makers-academy-logo

Makers Academy

Average Rating4.78
378 Reviews
1 Course

Makers Academy is a highly selective, 16-week, full-time program which teaches web development online and in hybrid cohorts at their campus in London, England. Makers Academy is creating a new generation of tech talent who are skilled and ready for the changing world of work. The academy is inspired by the idea of discovering and unlocking potential in people for the benefit of the 21st-century business and society. At the core, Makers combines tech education with ...

Write A Review

378 Makers Academy Reviews

Sort by
Filter by
  • Anonymous
    junior developer • Graduate • Online
    Feb 28, 2022
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    junior developer

    This bootcamp will teach you how to develop a growth mindset. Studying with a partner will give you the confidence to communicate what you've learned, but you'll also learn not to be hesitant to ask questions when you don't understand something. These are extremely valuable abilities to have while applying for jobs.
    There is a lot of technical and emotional help available if you ask for it, so don't expect too many lectures and be prepared to do some extra self-study. The EQ curriculu...
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Front End Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Feb 28, 2022
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    My best learning experience to date

    I've been to university before that, and I have to say that I have learned more in 4 months at Makers than my 2 years at university, hands down. The programme is condensed, not for the faint of heart and anyone planning to do that part time (we were working 70h/week) but it is so worth it and absolutely guaranteed to get you a good first position in tech ! 
    I was able to learn so much so fast thanks to the coaches who are absolute angels and very understanding of your everyday struggl...
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Feb 19, 2022
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Challenging but worth it

    It's an **intense** 16 weeks course and even more challenging when you have 2 young children and doing this on the tail end of your maternity leave! The curriculum is good. I'd suggest more materials for certain concepts in Javascript and functional programming. The coaches were supportive, in both technical and emotional wellbeing. Post-course was a bonus! I couldn't attend sessions since I returned to full-time work, however I received support from my cohort and coaches around my time....
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Junior Developer • Graduate
    Jan 04, 2022
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Great experience

    I heard about Makers through a couple of colleagues who got amazing jobs soon after completing the course. I used to be a Web Designer so I had a bit of knowledge in terms of HTML / CSS already but it really wasn't all that necessary to complete the course.
    I was on the August cohort, which was a fully remote cohort. You'd think it would have lowered the quality of the experience to have it remote, but it really did not. The first day we received all our Makers goodies by post, and ha...
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Dec 08, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    An Exiting and Empowering Journey

    I started the course with almost zero initial knowledge in software and it felt like a jump with a parachute. It was super exciting and motivating. A way of learning which is collaborative, ever-changing, very dynamic but also mindful. The focus is very much on finding your own path of learning while interacting with others. When the 12 weeks finish the career-searching phase begins. And the support given to me at this stage was absolutely brilliant! I found a job with the help of the Ma...
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Nov 02, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance
    N/A

    A positive experience. Has set me on a path of life-long learning as a developer.

    Overall, a great experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to switch careers into tech. The course consists mostly of pairing and group-work, so I recommend looking elsewhere if you don't play well with others. The rest of the time is for self-led learning, and some coach-led workshops. The coaches are great, very supportive, knowledgeable and held us to a high standard of code quality. One draw back though is that the coaches will not give you much in the way of individual sup...
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Software Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Aug 23, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Intense, expensive, but a worthwhile investment.

    This is an intense and expensive course.  It is a worthwhile investment if you want to find the 'quick' way into the world of software (however do be prepared to not have that software job for several months after the course - I picked up part time work to cover my expenses during the job hunt and eventually landed a role after 4 months, which was earlier than most).
    The 4 weeks pre-course is relatively tough but can just about be done whilst holding down a full time job.  The main 12...
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Aug 23, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Buckle up, not an easy course!

    + Great support during/post course
    + Invaluable resources available throughout your journey
    + Amazing sense of community
    + Resources available on mindfulness and EQ
    + Yoga
    - Remote learning needs polishing (would have preferred on site learning)
    - Javascript sections feel rushed and could do with better resources
    - £8k is a big investment especially for remote learning

    If you get accepted, prepare for a challenging but rewarding 16 weeks!
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Aug 20, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Great course and Careers support

    Pros:
    - Huge amount of resources available during the course (you can choose the topics you want to focus on).
    - Post course careers support (writing CVs, cover letters and building up necessary skills for a job).
    - Hiring partners give access to jobs specifically targeting bootcamp graduates.

