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Courses: Web Development Bootcamp

Locations

Online, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge, London

About Makers Academy

Makers Academy is a highly selective 12 week, full-time program (preceded by a four-week pre-course) which teaches web development. Based in London, England the course is delivered fully remotely and is open to anyone in the world who meets the coding... Read More

The course has been designed by a team of inspirational software engineers with strong backgrounds in educational psychology, enabling students to master any technology in today's marketplace. As big believers in self-directed learning, students finish the course as a confident and independent software engineer ready to hit the ground running.

There's a focus on life-long learning skills, while the course includes technical tests, working on open-source code or even working with the Makers engineering team on live, real-world, production code.

We have an incredibly popular emotional intelligence curriculum as well, with virtual yoga and meditation support, because world-class software developers are great communicators and collaborators as well as great coders.

Makers has the largest dedicated career coaching team in the industry providing 1:1 support to help you launch your tech career. We have relationships with over 250 of London’s top technology companies looking to hire (including but not limited to Deliveroo, British Gas, Starling Bank, Financial Times, Compare The Market.com, and Tesco). We also have the largest alumni network in the UK.

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Courses

Web Development Bootcamp

  • Cost: £8,000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge, London
Course Description:

Firsthand Experience

Forget rote learning and slow progress. You'll be learning from world class developers and immediately implementing the concepts into your own projects. Be prepared to drink from the firehose.

Community-driven Classrooms

During your hands on training, we invite engineers from top tech companies to guide you. You'll be learning while simultaneously networking with key members in the technology community.

Pairing

Students spend about 50-70% of their time pair programming, meaning two people working together on the same code base. Pairing is a fantastic way to learn new concepts and studies have shown developer output to INCREASE when developers pair program.

Project-Based Work

While the first half of the course focuses on the fundamentals of Web Development and the Ruby Language, the second half focuses heavily on students creating real-life projects. You will leave the course with at least 3 complete pieces of work for your portfolio, as well as a bulging Github account and plenty of points on Stack Overflow.

Makers Academy Reviews

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4.72/5

(308 reviews)
    1/18/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Makers Academy - Are you really getting your money's worth?"

I have a young relative who completed the course and loved it. I think he has really found something to be passionate about. However, I think for £8,000 they do very little to help cohort graduates find work. There seems to be little proactive contact... Read More

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    1/16/2021
  • Emily Sesto
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great learning experience and fantastic coaches"

Pros: The coaches are excellent and there's always somebody available when needed, but figuring things out yourself first is encouraged. I became more self-sufficient and learnt more than I thought I'd have been able to in 12 weeks. Most importantly,... Read More

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    1/15/2021
  • Joanne Young | Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Life changing"

After being made redundant during the pandemic, I decided to enrol to Makers after hearing great things from a Makers Alumni. Makers equipped me with everything I needed to be launched into the world of software engineering and I'm so grateful to them... Read More

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    1/8/2021
  • Ellis Trickett | Junior Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Just do it!"

Deciding to change career and start my tech journey at Makers was by far the best decision I have ever made and the friend of mine who convinced me to go with Makers said the exact same thing. It is not a coincidence. Despite joining in April 2020 at... Read More

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    1/7/2021
  • KC Thomas
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Absolutely life-changing! Just graduated, and already have a couple of interviews for dream jobs!"

I've just graduated Makers, and have already had my first interview for a position with a company that I'm absolutely thrilled about. I also have another lined up for a different company next week! None of this would have been possible without Makers.... Read More

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    1/4/2021
  • Harry Lingard-Bright | Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Wonderful, friendly experience!"

A great way to learn to code and wonderful colleagues and coaches to help you on the way. Trains you to be a developer rather than just learning a coding language, and really sets you up well for that first coding job in a relatively short amount of time.... Read More

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    1/1/2021
  • Matthew Lock
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Enlightenment"

I joined the Makers programme in June 2020 and I'm really glad I did, the programme structure is top notch, support from the staff and colleagues were great and the pace of learning while high was also great at giving a real insight into how software... Read More

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    12/14/2020
  • Jade B.
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Fantastic & challenging learning experience which enabled me to enter the Tech industry"

My experience at Makers was overall extremely positive. It enabled me to move from a career in senior administration into my first job in the tech industry, within a year, which is an incredible timeline for a career change.

The course itself is hard... Read More

The staff are fantastic and switched on. I was fortunate to have been placed in a wonderful cohort with hard-working and like-minded peers. The course is heavy on team work: you pair program daily as well as build projects in teams. This is vital to building first-hand experience of collaboration (and people skills) within this field. I imagine it is down to luck what kind of people are in your cohort, which will inform your overall experience.

The careers team are very communicative and clearly work hard to assist you in your job hunt. The job hunt can still be a real challenge, depending on the current job market etc, but I am not sure if there are other bootcamps out there with the same level of job hunting support and aftercare for their students.

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    12/11/2020
  • Anonymous | Associate Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Life changing experience that resulted in me landing a dream job"

The coaches were excellent throughout, very patient and forthcoming whenever I reached out to them (in the designated times to do so). At times it felt like the course was moving at breakneck speed however I felt fully supported throughout and enjoyed... Read More

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    12/10/2020
  • Danielle Inkster
  • Graduated: 2019

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"A life-changing experience"

Overall, I had a very positive experience at Makers. It was challenging, and sometimes incredibly frustrating, but my Makers experience helped me to develop both technical and soft skills that have served me well. I'd like to reiterate what others have... Read More

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Makers Academy's average rating is 4.72 out of 5.0 based on 308 review(s).

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