Frequently Asked Questions
The Self-Paced Course
As a pre-launch offer the course fee is currently £3,487.50 if you sign up before the 1st April 2021.
This includes a £600 deposit that is payable upon signature of a training contract.
To fund the remaining fee, you can either make the payment directly, or fund it through a student loan. We have partnered with a selection of reputable student lenders who offer a range of loans options to cover course fees and/or living expenses while you’re on the course.
The course will be launching on 29th March 2021. After the course goes live, you can join at any time and do not need to wait for a set start date.
The self-paced course is delivered fully remotely via our online training platform.
You will have your own unique log in details to access the platform and this is where you will find all of the modules and materials for the course. Our expert coaches will be on hand to provide support daily via the live chat and we use video conferencing software to schedule 1-1 reviews and invite you to live tutorials.
You don't need any qualifications or previous experience of coding to join _nology. Any coding experience that you have gained through studies or self-learning may prove beneficial in the earlier stages of the course, but is by no means necessary.
From start to finish, the course will take roughly 350 hours to complete and you’ll work through the modules at your own pace.
You’ll have access to the course materials for a maximum of 12 months, so you’ll be required to spend a minimum of 6-7 hours per week, on average.
The course is fully self-paced and flexible, so you can complete it in anywhere between 3-12 months. Our Coaches recommend that, if possible, you spend 10-15 hours per week learning, which would see you finishing the course in 6-9 months.
The self-paced course consists of a blend of pre-recorded video tutorials and “code-alongs”, supplemented with extra reading, quizzes and project work.
Our experienced Software Coaches have recreated our tried and tested training sessions through video tutorials. The training is delivered by a variety of _nology Coaches, who all have their own unique style of teaching – we'll keep you on your toes!
Throughout the course, you’ll get to know our Coaches and they’ll be on-hand to provide daily support via live chat. You’ll also be contacted by our Coaching Team to arrange regular 1-1 reviews, at times that suit you.
The pre-recorded training sessions are just one element of the course as a whole. What differentiates this course from "online" alternatives is that is a fully structured training programme that will take you from 0 (or close to) all the way to "job-ready" developer in 12 months or less. It is a comprehensive curriculum that combines pre-recorded training, project work (including real-life client projects), 1-1 feedback, drop-in sessions and most importantly, a community! The last thing we want is for you to feel like you're doing this training alone.
You'll get to know other people from all walks of life, all working towards a career change just like you and you'll support each other through the course. You'll be surprised by how much you learn from other and helping others.
The course will consist of 10 modules and you'll complete a project after working through the teaching content for each module. When you submit a piece of project work, you'll have a 2-hour 1-1 call via Zoom with a coach to go through individualised feedback, suggestions for improvement, and anything else you'd like to discuss. On top of these 10, 2-hour sessions, you'll also have more ad hoc feedback calls, interview practice and careers coaching, resulting in a total of about 30 hours of 1-1 live contact time with our team.
In addition to the 1-1 time, there will also be regular drop-in group sessions that you can choose to attend if you're available.
Our coaches will be available online via live chat every day between 9am and 5.30pm. They will also often be available a little later in the evening during the week.
There will be weekly live drop in sessions where you can come and ask for support on specific blockers and bugs.
Finally, you will have a 2 hour one on one session at the end of each module to review your work. There are 10 modules in total to complete. If further work is required to complete the module, coaches will continue to support with further sessions until it is complete.
Remember that this is a learning process, and you aren’t expected to understand everything, first time! There will be a lot of support available to you when you need it.
By joining the Self Paced Course, you’ll also join our community on Slack (an instant messaging platform) and be able to communicate directly with _nology Coaches and your fellow Software Developer Trainees.
During the course we will endeavour to connect you to the other trainees as much as possible. For the client projects, we will facilitate you connecting with others to complete features and tickets as you wish.
The 12 Week Course (Full time)
The Software Developer Course is 12-weeks long.
Our 12 week software Developer course is a full-time commitment. Standard training hours are 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday. You'll probably want to put in some additional hours on some evenings and weekends too!
The course is delivered fully remotely, using video conferencing, screen sharing and many other tools for online collaboration. You will work alongside a group of trainees and participate in live interactive training sessions.
We run multiple intakes per year. The exact start dates of courses vary year-on-year, so check the course page for upcoming start dates.
We adopt a very hands-on approach to learning. You'll learn the basics of coding alongside the Coach and then put your learning into practice and enhance your knowledge by working through various challenges, games and projects. You'll be working in an Agile environment and gain experience of independent, pair and group programming.
