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!
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. Since then _nology has gone on to run courses across the UK and has also expanded internationally running courses in Australia.
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 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. 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 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.