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Northcoders is the original in-person Northern coding bootcamp - and so much more. Nestled in the heart of Manchester, Northcoders is a Coding Bootcamp like no other, driven by ambition, passion, energy and love.
Their flagship coding bootcamp, The Developer Pathway, is divided into six 2-week blocks. At the end of each block, if you're ready, you'll move straight onto the next block. But this is where Northcoders is unique: if you need more time to consolidate your skills, you have the opportunity to repeat the block immediately. You'll progress at your natural pace - whether it takes 12 or 16 weeks, what matters is that when you graduate, you'll fly.
Northcoders applicants should...
You want to find rewarding work as a Software Developer. The Developer Pathway exists to ensure you can do just that, with confidence. It is a teaching innovation that promotes a fundamentally diff...Read more
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Commitment||40 hours in class/wk|
The best part of the course is the group mentality - you spend 3 months with the same small group and help each other though but as one of the earlier cohorts it was still developing and growing as a course so there were flaws. It was a huge financial gamble and while levels of learning in a short time are very high the promises of being at a level to be hired and help finding work weren't met. Seems to have a good record of placing people in Manchester jobs but nowhere else.
Hi there! We're sorry you didn't find work you love! Since the Developer Pathway started in February, 100% of our first few cohorts (total 26 students) are in work, on average in 10 days, and we're really proud of that but recognise that for those who take 3 or 4 weeks, we must always strive to do more - particularly for those looking for work outside the North for whom we need to specifically search for roles (as the North is our focus - you're right!) We are very concerned with making sure our graduates are happy with the work they have found, so please do get in touch with Amul if you feel we could help you or want to share your feedback. We do really appreciate your feedback and, as ever, will use it to improve! Team NC
- A sleek, well-designed curriculum with the introduction of the modular Developer Pathway.
- Great in-person technical support model with a helpdesk during sprints.
- Pastoral care taken very seriously
- No big egos
- Regular contact with industry hiring partners
18 months ago, I knew nothing about code. 15 months ago, I started the Northcoders bootcamp. 2 months ago, I started my second working at one of the best tech companies in the UK. If that doesn't inspire you I don't know what will! Northcoders is genuinely a fantastic place to learn and kickstart your career in tech. You'll learn the most cutting-edge tools and be in a better position than most Computer Science graduates by the time the 12 weeks are up. If you're on the fence about doing it, hop off the fence and do it! :)
The pros are you have tutors experienced in all the latest tec, constantly helping and assisting you if you’re stuck or need a bit of guidance.
I knew nothing about code but 2 weeks in I’d built a Node JS console Pokemon game. Fast forward another 2 weeks id set up a local server with API routes to Post and GET data using a SQL data base. Fast forward another week I’m hosting a site on heroku which allows users to look up a twitter handle and get their tweets, it then sends those to another third party API which reads all of these tweets and outputs what sort of person they are eg. Are they joyful, scared, upset or angry? This was 5 weeks into the boot camp after having no prior experience. I would recommend a boot camp to anyone as it changes your life completely regardless of exper...
Difficult to say anything negative about Northcoders - after 3 or 4 weeks on the course I already felt like they deserved every penny and probably more. Simply lifechanging. The team clearly love what they do and that makes all the difference. It's taught in small groups with great tutor/student ratios (1:5 approx, which is tonnes better than most bootcamps), and you can repeat modules immediately if you don't feel confident yet. These days, NC graduates can expect to be hired in a matter of 10 or 15 days which is pretty crazy.
No surprise then that they've earned such a powerful reputation in the North. Businesses seem to know Northcoders grads are the best..!
Couldn't recommend more highly.
When I originally signed up to attend this bootcamp, I had opted for the part time as I knew that I can sometimes fall behind as things seem to take a little longer to go in with me sometimes. When I decided to switch to the full time, I was apprenhensive but excited. After a few weeks, I was just about keeping up with the fast pace nature of the course but soon began to slip behind. NC then give me the option to resit the some of the modules and it was honestly the best thing I have ever done. All the lecturers have taken time out to create new challenges and tailored work for my specific needs. All this extra help was fantastic but the most helpful thing they did was spent all the extra time going through the work with me, slowly and carefully to make sure I fully understood it so I w...Read more
Northcoders has prospered at a time when other coding bootcamps sprout up and immediately disappear.
It's for a GOOD reason - this is a truly quality bootcamp, with people who don't just go the extra mile to make sure you have an amazing time and find work, they go an extra fifty miles.
The teaching team actually know what they are talking about, they're incredible, committed teachers and the team can nearly all code and all clearly love their jobs. It makes a difference.
They're well connected with, and respected by, some SERIOUS companies, and don't rely on recruiters to get you into work, they do all of that in house and set up interviews for you.
I had a humanities degree before coming to Northcoders, no technical background whatsoever just like the majority of their students.
The pros are:
Being able to create projects yourself with one to one help available all the way
Hiring partners present to you so you get to know what the companies do and if you would like to work for them
Northcoders help you write your CV, apply for jobs and prepare for interviews
Final Project means you can use and develop using tech you have not used before
I really enjoyed the 3 months I spent at Northcoders and still keep in touch with the team there. The teaching and career support immediately after the course was fantastic, and still get involved with lighting talks and other events even now.
Everyone on the course is super friendly and helpful. I have made several good friends who I still see and socialise with on a regular basis.
It will be difficult to list all the positives of attending Northcoders.
The curriculum is intense, the pace is quite steep and every day there is a ton of new information to process - this should be overwhelming and stressful, yet it isn't. The staff makes it work - they are the friendliest bunch I've seen and you can tell they love what they are doing, which rubs off on the students. There are many oppotunities to improve, ask questions and make mistakes, to just play with code - something which is actively encourage, unlike many other learning establishments I've attended where making mistakes is heavily frowned upon. At Northcoders you can experiment and learn from testing, trying, failing and ultimately - succeeding by your own efforts.
Working in pairs or group makes the whole ...