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Makers Academy

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

(343 reviews)
    3/9/2021
  • Ellen Strange
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Very supportive environment for studying part time"

I was part of the first part time cohort for Makers' bootcamp, running July 2020 - Feb 2021. Studying part time alongside a day job is really hard work, but Makers' culture puts student wellbeing at the heart of the experience - I don't think I would... Read More

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    3/7/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"I changed careers in 5 months"

I started this course with only two weeks of experience in coding, and now, 5 months later I'm about to start my first role as a software developer. Pros: - The coaches are great, super helpful and keen to ensure you've understood the concepts but you... Read More

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    3/5/2021
  • Jacob Cummings | Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Set me on a new path"

Coming straight out of a uni course I didn't want to do professionally, I felt lost. I joined onto Makers after a sizable investment, with little idea what to expect beyond having been interviewed by a course coach. I was nervous for the first week, but... Read More

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    3/4/2021
  • Luke Wickens
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"If you want to learn how to code, this is the answer."

Attended Makers as a career switcher (finance) with some very limited coding experience (HTML, CSS and a little JS). The course was fantastic in terms of making you a rounded developer. You learn the fundamentals of development using Ruby, which is a... Read More

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    3/1/2021
  • Kiril Drobysevskij | Junior Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Experience!"

Note: I was a part of a remote cohort due to COVID-19. Pros: - The community at Makers is truly amazing and people always go out of their ways to help each other. - Job support after graduation is great, there are plenty of workshops for people who are... Read More

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    2/25/2021
  • Tristan Langford | Junior Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great way to learn software engineering. Even better experience!"

They take something incredibly daunting and make it manageable (not easy, but manageable). They know the leap your taking and the course is designed to limit the feeling of being overwhelmed, although you definitely feel this more than once. While I found... Read More

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    2/19/2021
  • Chris Walsh | Software developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A lot to learn"

There is a large number of positives when it comes to taking the Makers course, but in terms of the negatives, the only real downsides have been that some of the course material is a little outdated (with everything constantly changing this is bound to... Read More

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    2/16/2021
  • Daniel Holmes | Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A good introduction to software engineering. Difficult to justify the price when learning remotely."

Pros: + Excellent course material which teaches you a surprising amount in a short space of time. + Good experience working as a team and programming in pairs. + Good feedback on your code, CV and job applications. Cons: - Can go for days without hearing... Read More

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    2/8/2021
  • Jara Santamaria | Javascript Front End Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Experience"

It is a great way of learning how to code and how to find your way in the vast world of software development. The curriculum is very well structured and I found very useful the way they organise solo work, workshops, pair programming and group projects... Read More

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    2/7/2021
  • Viktorija Jusko | Junior Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Makers Bootcamp review"

One of the main reasons to choose this bootcamp out of the others in the UK at least is the size of a cohort. I was a part of 15 people cohort and the majority of people were extremely dedicated, motivated and driven. Being surrounded by people like that... Read More

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Makers Academy's average rating is 4.72 out of 5.0 based on 343 review(s).

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