Home Bootcamps Free online skills bootcamps to give people the skills they need to launch a lucrative tech career – FE News

Free online skills bootcamps to give people the skills they need to launch a lucrative tech career – FE News


As the ‘cost of living’ crisis continues to tighten its grip on UK finances, more and more of us are looking for opportunities to increase our earning potential and ease the burden of price increase.

With an average salary of £45,000* and job opportunities across the country and beyond, a career in front-end web development could be the answer.

The new Skills Bootcamp in Front-end Web Development is launching this month with the goal of nurturing the next generation of skilled web developers. Rapidly changing technology is creating a huge gap between the skills working adults have and the skills employers need. edX boot camps bring together universities, workforce partners, employers and working adults to fill these digital skills gaps.

The best part? It’s completely free. The £4,000 course fee is fully funded by the Department of Education’s Skills for Life initiative. Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses that give people the opportunity to learn industry-specific skills and gain quick access to an interview with an employer.

During the 16-week part-time online course, students will learn about in-demand and market-relevant skills including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, React.js, ES6, and Node.

Through a series of hands-on activities and immersive projects, learners will also gain experience with industry-standard programming practices such as agile development, version control, and technical project management. Students will also benefit from career advice from edX’s Professional Engagement Network, which will help them chart a clear path to employment through resume and interview preparation, one-on-one coaching, job fairs, employment and more.

Sumaya Hassan, who completed the University of Birmingham’s Coding Boot Camp in 2021, landed a cutting-edge tech job with global sportswear brand Gymshark after completing her program.

The former care assistant is now a junior front-end developer at Gymshark’s headquarters in Solihull.

Sumaya said:

“Coming from a background in life sciences, I completely changed my career and was curious how I would find entry into the industry. I couldn’t be happier in my new role at Gymshark and I have the guidance and support of the Course Leaders during and after the course to thank for that.

“It was great to put what I learned during the course into practice in my new job. I can’t recommend a career in technology highly enough to anyone looking to change or hone their skills. »

To be eligible for the skills camp in front-end web development, applicants must be at least 19 years old, living or working in England, have a passion for a new career in technology and not have attended a previous Skills Bootcamp.

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