Online Cohort Starts: 2nd September 2024

High Performance Full Stack Software Developer: Skills Bootcamp

The Headsforward Digital Academy in partnership with Code Institute, is offering a partly-funded High Performance Full Stack Software Developer: Skills Bootcamp to unemployed learners interested in moving into the tech industry.

Funded by the UK Government

Skills Bootcamps are full-time 16 week programmes that help to bridge the tech skills gap in England.

No Experience Required

This Skills Bootcamp prepares learners for careers in the digital workforce as Full Stack Software Developers.

Eligibility Requirements

Learners must be currently unemployed or able to commit to a full-time 16 week training programme. More details below.

Learning Outcomes

By participating in the 16 week Skills Bootcamp, learners will gain comprehensive skills in developing full stack web applications. The curriculum emphasises the utilisation of agile methodologies for efficient planning and design, with a focus on implementing MVC (Model-View-Controller) frameworks and contemporary technologies.

They learn to design data models, implement features, and manage data effectively. Security features like authorisation and authentication are emphasized. Learners also gain expertise in testing, version control, and deployment to cloud platforms. Throughout the program, they acquire a strong understanding of object-based software concepts, preparing them for careers in web development.

What Will I Learn?

High Performance Full Stack Software Developer: Skills Bootcamp

Start Date: 2nd September, 2024

Qualification: Certificate of Achievement (Non-regulated)

Duration: 16 Weeks

Funding Streams: Shared Prosperity Fund via the Headsforward Digital Academy

Tentative weekly course curriculum

Week 1

Onboarding, Intro to HTML, Agile behaviours, Careers.

Week 2

HTML to CSS, Problem-solving.

Week 3

CSS Fonts & measurement units, Dealing with Distractions, Accountability.

Week 4

Intro to an IDE and Git, Teamwork, personal retro.

Week 5

UX, HTML & CSS project, Team planning, How to Estimate.

Week 6

Bootstrap library, Team retros.

Week 7

Bootstrap project, Lightning Jam & decision-making.

Week 8

Hackathon 1, Careers, Intro to imperative languages, presentation basics.

Week 9

JavaScript, The Creativity Cycle, Pair Programming.

Week 10

JavaScript Challenge, APIs, Hackathon 2, Careers, Presenting solutions.

Week 11

Intro to Python.

Week 12

Python & Postgres, using an ORM.

Week 13

Intro to Python web frameworks, Django.

Week 14

Building a blog app in Django, Hackathon.

Week 15

Capstone project week.

Week 16

Capstone project week (summative assessment), Careers sessions & closing day.

The final weekly curriculum will be confirmed following the assessment process completion.

Entry Requirements 

  • Learners must be aged 18 or older: On starting the Skills Bootcamps between 01 April 2024 and 31 July 2024

  • Be a resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly or be affiliated with a company based in the territory
  • Must be currently unemployed or able to commit to a full-time 16 week training programme
  • Must have the right to work in the UK
  • Evidence of English language ability equivalent to IELTS academic level 6.0 if not a native speaker

Delivery & Assessment

  • Code Institute provides the Learning Management System, course content, community and tutor support to enable learners to succeed.
  • The Skills Bootcamp is delivered fully-online.
  • Learners will complete three collaborative hackathon challenges and a summative final capstone project whilst on the programme, thus creating a body of work that can be shown to prospective employers and support their future employment opportunities.

Funding for Skills Bootcamp in Software Development

Funding is available for adults aged 18 or older who live within the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly region or are willing to secure employment within this region. This funding is intended for those who are currently unemployed or can commit to full-time training. The aim of Skills Bootcamps is to help you develop new skills that employers are seeking.

Full details of funding information is available from the Shared Prosperity Fund website. The qualification is funded by the Shared Prosperity Fund, via the Headsforward Digital Academy.

How to Join Our Skills Bootcamp 

Find out more by registering your interest today.

Register Your Interest With Us

Submit your information using the buttons on this page to register your interest. You will receive follow up instructions and be enrolled on our Free 5 Step Coding Challenge.

Complete The Coding Challenge

In order to become a successful candidate, you must complete our free 5 Step Coding Challenge. This ensures that this is the right career path for you.

Complete The Admissions Process

Upon challenge completion, you will be invited to a careers consultation call with an Education Advisor and be asked to submit a CV and cover letter.

Approval For Our Course

If  your application is successful, Code Institute will extend a training offer letter to you.