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, Sheffield, Bath
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.
I’ve recently completed the full stack track course at iO Academy and it has genuinely been an amazing academic experience. Having quite my job in the events industry and spending a lot of time researching bootcamps, I made the decision to apply to iO... Read More and began the course in January 2022. The course content is so well thought out and the balance of theory to projects helped solidify learning throughout the process. There was so many occasions where myself and my classmates would joke about how the order of the course content almost seemed to be intentional - which of course it was. The support from the trainers overall was excellent, especially Rayna who was my trainer. She ensured we had amazingly detailed notes that I’m sure I’ll continue to use as I start my dev career and was super supportive and reassuring throughout the entire process. Before even finishing the academy, I had already had multiple interviews and a job offer. Followed by a further 2 job offers the week following - and I’ll be starting my new job next week (2 weeks after finishing the course). I honestly can’t recommend iO Academy enough!
As someone with a computer science degree I worried the course wouldn't provide me with the challenge I needed. How wrong I was! The course was intense, packed full of information and side projects, so much so that I coded late into the night most of... Read More the week (for fun and to get the most of the course, not a requirement!) Most importantly it gave me the tools to navigate an extremely complex industry with confidence, teaching good working practices and enforcing a doctrine of work-life balance. All in all I would say the course was a winner for me, my career and my general well being. I would highly recommend it!
"A brilliant, modern learning experience that sets you up for a new career in tech"
After making the decision during the pandemic that I needed to switch my career path, I spent a lot of time researching the best way for me to get my foot in the door of the tech industry. It was then that I came across coding bootcamps, with iO Academy... Read More standing out due to its great location in Bath and it's excellent reviews. On the surface it seemed to good to be true: over 16 weeks, I would learn about and use a wide range of technologies and by the end I would be able to confidently apply to software developer jobs. After attending a virtual taster session and chatting to the staff, I decided to take plunge despite having a smallish feeling that I was taking a risk. Well... By the end of my first week at iO Academy, I was confident that I had made the right choice in starting The Full Stack Track; writing this review a month after starting my role as a Graduate Software Developer, I could not be more certain about my choice! Offering small group sizes (mine had 7 including myself) and an experienced, highly knowledgable trainer, iO Academy's modern approach to teaching worked amazingly as each day it felt like I was learning more than I had in any other educational context. It is fair to say that the course is intense: it is not a golden ticket to a job as you do have to put lots of effort in. It is essential that you complete the pre-course materials provided by the academy before starting and doing extra work in the evenings is beneficial too. If you are motivated to learn and ask your trainer questions, your experience will be fantastic! In terms of funding, there are options available to help spread the cost after employment if you are unable to pay up front. You will not regret attending iO Academy!
I absolutely loved the course at iO academy. I had looked at quite a few different bootcamps before I decided for this one, and have never regretted the choice for a moment. What made me decide for iO academy was mainly the small classes (only 8 people),... Read More and I do think it made all the difference. With classes that small everyone always had the support they needed, and we all really got to know each other. Since the course is definitely not always easy, it was amazing to have such a nice group of people that could help each other through the tough bits. The support from iO academy was great. We had several teachers and they were all extremely knowledgeable. Towards the end of the course you get a lot of support with the job search as well; they help you out with your cv, portfolio website etc. I was lucky enough to get a job immediately after the course ended. I'm really loving the work and everything I was taught at iO academy has proven itself more than useful already. I really think they did very well with the curriculum and taught us everything you need to know to start your first developer job.
