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The Jump

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The Jump is a family-run school that offers part-time coding bootcamps including a 30-week full-stack web development bootcamp, a 24-week front-end web development bootcamp, and a 17.5-week JavaScript developer bootcamp. The school is based in London, England, and all the training is taught live by experienced professional developers, via Zoom.

Throughout the bootcamps, students will gain a full understanding of the client-server model and learn programming languages (and associated frameworks) such as HTML, CSS (Materialize, Zurb Foundation, SCSS, Bootstrap), JavaScript (React, Express, Node.js), SQL/NoSQL, and Bash (Server & Database usage in full-stack course only). The bootcamps are designed to help students with little or no coding skills to become professional web developers with advanced coding skills. They will be taught methodologies and best-practices such that by the end they will be able to comfortably create their own web-based applications to industry standard. Students are taught by experienced instructors who are also current industry professionals, who can guide and support students through up-to-date and commercially relevant material. The Jump was founded by two brothers who each have more than 10 years of experience in web development and recruitment. Their mission is to help more people make the jump and learn to code by: removing the need to quit your job to train; providing close learning support throughout the bootcamp; ensuring they are using current industry professionals to teach up-to-date and commercially relevant content.

The part-time schedule of the bootcamps allows students to continue their full-time jobs, in addition to maintaining their lives while learning advanced coding skills. By allowing students to maintain their earning capacity, The Jump aims to remove the financial pressure to compress the bootcamp into a shorter time-frame.

The Jump gets its students ready for the job market by focusing on the most relevant technologies, languages, and frameworks; rewriting their CV's; providing interview practice; helping them build and curate their portfolio of projects and helping them understand how to source roles. Once students graduate, they will have access to the alumni network benefits. These benefits include access to opportunities and a referral program that allows graduates to earn back course fees and more. 

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    • Part-time Front End Web Developer Bootcamp

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      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost£6,750
      Class size15
      LocationOnline, London
      Learn to code professionally without having to quit your job and lose your income to train, and make the jump to: - Your new career as a software developer - The next level of your current career - Building software to bring your ideas to life Our 24-week, part-time (evening) programme of in-depth software-engineering training and optional career change support will cover everything you need to be able to develop the front end of websites and web applications to a professional standard. We'll also support you to transition to a new career if that's your objective. How the bootcamp is delivered: - Our bootcamps are all taught live via Zoom so you can learn from anywhere - Our instructors all have 15+ years of experience as Full-Stack developers, a number of years of experience as instructors and are all practicing industry professionals, so you're learning from professionals, not amateurs who've just graduated or who only have a few years of experience. - Training sessions take place two evenings per week (Mon & Wed or Tue & Thur) 18:30 - 21:30 with approximately 9 hours of homework per week and ongoing support available throughout the week when you need it. - Build a portfolio of 6 projects throughout the bootcamp which will essential if you want to transition as well as being key to embedding your learning. What you'll learn: 1. How the front end of websites and web applications work - Client/Browser, Transport & APIs (e.g. HTTP and RESTful services) 2. The programming languages and libraries to control those constituent parts - e.g. HTML, CSS (including frameworks like Bootstrap and preprocessors like SCSS/SASS), JavaScript (inc. React), Shell, GraphQL, JSON and YAML 3. The tools & systems to create, edit, debug, test, deploy & host your code - e.g. Developer Tools (debugging); Text editor (e.g. VSCode ); GIT (Version Control); The environments into which you set your code live, e.g. Linux Administration, Bash/Command Line usage/tools, GitHub/GitLab. 4. Industry standards and best practice for writing software - e.g.MVC, MVVM, MV* (separating data, business logic and the data required to show the interface); Design Patterns - ways to solve architectural problems; Paradigms (General ways of efficiently coding, particularly when modelling real-life situations) - Object-oriented & Functional programming Our Front End Bootcamp is the first 24 weeks of our 30-week Full-Stack Bootcamp. For more details, visit our website and download our syllabus and arrange a chat with our friendly team.
      Financing
      Deposit£1,000 deposit
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      Tuition PlansStudents can pay the remainder of the fee in 5 instalments of £1,150 every 5 weeks, by Direct Debit.
      Refund / GuaranteeAlumni have access to a referral programme which gives them a chance to earn back course fees.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelBasic computer literacy: Can create, open and save files.
      Prep WorkNone - this course is suitable for those with little or no coding skills and is designed to provide all the training you need to become a professional web developer
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Part-time Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp

