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What is Makers Academy?

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.

Who is this code academy for?

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  • Complete beginners who have started coding very recently
  • Founders tired of looking for a tech co-founder for their startup
  • Project managers who want to better understand developers
  • Professionals looking for a career change into software development
  • Computer science students who need practical skills
  • Designers and IT professionals looking to augment their skills
 

Course Structure

 

Pre-course

Part time: 15-20hr/week
Work from home

Course

Full time: 60+ hrs/week
9am-6pm, Monday to Friday at Makers HQ

Final Projects

Hiring Week

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Part-time 15-20hr/week
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Course

Full time: 60+ hrs/week
9am-6pm, Monday to Friday at Makers HQ.

Final Projects

Hiring Week

What you'll learn

Course dates

  • PreCourse Start Date

  • 10 November 2014
  • 05 January 2015
  • 16 February 2015
  • 30 March 2015
  • 11 May 2015
  • 22 June 2015
  • Course Start Date

  • 8 December 2014
  • 2 February 2015
  • 16 March 2015
  • 27 April 2015
  • 08 June 2015
  • 20 July 2015

Student experiences

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Keir Osborne

I went into this code academy with no back-end development experience whatsoever and just a little bit of front-end experience. After completing the course I found a full-stack Ruby on Rails development job almost immediately.
Keir now works at Survival International
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Michelle Brideau

At Makers Academy, we learned to code by spending as much time as possible actually coding. We pair-programmed, worked on group projects and got a lot of practical experience about being a developer.
Michelle now works at Sky
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Tim Boeckmann

I have wasted so many hours looking for people with the right technical skills. Makers Academy has given me two solutions to this problem. Firstly, I learnt how to code, so I can build a sample product capable of proving a viable idea. Secondly, finding skilled developers is easier now that I understand the development process.
Tim is the founder of Seederboard

How will I learn to code?

First-hand experience

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.

Pairing

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.

Community-driven classroom

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.

Project-based work

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.

Meet the teachers


Enrique Comba Riepenhausen


Enrique has almost 20 years of commercial experience, including running Path11, a boutique consultancy. He is a fervent advocate of test-driven development and the author of the book Inceptions.

Steve Lloyd


Steve worked at uSwitch, Forward, InvisibleHand and Skimlinks as a software developer using Ruby and Javascript as his languages of choice. He's extremely passionate about teaching software development.

Mihai Liviu Cojocar


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 Driscoll


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.

Hiring partners

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.

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Benefits

  • Learning cutting edge coding techniques such as agile & TDD
  • Macbook Pro Retina & 24'' display for the duration of the course
  • Our space is open from 8.30am‑9.00pm Mon‑Fri
  • Located at the heart of Silicon Roundabout with a big work space
  • Access to speakers, events and meetups in the office
  • Breakfast, coffee and snacks

Tuition

from around
£170 / month

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.

We have other payment plans and a scholarship for women.