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Manchester launches Coding Boot Camp

02 Jul 2019

Part-time professional web development programme beginning 22 October 2019

The University of Manchester has launched its first Coding Boot Camp in partnership with leading US workforce accelerator, Trilogy Education. 

The University is the exclusive provider of the programme based in the North West and is one of the first universities in the UK to offer the Coding Boot Camp.  

Geared towards adult learners in the North West of England, The University of Manchester Coding Boot Camp is a non-degree programme that teaches the front-end and back-end skills necessary for a career in coding and web development.  

The 24-week, part-time programme begins on 22 October 2019, with two three-hour evening classes during the week (6:30 to 9:30pm) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10am to 2pm). The curriculum is strategically designed to teach people across varying proficiency levels, from absolute beginners to those with existing coding experience. Enrolment is now open:

Professor Robert Stevens, Head of the School of Computer Science, said: “We are delighted to be offering a pioneering new style of learning here at our University, which has an unrivalled heritage in the field of Computer Science. The accessible nature of the programme brings opportunities for technical development to a new audience of adult learners across the North West region; whether they’re parents with flexible study needs, or people looking for a career change into an exciting industry.

"Our new Coding Boot Camp delivered in partnership with Trilogy Education is taught by industry professionals, with a course curriculum guided by our own academics in computer science; providing participants with high quality academic support and career coaching to help them make the transition into a technology career.”

Manchester is widely recognised as the UK’s largest technology hub outside of London. Successful participants of The University of Manchester Coding Boot Camp will help expand the pipeline of talent.

Dan Sommer, CEO and Founder of Trilogy Education said: “Technology is transforming Manchester’s economy, but its continued growth hinges upon an increasing supply of digitally-skilled workers. The University of Manchester joins a growing network of top universities that are working to create stronger, more resilient cities through skills-based training programmes.

"Together, The University of Manchester and Trilogy Education will enable residents from across the North West of England to acquire valuable digital skills and to pursue meaningful careers in the region’s innovative tech economy.”

The University of Manchester Coding Boot Camp covers the basics of coding, algorithms, and data structure plus intensive training in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, React, and more. No previous training or experience is required, although an understanding of coding basics is recommended.

In addition to classroom instruction, participants spend a minimum of 20 hours a week on outside projects and homework. By the end of the course, participants will have built a professional project portfolio to showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market. In addition, participants receive a range of career-support services, portfolio reviews, recruitment assistance, and extensive tutor support. 

Boot Camp participants gain skills to develop dynamic end-to-end web applications, as well as receive a certificate of completion in Full Stack Web Development from The University of Manchester.

The Coding Boot Camp is offered in partnership with Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator that helps top universities around the world offer intensive, skills-based training programmes. Trilogy, based in the United States, has a strong track record of working with a range of prestigious global universities, including Harvard Extension School, Columbia Engineering, and UC Berkeley Extension to deliver high quality, career-oriented technology boot camps.