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      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost£7,500
      Class size15
      LocationOnline, London
      Learn to code professionally without having to quit your job and lose your income to train, and make the jump to: - Your new career as a software developer - The next level of your current career - Building software to bring your ideas to life Our 30-week, part-time (evening) programme of in-depth software-engineering training and optional career change support will cover everything you need to be able to develop and deploy enterprise-grade software to a professional standard. We'll also support you to transition to a new career if that's your objective. How the bootcamp is delivered: - Our bootcamps are all taught live via Zoom so you can learn from anywhere - Our instructors all have 15+ years of experience as Full-Stack developers, a number of years of experience as instructors and are all practicing industry professionals, so you're learning from professionals, not amateurs who've just graduated or who only have a few years of experience. - Training sessions take place two evenings per week (Mon & Wed or Tue & Thur) 18:30 - 21:30 with approximately 9 hours of homework per week and ongoing support available throughout the week when you need it. - Build a portfolio of 9 projects throughout the bootcamp which will essential if you want to transition as well as being key to embedding your learning. What you'll learn: 1. How the constituent parts of the internet & websites work - e.g Back-end (Servers, Databases, 3rd Party Services), Front end/Client/Browser, Transport & APIs (e.g. HTTP and RESTful services) 2. The programming languages and libraries to control those constituent parts - e.g. HTML, CSS (including frameworks like Bootstrap and preprocessors like SCSS/SASS), JavaScript (inc. NodeJS & React), SQL/NoSQL, Shell, GraphQL, JSON and YAML 3. The tools & systems to create, edit, debug, test, deploy & host your code - e.g. Developer Tools (debugging); Text editor (e.g. VSCode ); GIT (Version Control); The environments into which you set your code live, e.g. Linux Administration, Bash/Command Line usage/tools, GitHub/GitLab, Cloud Service Providers (e.g. Heroku, Netlify, AWS), and Containerisation (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) 4. Industry standards and best practice for writing software - e.g.MVC, MVVM, MV* (separating data, business logic and the data required to show the interface); Design Patterns - ways to solve architectural problems; Paradigms (General ways of efficiently coding, particularly when modelling real-life situations) - Object-oriented & Functional programming For more details, visit our website and download our syllabus and arrange a chat with our friendly team.
      Financing
      Deposit£750 deposit
      Financing
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      Knoma - click the 'Pay with Knoma' button at the bottom of the page here
      Coursebud
      Tuition PlansStudents can pay the remainder of the fee in 6 instalments of £1,125 every 5 weeks, at the beginning of weeks 3, 8, 13, 18, 23 and 28.
      Refund / GuaranteeAlumni have access to a referral programme which gives them the opportunity to earn back course fees.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelBasic computer literacy - can create, open and save files.
      Prep WorkNone - this bootcamp is designed to enable students with little or no coding skills to become professional web developers with advanced coding skills. Students will learn everything they need during the bootcamp.
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Part-time JavaScript Developer Bootcamp

