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

Whatever your current employment situation, you could be launching a brand-new career by Autumn 2017.
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5 steps to starting a new career in tech by the Autumn

Whatever your current employment situation, you could be launching a brand-new career by Autumn 2017.

Thanks to our 16-week intensive programming courses in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 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 project managers to UX analysts, software consultants to testers, careers in digital are as varied as our students.

With 90% of our students going into employment within six months of graduating (50% of those within six weeks), there’s a chance you could be in a new role soon after your graduation.

Here’s a timeline for achieving that goal

1. Attend an info or taster session

We host regular events at our Edinburgh and Glasgow campuses to help you get to know us and our courses better.

Info sessions are an informal way to meet the instructors and students, while half-day sessions let you get hands on with coding for just £20. Here are some upcoming events:

2. Be the first out the gate – get your application in…


  • Apply by midnight, Sun 30th April (last few spaces!)/ start course Mon 22nd May
  • Apply by midnight, Mon 29th May/ start course Mon 26th June
  • Apply by midnight, Mon 3rd July/ start course Mon 31st July


  • Midnight on Sunday 30th April (last few spaces!)/ start course Mon 15th May

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

We recently answered the 10 most-asked questions other students have about the course and covered them in a Facebook Live:

3. Brush up on your terminology

You’ll start on your three-week pre-course work – if accepted on the course, you’ll come in and meet your fellow students and get cracking with the first phase of training at home.

4. Begin your course

Start your on-site training at CodeClan – during your 16-weeks you’ll immerse yourself in the technologies and approaches used by digital businesses.

You might want to read what 800 hours of coding does to your mind, body and soul or watch or video overview of the course:

5. Graduation time!

You graduate between September and November 2017 and could be in a job before (or soon after) you’re finished!

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

Find out more about the course and start your application today.

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