Community FAQ

Will you be running another course soon?

We place new courses on our website on a rolling basis throughout the year. Our biggest course announcements are usually in January and September, when our university courses go online. 


Can I apply to more than one course at a time?

We ask that potential students only apply to one course at a time. This allows for us to get back to you much faster, and also ensure that students don’t end up with multiple spaces assigned to them unnecessarily. 


Can I take more than one course at a time?

We recommend that students take just one course at a time in order to manage their workload. A number of students who take more than one course at a time end up having to drop out, giving up a space which then cannot be reassigned. 


What equipment do I need?

You need a working laptop or desktop computer. This can be Mac, Linux, or Windows. Participants using Chromebooks may run into some difficulties. Ipads or other tablets will not work with the courses.


What is the difference between Coding Kickstarter and CFG Essentials?

Our CFG Essentials classes are one-off taster sessions to give you a greater understanding of a certain programming language. These are not certified. Coding kickstarter classes are 8 weeks long, and will be certified. 


Why was I rejected from the course I applied to when I fit the eligibility criteria?

Unfortunately our courses have a capacity of between 35-40, but we receive  almost 3 times this number in applications. Please don’t take the decision personally, as we try to accommodate every student that we can. All applicants are welcome to apply again at a later date, and we try to accept everyone where possible.


Are you charging money for your courses now? I thought they were free.

Just as before, our Coding Kickstarter courses are totally free. However, we get a lot of interest in courses from women outside our eligibility criteria who are interested in switching to a career in tech. In order to provide opportunities for these women, we offer Career Switcher courses in python, data science and web development for a steeply subsidised rate. These courses are offered throughout the year, and registration guarantees a place on the course.