Learn to code in the comfort of your own home and around your other commitments, and - with the support of our expert team - change your career.
Our next course commences on Monday 31st October 2022.
Pay a £600 deposit and £225 a month for 24 months. Income share also available.
For completeness we publish student outcomes 3 months after every cohort graduation date. Unlike many other coding schools, these figures are made up wholly of external hires - we don't hire students internally to boost our employment figures - and we only count students who have career changed into the tech industry as a result of taking our course.
of students from our September 2021 cohort found employment within 3 months of finishing their course
of students from our May 2021 cohort found employment within 6 months of finishing their course
Learn to code around your schedule
Our classes run in the evenings with an optional Saturday session. Our cohorts alternate between Monday and Wednesday, and Tuesday and Thursday schedules, offering additional flexibility.
A curriculum years in the making
The BOOTCAMP curriculum is tailored towards complete beginners, and has been in development for over 4 years - longer than any other curriculum of its kind. Our team continue to refine, update and add develop it further, based on student and industry feedback.
Tooling and workflow
Gain an understanding of the tools needed to get started with software development and how to install them, so that you are ready to hit the ground running.
Learn how to navigate files and folders programmatically using a tool called the Command Line - a best practice allowing you to work much more efficiently as a Software Engineer.
Git and GitHub
Keep track of changes in your code using Git. You can then store these changes online on GitHub, allowing other developers to collaborate on your work.
HTML, CSS and DOM manipulation
Financing your studies
We offer interest-free finance with terms of up to 24 months, to make paying for your studies easier.
Interest Free Finance
Pay your course fees over 24 monthly instalments at 0% APR.
In partnership with EdAid.
Calculate your repayments
If you borrow £5,400 at 0% APR over 24 months, you would make 24 monthly repayments of £225. The total amount repayable is £6,000. Interest rate of 0% (fixed) per annum and a fee of £0.
Live lectures. Face-to face support.
Our lectures are delivered live online, which means if you want your tutor to explain something more clearly or you have a question, all you need to do is ask (or raise a virtual hand). You can also rest assured - because our classes are live - that you are being taught the most up to date practices. We record each lesson, so don't worry if you can't make it every time!
After each lecture, our teaching team will be on hand to assist you whilst you work through our curriculum, and you'll have the company of your cohort in our online classroom.
Refined curriculum. Bespoke platform.
No other institution has operated a part-time course for as long as we have - we've been iterating on our curriculum based on student feedback and industry demand for 4 years, and we continue to do so.
Our learning materials are accessible on our custom built learning platform. Here you can also keep track of your progress, share helpful resources with your peers and participate in daily code challenges.
Meet our expert teaching team.
Our teaching team comprises of module leads, tutors and mentors. They all have a wealth of experience in the field, and are passionate about helping others to succeed.
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These are just some of the final projects that our students have completed in their groups.
Carbon-Lo, an app created by MCR Codes students Jenny, Jen & Paul from the September 2020 cohort.
Race Challenge, an app created by MCR Codes students Scott, Dario & Lucy from the September 2020 cohort.
NBRLY, an app created by MCR Codes students Hal, Anna & Robin from the September 2020 cohort.
What's in your cupboard?
What's in your cupboard?, an app created by MCR Codes students Shona, Alex, James & Jasmin from the September 2020 cohort.
Applications close 2 weeks before the course start date, and places are on a strict first-come first-served basis, so we strongly encourage you to apply and confirm your place as soon as possible.
Start on Monday 31st October 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend you dedicate 20 hours a week to the course outside of evening classes, but as a bare minimum you should allow for 14 hours. The recommended hours are intended to get you ready for employment in the tech industry after course completion. From our experience, students that aren't able to commit to these hours might take a little bit longer to find employment after the course.
Yes. The course is designed to fit around the 9 to 5 with evening and weekend sessions - the majority of our students study alongside full time jobs and are able to cope with the demands of the course - even more so with remote working as people have more time free to study.
If you think you might struggle then you might want to consider strategically booking your annual leave to allow for extra study time every so often (take a day off every 2 or 3 weeks!) or asking your employer for unpaid leave/annual leave purchase or a temporary reduction in hours in order to give yourself some buffer. However, many of our students manage to commit to the schedule once they get going.
We also have an optional Saturday drop-in session on all course dates, which runs 10:00-16:00. This is a session designed for extra support and you can join and leave the session any time during the set hours. If for any reason you aren't able to make one of the weekday sessions then this is a great opportunity to catch up.
Before you are able to take this course, you will need to take our free INTRO course. This should take you around 25 hours, and should give you a good idea if programming is for you. You don't need any additional coding knowledge and complete beginners are welcomed.
Note that you can still enrol onto BOOTCAMP without completing our INTRO course, but you will still need to complete this prior to your chosen cohort start date, and in any case we recommend you at least start INTRO before deciding to enrol, as it's a great way to determine if coding is for you.
In addition, you will need to be fluent in the English language, and we recommend you have a GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English - grade C or above - though this isn't mandatory and if you have a good understanding of the English language and are comfortable with basic numeracy concepts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, calculating percentages, dealing with decimals, simple problem solving etc.) then you shouldn't have any issues on the course.
Yes. This course is 100% online, but in a virtual classroom environment, so you are supported by our teaching team. We have years of experience teaching in a classroom environment, and have replicated this experience online with interactive lectures, virtual classrooms and remote 121 support.
We recommend you have a computer with at least a 13 inch display, 256GB hard drive (preferably SSD) and 8GB RAM. You should also be running Mac OS X or Linux.
As the course is fully online, you will also need a webcam and a microphone if this isn't built into your computer. Most modern laptops have these built in, but if yours doesn't then there are external ones available to buy.
If you have a Windows laptop then you will struggle with a lot of the curriculum, and we may also struggle to offer you support. This isn't specific to our course - it's also very likely you will be using an operating system other than Windows once you gain employment following the course.
The easiest way to get going on the course is to invest in a MacBook. A second hand model from 2017 onwards - that meets the above specification - would be more than sufficient. You can find used models on eBay starting from £300, or on the high street at CeX or Cash Generators. New models can be purchased directly from Apple or John Lewis (who offer 12 months interest-free finance).
Alternatively you can install an operating system called Ubuntu on your computer for free. Note that like Windows, Ubuntu is an operating system (not to be confused with an application), and as such it can be quite difficult to install, so if computers aren't your thing, then you may want to ask somebody technical or your local computer repair place to assist. If you are willing to give it a go then you do so at your own risk, but here is a helpful guide.
If none of the above options are right for you then we do have a limited inventory of MacBooks available for weekly hire at competitive prices. Contact us on [email protected] to find out more.
Yes. At the end of the course you will have at least 10 projects on your own personal GitHub account that you can present to employers. This is the standard approach for Software Engineer portfolios and will put you in good stead when it comes to landing your first role in software development.
Many of our students go on into careers in software development with roles including:
You aren't limited to these roles however - the experience can benefit other roles in the tech industry such as project management, account management, user experience (UX) etc. and we have seen some of our students go into these kind of roles.
Others use the knowledge gained in the course to add technical capability to their businesses, to start new a new business, or to progress further with their current employers. Whichever avenue you decide to take, we can support you on the way.
Move in the right direction
Our next cohort commences on Monday 31st October 2022