We have chosen not to accredit our courses so that course content can be adapted in-line with changing market needs. While you will not receive a formally recognised qualification, you will secure a job, which is far more valuable! You will earn a certificate upon completion, which is highly regarding by the hiring partners we work with.
Class sizes vary, depending on how many Software Coaches are available to support the group. Typically, there will be between 12-18 trainees per intake, who will be taught by 2-3 Software Coaches. By keeping class sizes small and maintaining a high trainee:coach ratio, we ensure that you receive the best quality learning experience and one-to-one support, when needed.
A few weeks prior to the course start date, you will receive your pre-course work that is designed to provide an introduction to the coding concepts and get you working on your first personal project. You will work through the pre-course work on a part-time basis and submit your solutions at weekly intervals for feedback.
Any time taken off will impact your learning on the course. If you need to take some holiday you will need to agree with your Coach a suitable plan to ensure your learning is not negatively affected.
Our Coaches are a mix of industry professionals and coding bootcamp graduates who have undergone an intense training programme to learn how to be amazing Coaches.
Download our Course Brochure, send us a message, or book a call with our Admissions Team. We are always happy to answer your questions.
_nology was founded on the belief that you don't need to be from a "techy" background to be a successful Software Developer. Our core values are to encourage support, focus, commitment, feedback, courage and respect.
_nology was founded in Bristol, UK, where our Head Office is located. We have an office in London, UK and an office in Sydney, Australia. Our 12 Week Software Developer course & part time course is ran remotely across the whole of the UK.
Via our partnership with Opus Recruitment Solutions and their experienced team of 200+ tech recruiters, we are best placed to secure you your first role in tech. 96% of our students land a tech job after completing the course.
The _nology course will open the doors to a number of exciting tech roles. After completing our immersive courses you will be ready to start your career in Software Development. The majority of _nologists start their tech careers as Junior Developers, however, some have taken on more specialised roles in UX/UI, Testing/QA, Devops and Product/Analyst roles.
Our client network spans across more than 2,000 companies globally and there is no single type of company that hires _nologists. We have connections with of all shapes and sizes in a broad range of sectors and industries,so the world really is your oyster!
Naturally, it varies from trainee to trainee. Some _nologists have secured employment before completing the course, whereas it has taken others a few weeks or months. On average, graduates are placed within 2 months of finishing the course.
The average starting salary for a Junior Developer can range between £25-35K, depending on your location. Not bad!
You'll be provided with on-going career support from our dedicated Careers Team to ensure that you land your first tech job as quickly as possible. During this time, you'll be expected to continue working through post-course learning, until you secure a job. After completing the course, you'll become a part of a growing community of _nology alumni and will be invited to share your knowledge and experiences with future trainees.
You will need a laptop/PC that is capable of being used as a development machine. You will also need a microphone and webcam to participate in virtual training sessions. We recommend that you have a 2nd monitor.
You don't need any qualifications or previous experience of coding to join _nology. Any coding experience that you have gained through studies or self-learning may prove beneficial in the earlier stages of the course, but is by no means necessary. What's more important is that you've done enough research into a career in coding to know that it's the right path for you.
Having a mathematical background may help you when learning technical coding concepts and logical problem-solving, however, you do not have to be a strong mathematician to learn how to code. More than 1/2 of our trainees come from a non-STEM background.
You must be at least 18 years old to join the _nology course. There is no upper age limit and we encourage people from all ages to fuel their interests in coding! There is a 27 year age difference between our youngest and oldest trainee (so far!).
Step 1: Submit an application through our website.
Step 2: We'll set up a phone interview to talk in more detail about your interests in starting a tech career.
Step 3: We'll then invite you to take part in a coaching assessment with a _nology Coach. In this session, you'll learn some basic coding and work through a series of challenges.
Step 4: Once both the Admissions and Coaching Teams are confident that you're a strong candidate for the course, you'll be offered a place on an upcoming intake. To secure your spot, you'll be required to pay a non-refundable deposit.
Our course is right for anyone who has a passion for technology and wants to join the digital revolution! Applicants are selected based on their attitude, work ethic, ability to problem-solve, creativity and coachability. Provided that you possess these qualities, we can teach you the tricky tech stuff.
12 Week Software Developer Course: £6975, inclusive of an upfront deposit of £1200.
Prices correct as of Sept 2020. Subject to change.
To celebrate the launch of our new part time course we are offering limited time introductory fee of £3,487.50, if you secure your place on the course before 1st March 2021.
To secure your place on an upcoming intake, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £1200.
If you require financial support to fund your training, you can apply for finance that can be paid back in installments over time. Get in touch for more information about our lending partners.