    Cons:
    -  A lot of work during the course, especially if you go in with zero experience (I'd recommend spending time to learn basic syntax and be able to write simple script eg. o...
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jul 20, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Great Bootcamp for Beginners

    I really enjoyed my time at Makers Academy. You learn so much and it’s great that you can get in with very little coding knowledge.
    It’s an intense course where you learn new things every day and can be draining but Makers offer great support and are genuinely passionate about mental well-being. 
    I did the remote course which was good but I feel I would’ve benefited more from being there in person so if you have the chance to do the course on campus I would say do that.
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jul 12, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Makers combines intensive learning with a holistic, supportive environment

    Makers has a well-defined program, which works through the various facets of software development in an organised way. There are extensive banks of learning exercises, along with good access to coaches. I would say that there is space for some additional resources that teach you the topic, rather than just provide exercises for you to practice it.
    The decision to use Ruby as the primary language is sensible in many ways - it is a straightforward language, and, with the addition of Sin...
    Report
  • Anonymous
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jun 30, 2021
    Overall Experience
    Instructors
    Curriculum
    Job Assistance

    Amazing course, inspiring people!

    I undertook the Makers course as my career was stagnating. I learnt so much in a challenging and engaging environment and Makers go above and beyond to make sure the new entrants of the white, male world of tech are diverse and know to be inclusive. Even though it was remote I felt connected and have made lots of new friends and perhaps most importantly am now employed within three months of completion!
    Report

Makers Academy Alumni Outcomes

Recent Makers Academy News

Jess Feldman
Published May 03, 2022
Course Report · April 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup We kicked off the month with a great April Fool’s Day joke from The Onion about Vice President Kamala Harris enrolling in a bootcamp with the hopes of getting an entry-level tech position. Joking aside, we saw more discussion around the merits of a coding bootcamp education over college, and if companies should fully drop the 4-year...
Jess Feldman
Published July 01, 2021
Course Report · Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - June 2021 Happy summer! Tech hiring is booming, but there’s also an apparent shortage of tech workers. We’re diving into all the news we read this June about hiring, reskilling, upskilling, and diversifying the tech pipeline through programs like coding bootcamps and employer-side training. Indiana is introducing innovative Inc...
Jess Feldman
Published May 28, 2020
  Course Report · May 2020 Coding Bootcamp News While the global pause on life-as-we-know-it continued through May, we continued to see coding bootcamps taking extraordinary action to meet the needs of those who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19. May was also abuzz with ideas on how to reskill a workforce through partnerships with bootcamps, and plenty of advice for those ...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 17, 2020
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there!...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 17, 2020
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there!...
Imogen Crispe
Published July 01, 2019
June 2019: a coding bootcamp fundraise, an interesting acquisition, and great new initiatives to encourage more women and underrepresented groups to get into tech. In this month’s podcast, we talk about the status of the tech skills shortage, what is happening to fill the gaps in areas like data science and cybersecurity, and the ongoing conversation around ISAs (income share agreements)....
Imogen Crispe
Published April 25, 2019
After seven years in finance and a three-month self-discovery biking trip, Elishka decided to pursue a career in software development. She chose Makers Academy’s 12-week coding bootcamp in London on the recommendation of a fellow female developer and has now landed a developer role at Deloitte Digital! Elishka tells us about how she saved up to pay for the Makers bootcamp, how her finance...
Imogen Crispe
Published November 30, 2018
This November has been super busy in the immersive coding education world, and at Course Report! We read about how Amazon’s new headquarters will impact the coding bootcamps in New York City, we celebrated successful coding bootcamp grads, we were sad to hear that a school is closing, we heard advice for being successful at bootcamp, and found out about new initiatives to improve diversit...
Imogen Crispe
Published August 30, 2018
We are rounding up all of the most interesting bootcamp industry news that we read and discussed at Course Report in August! This month we heard about a $43 million fundraise and a big acquisition, we saw the decline of CS degrees in the tech job market, we read about a bunch of interesting alumni who were featured in the news, we looked at how coding bootcamps can help us avoid “robogedd...
Imogen Crispe
Published November 01, 2017
October 2017 was a busy month for the coding bootcamp industry with news about growing pains in bootcamp outcomes, mergers, acquisitions, investments, a trend towards bootcamp B2B training, and diversity initiatives. To help you out, we’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. Plus, we added 12 new schools from around the world to the Course Report school di...

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Makers Academy worth it?
+
Is Makers Academy legit?
+
Does Makers Academy offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?
+
Can I read Makers Academy reviews?
+
Is Makers Academy accredited?
+
FAQs

How much does Makers Academy cost?

Makers Academy costs around £8,500.

What courses does Makers Academy teach?

Makers Academy offers courses like Web Development.

Where does Makers Academy have campuses?

Makers Academy has in-person campuses in Bristol, Cambridge, London and Manchester. Makers Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

More Information
Guarantees Job
Job Assistance
Includes Housing
Offers Corporate Training
Accepts GI Bill
Licensing
No
Is Makers Academy worth it?
-
Employment Rate
-
Graduation Rate
-
Median Salary
Recent Makers Academy News

Get our FREE Ultimate Guide to Paying for a Bootcamp

By submitting this form, you agree to receive email marketing from Course Report.

Get Matched in Minutes

Just tell us who you are and what you’re searching for, we’ll handle the rest.

Match Me