Diploma in Full Stack
Software Development

Become a world class full stack Software Developer in one-year with our Full Stack Software Development course

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12-Month course duration

Full Stack Software Development Program

Part-time, flexible, min of 12-15 hours per week. For beginner or intermediate level

Take these three steps to transform your career

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Learn the skills to become a Full Stack Software Developer
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Choose 1 of 3 specialist skill paths for your final project
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Get the one to one support to land your dream job

This first section of the course will help you learn languages, frameworks and tools to slot into an agile development team.

Essentials Modules

Our Essentials Modules will introduce you to front end software development and key UX principles. In the course of this you will gain competency in the top three programming languages; CSS, JavaScript & Python.

Full Stack Toolkit Modules

Here you will learn how to access databases and use tools like Bootstrap, Django, JQuery, PyTest & Jest. You will discover how to test code, how agile development teams work and complete your full stack project. You’re now ready to add an advanced specialist skill and complete your qualification.

Our specialist skill paths give you a competitive advantage in the job market, giving you the ability to showcase the most in-demand skills in your portfolio.

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    1. eCommerce Build a full–scale online retail experience with a functioning eCommerce platform. Learn more
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    2. Advanced Front-End Create a sophisticated front-end web app with the same combination of creativity and React favoured by Netflix, Airbnb and Instagram. Learn more
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    3. Predictive Analytics harness the power of data with Machine Learning and AI to predict the future. Learn more

Changing careers can be a daunting step. That’s why we created our 3-step careers accelerator program to build your confidence and help you land a job where you can excel. Our careers teams are here for you from day one.

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    Access to Europe’s exclusive tech hiring partners
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    25% of learners are hired while on the program
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    98% are employed within 1 year of qualifying

Industry aligned and
university credit-rated program

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To apply for our full stack course, follow the steps below. We advise that you complete our 5 Day Coding Challenge prior to application. If you do so, you will hear about your approval within 2 working days.

A trusted qualification that will progress your career faster

Code Institute is the only university credit-rated bootcamp program in Software Development, giving you the credentials employers value most highly.

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What could you earn as a software developer?

In Code Institute’s latest eBook, we look at how to change careers to software development and the potential salaries that you could unlock as a software developer.

Get the skills to get ahead, stay relevant & earn more

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Study anywhere and at anytime with our flexible study framework

Stay relevant

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Your in-demand skills will fast track your career & salary

Our Graduates are employed quicker


of students are employed before graduating


of grads are employed under 6 months


of grads are employed 9 months or less


of grads are employed 12 months or less

Your career pathway

As a Full Stack Developer you will have the skills to advance your career quickly


Average starting salary

Types of Entry Level Roles

Tech/Dev Support
Jnr Full Stack Developer
Q/A Tester
Front End Developer


Average salary with 3-5 years experience

Types of Mid-Senior Roles

Full Stack Developer
Python Developer
.net Developer
Senior Technical Support


With +5 years experience

Types of Senior Roles

Senior Software Developer
Software Developer Manager
Data Analyst
IT Architect

Why Code Institute?

You’ll change career and advance faster

At Code Institute you’re guaranteed a superior learning experience and personalised support system. We combine high-quality content, technology, analytics and support to facilitate your success. Our goal is to support your career change and help you advance more quickly.

Skills for employment

Learn cutting edge skills and programming languages from industry experts.

Internationally recognised qualification

Our qualification is university credit-rated and industry aligned to give you the credentials to get hired anywhere in the world.

Join our tribe of coders

Participate in our vibrant community of Code Institute learners and alumni around the world sharing advice, supporting each other and socialising at hackathons and events.

Find a job you’ll love

We have a relationship with 1000+ hiring partners around the world, opening doors to your perfect career.

Get there faster

Our learner analytics help us deliver support and advice when you need it, keeping you on track to succeed.

A flexible framework

At Code Institute technology, data and people work in concert to give you the flexible framework to study, work and live.

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Free Introduction Course

5 Day Coding Challenge

Start your coding journey with our free 5 Day Coding Challenge to learn the basics of HTML, CSS & JavaScript and discover if coding is the career path for you.

Our graduates go further faster

Adrian Rus

Graduated from Code Institute 2015

This course is very practical – you learn by doing. Working with new technologies – it’s very relevant to the careers market

Career path

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    Role Pre Code Institute
    Assistant Manager, Nandos
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    2019, Code Institute Graduation
    QA Engineer, Terminal Four
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    2022, Current Role
    Senior Systems Analyst, Mastercard

Simen Daehlin

Graduated from Code Institute 2017

In 3 short years, my salary has increased by over 200%

Career path

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    Sales Agent, Mobile Phones
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    Customer Support, Google
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    2022, Current Role
    Strapi Squad Lead Developer, Virgin Mobile

Kira Estrada

Graduated from Code Institute 2019

Don’t fear change. That’s it. Above all, do not have any fear of change

Career path

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    Role Pre Code Institute
    Montessori teacher
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    Associate Customer Support Specialist, Hubspot
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    2022, Current Role
    Senior Customer Onboarding Specialist, Hubspot
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Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Qualification
What does university credit-rated mean?

What does university credit-rated mean?

