Web Developer Fast Track

Follow a new path on our 6-month training and work experience programme
14 weeks + 12 weeks paid work experience
£8,000 to £9,000
Required Level
Beginner - Intermediate
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Make this the best year of your life

Join a small but diverse group in our immersive country house code retreat and after six months you’ll be a qualified web developer with the skills to work in startups, agencies or anywhere else you want. We can even place you in a role where you’ll earn up to £35k in your first year.

Web Developer Fast Track Standup Meeting
Daily Standup

What it is

It’s a six-month, full-time residential training programme: you’ll work like never before, but you’ll live like a millionaire and be miles ahead of the pack of junior devs when you finish.

Spend three months learning to code alongside leading industry professionals, who are available when you need them the most. Then, apply your skills in real-world web development teams, with a paid work experience placement, working under the supervision of your mentor.

Web Developer Fast Track Classroom
Comfy Classroom

Why it's different

This is the only code bootcamp that pays you to do work experience on live client projects. Being full-time residential, you’ll get around 14 days more facetime with tutors than a weekday-only bootcamp, and we’ll mentor you throughout your six-month placement.

Whatever your background, we’re completely focused on training you up for an amazing career in web development. We’ll find you a brilliant full-time role with much more responsibility and a higher salary than other web developers with one year’s experience.

Above all, you’ll have spent months in a single-minded code environment, but with none of the burnout and stress you’d experience in central London. You’ll emerge relaxed, confident and highly skilled: a developer fully ready for the job market.

We Got Coders HQ - House wide shot
Home sweet home

Where it is

Our luxury riverside mansion HQ is less than an hour north of London in the Hertfordshire countryside. You’ll have a private ensuite room, lots of space to relax in, and we’ll take care of all the domestic stuff so you can keep your mind focused. Working alongside your classmates and instructor, you'll get the facetime you need to get the help you need, when you need it.

How It Works

Months 1-3
Months 3-6
Month 6 +
Permanent Job
  • 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
    • 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.


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Our Location

Yewlands House
Yewlands Hoddesdon Hertfordshire EN11 8BX
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  • Payment Plans

    Price Plans for Web Developer Fast Track
    Price Plan Deposit Installments Total
    Up-front £0 £8,000.00, payable at least two weeks before the course start date £ 8,000.00 (Save 11%!)
    Installments £900.00 3 x £3,000.00, payable at the end of each month of the course £ 9,000.00
    PCDL £0 Your PCDL loan is paid directly by your bank, no futher action would be required £ 9,000.00

    Course Dates

    We like to keep classes small so they’re limited to 8 places – book now to avoid disappointment.

    Course dates for April 2017
    Dates Period
    Monday, 17 Apr – Friday, 26 May First Term
    Monday, 5 Jun – Friday, 14 Jul Second Term
    Monday, 17 Jul – Friday, 28 Jul Third Term
    Course dates for May 2017
    Dates Period
    Monday, 15 May – Friday, 23 Jun First Term
    Monday, 3 Jul – Friday, 11 Aug Second Term
    Monday, 14 Aug – Friday, 25 Aug Third Term
    Course dates for July 2017
    Dates Period
    Monday, 3 Jul – Friday, 11 Aug First Term
    Monday, 21 Aug – Friday, 29 Sep Second Term
    Monday, 2 Oct – Friday, 13 Oct Third Term
    Course dates for August 2017
    Dates Period
    Monday, 21 Aug – Friday, 29 Sep First Term
    Monday, 9 Oct – Friday, 17 Nov Second Term
    Monday, 20 Nov – Friday, 1 Dec Third Term
    Course dates for October 2017
    Dates Period
    Monday, 23 Oct – Friday, 15 Dec First Term
    Monday, 18 Dec – Friday, 5 Jan Xmas Break
    Monday, 8 Jan – Friday, 2 Feb Final Term
    Monday, 5 Feb – Friday, 16 Feb Final Project

    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

    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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