Course Instructors

BECOME A

SUPERHERO

INSTRUCTOR

Code First Girls runs on its awesome team of instructors. From volunteers leading classes at universities to experienced developers leading our Career Switcher or Nanodegrees, we literally couldn’t do it without them!

For those budding instructors out there, we also have our FREE Fellowship Programme, which will coach you over 8-weeks to become a CFG Instructor.

It is a great way to give back to the CFG community and build upon leadership, team building and coaching skills. More info on both opportunities below!

INSTRUCTOR

TEACH OUR CFG COMMUNITY

We deliver courses all over the UK and Ireland and we do this with the help of volunteer instructors. Help give back to the CFG community with a rewarding coaching role, where you will be teaching the next generation of amazing women in tech.

WHO WE LOOK FOR?

Our instructors come from a variety of coding backgrounds, and include computer science/technical undergraduates/post-graduates, company based professionals with programming experience, freelance developers and university lecturers.

HOW ARE COURSES TAUGHT?

Courses are now delivered both in person and remotely, so there are really are opportunities for everyone!

VOLUNTEER ROLE
Please note this is an unpaid, volunteer role.

PAID INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS

On some occasions we have a requirement for specialised instructors for areas like our Nanodegrees. We will advertise these across our careers page and social channels (as well as below).

FELLOWSHIP

TRAIN TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR

The Fellowship is a two-month rolling programme dedicated to developing the next generation of tech leaders through immersive teaching and coaching opportunities. By the end of the Fellowship, you’ll be a qualified CFG instructor.

WHO WE LOOK FOR?

Fellows are early to mid career tech professionals (or soon to be graduates) with a good knowledge and understanding of software development, data or engineering.

COACHING & BENEFITS

Through the fellowship you will be integrated into the Code First Girls teaching organisation, both teaching coding courses and driving development of innovation in our course delivery systems and practices. You will be eligible to access exclusive events, coaching and mentoring from CFG senior leadership including from our CEO, Anna Brailsford. They will also receive a professional reference.

REQUIREMENTS / INFO

Fellows will be required to teach at least one CFG class during the course of their fellowship. This is an unpaid, part-time programme, intended to be held alongside a full-time position. It will require a minimum of 4-6 hours per week.

ELIGIBILITY

Identify as a woman/non-binary person.

Bachelor’s or equivalent in a technical subject (or equivalent technical experience).

Committed to championing causes of women in technology.

Above average communication skills.

Willingness to step outside of your comfort zone.

Excited about innovations in education technology or technology generally.

MEET OUR

INSTRUCTORS

& FELLOWS

What better way to get a feel for our instructors and fellows than to hear from them directly? If you scroll down a little further, you’ll see some feedback from our recent courses. If you’d like to hear more from our instructors and community, click on the button below to meet more alumni!

HEAR FROM OUR RECENT

FELLOWS

Joining the Fellowship and becoming an instructor is an incredibly rewarding experience and will give you some great skills not only to help instruct CFG courses, but also in any career role. It is an amazing community as you can see from some of our recent Fellows below.