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      Start Date None scheduled
      Cost£4,999
      Class size15
      LocationOnline, London
      Learn to code professionally without having to quit your job and lose your income to train, and make the jump to: - Your new career as a software developer - The next level of your current career - Building software to bring your ideas to life Our 17.5-week, part-time (evening) programme of in-depth software-engineering training and optional career change support will cover everything you need to be able to develop and deploy enterprise-grade software to a professional standard. We'll also support you to transition to a new career if that's your objective. How the bootcamp is delivered: - Our bootcamps are all taught live via Zoom so you can learn from anywhere - Our instructors all have 15+ years of experience as Full-Stack developers, a number of years of experience as instructors and are all practicing industry professionals, so you're learning from professionals, not amateurs who've just graduated or who only have a few years of experience. - Training sessions take place two evenings per week (Mon & Wed or Tue & Thur) 18:30 - 21:30 with approximately 9 hours of homework per week and ongoing support available throughout the week when you need it. - Build a portfolio of 8 projects throughout the bootcamp which will essential if you want to transition as well as being key to embedding your learning. What you'll learn: 1. How the constituent parts of the internet & websites work - e.g Back-end (Servers, Databases, 3rd Party Services), Front end/Client/Browser, Transport & APIs (e.g. HTTP and RESTful services) 2. The programming languages and libraries to control some of those constituent parts - e.g. JavaScript (inc. NodeJS & React), SQL/NoSQL, Shell, GraphQL, JSON and YAML 3. The tools & systems to create, edit, debug, test, deploy & host your code - e.g. Developer Tools (debugging); Text editor (e.g. VSCode ); GIT (Version Control); The environments into which you set your code live, e.g. Linux Administration, Bash/Command Line usage/tools, GitHub/GitLab. 4. Industry standards and best practice for writing software - e.g.MVC, MVVM, MV* (separating data, business logic and the data required to show the interface); Design Patterns - ways to solve architectural problems; Paradigms (General ways of efficiently coding, particularly when modelling real-life situations) - Object-oriented & Functional programming For more details, visit our website and download our syllabus and arrange a chat with our friendly team.
      Financing
      Deposit£1,000 deposit
      Financing
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      Knoma - talk to us
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      Tuition PlansStudents can pay the remainder of the fee in 3 instalments of £1,333 at the beginning of weeks 3, 8 and 13 by Direct Debit.
      Refund / GuaranteeAlumni have access to a referral programme which gives them the opportunity to earn back course fees.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelBasic computer literacy - creating, opening and saving files. A working knowledge of HTML and CSS.
      Prep WorkNone - our bootcamps are designed to enable students with little or no coding skills to become professional web developers with advanced coding skills.
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Cath Levett  User Photo
      Cath Levett • Designer and developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      I joined The Jump after doing a lot of research (and self-learning). When I say a lot, I mean a lot! I spoke with several 'big name' bootcamps, and was really surprised that in one case, they were unable to show me recent student projects, and in another that they didn't teach Javascript.

      After finding the Jump and speaking to the team, it was really clear that after 30 weeks studying on the part-time curriculum, I could graduate with an in-depth knowledge of web development and a wide-ranging portfolio of showcase projects. Not one big final project, or four smaller pieces, I counted 16 on my site as we wrapped up. All built during the course. I would never have produced these projects, either the quality or volume had I continued self learning for a few hours here and there. 

      It was also clear that this is a people focused family business. It genuinely feels like your success, learning and development is the priority for the team.

      The part time aspect was a total win for me. It meant I didn't have to leave a job I really enjoy (but was looking to expand on), and the best part, by having two instructor led sessions a week, plus homework and projects, there was the time and the repetition for all the knowledge we were soaking up to really embed before moving on to other concepts and aspects of development.

      The curriculum is up to date with industry standards, and is incredibly in depth – you will learn A LOT. The lessons are well structured and documented. As other students have mentioned, James is a deeply knowledgeable instructor who brings years of experience as a commercial developer and teacher to the classroom.

      TLDR – If you are curious, driven and want to build projects to kick-off or change-up your career, I'd recommend The Jump without hesitation. You will learn the 'why' as well as the 'how'. You will get out what you put in. For 30 weeks, I put everything I had into this process and I could not be happier with the outcome.
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      Suzanna Hurst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I was first taught by James at General Assembly, and when I heard that he had opened his own school, it was enough of a push to make me sign up and actually commit to something I’d been um-ing and ah-ing over for ages. 

      The Jump is very much a family affair - its run by a group of people who happen to be an actual family, but once you’re in, you’re basically part of the family too. Not only do they take you on this mammoth rollercoaster ride of programming but they also look after you and treat each person as an individual. They are always there to answer questions, technical or career related.

      If you are looking for somewhere that will meet you in your efforts, The Jump won’t disappoint! You have to put the work in, you have to do the homework, to do the swotting up, try to really immerse yourself in the world that you’re about to have your eyes opened to. Basically you get what you give with coding, and if you’re willing to go the extra mile, The Jump will support you every step of the way.

      The effort, precision and care that James puts into his lessons is just brilliant. Particularly in terms of the out-of-lesson help, which is so crucial when you are in your early stages. His instructions are clear and direct, both in person and in written form too.

