Online Cohort Starts: 24th June 2024

High Performance Full Stack Software Developer: Skills Bootcamp

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), in partnership with Code Institute, is offering a fully-funded High Performance Full Stack Software Developer: Skills Bootcamp to unemployed learners interested in moving into the tech industry.

100% 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: 24th June, 2024

Qualification: Certificate of Achievement (Non-regulated)

Duration: 16 Weeks

Funding Streams: Department for Education Skills Bootcamp via the West of England Combined Authority

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 19 or older:  On or before 31 August 2023 for Skills Bootcamps starting between 01 April 2024 and 31 July 2024

  • 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
  • Must not have taken part in another Skills Bootcamp programme within the current financial year (April 2024 – current date)
  • Have been ordinarily a resident in the UK or British Overseas Territories or Crown Dependencies (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning. Exceptions apply, please direct your query to Code Institute’s admissions team after registering your interest

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.

Interested in Learning The Basics?

If you’re in search of an introduction to Software Development, Code Institute in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority also offer a level 3 Free Courses for Jobs program

This funded Level 3 qualification provides a solid introduction to software development.

It is the perfect pathway to progress your Software Development skills to get into the workplace or to advance to the Level 5 Diploma in Web Application Development.

To learn more about eligibility criteria and how to enrol please visit here.

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.