Code First Girls is offering 4 week, subsidised online coding courses in Web Development, Python Programming and Data Science, specifically for women seeking a career switch into a role in technology. They are welcoming applications from women returning from career breaks. The first cohort starts in May, and there will be monthly start dates from then on.

Who is Code First Girls? 

Code First Girls is a social enterprise that provides coding educational interventions for women who are interested in a career in technology. Code First Girls launched in 2015, with a mission to transform technology through educational opportunity. So far, they have taught over 14,000 women how to code and have connected them with 40+ top employers. They have recently broadened their course offering from young women to women of all ages looking for a career change into tech.

What are the courses? 

Delivered virtually in small classes of 15 with dedicated and experienced instructors, the courses are structured with two evening classes a week (6-8pm) for four weeks. Designed to help women develop industry endorsed skills through hands-on projects, participants finish the course with an applied knowledge of coding languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript, Python, or SQL. Courses start in May, June, and July and run for 4 weeks.

What comes after the course? 

As an alumnus of Code First Girls, you will have access to exclusive webinars, events, continuous education, and job postings directly to the CFG community. You will be sent roles relevant to your course and if you decide to apply, Code First Girls will provide coaching and support to aid your application process.

What kind of jobs do Code First Girls’ alumni find? 

Graduates of their web development course find jobs as front-end developers, software engineers, or visualization architects. Those who complete their Python or SQL courses are in demand for roles as data analysts, full-stack developers, or technical consultants. Graduates of any course are also in demand for technology adjacent roles as recruiters, marketers, or project managers who understand technical teams and products.

What does the course cost?

Courses are at a heavily subsidised rate of £685 per course.

How can you find out more and apply?

Go to https://codefirstgirls.arlo.co/w/upcoming/cat-20-career-switcher/ to find out more and to register your interest.

Do register interest for the first available course, even if you would like to start at a later date.

With any questions, feel free to reach out to professionals@codefirstgirls.org.uk