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Graduate Scholarship
Bridge the gap between University and your first web development job with a free scholarship on our world-class training course
12 weeks
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Bridge The Gap Between Uni and Your First Web Developer Job

Escape the trap of needing experience but not being able to find a job to get it. Instead, come and join our immersive country house code retreat for six months’ training – we’ll skill you up, give you three months’ paid work experience, and secure your first full-time job. Spend two years in-role and you’ll have covered the course fees, and you’ll be well ahead of the pack.

How It Works

Months 1-3
Months 3-24
Junior Web Dev
  • We are building a network of talented web development consultants to work for us at We Got Coders. We work with start-ups, digital agencies and Government to deliver high-quality software engineering solutions, specialising in agile web development with Ruby on Rails.
  • Unlike many employers in full-stack web development, we break the Catch-22 of the job market by providing a FREE scholarship (worth £8,000) and paid web development jobs to exceptional graduates.
  • We will augment your skill-set with an advanced 12 week web development course, consisting of intensive, classroom-based study. There are scholarships of between 90%-100% for consultants who stay with the firm for a minimum period of 24 months.
  • Stay in our state-of-the-art, luxuriously renovated mansion, with private en-suite rooms allocated to each trainee. Our approach combines the intensity of a coding bootcamp with the comforts of a countryside retreat.
  • For the candidates who meet our demanding performance criteria, we will immediately offer full-time employment, working as a consultant on our client work. Following a probationary period, where you will be fully supported by our senior development team, you will be assigned to client work earning at least £25,000 a year.
Months 1 - 3 : Training Phase

Web Developer Course

Our hands-on, intensive, full-stack, agile web development training course shows you all that you need to know to become a full-stack web developer.

You’ll live in our tech mansion with the other trainees and tutors and learn everything you’ll need to know as a web developer. We combine 12 weeks of intensive study in small groups, with a 2 week final project to build your portfolio and prepare you for the workplace.

  • Week 1

    Procedural Programming with Ruby

    • Control Statements
    • Data Structures
    • Advanced Ruby concepts
  • Week 2

    Object-Oriented Ruby

    • Single Responsibility Principle
    • Design Patterns
    • Refactoring
  • Week 3

    Databases & SQL

    • SQL
    • Normalisation
    • Active Record
  • Week 4


    • Protocols
    • Networking
    • RESTful architecture
  • Week 5

    HTML & The DOM

    • HTML 5
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
  • Week 6

    Front-end Development

    • Front-end frameworks
    • PSDs versus Responsive Design
    • Asset Pipeline
  • Week 7

    Ruby on Rails

    • Routing
    • Nested Routes & Forms
    • HAML, SASS, Action Mailer
  • Week 8

    Full-Stack Development

    • AJAX & JSON
    • Devise & Security
    • Geolocation & Mapping
  • Week 9

    Agile Web Development

    • User Stories
    • Git workflows
    • Work on a week-long project in a group
  • Week 10

    Building Scalable Web Apps

    • Pagination, Sorting, Searching
    • Distributed services
    • Background tasks
  • Week 11

    Javascript MVC

    • Object orientated JavaScript
    • Backbone.js
    • Jasmine
  • Week 12

    Service-Oriented Architecture

    • Buliding Ruby Gems
    • API design
    • OAuth
  • Finalproject
    Weeks 13-14

    Final Project

    • Build an app from scratch
    • Two 1 week sprints
    • 1:1 Code to test ratio, > 90% test coverage required
    • Present to industry

Your Instructors

Dan Garland

Dan Garland has thirteen years experience in creating web applications. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a Computer Science degree, he went on to found Ruby consultancy We Got Coders, specialising in full-stack web development, working with start-ups and agencies.

He has been teaching web development for three years as the lead instructor at We Got Coders. Previously he has taught in New York with General Assembly and has spoken at several coding workshops and meet-ups in London.

Lorin Thwaits

Lorin firmly believes that code exists in order to change the world to be a better place. Most of his professional experience has been with .NET and Java projects for the financial industry, but he loves to code recreationally as well.

He brings a deep love of code into the classroom. He has split his time evenly between doing projects and teaching over the past 20 years, and looks forward to introducing many more passionate people into the world of software development. As of late the stacks he fancies are Rails, node.js, and Apple's recently-released Swift.

Months 3 - 6 : Work Experience & Mentoring Phase

Real-World Work Experience

Consolidate your learning with real-world work experience. You’ll work onsite with a client on full stack Ruby projects, earning £20k pro rata.

Your instructor will mentor you on-site, providing support, guidance, quality-control, peer-reviews and extra training. This makes sure that you’re meeting the client’s expectations and realising your own potential.

On top of this, our programming pairs collaborate both on-site and remotely, able to resolve issues as soon as they arise. We look closely at every commit that you make, to spot any errors and catch them early.

  • Support

    Get Involved

    Working alongside your mentor for 10 hours a week, you will be immersed in a client team as an entry-level web developer, contributing to commercial projects and gaining invaluable experience.

