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How to begin your career in Coding

Would you like to learn how to code? Whether you are a beginner with no background in coding, or an experienced coder looking to solidify their knowledge and gain further expertise, we offer a diverse range of courses. Our accredited certifications contain everything you need to get started in coding and begin your lucrative career. 

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What does a career look like in Coding?

Starting your career in coding

Coders, also known as software developers or programmers, play a vital role in designing, writing and maintaining software applications. Creating code is only one part of what coders do; they also build software, or analyse complex problems and design efficient algorithms and logical solutions to solve them. Besides coding, developers are also experts at debugging and troubleshooting their codes, testing software functionality and performance, and maintaining and updating software applications. 

Learning to code is like learning a new language. The skill of coding offers fresh challenges each day and makes it ideal for those looking for a lucrative career. With competitive salaries, continuous learning and endless opportunities, there has never been a better time to begin coding than today. 

Is a career in Coding right for me?

Coding skills

To be a successful and competent coder, there are several essential skills. You’ll need a proficiency in programming languages, excellent problem-solving skills, familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and proficiency in using version control systems. A willingness to learn and adapt is crucial as new technologies, best practices, and frameworks emerge.  


  • Key attributes of a Coder include:
    Analytical and critical thinking
    Problem solving
    A meticulous eye for detail
    Communication skills

Coder responsibilities

  • Key responsibilities of a coder include:
    Testing and troubleshooting
    Contributing creative ideas
    Evaluating and improving applications
    Writing, testing, classifying and maintaining code
    Understanding project requirements and translating them into code
    Staying up to date with latest programming languages, frameworks and best practices

In a coding role, you will be expected to design, create and maintain computer software, applications and websites. Depending on your speciality, you will work on the front-end or back-end of applications, using a variety of coding languages. 

Coding plays a vital role in the tech industry and can open up a multitude of career pathways.

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How do I become a Coder?

Qualifications needed to become an Coder

Becoming a coder involves a combination of education, practical experience, and continuous learning. By determining your coding goals and choosing your programming language, you can select a course that aligns with your interests and aspirations. This could involve learning specific frameworks, libraries, or technologies related to web development, data science, artificial intelligence, or mobile app development.  

Achieving one of our relevant industry-recognised certifications will demonstrate your understanding and dedication in your chosen field.

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You can earn an average of £48,250.00 a year

Junior Full Stack Developer
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Senior Backend Developer

You can earn an average of £48,250.00 a year

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