It turns out boot camps aren’t only for fitness fanatics…
For anyone looking to get ahead in the tech industry, gaining a recognised qualification can be key when it comes to securing a role. But with so many certifications out there to choose from, how do you know which ones right for you? Well, that’s where a boot camp comes in.
We spoke to tech experts the Learning People, to find out why an online coding boot camp could be the perfect way to kickstart a career in tech:
What is an online boot camp?
An online boot camp is an intensive course, which aims to get students qualified as quickly as possible in their chosen subject.
They can last anywhere between a few days and a few months, depending on the subject.
And, because the topic is intended to be covered comprehensively, qualified learners will usually be able to apply for jobs in their field right away.
What’s does a coding boot camp cover?
A coding boot camp can cover several different areas – from learning specific coding languages, like HTML, SQL or Python, through to getting up-to-speed with key tech-related project management methodologies, such as Agile or Scrum.
However, many are what’s known as ‘full stack’, meaning they cover both front-end and back-end development.
So, upon completion, you’ll be proficient in all the areas you need to get a career in coding.
What are the benefits of a coding boot camp?
Firstly, they’re fast.
In fact, although many coding boot camps are self-paced, meaning they can be completed at your own speed, it can take as little as three months to get qualified.
They’re also designed to be hands-on. So instead of lots of time spent in lectures, you’ll be putting your skills to the test in a series of practical exercises.
And with the industry growing by 150% over the last 12 months, and average starting salaries of £30,000+ for qualified Web Developers, there’s never been a better time to get into coding.
How will coding help my job prospects?
It’s estimated that UK businesses sought out 750,000 digitally skilled workers in 2017 alone. And it’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing down.
Not only has demand for qualified Developers never been higher, but because those with full-stack skills can work in a variety of different roles, they’re likely to be employed much faster than their peers.
88% of Code Institute graduates are actually hired within just six months of getting qualified – proving you’ll be ready to apply for roles as soon as you finish your training (and you’ll even have a handy portfolio of your work you can take with you to interviews).
What does a Full-Stack Developer do?
A Full-Stack Developer works both within the front-end (what a user sees and interacts with) and back-end (the server/database/behind-the-scenes parts) of a site.
Although it’s the most common career path for those who have completed a coding boot camp, it’s far from the only route. Other available careers could include becoming a Web Developer, or moving into a role in testing or quality assurance.
Is a coding boot camp right for me?
There are no entry requirements to sign up to a coding boot camp.
All you’ll need is a passion for technology, and a way to access the online classes.
Costs will vary, depending on the provider – however, most companies will offer flexible payment options (such as monthly plans), so you’ll never have to pay more than you can afford.
And because you can start as soon as you sign up, not to mention manage your own modules, it’s easy to fit studying around your schedule. Even if you’re already in employment.
So, whether you’re completely new to the industry, or you’re a current IT professional looking to take your coding skills to the next level, a boot camp could be for you.
Why study with the Learning People?
The Learning People is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and coding qualifications.
They’ve partnered with the prestigious Code Institute, who have designed and developed a course that’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started.
Benefits of studying with the Learning People include:
- An easy-to-use online learning platform
- Progress reports, so you can see how you’re getting on
- Flexible payment options
- NUS student discount card
- Expert career advice to help you find the right role after you complete your course
What are the benefits of studying with the Code Institute?
Code Institute are globally recognised as leaders in their field – and their Coding Boot Camp is the only university accredited course of its kind in the whole of Europe.
Aside from the 88% graduate employment rate within the first six months, they also boast a number of other key benefits, including community support 24/7 and flexible learning options.
So if you’re interested in coding, and you’re looking for an industry leading course that covers everything, find out more about a Coding Boot Camp now.
Interested in a career in coding? Talk to the Learning People today.
The Learning People are one of the UK’s leading eLearning providers, specialising in world-class certifications in project management, IT and digital marketing.
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