Frequently Asked Questions
The Software Developer Course is 12-weeks long.
The most effective way to become job ready is to fully immerse yourself in learning to code, which is why our courses are 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!
We operate courses both on-site at our offices in Bristol and London and remotely (online). During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our courses on a remote basis only, until further notice.
Our classroom based courses will be conducted at our offices in either Bristol or London. If you're not local to us, no problem! Remote training is delivered via video calls, so you can join from anywhere. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our courses on a remote basis only, until further notice.
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.
Whether you join a course in-person or remotely, 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.
Each intake will have between 12-18 trainees and will be led by a Senior Software Coach, who will be supported by 1-2 additional 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 be expected to spend roughly 40 hours working through these challenges 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 previous _nology trainees 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 Manager, Jenna. 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.
We have offices in Bristol and London, which we share with our tech recruitment partner, Opus Talent Solutions. All classroom-based training is delivered from our offices, whereas our remote course is conducted online.
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 within 4-weeks of course completion.
The _nology course will open the doors to a number of exciting tech roles. After 12 weeks of immersive learning, you will be ready to start you career in Software Development. The majority of _nologists start their tech careers as Junior Developers, however, some have taken on more speciliased 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. Utilising our network at Opus Recruitment Solutions, we strive to set you up with a suitable role as quickly as possible.
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 recruiters 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 half 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 25 year age difference between our youngest and oldest trainees (so far).
You will be provided with a Windows laptop for the duration of the course, which you can take home with you. During your final week of the course, we will help you to transfer all your work on to your personal computer.
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 Jan 2020. Subject to change.
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.