AUTHOR: Laura Stupple

In as little as 12 weeks you can change your career and ultimately, your life. Pretty bold statement, but it's true.

If your dream is to learn how to code and achieving a career in coding, then a coding course from The Code Institute can really can change your life.

The Code Institute's courses are globally recognised, university accredited coding courses that have been recognised as some of the best coding courses in the world. Their training not only provides you with the knowledge to jumpstart a career in coding; they offer the opportunity to gather a portfolio, which will allow you to learn the skills you need to thrive within a coding role. But that's not all... 

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1. Flexibility

Do you need the flexibility to learn in a way that suits you and your lifestyle? Then an online course sounds like a great option for you.

If you've got primary commitments and aren't able to enrol full-time, you can easily learn online whilst continuing to bring in an income. This means your education is fully in your hands - you can learn at your own pace, in your own time and from anywhere in the world. The course is designed to encourage structured development and provides full online mentorship through the Code Institute.

 

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2. The latest tools

Each course has it's own individual focus, but the results are the same; you'll be provided with the relevant tools to build the skills needed for a fruitful career in code.

The courses evolve to keep up with the changes in technology and trends, ensuring that you are always ahead of the curve in terms of what is being used in the industry. This is worlds apart from a traditional university degree, where you might find the course content is great in your first year, but the skills you learn are outdated by the time you graduate.

The Code Institute's instructors are working professionals, allowing them to bring their valuable industry experience straight into the classroom. As well as this incredible insight, the course also utilises the industry based working group, Industry Advisory Council, to create a syllabus that includes the exact skills that employers are looking for.

See also: Why it's important to keep up to date 

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3. Collaboration

There is definitely a stereotype of a coder – hood up, earphones in, a strong black coffee and not a lot of social interaction. This is just one of many dangerous misconceptions surrounding working in code. In reality, a career in development involves a lot of teamwork, so communication skills are important. 

Another huge aspect is working effectively with clients; listening and interpreting their briefs and ongoing communication throughout the process of a project.

The environment of the courses enable you to develop these crucial teamwork and communication skills, working with others within the bootcamp. Not only does this set you up brilliantly for collaborative work within your job, it always allows you to learn together, learning from each other's mistakes and successes.

 

4. Portfolio

A strong portfolio demonstrating your work is key step to securing a job in the coding industry. The portfolio should include all relevant work including projects from previous jobs, open source and personal projects.

The Code Institute understand the importance of a solid portfolio, so they ensure that students create projects coded from scratch that can be demonstrated in a portfolio, reflecting the various skills involved.

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5. Career preparation

Graduates of the course frequently comment on the impact that doing the course has had on their careers.

'The course was challenging and rewarding in equal measure and is a great opportunity for anyone wanting a career change, a fresh challenge or the chance to solve problems on a daily basis'.

Learning People and The Code Institute work closely together to get our students career ready, with our StudentCare support team and our CV detox team who help you prepare a stand-out CV, it's a recipe for success.

Meeting and networking with recruitment companies and employers is also important for securing a job. We work closely with job boards to ensure that the opportunities are there and our students are being effectively prepared to apply for them.

A huge benefit of the course is the work-ethic it naturally instills it its students, you get as much out of the experience as you put in and the collaborative nature of the bootcamps allows for some healthy competitive spirit. Students that work hard and take advantage of all of the teachings and assets available will see the most improvement and secure the best jobs afterwards. Employers find self-learning extremely impressive, as it shows initiative and the ambition to be the best you can be.

Students from all over the world learn to become professional software developers in less than a year from this course and go on to work for big names such as IBM, Apple, Twitch and Aladdin, to name a few. 

Did you know 85% of our students here at the Learning People become employed within 6 months of completing their training with us. 

There is a huge coding skills shortage and it has been well reported that businesses are actively looking for candidates with the skillset that you will learn from this course, making it a sure-thing that you will find your dream job within this industry. The same definitely cannot be said for most other jobs.

What are you waiting for? Contact our career consultants for a free, impartial chat about how we can begin the process of creating your dream career. 

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