TL, DR - Course good, got job. Believe the hype. Prior to joining iO Academy (then Mayden Academy), I had no previous development experience other than a few HTML/CSS courses on freeCodeCamp. I'd been working in tech support/retail for longer than I would... Read More have liked and needed a change. I'd spent weeks trawling through forums, watching countless YouTube videos espousing (and demonising) bootcamps vs self taught vs university and reading reviews on websites like this one, and after weighing up my options, a bootcamp seemed like the best choice for me. So, why iO? - Small cohort sizes. The benefits of this in hindsight have been: more personal teaching, comradery/community and preparation for post-iO life. - Non-code stuff. Being familiar with Scrum and following the rituals of daily standups, sprint reviews, merge requests (etc) made the transition into my first developer role that much less daunting, and is a huge benefit over going the self-taught/university course route. You don't know to learn what you don't know! - Easy payment options. Not really having a nest egg to fall back on, the option to pay once employed was a huge plus. Being shorter than a transitional degre - Support finding a job. The academy Slack job's channel was incredibly hlpful during the search for my first role, and trainers really went above and beyond, helping with my CV, portfolio, tech interviews and just generaly being there for a chat if things were stressful. Despite the difficulties incurred by Covid, the iO Academy team were nothing but outstanding and professional. The trainers are knowledgable, personable and managed to simultaneously make the single most intense course of my life into the most enjoyable one. The term "life changing" is thrown around a lot, but this course truly is. Thanks again iO team! Misc tips: - Do as much of the pre-course work as possible. Familiarising yourself with some of the vocabulary used will make things easier later. - Ask for help when you need it (you will need it).
I have been ummming and arring for many years whether I should step into software development. I was apprehensive about bootcamps in general but I do not regret joining and completing the iO Academy full stack development course. Our coach Charlie is... Read More a great and has the patience for stupid questions! We completed a number of team projects in an agile environment to get you prepared for the real world. We also had many talks from ex-students and also from engineers from Mayden which they are attached to.
"Studying at iO was the single best decision I made over lockdown"
Like many people, over the last year I decided I wanted to re-train and do something that felt more stimulating and challenging. I've spent most of my working life being the unofficial resident tech support person, so it seemed a natural progression to... Read More formalise things and actually learn what makes the internet work. I quit my job in February and was accepted into iO Academy with a scholarship to complete their four month Full Stack Track course. I had an incredible time learning the ropes with my remote scrum team (the Mountain Goats) and am so grateful to all of the trainers and staff who made 8 hours of Zoom a day feel like a breeze! The academy teaches the fundamentals of programming which means that I have the confidence and knowledge to apply this learning to any languages that weren't covered on the course. The curriculum is comprehensive, there were plenty of challenges and stretch goals, and the balance between theory and project work kept things interesting. Overall, I would encourage anyone considering applying to a coding bootcamp to give iO a go!
"The best option for anyone who wants to start their career in software"
Absolutely fantastic. From amazing teachers and supporters to outstanding and indepth content. I couldn't believe how much I have learnt within 16 weeks and how far I have come. My tutor was incredible and very knowledable and he is still available to... Read More answer any questions I might have, help out or just give me a boost of confidence when needed. The course provided me with a knowledge that gave me a strong foundation to build my career upon. The course was very intense and coding focused, so I would recommend it to anyone who is sure that being a software engineer is what they want to do (even with no previous experience).
After 14yo in the music industry I decided to take a massif step in my life by continuing an old dream of mine, Which was to become a software engineer. iO Academy Helped me archiving that goal with an incredible support and kindness. I got offer 4 jobs... Read More before the end of the school and got the chance to pick and choose ! So technically the school help me to get a job in 15 weeks out of the 16 weeks of school ! If you are like me and want to change your life around and start a career in web development do not think twice ! At first glance the school seems very expensive but if you start to do some research you will quickly realise that iO offer on of the best Curriculum concerning full stack development. Regarding the fees there is funding available, the size of the class is perfect 8 peoples maximum, which for me this was one of the main point. 8 peoples in a class allow you to get to know everyone and the more important the teacher is not overwhelm by 20 student and can then focus on each of the student. The curriculum is fantastic, the school make you aware of old way of doing thing but for the big part your are learning the industry standard of nowadays. Do not be afraid to make the big jump with them you will not regret it !