WHEN AND HOW WILL I FIND OUT IF I HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN GAINING A PLACE ON THE NANODEGREE?
You will receive confirmation if you successfully gain a place by 24th May 2021.
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 classes.
HOW LONG IS THE NANODEGREE PROGRAMME?
The Nanodegree is 12 weeks long through the summer starting the week commencing 7th June and ending week commencing 23rd August. It’s a commitment of two sessions in the evenings (Software Monday and Wednesday and Data Tuesday and Thursday) for the first three weeks and then four evenings (Monday to Thursday) for the remaining nine weeks.
WHAT ARE THE START TIMES AND LENGTH OF EACH SESSION?
All sessions are held in the evenings for around two hours (each session). This is designed to work for anyone that may also have a full-time job, studies, or caring responsibilities.
CAN I APPLY FOR BOTH THE SOFTWARE AND DATA NANODEGREE?
You do need to choose between the Software or Data Nanodegree when applying, however, you will have the option within the foundation section of the Nanodegree to attend lessons focused on the other discipline to help increase your knowledge.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO HAVE BEFORE STARTING THE NANODEGREE?
You need to have completed a CFG Introduction to Python Programming course, Introduction to Data & SQL course, or equivalent training with another provider.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T COMMIT TO ATTENDING EVERY NANODEGREE CLASS?
We appreciate that personal circumstances can sometimes get in the way, but we do require an attendance rate of at least 80% as well as successful completion of all projects and assessments to pass the Nanodegree.
WILL THE CLASS BE TAUGHT REMOTELY?
Yes, all Nanodegree classes will be taught remotely.
IS THERE ANY HOMEWORK IN ADDITION TO THE LESSONS?
Yes, there is homework for each lesson at the beginning of the Nanodegree, you will then progress on to a specific project based on either data or software that will need to be completed.
WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET FROM INSTRUCTORS?
There will be a dedicated course channel where instructors will be able to provide support outside of the core teaching hours.
WILL I RECEIVE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION TO SAY I HAVE PASSED THE NANODEGREE?
Yes, you will receive official certification for completing the Nanodegree.
ARE THERE ASSESSMENTS AS PART OF THE NANODEGREE OR IS IT BASED ON PROJECT/COURSEWORK?
There will be assessments throughout the Nanodegree as well as one prior to starting as part of the application process to assess your current level of knowledge. There will also be a project and coursework that will go towards your final marking.
HOW IS THE DEGREE MARKED?
The final assessment grades: pass, merit, or distinction will be awarded upon completion of the Nanodegree.