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Web Developer Fast Track

Follow a new path on our 6-month training and work experience programme.

14 weeks + 12 weeks paid work experience
£6,000 to £8,000
Required Level
Beginner - Intermediate

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How It Works

Months 1-3
Months 3-6
Work Experience
  • We train web developers to be job-ready in six months, using a combination of training and work experience.
  • Month 1-3: Learning Intensive, classroom-based study seven days a week. You’ll live in our mansion with the other trainees and tutors and learn everything you’ll need to know as a web developer.
  • Month 3-6: Real-world work experience You’ll work onsite with a client on live full stack Ruby projects, earning £20k pro rata.
  • 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.
  • Following successful completion of the training program, we hire the best of our trainees on a contract basis and place them on real-world client projects, whilst giving them the support, training and guidance required to grow into an entry-level role.
  • Within 6-8 weeks of the second phase, we aim to secure offers of permanent employment from our hiring partners, for all of our trainees.
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

    Group Project Week

    • 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
    • React
    • Jasmine
  • Week 12

    Service Orientated Architecture

    • Building APIs
    • Ruby Gems
    • OAuth2 Integration
  • 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 24 ratings
  • Benjamin Hornsby

    Dan was a good teacher with a great knowledge for the content as well as the industry we were all trying to get into. Industry best practices were always prioritised to make sure we were always attractive to potential employers. The final 2 week project was a great experience with a feeling of consolidating our knowledge of the past 12 weeks and producing a product we could be proud of. This was presented to various CTOs and developers looking to hire on the final day and me and others on the cohort were offered interviews on the spot. I would say finding a job within 2 weeks of graduating was well worth the money and time I invested.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Kieran Gibb

    I’d recommend We Got Coders very highly if you are determined and want to learn to code. It’s a great gateway into the tech industry. We Got Coders are also making a concerted effort to counter male dominance in the tech industry by advocating for and training more women. 6 months later I know Ruby and Rails development like the back of my hand, am learning new languages and working on several projects in my spare time in addition to my full-time position in some pretty inspiring areas in the tech industry.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Finn Francis

    When I arrived at We Got Coders I had a lot of doubts about my abilities and lack of experience. In a very short time We Got Coders helped me turn myself from a complete novice, to a capable web developer, managing to secure a great work placement within a couple of hours of my final presentation. I would recommend this course to anyone who's serious about getting into web development!

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Zareh Langridge

    This is definitely a course for someone who really wants to be a web developer. The instructors really do want you to succeed. Their passion is clear to see and I never had the feeling that they didn't care about your work. They were always willing to answer questions and to give you help when you got stuck. It will be one of the most intense 3 months of your life but will reward you if you are willing to put the effort into it!

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Tamlyn Rudolph

    This course was really fantastic. The two instructors clearly cared about our progress and were determined to show us how to be exceptional developers. As a female in my late 30s, I found this a safe and positive learning environment. As a business owner and entrepreneur it gives me great satisfaction to know that I can now confidently create well tested, well written code and I am working on some MVP's as we speak.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Jason  Hooper

    It was through Dan's professionalism, expertise, and professional contacts that I gained the skills, experience, and exposure that was required to be placed with, and remain with, HI Hostels. I can wholeheartedly recommend him and the We Got Coders experience to anyone interested in entering (or re-skilling to enter) the web development market.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Kevin Bajorin

    Dan worked tirelessly to advance his students' abilities as programmers. His teaching skills and scope of knowledge are paralleled only by his passion for the subject. His energetic presence in the classroom never ceased to inspire. I would not be where I am as a developer without Dan's instruction.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Corey Trombley

    Dan is an excellent teacher, manager and mentor. After working with Dan, I was able to work with challenging codebases, knowing that I could turn to him for help when needed. He is able to show how to solve a problem in a way that is clear and concise.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Oren B

    Daniel is an amazing teacher with impressive deep knowledge of the development process and comprehensive familiarity with multiple frameworks and processes.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
  • Keith Johnson

    I most enjoyed Dan's ability to take a theoretical concept and then design an engaging exercise or lecture that immediately made its real-world, practical applications clear.

    Web Developer Fast Track Rating: 5 5
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Our Locations

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

    Price Plans for Web Developer Fast Track
    Price Plan Installments Total
    Normal Price Payable before course start date £ 8,000.00
    Advance Price £6,000.00, payable four weeks before course start date £ 6,000.00 (Save 25%!)

    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:

    • Evidence of self-study in programming, preferably an on-line portfolio or GitHub account with coding samples
    • Strong passion for coding; especially web development
    • Full entitlement to live and work in the UK (unfortunately, we do not currently sponsor visa applications)
    • 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

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