Frequently Asked Questions

Suitability

Who is This Programme For?

You don’t need developer experience. If you’re passionate about technology and dedicated enough to learn – then this course for you.

 

This programme is all about getting back as much as you put in. We give you the tools and the framework – all you need is commitment.

 

Don’t worry about disrupting your work // life balance – if you can’t commit to an in-class cohort – apply for our fully mentored online course.

Should I know how to code in order to apply?

Code Institute Coding Bootcamp is designed to take you from a total novice level to a world-class beginner – ready to enter the industry for their first role as a developer, where advanced learning really begins.

You don’t need years of experience to successfully complete our Bootcamp. Several Code Institute graduates had no experience starting out and are now working in industry. All of our students have access to an introductory module – Stream Zero – to skill up on the basics, so everyone is on the same page from the outset.

For more info, we also offer open evenings in which we discuss the the programme in-detail and what will be expected of you.

You can also get in touch and we’ll answer any further questions you have.

What Languages Will I Learn?

Please see our syllabus to find out what languages we teach.

Does my Bootcamp Cover Mobile Web Development?

Technically yes — any app you build will be responsive. Responsive design means your app will render perfectly on a desktop as well as a mobile.

In-depth mobile app development is more specialised, for example – Android requires Java, and iOS requires Swift.

 

So while we don’t specifically cover mobile app development on the Bootcamp, all of your web applications will work perfectly on mobile (without listing on Android Marketplace or iTunes App Store).

Will this Learning Style Suit me?

Please see our mentored online and classroom bootcamp pages for more information.

Are there Age Restrictions?

Your age is irrelevant both to the Code Institute applications team and prospective employers. We seek students who love to create with a desire to succeed.

 

Due to the huge skills shortage, age is not even part of employers’ equation. If you have development skills, a strong portfolio, you’ll be in demand no matter your age.

 

Don’t believe us? Neither did Alun Price: Hear his success story about how his age was an afterthought to his skills and portfolio.

What's your Non-EU Student Visa Policy?

We welcome anyone who has the passion and desire to learn how to code, but we are not in a position to help anyone through the visa application process.

Delivery

Where Is The Training Taking Place?

Your classroom course takes place at our Global Centre of Excellence in Dublin City Centre.

Our Mentored Online course can be taken any time, from anywhere in the world.

How much is Code Institute's Bootcamp?

It depends on what method of learning you prefer; mentored online or in classroom.

Check out our pricing table and decide which option best suits you.

 

VAT applies in certain countries, please contact an Education Adviser for more information.

 

A company or individual within a company that is paying incurs NO VAT.

A valid VAT number and registered address of company are required to avail of exemption.

How do I Apply?

Fill in our application form and one of our educational advisers will call you up to discuss your expectations and to give you more details.

How Long Will I Have Access to Course Content?

Bootcamp material is accessible to you for up to one year after the completion of your bootcamp. This means you get access to any updates that take place in that timeframe (technology moves quickly – always helpful to buff up).

 

After bootcamp graduation, we would expect that you will gain your first role in development as a junior developer. As you’ll be exponentially learning at your new job, we believe that you will no longer need access to the course material after working in a role for 6 months.

Are Code Institute Qualifications Industry-Recognised?

Yes, we are the only credit rated Coding Bootcamp in Europe.

 

We are credit rated by the Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland at Level 8 diploma on the Scottish Credit & Qualification Framework (SCQF). We are also fully credit rated onto the European Qualifications Framework.

 

Your certificate will be a credit rated Diploma in Software Development.

 

 

Also, our unique Industry Advisory Council (IAC) would be the best proof of Code Institute’s industry recognition and validation. The role of the IAC is to review, validate and recommend improvements to our syllabus.

Outcomes

What Coding Level Will I be at when I Graduate?

Come to our next Open Evening to hear from a Code Institute student and their Bootcamp experience.

Can I really become a programmer in 3 months?

Our goal with this programme is to jump-start your career in coding. We intend for you to become an excellent, lateral-thinking starter. Obviously, programming and systems analysis is a career that takes many, many years to master. We expect you to come out of this programme with enough expertise and programming nous to be able to contribute as a junior developer. Your first job should be a continuation of your education with Code Institute.

Will I get a Job After Completing This Programme?

No Educational Institute can guarantee that you will be hired after completing a course, but by ensuring you are learning the latest skills (validated by our Industry Advisory Council), the Credit Rating by Edinburgh Napier University and the global skills shortage for developers, you have an excellent chance.

Can I work as a Remote-Developer after Completing the Bootcamp?

The chances of you working from home are very good… when you have a few years experience behind you. Moreover it’s important to start off working in a collaborative environment.

 

In your initial role, you should aim to work somewhere where you can learn as much as possible. It’s very unlikely that a company would be willing to hire you as a remote developer until you have several years experience behind you and a proven track record of producing results, solo.

Fears

I'm Afraid I Won't Complete It

Completion is just a matter of systems. If you want the result of X – it’s going to take Y amount of hard work and dedication to get there. Rather than just saying “I’ll do this,” ask yourself, “What am I willing to sacrifice to graduate?” You can find the time to do anything if you want it badly enough.

So the question you need to ask yourself is how badly do you want a new start?

I'm Worried that I'll Graduate and Realise Software Development isn't for me.

You’ll never be 100% sure, but 80% is good enough to get started.

Coding skills are diverse and easily transferable to any industry. The more layered and diverse your skills are – the more employable (and salaried) you are – just click the link below for more details.

 

Coding: Not Just for Coders

 

“Nearly 7 million job openings in the U.S. required coding skills last year, representing 20% of the total market for “career-track” jobs – defined as those that pay at least $15 per hour.”

 

Even if you didn’t want to be a coder for the rest of your life; there are tonnes of career paths that will open for you as an alternative!

Price

How Much Does It Cost?

Please see our mentored online and classroom bootcamp pages for more information.