A university credit-rating means that a university has examined our programme and ranked it on a qualifications framework. Our Diploma has been credit-rated by the University of the West of Scotland at Level 8 on the Scottish Qualification Framework. This is the equivalent of Level 5 on the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

When you partake in and complete this programme, you are a student and graduate of Code Institute and not a student or graduate of the University of the West of Scotland.

Do I get a certificate for finishing the course?

Yes. Code Institute offers a Diploma in Full-Stack Software Development. This is a digital certificate.

Application Process
How do I apply for the programme?

You can apply to the programme by completing this form: https://codeinstitute.net/global/apply/

I’ve never worked in Tech before, can I apply?

Yes. This programme was designed to take complete beginners to world class junior software developers. Most of our students did not have an IT background before doing the course.

What is the criteria for admission?

Students must be over 18 years of age. All applicants should complete our 5 Day Coding Challenge. This programme is offered in the English language only, and applicants may be asked to complete an IELTS level 6 English test before they are accepted on the programme.

How long is the application process?

If you have completed our 5 Day Coding Challenge, you should hear back about your application within two working days.

Is there a visa requirement for this programme?

No, our course is 100% online so you can complete your studies from your own home, or wherever you have access to a computer and the internet. 

What is the price of the programme?

The Full-Stack Software Development programme costs €7,795. Finance options are available.

Why is the 5 Day Coding Challenge important for application?

The free 5 Day Coding Challenge aims to help students change careers to software development. Students must complete the challenge to show that they have an aptitude for coding.

Is there an age requirement?

Yes. All students must be at least 18 years old when they start the programme.

Is there a minimum English language requirement?

Our programme is delivered entirely in the English language. Therefore, an Education Advisor may ask you to complete an IELTS level 6 English test before starting the course.

I have no background in technology. Can I do this course?

Yes. Code Institute’s Full-Stack Software Development programme is designed to take students from zero experience to a world-class junior software developer. However, we require that a student complete the 5 Day Coding Challenge before applying to the programme.

Course & Teaching Approach
How long do I have to complete the programme?

This is a 52-week programme and must be completed in that timeframe. We recommend that students spend at least 12 hours per week on the course. It is possible to complete the course in a shorter time-frame if you wish to spend more hours each week on the coursework.

Are there exams on the programme?

No. All assessments are based on the five projects you will complete as you work through the course content.

What is career support?

Code Institute has a fantastic career services team, who exist to get you your dream job in tech. 98% of our graduates are employed within 1 year of graduating with the help and support of our team.

What is tutor support?

Code Institute’s Tutor Support is second to none. This team is there to help with any technical queries that you may have on the course content. They are available to help from 8 am to 11 pm (UTC+1), during week days. They are also available from 9 am to 5 pm (UTC+1) over weekends.

What is mentor support?

Individual mentors are available to offer one-on-one support to our students as they work on their projects. Our mentors are professionals in the tech industry. They are not employed directly by Code Institute. They offer best-practice advice to students on their projects. They know what tech employers want to see.

What is community support?

Code Institute has a community made up of thousands of students and graduates. We use our Slack channels to allow our community to stay in touch with each other and share knowledge and updates. We regularly hold webinars, hackathons, and more to promote the growth of this community.

What is Student Care?

Student Care is usually the first point of contact for students when they start the Code Institute programme. They will help get you on the right track when it comes to scheduling and more.

Is this 100% online?

Yes. This programme is a 100% online course. We have built an incredible Learning Management System (LMS) to ensure that our programme offers education in the best way. We have also created our analytics system that tracks each student’s journey. This system alerts our teams if a student struggles in a particular area. It allows us to help with human support.

What type of computer do I need?

Most computers are perfect for this programme. A good measure is, if you have no problem doing the 5 Day Coding Challenge – then you should be fine. However, we recommend that the computer has at least 4Gb RAM – 8Gb RAM is even better.

Do I need to be good at maths to complete this programme?

No. The primary skills you will need to succeed are problem-solving.

Finance & Funding
Is there finance available?

Yes. There are finance packages available to students throughout Europe. Each finance option is on a case-by-case basis.

The options and some of their criteria include:

  • Best Value: Pay upfront and receive an administrative discount of €1000 off the course price.
  • Flexible Payment Options: We offer a range of 12, 15, and 18-month payment options where you can change your career from a little as €366 a month.
Future Career
Are job opportunities impacted by COVID-19 and Brexit?

Digital tech vacancies are growing rapidly, worldwide. According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, 2020, which was launched in October 2020, they predict that 85 million current roles will be replaced by up to 97 million new tech-focused roles by the year 2025. Local economies around Europe and the world are also indicating a steady rise in software development opportunities.

Will I get a tech job after this programme?

We help get you a job in tech. 98% of our graduates are employed in a tech role within twelve months of completing this programme. Our career services team is unrivalled, and we have more than a thousand global hiring partners.

Our careers team will help you with:

  • Setting up interviews
  • Interview preparation
  • Regular job alerts
  • Preparing your CV
  • Preparing your LinkedIn profile
  • Introducing you to employers
  • Regular webinars
  • One-on-one career coaching
What if I have COVID-19 while a student? Do I get time off?

Given the current COVID-19 situation, students who are concerned should contact Student Care. The Student Care team works with our students to resolve any barriers to study where they can.

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