      I did the course whilst also working pretty much the equivalent of full time in freelance roles. I tried to study for the equivalent of at least one full day a week, but when there were bits I didn’t understand, I’d do more than that so that I could make the most out of the next lesson. 

      I won’t lie - the course is difficult! For me It felt like a huge jump when you start working with servers, but having knowledge of the full stack means that you can pretty much do anything, which is very inspiring. 

      I work in theatre and have already incorporated software made with the help of James and The Jump into a performance project, which was my ultimate goal when doing the course! 

      So yes I can recommend The Jump with my head and my heart. They are a great school and they’ll push you to be a brilliant coder.
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      Ciaran • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I joined the Jump with a little knowledge of web technologies and an eagerness to learn. After looking at different schools & programs, I decided upon The Jump because of the syllabus which was relevant and up to date with industry standards, which I checked with friends already working in the web development sphere. 
       
      In an industry where the technology evolves faster than any potential curriculum could keep up, it is important to have a tutor who follows the latest developments and is willing to experiment with and teach this knowledge to his class. The tutor James really makes you engage with the learning process and tailors his support to your experience level/needs. He delivers his lessons in great detail, encouraging engagement with code-alongs and asking and answering complex questions. He also teaches with a sense of humor and compassion, which really helped when we had to move to remote learning at the beginning of the pandemic earlier this year.
       
      Towards the end of the course, the team really push you to get ready a portfolio of work to demonstrate everything you have learned, across the entire tech-stack. And after you finish, Robert is at hand to help you with career support, and advise you for interviews and CV preparation. Robert is very approachable and friendly and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the job market. 
       
      I left The Jump with deep knowledge, understanding, and passion for skills that help me build solid web applications, and which will serve me well in the future job market.
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      Tom • Senior SEO manager • Student Verified via GitHub
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      I joined the jump with the goal of learning the skills required to build my own apps, as I have experience marketing websites. Since graduating not only have I built what I wanted to, but I'm now building tools, chrome extensions and more. I'm so pleased with the curriculum, format and team and would recommend the full stack course for both beginners and people who have done a few online courses but are looking to bring it all together.
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      Natalia Kiselev • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      I joined The Jump knowing no code at all, and the Full Stack Web Development course gave me a strong foundation to be able to undertake various development projects and further progress on my own. I was looking for thorough tuition developing a proper understanding of all the aspects of the code and the development process, and I got so much more than that.
      James is, as other graduates mentioned, a true master of the craft, always up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry, and a great teacher. His lessons fit a lot in and are well structured to ensure proper understanding of the material. He always makes sure everything really 'clicks' with each student and offers tailored support for everyone, matching their needs and pace. Always available to help out online in between lessons, he answers the questions and helps if you're struggling as quickly as possible, so you can progress with your learning as much as possible.
      Great support is there also after the graduation,  whenever I have questions or get stuck I am always able to reach out to James to help out or point me in the right direction, most of the times it's propelling my learning worth a short workshop's takeaway. James also keeps us all in the loop with useful industry news via the school's slack channel.
      Another advantage that meant a great deal to me, is the career support, with great advice and personalised interview preparation. Rob is always ready to help with any questions I have, from crafting the optimal CV to advice on applying for roles and talking to recruiters.
      I am lucky to have chosen a school run by experienced and caring professionals, focused on helping their students become strong developers able to work and grow independently. A great place to learn the skills or expand and fine-tune your web development knowledge.
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      Sam Frampton • Growth Marketer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      The best investment I've made to advance my professional career. The course syllabus has provided me with a great foundation to undertake developer projects at work, unlike lots of other well-known coding boot camps, the program does not teach outdated teaching frameworks & languages that are no longer in demand.  James, the tutor, is very responsive to questions, and it was a real privilege to have a highly skilled and experienced developer to learn from throughout the course. The classes are the right size so everyone can get one to one tutoring and detailed feedback on coding homework. If anyone is deliberating whether to sign up to the course, don't worry, it will be an excellent investment in your future and equip you with skills to stay relevant in the future job market. 


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      James is a great teacher and the course covers all you need to become a developer (I took the full stack course). The teaching style really worked for me, and the fact that it's part time allowed me to take it without taking time off work. Being able to pay in installments also helped a great deal. I would recommend it to anyone looking to change careers or to widen their skillset.

