Get into coding with the 5 step coding challenge

Thinking about learning to code but don’t know where to start? Take the 5 step coding challenge and discover if it’s right for you and your future career.

We’ve helped people start and change their careers in code for over a decade, and this journey always starts with the 5 step coding challenge. It’s the best way for people who are aware of coding, but haven’t yet tried to code, to learn whether coding is the career for them. 


What do you learn on the 5 step coding challenge?

The challenge acts as an opportunity to learn the basics of code, assess your ability, and discover if coding is something you actually enjoy. 

Despite its name, you can complete the 5 step coding challenge in just 5 hours. So the commitment is as little as one hour a day. During the course you will cover the following topics: 

Foundational HTML 

Adding style with CSS 

HTML 5 and the Semantic Web 

Responsive Design 

Javascript Basics 


What is HTML?

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. This is a standard text formatting language used for creating and displaying pages on the web. 

What is CSS?

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is used for describing the presentation of a document, which means the layout and structure of web pages. 

What is the Semantic Web?

This is the structure of data (in web pages) so it can be read directly by computers. 

What is Responsive Design?

If a web page looks out of shape on your mobile, it’s not been designed responsively. Responsive design means whatever you create fits properly on screen. 

What is JavaScript?

The true definition of JavaScript is it is an object-oriented computer programming language, which means the language can contain both data and code. 


You might have learned something by reading this in two minutes. Imagine what you could learn in 5 hours? 

Learning People provides coding courses for front-end development, back-end development, full-stack development, Java, Python, agile for software development, and more. The options are almost endless for your future career in code, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. 


Why start your career in coding with the  5 step coding challenge?

Learning to code can provide you with a whole host of new skills and open up many doors in the IT industry. Some of the benefits of learning to code include: 
Career opportunities: There is a high demand for skilled programmers, and learning to code can open up a variety of career opportunities in fields such as software development, web development, data analysis, and artificial intelligence. 

Problem-solving skills: Programming involves breaking down complex problems into smaller, more manageable parts, and finding solutions to those problems through code. This can help develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are applicable in many areas of life. 

Creativity and innovation: Programming allows individuals to create something from scratch, whether it be a website, app, game, or software tool. This can foster creativity and innovation, as well as provide a sense of accomplishment and pride. 

Collaboration and teamwork: Many coding projects involve working with others, whether it be through open-source contributions or working on a team at a company. Learning to code can help develop collaboration and teamwork skills, including communication and project management. 

Understanding technology: In today's digital age, understanding how technology works is becoming increasingly important. Learning to code can provide a better understanding of how computers and software work, which can help individuals make informed decisions about technology in their personal and professional lives. 

Continuous learning: The technology landscape is constantly evolving, and learning to code can provide individuals with a foundation for continuous learning and professional development. This can help individuals stay relevant in their careers and adapt to changes in the industry. 

Overall, learning to code can be a valuable investment in personal and professional development, offering a wide range of benefits that extend beyond just programming skills - and the 5 step coding course is just the start.


Sign up for the 5 step coding challenge today

On completion of the 5 step coding challenge, you can continue your learning journey by getting certified by world leading accreditation bodies that employers recognise and respect for providing business ready / fit-for-purpose skill sets. 

We’ll give you plenty of career support along the way, helping you to understand the industry and organisations that will best suit you, with expert insight and guidance from our Career Services team. By learning with us you can advance your career and join the alumni of Learning People graduates who now work for Amazon, NHS, ONS, HSBC, Dell, and Deloitte. 


Register now for your free access to the 5 step coding challenge.  

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