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Code Nation

Cambridge, Manchester

Code Nation

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Code Nation is a digital training school with classrooms in the UK – Manchester, Trafford, Chester and Cambridge. Students in the Master: Coding bootcamp learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Node.js and Express JS, along with mobile development and cybersecurity. Their goal is to help to fill the demand for digital skills and kick start future-proof careers for anyone ready and willing to learn.

To build and update the curriculum, Code Nation works with their network of Pledgers – businesses that support Code Nation students and hire graduates. Because of this, students graduate with knowledge that technical employers actually need. Instructors guide students in hands-on, project-based education. In the final two weeks, students complete an employer-sponsored final project based on what they’ve learned over the previous ten weeks.

Code Nation’s goal is to remove the barriers that stop people from bringing their talents to the digital sector. To achieve that goal of diversity and inclusion, there is no pre-course requirement to study with Code Nation – applicants simply must be ready and willing to learn.

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  • Master: Coding

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    CSS, JavaScript, React.js, Agile, Express.js, Front End, HTML, iOS, jQuery, MongoDB, Node.js, SQL, Swift, Xcode
    In PersonFull Time35 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost£4,350
    Class size20
    LocationManchester
    The ‘Master Coding’ bootcamp gives students the skills they need to become Junior Developers in just 12 week. We work with a network of amazing businesses to shape what we teach, helping us to create the next generation of digital talent that the sector demands. Students will learn the fundamentals of coding with us, covering both Front and Back End Development, In other words, they’ll be equipped with the technical skills to build fully functioning websites, databases and mobile apps. And best of all, we make sure they know things that modern technical employers are in need of, working with the tech stacks they use too. We know that businesses need more than just people who can code - they need work-ready Software Developers who can add value to their business. That’s why we ensure commercial and personal skills are built in to what we teach as well. Employability is at the core of what we do, and students will own the role of a professional Developer by taking on lightning talks, stand ups, Kanban boards and commercial projects. In just 12 weeks, our students will be business-ready Junior Developers. There’s no pre-course assessment to complete prior to studying with us, and we can support with equipment that you will be using for the duration of the course. We also have financing options available, meaning our courses are more accessible than ever.
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    This is a review of Code Nation in Manchester, UK

    As an ex-Code Nation student I am speaking to anyone reading this who is considering going here...... please re-think your decision !  Having attended their 12 week Master Coding course this brief review is based upon my experience.

    Actually having read the reviews here I can totally agree with them, could have written them myself though I didn't.  if only I had read some of these before I attended I could have saved myself money and time.

    The 'About' section above written by Code Nation talks of the business they work with to hire the graduates.  Impressed by that ? Don't be.  Code Nations post on Linkedin sometime 2021 was trying to sell their ex-students (like me) to businesess to hire them, but their post indicated they had over 200 students seeking a job.  Over 200 !!  Would you consider that a great bootcamp to go to if your chance to receive help to get a job afterwards is almost zero ?? 

    If you'd completed the bootcamp and were seeking a job, how often would you expect Code Nation staff to contact you and check-up on how things are going ? You'll probably say once a month perhaps ?   How about Never.  Yep you read that right, once you're finished they have your money and they no longer care..  Bye bye student who paid our bills.

    There are other coding bootcamps in Manchester available if  that's your thing but if you go to Code Nation, you were warned.


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    On the surface, this school seems like a terrific idea. They utilise the government apprenticeship funds to help students train and get hired. You can start in their 3 weeks develop course, get hired with a company in Code Nation apprenticeship events. Attend their 12 weeks Boot Camp and then finish off  your apprenticeship with the company that hired you for the next 12 months.

    Then that's it. They only train you enough to get your feet through the door. The company will oversee your training. Unfortunately, where they fail is the engagement staff. If the engagement staff like, they will put  your name forward. If they don't, you will never get hired regardless whether you paid for the course or not. 

    They constantly put other students forward for roles. I will constantly ask  them and their answers will be there isn't anything available. 

