Fully funded courses

Digital Skills Pipeline funding​

Funded programmes to help you launch a career in tech.

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Please note that all funded places are now filled

Is a career in tech right for you? Discover your pathway through funded training opportunities

There’s a lot of buzz about the tech industry at the moment, but it’s often difficult to know whether it’s the right career choice, let alone which pathway within tech to pursue.

At CodeClan, your starting point is our Access to Tech course, where you’ll be exposed to classes about data and software development. 

After that, you’ll be better informed to choose the pathway that best suits your aspirations. 

Scotland needs more people with software and data skills

Is this you? 
If you are resident in Scotland with the right to work in the UK, and are not a recent graduate, then you could be eligible for Digital Skills pipeline funding.
Funding for these courses is provided by the Scottish Government and managed by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The Digital Skills Pipeline funding supports four learner groups to achieve their digital ambitions through specialist training.

The four eligible learner groups are:
  • Excluded talent – those with basic digital technology skills who will progress to further learning
  • Untapped talent – those with good digital technology skills requiring immersive learning and expecting to progress to either further learning or employment in a tech role
  • Existing workforce – those with good digital technology skills, driving change in a job role for their employer and expecting to continue to work in their sector
  • Hidden talent – those with significant transferable digital technology skills, requiring short, intensive, immersive learning and expecting employment in a professional digital tech role
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1. Explore

Access to Tech

One week / part time

Explore the tools, technology and career opportunities in the world of software development and data analysis. During this weeklong course, we’ll cover aspects of both data analysis and software development. At the end of the week, you’ll be better equipped to choose the pathway that fits your career aspirations. 

Funded places now filled

2. Dig into a coding language

Python for Beginners

Get an introduction to programming and learn to code with Python, a popular and flexible programming language that’s perfect for beginners.

Part-time / four evenings 

Funded places now filled

JavaScript for Beginners 

Designed for beginners, this one-day JavaScript course will introduce you to the fundamentals of programming, as well as some of the tools used by software developers.

One day / Saturdays

Funded places now filled

3. Choose your path


Data Analysis Essentials course

As data is becoming one of the world’s most valuable commodities, the opportunities for working with it are increasing for those with the right skills.

Four weeks / full time

Funded places now filled


Web Dev Essentials course

From Python programming to deployment, learn the essentials of web development and build a full-stack web application in ten weeks. 

Ten weeks / evenings

Funded places now filled


Want to take your career to the next level?

These funded courses will give you a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to build your future career on, with progression opportunities to other CodeClan courses. 

How to apply

To apply for Digital Skills Pipeline funding, all you need to do is book or apply for the course you’re interested in by submitting the form at the bottom of any of the following pages: 

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“Our instructors made the lessons enjoyable and were great at explaining things in ways that helped me understand.”

David, CodeClan graduate

David, a CodeClan Software Development Graduate

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