Scottish Borders Council fully funded course

Introduction to Website Design.

Learn the skills needed to design and create websites and gain real-world experience with our FREE 4 week web coding bootcamp.

Fast track yourself to a career in web design

Learn to Code for FREE

Ready to take your first steps in an exciting and rewarding career? With CodeClan Youth Academy, you can learn the skills you need to get ahead in the tech industry.

Our four-week program will introduce you to the essential skills of web design and give you insight on exciting career paths within the tech industry.

Why join our free coding course?

Our youth academy bootcamp will give you the skills and knowledge you need to master the basics of web design and help jump start your future career in tech.

SQA accredited course


During our training you’ll learn the basics of coding and web development and work with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Completely FREE to join


This course is fully funded for anyone aged 17-24 living in the Scottish Borders, so you can sign up and start learning for free.

Make new lifelong friends


During the workshops you’ll get the chance to socialise with like-minded people and make friends while learning valuable skills for your future.

Learn in demand tech skills... in just 4 weeks

During our bootcamp we will give you a strong foundation in coding skills that employers are looking for in multiple fields such as tech, gaming, sports, design, advertising, fashion and media.

In just four weeks, you will gain core skills needed for a lucrative industry that doesn’t show signs of slowing down.

Intro to UX and HTML

Beginning with user experience and HTML fundamentals — like tags, text-formatting, and layouts — you'll learn the basics of web design.

JavaScript and Animations

Get started with programming! Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript for building dynamic websites.


When you're ready to get creative, we'll show you how to add colour and images to your website by learning to work with CSS!

Career Sessions

Gain insights into different tech careers with our informative career sessions from our support team here at CodeClan.

Earn an accredited certification

Upon completion you will be presented with a SQA accredited certificate outlining successful completion of the course.

Our qualifications are industry recognised and can be used to show to potential employers.

No experience needed!

You don’t need any programming or prior experience to join CodeClan Youth Academy – even beginners are welcomed with open arms.

We also supply laptops for you to work from to ensure that you get the most from your learning.

Who is this course for?

Thanks to the Scottish Borders Council this course is fully funded for those who live in the Scottish Borders area and who are looking to up-skill or pursue a career in web design.

This course is FREE for anyone who:
By the end of this course, you will demonstrate your learnings and knowledge with a project that you can use to gain further training or show future employers.

Course location

The course will be delivered in person at the Inspire Learning Centre in Tweedbank, near to the Tweedbank rail station which is accessible with regular transport links.

Inspire Learning Centre
1&2 Tweedside Park, Tweedbank TD1 3TE


Course dates

With our state of the art facility in the heart of Tweedbank we’ve got everything you need to succeed – from our expert tutors, comprehensive teachings and plenty of breaks!

Course Dates:

Monday 24th July 2023 to Friday 18th August 2023.

Course Duration:

4 weeks, Monday to Friday.

Course Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday: 10.00am – 3.00pm

What students are saying about our course

“The CodeClan Youth Academy helped me to become a relatively skilled software developer even without university

“Now that I am finished the course I am now doing my highers. When I graduate high school I plan to go to university for computing science

“During the course I made some amazing friends that I still keep in contact with”


We believe that anyone between 17-24 can take the plunge into tomorrow’s future.

Tech jobs are in high demand and there’s so much potential and growth within this rapidly changing domain. If you learn how to code, you can eventually work across any sector in any part of the world.

Our youth academy bootcamp in association with Scottish Borders Council will give you the chance to learn essential web design skills needed to excel in today’s fast-paced world!

Start your journey with us today, and we’ll help you prepare for an amazing career in technology.

Our Youth Academy Bootcamp is open to anyone aged between 17 and 24 years old who resides in the Scottish Borders area. You don’t need any coding experience to join us as long as you have a problem solving attitude and a willingness to learn. 

If you’re interested in applying, simply enter your contact details on the sign-up form below. A member of our admissions team will then be in touch to take you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

This course is assessed by a personal project that will be marked by our instructors. You will only receive your SQA accredited certification after successful completion of the course and having attended all classes.

Youth Academy itself was amazing...

"After Youth Academy I've went on to Napier university to study Software Engineering (MEng), and I have continued to work at a youth club, although currently I'm looking out for jobs inside kids coding clubs since I now have experience with both code and working with children.

Youth Academy itself was amazing, and I'm honestly wishing university taught like that, it just is the best way for me to learn."

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