  • Consultancy

    Get Support

    Your instructor will mentor you on-site, providing support, guidance, quality-control, peer-reviews and extra training, to ensure that you are meeting client expectations and realising your potential.

  • Handshake

    Get Employed

    We earmark entry-level web developer positions for our trainees at the start of the course, so that we can place you immediately with our hiring partners. Trainees typically earn between £25,000-£35,000 after six months.

  • Floobits

    Pair Programming

    Our programming pairs collaborate both on-site and remotely, able to resolve issues as soon as they arise.

  • Github

    Peer Reviews

    We pore over each commit that a candidate makes, spotting mistakes and improvements early.

  • Cucumber

    Quality Control

    Using a test driven development approach, mentors provide QA tests to ensure the highest standards.

Months 6+: Permanent Web Developer Work

Get Employed

We partner with top Ruby teams looking for talented new web developers, which means you get access to full-stack web development project experience. It’ll help build your portfolio and take you a step closer to your first permanent web dev job.

After a successful work experience placement, we’ll find you a professional web developer role where you can expect to earn £25-35k in your first year. It might be with us, or with one of the clients we partner with – either way, it’ll be a brilliant first step in your new career.


Course rating: 5 based on 6 ratings
  • Ethan Carter

    Thanks to this course, I landed a job only a week after presenting my final project. I'm looking forward to developing my skills even further. For me, the most valuable aspect of the course was the guidance I received with my learning, which I would not have had if I continued on my self-learning coding journey. The curriculum was very good, covering many essential aspects of Ruby web development, often going beyond a Junior developer level towards the end of the course. Dan sometimes strayed from the original curriculum, which I saw as a positive thing, as we were able to ride waves of inspiration or stay focused on any weaker areas of knowledge. Speaking from experience, this is a solid choice for those who are serious about becoming a full time developer.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Oliver Willder

    The instructors are world-class developers. In three months one can progress from being a little sketchy on how an attribute accessor works to building features on a real project already tens-of-thousands-of-lines-long; making meaningful and significant contributions over the whole stack.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Simon Waldron

    I went to We Got Coders as part of University work experience and came out of it into a well paid job as a full stack Ruby on Rails developer. Having done programming at University for 3 years, I had some of the basics down; but by 12 weeks in we covered most of my University course. My cohort were all immediately employed after the end of the course. I would highly recommend anyone, regardless of their computer experience or knowledge, to participate as long as they are willing to put the work in!

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Serafeim Maroulis

    Dan has an amazing leadership ability which is a source of inspiration for all of his trainees to complete such a demanding course. I am impressed with the amount of information that I was able to absorb as a result of my training, which has totally changed the way that I see developing web applications.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Alex Malik

    I consider applying to and joining We Got Coders to be the best decision I have ever made. The work Dan does at We Got Coders enables people such as myself to have a chance at changing their lives through gaining a new career is just incredible. As Lead Instructor Dan has a focused and patient teaching style. He genuinely cares about the progess, learning and crucially understanding of his students, because part of the We Got Coders is finding a job at the end. I have never seen him not give help to his students, even when he is ultra busy, he always makes time.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Patricia Cupueran

    Dan has a passion for web development and teaching. He is very knowledgeable and has good communication skills. This makes him a great teacher able to explain in a concise and clear way the most complex concepts. Dan is hard-working and sets high expectations during the web development course which are greatly achieved thanks to his guidance. I definitely recommend Dan because he provides you with the tools you need to successfully become a Full Stack Web Developer and be ready for the job market.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
We Got Coders

Our Locations

Yewlands House
Yewlands Hoddesdon Hertfordshire EN11 8BX
De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre
Triumph Road Nottingham Nottinghamshire ND8 1GH
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    Yewlands House

    Start your life as a digital nomad. Our state of the art training facility doubles as amazing accommodation, offering you the space to live and work and get help when you need it

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    De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre

    De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre is situated 1.6 miles from the centre of Nottingham, set within its own lakeside grounds within the University of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus.

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  • Course Dates

    We currently don't have any dates confirmed for this course. Please check back later for details for when the next course is taking place.

    Entry Requirements

    You’ll only be able to apply if you:

    • Full entitlement to live and work in the UK (unfortunately, we do not currently sponsor visa applications)
    • Strong passion for coding; especially web development
    • Commitment to work for We Got Coders for a minimum 24-month period
    • 2:1 or above, preferably in a STEM subject (but not required)
    • Graduated within the last two years
    • Able to relocate upon reasonable notice and with reasonable expenses covered for a work placement
    • Good reference from University tutor; work experience references are advantageous
    • Able to devote at least 50 hours a week to study

    *If you are not eligible to work but are eligble to live in the UK for the duration of a course, you can take our training-only option, where you would complete the same training program for the first twelve weeks, but couldn't be considered for the work experience phase.

    If you’re completely new to code but massively keen maybe try our online introduction to code or women-only weekend workshops first.

    Carrie Pitts - Admissions Co-ordinator

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this course, or any of our offerings, our admissions co-ordinator Carrie is here and will be happy to to hear from you.

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