    The two engagement staff, both Chris and Thea are really unprofessional. Avoid at all cost. Don't bother. Attend college, university or a certification.  Save your time and money.
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    All their postitve reviews are not true! They promised that everyone will become a fully stacked developer with a great career prospect but the hand cherry pick certain people to get in with a company if you were lucky. The whole system and course was a complete utter joke, the teaching was really awful cause the staff didn't know what they were teaching even when paying £6000 and hearing the course lectures about them take a gamble paying £6000 which is a complete utter lie too cause out of 10 to 20 people on the course and only a few get in as an apprentice on a low wage for a year, the others that didn't get pick and has lost out on £6000 when they saved up and quit there jobs to be on this course while the staff didn't give any advise where to go after we practically payed for their wages while we're left without! If anyone does even consider paying £6000 for this course with CodeNation I would totally AVOID!!! and go with NorthCoders they have a better system.

    Response From: Charlie Lord of Code Nation
    Title: Code Nation
    Friday, Nov 01 2019
    Hey, thanks for your feedback about your experience on the course. 

    Our team of instructors have been hand chosen based on their previous experience as a teacher, or for their technical expertise - we think they're awesome and we're sorry you felt like you didn't get 100% from them. 

    Our course covers front and back end software development, which means you will be equipped to become a full stack developer come graduation. We're really sorry if you feel like that wasn't the case. 

    Sometimes additional learning materials are super helpful to strengthen your knowledge, but our team are always on hand to support students and assist with their learning. There's also loads of great resources that are free (like Grasshopper, Free Code Camp, or even Youtube), so we'd never suggest you'd incur additional costs on top of paying for our course. 

    Regarding the opportunities our graduates get, we work with a huge network of employers to find the right role for each student. For some, that's a direct hire in to a business, and for others it's an apprenticeship scheme with further training and support from us at Code Nation. We present each of our students with as many opportunities as we feel appropriate for the individual, and would never make decisions on behalf of our students when it comes to their new career. Also, graduate's salaries range from 18k - 23k on average, whether that's for an apprenticeship or direct hire. 

    Feedback is really important to us - it helps us improve and adapt what we do and ensure students get the best possible experience, so thank you for taking the time to post this review about our course. 

    If you'd like to chat to me in more detail about it you can email me any time on charlie@wearecodenation.com :) 
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    Absolute scam!! They promise you'll be a full stack developer after 3 months but instead you'll be an apprentice on 17k a year! From my course of 20 people only 1 person was directly hired into a company, the rest were forced down the route of an apprenticeship if they were lucky. The teaching was so bad that even after paying the £6,000 fee people were still paying for courses on Udemy to teach themselves. If you are considering paying the £6,000 and going to Code Nation, go to NorthCoders instead!! AVOID!!!

    Response From: Charlie Lord of Code Nation
    Title: Code Nation
    Friday, Nov 01 2019
    Hey, thanks for your feedback about your experience on the course. 

    We're really sorry to hear that your experience wasn't as amazing and you'd hoped.

    Our team of instructors have been hand chosen based on their previous experience as a teacher, or for their technical expertise - we think they're awesome and we're sorry you felt like you didn't get 100% from them. 

    Our course covers front and back end software development, which means you will be equipped to become a full stack developer come graduation. We're really sorry if you feel like that wasn't the case. 

    Sometimes additional learning materials are super helpful to strengthen your knowledge, but our team are always on hand to support students and assist with their learning. There's also loads of great resources that are free (like Grasshopper, Free Code Camp, or even Youtube), so we'd never suggest you'd incur additional costs on top of paying for our course. 

    Regarding the opportunities our graduates get, we work with a huge network of employers to find the right role for each student. For some, that's a direct hire in to a business, and for others it's an apprenticeship scheme with further training and support from us at Code Nation. We present each of our students with as many opportunities as we feel appropriate for the individual, and would never make decisions on behalf of our students when it comes to their new career. Also, graduate's salaries range from 18k - 23k on average, whether that's for an apprenticeship or direct hire. 

    Feedback is really important to us - it helps us improve and adapt what we do and ensure students get the best possible experience, so thank you for taking the time to post this review about our course. If you'd like to chat to me in more detail about it you can email me any time on charlie@wearecodenation.com :) 

Thanks!