If you're interested in learning how to code, Makers Academy is a highly selective, 12 week, full-time course (with a 4 week part-time pre-course) in web development based in London's Silicon Roundabout. We accept only the top applicants into our code academy for a rigorous programme that culminates on graduation day, when we introduce them to London's top technology companies looking to hire entry-level developers.
Part time: 20hr+/week Work from home
Full time: 60+ hrs/week
9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, Online, from home.
Part-time 15-20hr/weekfrom home
Full time: 60+ hrs/week
9am-6pm, Monday to Friday at Makers HQ.
You will build advanced web applications using Ruby on Rails, a powerful web development framework.
The fundamentals are always important — let's show you how to make things look slick.
But what if I ruin my code and can't figure out how to fix it? Revert back with Git, and push to Heroku to get your website live.
From Model-View-Controller to Test Driven Development, we'll show you how to properly write software that works.
You will learn modern lean startup principles and agile methodologies used in software development.
Forget rote learning and slow progress. You'll be learning in teams of highly motivated students and immediately implementing complex coding concepts in your own projects. Be prepared to drink from the firehose.
Students spend most of their time pair programming, meaning two people working together on the same code base. Pairing is a fantastic way to learn new concepts and studies have shown developer output to increase when developers pair program.
During your hands-on training, we invite engineers from top tech companies to guide you. You'll be learning while simultaneously networking with key members in the technology community.
While the first half of the course focuses on the fundamentals of Web Development and the Ruby Language, the second half focuses heavily on students creating real-life projects. You will leave the course with at least 3 complete pieces of work for your portfolio, as well as a bulging Github account.
Sam has been programming professionally and in academia for over 30 years. He has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, and is an expert in open development, pair programming and online education.
Mihai is an MA graduate and ran small companies for over 10 years. Mihai has loved building things since he was young; building companies was great but there was always something missing. Coding fills that gap.
Roi is an MA graduate and has over 10 years of experience in print and web design with clients including Philips, Toshiba, Emirates Bank, and West End shows. Roi loves problem solving in any form, especially coding.
We've gone out and partnered with many of London's top technology companies. At the end of this web development course we'll introduce you to the companies looking to hire. Our goal is to have a 100% placement rate among those seeking employment after graduating from our code academy, and we have a very successful track record of placing students at junior developer roles earning from £25,000 to £40,000 per year.
Please note: Our aim is to help place every graduate that wishes to work as a developer, but we cannot guarantee you a job on graduation, since your success will be down to your own hard work. We'll support you every step of the way, but your success or failure will ultimately be down to you.
If you are a company looking to hire junior developers, please get in touch.
Approximate cost based on 60 monthly installments with a PCDL payment plan. The interest rates, loan period and monthly payment amounts are set by individual banks and the amount given here is purely an approximation based on previous students' arrangements.
Due to high demand, a non-refundable £800 deposit will be required to guarantee your seat on the course.