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      Hannah • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      After trying out several online web courses, I found myself understanding most of the basics of Web development but still being confused when applying these to an actual project. The Jump was a great compromise for me as I wanted structured learning and hands on support but couldn't commit to a full time course. Although challenging, James always re-explained topics where necessary and would follow up with extra examples out of class. I'm in a much better position to work on personal projects and even after the course has finished, James is quick to answer questions when I'm struggling. This level of support can't be found anywhere else!
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      Aaron Thompson • Fullstack JavaScript Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      The Jump has been life changing for me. Just one month into their JavaScript bootcamp and I was able to start interviewing for roles that I was originally planning on interviewing for in a year's time. I couldn't believe it but thanks to what I’d learned so far I got the job. I’ve never had such quick return on investment with anything. These guys have truly hit the nail on the head for the London market. So many bootcamps focus on Ruby but the demand is really for Javascript and their professional JS course is ridiculously thorough. I've tried a lot of different coding resources since starting my career and nothing quite beats face to face tuition with a professional. James, is a true master of his craft and his passion for quality code really rubs off on you!

    • AmyM • Graduate
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      As a full-time working mum, it was difficult to find a course that would provide security where I could learn and work at the same time. I found The Jump and spoke to Robert who from the beginning seemed to cut through all the other bullsh*t you can get from other bootcamps and seemed to genuinely care about my reasoning behind making a career move.

      I joined, made the commitment and studied hard with Russell, who is an excellent tutor, and supported me throughout.

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      The course was varied; beginning with HTML and CSS, it quickly gathered pace when we hit Javascript and by the time I reached React, I couldn't believe how far I'd come in a matter of months and how creative I could be with my code.

      Of course, I sometimes doubted myself, but was constantly supported and never felt like I was left behind. They genuinely cared about everyone on the bootcamp, and that was refreshing.

      On 'graduation', I took my time to finish my portfolio and began job hunting. Within two weeks, I had a new career as a developer.

      I honestly can't believe how quick it's all been. It's been one of the best decisions I've ever made, and would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking for a supportive, friendly and fun learning environment.

      TL;DR - The Jump genuinely care about your career; I began interviews and found myself in a new job within two weeks. If you're considering them, just go for it!
    • Lydia Brown • Graduate
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      I thoroughly enjoyed my time with The Jump, I attended the Front End Bootcamp and my tutor was Russell. I'll start by saying the staff are all awesome, it's a family run business and they really care about the progress of all of their students and will go above and beyond to help you out or give you career advice. They have also taken on a few other teachers and teaching assistants who have all been vigorously screened and approved by James. 

      The teaching is also very thorough, so you won't graduate with a feeling that there are holes in your knowledge. Russell is a great teacher and above all just a great guy to know, he makes the 3 hour evening lessons breeze by. Most nights we kept him up talking untill pretty late because my cohort loved to chat! 

      I made great friends on the course, both with other students and the staff, and I'm incredibly thankful that I chose this course rather than one at another company, due to the class sizes and languages learned.  

      We also took part in a Hackathon, which was a great way to exercise what we'd learned and have a bit of fun competition (well, fun if you weren't on my team...I always intend to win). 

      All in all I wouldn't change much about the course, you get out what you put in and if you want to learn JavaScript I couldn't reccomend better people to teach you. 


    • Mikel Eguiluz • Front end Engineer • Student
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      I joined The Jump’s Full-Stack Developer Bootcamp as a way to get into the industry, and I’ve just accepted my first software developer role in London. 


      I found that the knowledge and hands-on experience that I acquired during their 30-week, part-time bootcamp was really effective at preparing me for the industry, particularly after not coding for more than 6 years. It was also more effective than my previous formal education. But that’s not the only difference. After graduating from the bootcamp, both James and Rob went above and beyond in helping me through the process of getting a job as a software developer. At every stage they provided the extra support, advice and interview practice I needed to succeed. 

      Throughout both the learning and job-hunting processes they offered a personalized approach. I felt looked after as an individual and it felt like they cared about my success almost as much as I did.

      The bootcamp was hard work, but it was absolutely worth it.

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