Manchester headquartered Northcoders – the coding bootcamp for the North – is fundamentally changing the way that people can enter the tech sector by launching its brand new Developer Pathway programme.
This unique teaching innovation promotes a fundamentally different, bespoke and compassionate way of learning. It is uniquely personal and ensures that student software developers graduate with the skills to find work that have been learned at a pace that’s right for them.
The Developer Pathway is different. Unlike other courses it is divided into six two-week blocks. At the end of each block, if a student is ready, they’ll move straight onto the next block. But this is where The Developer Pathway is unique: if a person needs more time to consolidate their skills, they have the opportunity to repeat the block immediately at no extra cost.
Northcoders believes that learning in this way will allow students to progress at their natural pace – whether that takes 12, 14 or 16 weeks.
Northcoders has gained a unique insight into the entry standards required by companies across a wide-range of sectors and at different stages of their maturity, from start-up to enterprise, and Developer Pathway is designed to guarantee that each student meets those standards on graduation.
Students on The Developer Pathway course will also work with Northcoders’ in-house team of career development experts who provide support that is tailored to individual ambitions. Their priority is to find every person the right job via their extensive network of Northern tech employers.
James Brooke – co-founder of Northcoders – said: “The launch of The Developer Pathway is a game changer for us as a business but also for the wider tech industry. It is a truly innovative teaching model that will ensure that all students graduate with absolute confidence in their own skills. That is so important to us as we know that everybody learns differently and there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’. It was conceived by exploring our brand values, and what they implied we should change to give the best possible experience for every student who comes on our course.”
James added: We want every new software developer who comes to Northcoders to thrive and to follow the pathway that is right for them. It’s not just about finding a job, it’s about being in the best possible position to not just find work but to fly in their new career.”
Northcoders recently expanded into Federation House. It offers courses that are designed to satisfy the increasing demand for developers across various industries and sectors in the North of England.
The courses aim to give graduates the opportunity to learn coding to an industry-standard level and to ensure they have skills, initiative and attitude well beyond what is usually expected for an entry-level software developer.
To date, seven cohorts – with a total of 129 students – have graduated. The business employs 19 full-time members of staff. Northcoders offers an industry-led curriculum, which is constantly in review against its hiring partners’ needs. Hiring partners include ThoughtWorks, Barclays, Apadmi and MoneySupermarket.
Applications for the first Developer Pathway courses, which start on March 19th, April 3rd, April 16th, April 30th, May 14th, May 29th and June 11th are now open.