We’re based in Edinburgh, a city with a reputation for technology development second only to London, and with significant tech business base including companies such as Craneware, FreeAgent, Skyscanner, FanDuel and Screenmedia as well as larger organisations such as Scottish Government and RBS.
We have developed a unique, immersive software development course that supports people from non-IT backgrounds to accelerate their career into tech roles. Our course produces employable, entry-level developers with a solid understanding of software development techniques including object-oriented programming and test-driven development, delivered through best practice and cutting-edge technologies. Students are exposed to Agile methodologies and are continually engaged in individual and collaborative group assignments. This approach enables them to rapidly integrate into and be productive within a wide variety of business and technical environments.
In addition to daily classes we have weekly sessions from Employer Partners, and industry experts such as software engineers, data analysts, testers, product managers, tech specialists and recruiters. These are augmented by focused, classroom-based tech workshops demonstrating specific tools and techniques. We work within the larger tech community to host tech meet-ups, hackathons and courses for young coders, including events for CoderDojo and CodeBar. We are also an SQA Approved Centre and our students have the opportunity to complete the SQA qualification for a Professional Development Award in Software Development at SCQF Level 8.
This year we will be expanding to offer week-long, evening and masterclass workshops in key languages and technologies to the professional development community as well as those new to programming. In 2017 we will open new premises in Glasgow with potential for pop-up courses in Aberdeen and the North-east. To do that we need an ever-expanding team of software development instructors at all levels. So, come join us to be part of an innovative solution to help Scotland become a world class digital economy by 2020.