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16-weeks, full-time

Professional Software Development

Learn to code through our immersive software development course. Get the skills to change career through hands-on, interactive learning, career preparation and more.

  • Remote training available throughout 2021
  • On-campus options when government guidelines permit

“It’s a brilliant rush for me when I’m able to do a piece of work, and I get it checked in and I can see it working. And I can say ‘I did that’.”

Kirsty, CodeClan graduate & Software Developer

Learn the skills you need to launch a career in programming

Build relevant skills

Our curriculum is designed by industry experts and is delivered in a hands-on immersive style. We’re continually evolving our course to match the skill needs of employers across Scotland.

Develop your technical portfolio

Impress employers with a portfolio of web application projects. Put your technical skills into practice using the languages, tools and methodologies learned throughout the course.

Gain a qualification

Enhance your CV by earning a Professional Development Award in Software Development – an internationally recognised stamp of approval.

Boost your career opportunities

Boost your employment opportunities through industry insights, CV workshops, careers week and more.

Our curriculum has been expertly crafted to give you the skills you need to be job-ready in 16 weeks

Get to grips with the essential tools, methodologies and best practices of a developer. We’ll teach you how to set up your development environment, write code that is clean and understandable, use object-oriented programming, user experience design, test driven development and Agile practices to develop well-functioning products. 

Learn by doing. Through a mixture of code-along lessons, labs and project work you’ll get experience using the most in-demand technologies used by employers across Scotland. 

Learn to build a dynamic front-end to your web application with common frameworks and tooling used by developers across the industry. Learn how to research user needs, plan architecture, and build functionality using React and JavaScript.

Build a web application from the ground up. Get hands-on with server side applications with API development and databases

At the heart of every successful development team is effective communication and collaboration. Whether remote or in person, you’ll learn the art of pair programming, stand-ups, how to run sprints and present your end product to an audience. 

Changing career can be daunting and we know that thriving in a new industry is about more than just subject knowledge. That’s why we offer a series of workshops and sessions to help get you career ready for the tech industry.

Get a feel for the full experience.

From pre-course work to hands-on learning and careers support, our course is designed to get you from A to B as smoothly as possible.

3 weeks Before

Pre-course work

  • Meet your classmates
  • Complete your pre-coursework (at home)
  • Weekly homework reviews

Weeks 1 - 5

Start full-time

  • Module .01
  • 1st Cohort Social
  • Alumni industry talks
  • Solo project
  • Presenting tech

Weeks 6 - 10

Halfway point

  • Module .02
  • Inspirational talks  
  • Personal branding workshop
  • PDA progress review
  • Group project

Weeks 11 - 15

Almost there!

  • Module .03
  • CV reviews and interview coaching
  • Capstone project

Week 16 - until employment

Graduation & job interviews

  • We celebrate your graduation!
  • Job interviews and Project Showcase
  • Become an official member of our Alumni community

The course in numbers

Hours of learning (lessons, labs, projects & homework)
Career Sessions
Specialist Talks
Sessions on successful learning & wellbeing



This course is great for:

Aspiring programmers

If you’ve already dabbled in coding (and loved it) we want to hear from you! Not given it a go yet? Before you apply, we recommend giving some free online tutorials a go to see if programming is for you. 

Ambitious career changers

Looking for a new challenge? Most of our students are between the ages of 22 – 60 years old and come with previous career experience in sectors such as finance, education, engineering, retail and many more. 

Problem solvers & tech enthusiasts

You don’t need to be a mathematician or have any previous technical experience. All you need is a willingness to learn, a passion for technology and to think like a problem solver.


CodeClan’s team of more than 30 instructors has a wealth of experience in both teaching and industry and will be on-hand throughout your day to guide your through new technologies and concepts, answer your questions and keep your learning on track. 

Meet Ally

“The most satisfying part of the student journey is when you find the point where students start to explore the software libraries and frameworks to find other things that they can do or use. It’s great seeing them being able to research and understand new concepts using the building blocks we have provided.”


Meet Keith

“You’ll build actual applications, present them, and talk through the code. We teach this because it’s valued in the workplace, so when you go into the workplace you’ll be more comfortable getting your hands dirty than someone who hasn’t had that practical experience.”


Career Support

At CodeClan, we not only prepare you to work in professional software development, we also train you in many of the skills needed to find your first role. Our aim is to help you to find a new job that is a great fit for you and the organisation. 

Our Careers Service team holds workshops on how to develop a CV that hiring specialists will love, and run mock interviews. We hold Industry Talks with our partners so you can better understand roles, responsibilities and culture. 

CV & LinkedIn support 

Industry Talks

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Join our Alumni Community

We have a large group of alumni across Scotland. Our Alumni Ambassadors organise events, socials and networking opportunities for students to broaden their network. 

Tune into a webinar or try a taster session.

Meet the team, learn about this course or try coding from the comfort of your own home. See dates.

Start Dates

Many of our cohorts are in high demand, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. You should aim to apply no later than one week before pre-course starts.

Cohort & Location Pre-course starts Classes start Graduation
E50 - Remote 24/05/2021 14/06/2021 01/10/2021
G26 - Remote 14/06/2021 05/07/2021 22/10/2021
E51 - Onsite: Edinburgh* 28/06/2021 19/07/2021 05/11/2021
G27 - Onsite: Glagsow* 09/08/2021 30/08/2021 17/12/2021
E52 - Remote 16/08/2021 06/09/2021 07/01/2022
E53 - Onsite: Edinburgh* 20/09/2021 11/10/2021 11/02/2022
G28 - Remote 04/10/2021 25/10/2021 25/02/2022
E54 - Remote 25/10/2021 15/11/2021 18/03/2022
G29 - Onsite: Glasgow* 29/11/2021 03/01/2022 22/04/2022

* If government guidelines permit, this cohort will be delivered on campus. If government guidelines require, it will change to remote delivery.

Funding & price

Course price: £6,250. Fully funded places available. 

Funding options

There are currently several funding options, including fully funded places. Explore these and other funding options on our funding page.

Standard payment

A deposit of £750 is payable to secure your place once you are accepted, with the remaining fees due before the course begins.

Modular payment

Split your payment into four manageable chunks, first with a deposit of £750, and then three subsequent payments.

Laptop info

Your laptop must be a MacBook Pro with least 8GB RAM and comfortably run the latest operating system. If your laptop is older than 2014 please check with Admissions to see if it is suitable to use. If you would like to hire a laptop from CodeClan, there is a rental fee of £300.

Ready to start?

Ready to take get started? Complete our online application to kick start the interview process. Many of our cohorts are in high demand, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. You should aim to apply no later than one week before pre-course starts

* If government guidelines permit, these cohorts will be delivered on campus. If government guidelines require, they will change to remote delivery.

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