machine learning and maybe even start to use it myself for a personal project or in my current job, I just needed to find the right course to help me start my journey in this huge... Read More subject. iO Academy and its Data Science and ML pathway did just that. The teacher was really nice, really supportive and very knowledgeable. I started the course with very little knowledge and thought that my lack of math or probability would be an issue but I was proven wrong and I'm excited about the future. The course provides you with a very good ground base to be able to undertake more advanced courses. Overall I would recommend anyone curious about the subject as the pace is really nice (5h a week) and the courses are at the end-afternoon for anyone like me that work during the day and have some time after work.
I came to iO looking for a new challenge in my career and, having started the course, was naturally worried about the gamble. But the Academy trains you at pace, in the fundamentals you'll need to secure that first job as a junior developer. The workload... Read More is intense but exhilarating, and the course is structured so that each week builds on the accumulated knowledge of earlier ones. The four months flash past stunningly quickly, but despite the intensity, I looked forward to joining my 5 classmates every morning and approaching that day’s build together. When we graduated, the majority of my cohort secured exciting development roles within days or weeks of the course ending. And in my experience, there’s an incredibly supportive culture towards junior devs once you're in post. After your new job has started, you'll also realise that your time at the Academy was actually about developing a methodology, an approach to problem-solving, that you'll use day in day out, no matter what languages or tools the job involves. I'd recommend to anyone that they put some time into checking that this is the right path for them before committing. There are plenty of free resources (Codecademy etc) online, and you need to be confident you enjoy the process and challenge of learning to code - it will be a big part of your career long after the course has ended. But if development still feels like the right path for you, then go for it! And in my experience, iO Academy can help you get where you’re looking to go.
I would definitely recommend iO academy as a way to transition into a career in development. The small class sizes means you get lots of personalised support and the curriculum exposes you to a good range of front-end and back-end development. Doing projects... Read More as part of the course allows you to build up a portfolio that you can then show to potential employers. The job support at iO is really good. I got a lot of individual advise on my CV, cover letters and applying in general which helped me to feel more confident when going for jobs. I got my first junior developer role within the first month of graduating. The course involves a lot of team work, so it's good to have that as an expectation going in. iO teaches you to code, and it also teaches you about Agile methodologies, which is how many software development projects in the real world are structured. It's a hard course, because you learn a lot very quickly, but for me it was 100% worth it. The teacher's really care about your progress and building projects with the other students was also a lot of fun.
I joined iO Academy after changing career paths with no coding experience and little confidence. After 16 weeks, I could build applications in multiple languages, solve problems with confidence, and present in sprint reviews. Within a month of graduating,... Read More I had a job as a developer in a great company and I had more experience in real industry practices than many colleagues with computer science degrees. The transformation was huge and I am so grateful to Mike and my trainer Neal for building and delivering a process that prepared me for the way things are actually done! The bootcamp also ensures that there is good support for women and there are regular check ins along the way. I’m reminded everyday that this bootcamp was the best decision I made and I would recommend it to everyone!
Returning to software development after a 10 year career break seemed like an impossible feat until I discovered the iO Academy and their bespoke training course. I was able to easily pick and choose which modules I needed to update my skills. Nothing... Read More was set in stone so we could adapt the program as we went. I had a mixture of virtual and in person sessions and both worked equally well. Putting theory immediately into practice was not only a refreshing way to learn, but really effective. I had been dreading restarting my career and was actually pretty scared about finding out out how little I still knew and how much things had moved on but… the sessions were fun and Mike was super encouraging and supportive. What had felt impossible rapidly felt completely doable. I’m now working again and really enjoying it. iO has a really friendly team that I know I will be back in touch to top up my skills if needed. Thank you iO!
When I quit my job to attend iO Academy, it felt like a huge, scary gamble. On reflection, I had nothing to worry about! By the end of the first week, not only had I learned a lot, I was confident that I was completing a well thought out and comprehensive... Read More syllabus. Before starting the Full Stack Track, I presumed that if I wanted to graduate and get a job, I would have to learn everything there was to know about coding. The reality is that software development is an ever-expanding field, and no single developer knows everything there is to know. The important thing is that you leave iO Academy with strong fundamental knowledge in the areas that matter, and have the confidence to tackle new languages/frameworks/methodologies. Further than just a great syllabus, I made some wonderful friends along the way, and enjoyed commuting to Bath to such a relaxed, positive, and supportive environment every day. On my final day at iO Academy, I accepted a job offer as a Graduate Software Developer at a local Healthcare tech company. I will be writing in C# and using the .NET framework, neither of which I know anything about yet (at the time of writing, I start my role in 2 weeks' time). Thanks to the trainers at iO Academy, I feel confident that I will pick up these technologies; many coding skills are transferable between languages, not to mention the ongoing support of the academy alumni group chat. I can't recommend iO Academy enough. If you're thinking of taking that leap of faith... do it!