One week / part time / funded

Access to Tech

Explore the tools, technology, and career opportunities in the world of software development and data analysis.

Explore the world of software and data

Discover roles in tech, get a grasp of some of the basics and be inspired by the opportunities! This Access to Tech course will allow you to explore the world of software development and data analysis in a safe and supportive environment. 

This course is great if you are...

A tech beginner

This course is ideal for beginners who are interested in tech roles but want to learn more about future roles and training possibilities

New to training

If you’ve previously struggled to access career training options, whether through lack of funding or personal circumstances, this course is a good starting point.

A future career changer

Want to change career in the future and take your first step into data analysis or software development? This course provides an accessible starting point.

At the end of this course you will have an understanding of:

What is programming?

  • Understand the basic concepts of programming including full stack, front end, and back end
  • Get confident with the terminology and key roles within the software development lifecycle

Basic coding for software development

  • Try out some of the fundamental building blocks of programming languages
  • Understand what it means to write clean code and why it matters

What is data?

  • Get to grips with the main uses of the uses of data and data ethics
  • Learn about the value and potential of harnessing and visualising data to make informed decisions

Basic coding for data analysis

  • Learn the fundamentals of coding for data
  • ‘Wrangle’ your data: that is, clean it and get it ready for analysis
  • Effortlessly produce high quality graphs and figures

Next steps for your career

  • What to consider when taking your next steps
  • What learning opportunities are available

Start dates

All current dates will be delivered remotely.

Evening courses

January 17-20 2022


February 7-10 2022


Daytime course

January 25-27 2022


How you'll learn

This is a part-time course with on-campus and remote learning options. 

At CodeClan, we focus on a ‘learn by doing’ ethos. This includes activities like code-alongs, labs, interactive learning, quizzes and more. 

We keep our classes small, with plenty of time for group interaction and 1:1 help from instructors when you need it.

Progression after the course

After this course, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about the next steps in your career and whether your next move is towards data or software: 

Software route

Web Dev Essentials (funding available)

Learn the essentials of web development and build and deploy a full-stack web application in eight weeks. A part-time course that fits around your day job.

Limited availability – waiting list

Data route

Data Analysis Essentials (funding available)

From data to dashboard, supercharge your CV with skills like R Programming, visualisation, data cleaning and data manipulation.

Limited availability – waiting list

Key information & booking

This part-time course is delivered remotely throughout one week, with daytime and evening training options.

Funding available

To be eligible for a fully-funded place on this course through the Digital Skills Pipeline, you must:

  • live in Scotland
  • be over 25
  • not have graduated in the last 12 months. 

To apply for this funding, simply complete the booking form for this course.

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