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CodeClan

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 CodeClan is Scotland's first digital skills academy, with campuses in Edinburgh and Glasgow. CodeClan offers a range of software development courses through immersive, 16-week coding courses and part-time learning. Our courses will help kick start your career in tech or deepen your digital expertise. CodeClan was created to deal with rising demand for digital jobs in Scotland and the curriculum was created with market demands in mind in conjunction with the Scotti...

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  • Ricardo
    Software Developer • Graduate • Professional Software Development Course (16 weeks) • Edinburgh
    Jun 29, 2016
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    Worth it

    I went in not knowing much more than how to write a hello world, and I got out with a damn good job before the course ended.

    The curriculum is alright, a bit too dispersed. You get exposed to a lot of languages, which is nice, but you never go beyond simple CRUD apps. I had to spend a lot of time outside the classes to learn the stuff I really wanted (React/Redux/Advanced javascript).

    You have outstanding instructors and not so outstanding ones, but overall they're comp...

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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Professional Software Development • Edinburgh
    Oct 11, 2022
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    Great opportunity to follow your dream

    I completed a 16 week course and graduated in July 2022. it was such a great time in which I learnt a lot. From my point of view, the course was not only for learning program languages; but also teaches you to self-learn computer languages and tools, and how to work within a team in the tech industry. 

    I started to learn without any experience in the tech industry. The course was really intense. It was stressful most days but I enjoyed it so much at the same time. When it came to ...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Professional Software Development • Glasgow
    Dec 20, 2018
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    Avoid CodeClan at all costs!

    I attended CodeClan Glasgow in late 2018, at first the course seemed great. Great instructors, great prospects. As we progressed through the course we quickly realised what a complete joke CodeClan is. The learning itself was fine and can't praise the instructors enough, however all the support staff are more than useless. They promise all these jobs and this wonderful "Speed Networking" event with 20 world class employers. In reality its more like 3 or 4 call centres looking for cheap lab...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Professional Software Development Course (16 weeks) • Glasgow
    Apr 24, 2018
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    Deeply disappointing

    CodeClan's training is pretty good, although in a slightly odd, not-entirely-employable-where-I-live selection of languages. Their employment stats are 'optimistic'. It's just about statistically impossible for their employment rate to be as high as 90%. A third of my cohort was still unemployed 6 months after the course, and I've talked to graduates of other cohorts with similarly worrying reports. It's a hell of a lot of money to spend on a 66% employment rate.

    CV review was poor...

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  • Anonymous
    Professional Software Development • Edinburgh
    Feb 20, 2018
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    Challenging and rewarding

    The course itself is good. The instructors are very passionate and motivated to help (most of the time). The student support team is amazing. Codeclan will look after you and support you 100% while you are a student. The curriculum is good and covers best practices. 

    Job hunt. Codeclan does not promise to get you a job but they say they will support and help you land your dream job with the help of over a 150 employer partners.

    In reality, all that you get is someone to...

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    Kim Watson of CodeClan

    Employability Manager

    Feb 22, 2018

    Thank you for your review, at Codeclan we operate in a continuous improvement environment and welcome and value your feedback. 

    Whilst it’s great to hear that your experience of the course was positive, we would be keen to explore your comments on the employability front. 

    There are no guarantees of employment after completing the course however we do provide access to opportunities and support in the application process - currently 90% of our graduates get jobs within the Scottish Digital Tech industry, with 75% placed within 3 months of graduating.

    Please contact me on at kim.watson@codeclan.com to discuss this further.
  • Anonymous
    Applicant • Professional Software Development Course (16 weeks) • Edinburgh
    Jul 18, 2017
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    No oinks please

    Uk's first digital skills academy, Offers courses that fit within the SQA frameworks. Is accredited by the SQA to do so yet has no plans what so ever to be avalible for SAAS funding. That is from one of the founders own mouths. Leaving this well out of the reach of anyone without large means. Good luck if you are working class, you will need it finding the large fees.                                                                                                                            ...

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    Adam Bannon of CodeClan

    Acting CEO

    Aug 24, 2017

    Dear Anonymous,

    Firstly, thank you for mentioning the fact that we offer our students the option to study for a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Software Development – a professional level qualification recognised and endorsed by employers across Scotland and accredited by the SQA – as part of our full-time Professional Software Development course.

    We’re proud to be the first accredited digital skills academy in Scotland to offer a PDA in Software Development and we’ll soon have 100 students who have completed this, with many more to follow.

    With regards to funding options, we do promote Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL), administered by the UK Skills Funding Agency to potential students, commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning.

    Some students may also be eligible to access the Skills Development Scotland managed Oil & Gas Transition Training Fund.  We have been able to offer some full and part-funded scholarships during our first 18 months of operation, usually dependent on sponsorship from partner organisations.

    I note your comment around CodeClan not being eligible for SAAS funding and I wanted to take this opportunity to state that whilst we are not yet eligible, we are working through a process to be a registered provider for SAAS funding - to say we have no plans to do so is untrue. 

    We are always looking for student funding opportunities, both through government sponsored programmes and within our partner network.  

    Our apologies if the above information wasn’t offered during your discussion with a member of the our team. 

    CodeClan is a not-for-profit social enterprise, we do not have shareholders or founders. We acknowledge the cost of our course is significant to many people, however we believe in the value of what we deliver and in giving students the best opportunity to find a career in the digital technologies sector. 

    If you have any concerns or questions about any aspects of our course we’re always happy to discuss them over the phone on 0131 290 2600 or by email, with all the details available on our website.

    Regards,

    Adam Bannon, Acting CEO, CodeClan
  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Professional Software Development Course (16 weeks) • Edinburgh
    Jun 27, 2016
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    Broken promises

    Firstly, I have to come out and say that overall I loved the course and wouldn't trade in the experience for anything. However, at present I can't reccomend it as is because of the business model.

    The tuition was great. The instructors were fantastic. I learnt tons. None of this was a problem.

    The course promises help with job placements, at which point you are made to feel that – despite paying 4k – you are now nothing more than a piece of cattle. Miscommunication and ...

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    Sara Dodd of CodeClan

    Head of Curriculum & Accreditation

    Dec 13, 2016

    Dear Alumni,

    We're sorry that you found the employment process disappointing and appreciate you taking the time to express your concerns - we have taken them very seriously. To be honest, we too felt that it needed refinement and have therefore made substantial improvements to this aspect of the course. 

    Firstly we have made it easier for employers to become partners, increasing the pool of tech companies looking to employ our graduates to 83, providing a rich pool of a wide variety of jobs. 

    Secondly, we have created a series of engagement activities for employers and students from company presentations to Meet-the-Employer events and Speed-networking evenings. Our employer engagement team works individually with each student to match them to the right job, opening up as many opportunities as possible with multiple interviews and site visits.

    Lastly, we have further developed our curriculum to match what employers want and extended our career preparation sessions to include technical interview and test techniques working with expert tech recruiters. This has made the transition to employment highly successful for the majority of our students - in fact 85% are employed in the tech sector within 6 months of completing the course

    I sincerely hope you have found the skills you learned on the course useful and productive and have been able to apply them to a new role.

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