Coding Courses

There are lots of different coding courses out there. These offer fast-track ways to gain the coding skills you need for the industry.

Scotland now has its own dedicated digital skills academy: CodeClan. However, there are also a number of free and paid online courses and resources that can teach you to code. This might seem like an unusual way to get into digital, but in fact a recent Stack Overflow survey found that 42% of developers are self-taught. Take a look at some options below:

 

MIT

Several free courses on offer for a wide range of skill sets, from complete beginners to computer science experts.

For more information visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/intro-programming/

 

UDACITY

Free and paid courses that teach you programming concepts and set you mini projects to complete as you go along.

To find out more visit: https://www.udacity.com/courses/all

 

CODEACADEMY

Over 25 million people have learnt to code with this interactive online course, and you can start coding within seconds.

To explore this opportunity visit: https://www.codecademy.com/learn

 

CODESCHOOL

Choose from 6 courses and learn to build applications, websites, and user interfaces with video lessons and coding challenges.

Interested? Visit: https://www.codeschool.com/courses

 

KHAN ACADEMY

These courses can teach you to program drawings, animations, and games, as well as webpages. Share what you create, see what other users are up to, and learn collaboratively.

To get involved visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing

 

CODE AVENGERS

Learn to build web pages, apps, and games with these online courses.

To know more visit: https://www.codeavengers.com/courses

 

UDEMY

Learn to code at your own pace, where and when you feel like it, with a huge variety of online tutorials.

To find out more visit: https://www.udemy.com/courses/IT-and-Software/

 

APPS FOR GOOD

This open-source technology education movement delivers courses to young people from 10-18 years of age.

http://www.appsforgood.org/public/what-is-apps-for-good

 

BIG AMBITION

The Tech Partners has a range of programmes and resources designed by schools and industry.

To find out more about their various schemes visit: https://www.thetechpartnership.com/inspire/

 

PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As well as retraining through an online course, graduates and current students could also gain experience in the tech sector through either the ScotGrad placement service or Placement Scotland.