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5 steps to starting a new career in tech by the Autumn

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Apply now and you could be launching a brand-new career in tech by November 2019.

Thanks to our Professional Software Development course in Glasgow and Edinburgh, you have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a challenging training environment, get introduced to some of the most exciting and innovative companies in Scotland’s tech industry and kick-start a career you love.

From software developers to product managers and testers, careers in digital are as varied as our students.

You could be changing career into a brand-new digital role by November by applying for one of our upcoming cohorts in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Here’s a timeline for achieving that goal

1. Get your application in for Cohort G14 (Glasgow) or E33 (Edinburgh)

On-campus training starts for Cohort G14 on Monday 15th July in Glasgow and E33 starts on Monday 29th July in Edinburgh.

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to our Edinburgh campus for an interview.

If you’d like to learn more about what makes a successful application, you can read advice from our Admission Manager here.

2. Meet you cohort and get up to speed

Three weeks before your cohort begins training on campus, you’ll come in to meet everyone, get set up with your laptop and then get cracking with your pre-course work.

This first phase of training is undertaken at home and its purpose is to get you familiar with the basic terminology related to software development, understand some basic concepts and get comfortable with navigating the development environment of a Mac.

3. Begin your on-campus training

Start your on-site training at CodeClan – during your 16-weeks you’ll immerse yourself in the technologies like JavaScript, Java, Ruby, SQL, React, methodologies used by digital businesses and a host of career support and holistic training opportunities. You can find out more about our curriculum by downloading our info pack.

4. Start preparing for your new job

During the course you’ll have access to our placement services as well as coaching sessions and workshops designed to help you come out of your training with the best CV and interview skills we can offer. You’ll also have the chance meet potential employers at Speed Networking sessions, Industry Talks, and more.

5. Graduation time!

Cohort G14 graduates on 1st November and E33 on 15th November.

You’ll have learned an immense amount about tools, technologies and techniques used in software development plus how to learn effectively, and thrive in an industry setting. You’ll have completed projects, met employers face-to-face and will be ready for your first interviews.

Ready to apply?

Explore the course and funding options and then start your application.


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