About us.

We’re Scotland’s first and only SQA accredited digital skills academy on a mission to help bridge the digital skills gap in Scotland’s growing tech industry.

What we do and how we do it.

Through our range of industry-relevant digital training courses we’re helping to transform the careers of 100’s of professionals across Scotland and delivering a steady pipeline of talent to our growing network of employer partners.

Cutting-edge and industry-relevant training.

Our courses support the needs of Scotland’s rapidly evolving digital industry. We take care to understand the skills that are sought by employers across the country and the technologies that are changing businesses every day.

Immersive, hands-on digital courses built for today.

There’s a skills shortage now and we’re not wasting any time. Through our 16-week software development course and shorter upskilling courses we’re transforming careers in days, weeks and months – not years. 

Working together to build a stronger economy.

Our Professional Software Development course and employer partner programme provide job opportunities for around 300 graduates every year. They’re creating real impact and delivering immediate value to Scotland’s growing digital economy. 

Our journey.

We’ve come a long way since our doors opened in October 2015…

Oct ’15

Doors open & Cohort 1 begins

Our first campus opened in Edinburgh at CodeBase, we welcomed our first class of Professional Software Development students, including our first female scholarship student. It was a month of firsts! 

Oct ’15
Feb ’16

Cohort 1 graduates

Our first cohort of students graduated from our Professional Software Development course in Edinburgh. 

Feb ’16
Sep ’16

Our short courses launch

We launched a new series of short and intensive digital courses designed for upskillers.

Sep ’16
Nov ’16

Edinburgh grows from 1 – 3 cohorts

We increased the number of cohorts to help meet the demand for graduates. 

Nov ’16
Jan’ 17

New campus opens. Hi Glasgow!

Our second campus opened at Tontine and we launched our first ever Glasgow Professional Software Development cohort. 

Jan’ 17
Sept ’17

150th student placed into work

We celebrated another proud milestone in the run up to our 2nd year anniversary.  

Sept ’17
Mar ’18

CodeClan grows in Glasgow

We moved campuses from Tontine to Clockwise and created a second classroom. Glasgow went from three Professional Software Development cohorts to six cohorts running across the year. 

Mar ’18
Jun ’18

500th student begins our course

Before we knew it the 500th student started our Professional Software Development course! 

Jun ’18

Award-Winning Education Provider

Winner of “Best Education Provider” at Scotland IS Digital Tech Awards 2017 & 2018

We’ve built an award winning digital skills academy that delivers cutting-edge, hands-on and immersive courses teaching the most in-demand software and web development skills. 

In 2017 and 2018, we scooped the award for ‘Best Education Provider’ at the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards in recognition of our work in helping close Scotland’s digital skills gap. 

Our 2020 VISION.

You’ve read our story, but it doesn’t end here. We’re committed to helping employers across the country find and upskill the talent they need to drive their businesses forward and helping Scotland to be a world-class digital nation by 2020. 


graduates into the tech industry across Scotland and beyond


employers to hire and upskill great talent

Be part of the CodeClan story

Learn with us

Browse through our range of career-change and upskilling opportunities, running throughout the year.

Hire with us

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