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We offer free skills-led training for young people who are looking to find employment or apprenticeship in the digital industry.

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Coming to Stockport in Early 2024

Introduction to Web Development

Learn the essential skills to start creating with code
and realising your ideas on the web.

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Introduction to Web Development

Gain practical experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript – the building blocks of the web. Develop an understanding of how websites are made, and demonstrate your skills by starting an online portfolio.

training and support
100% Free
of guided learning
3 Weeks
each week
8+ Hours
Early 2024

“Shift Click has been an experience second to none. The support, encouragement and welcoming community has meant I have excelled in skills and successfully landed myself a junior role. If you want to get into the tech industry look no further!”

Fast food shift worker to BBC Software Engineering Graduate Scheme

Participants in the course will:

  • Receive careers advice from digital professionals. We’ll help you sharpen your CV with a free 1:1 review, and give you career advice and support. Looking for a job? We can help with that too.
  • Build industry-relevant experience with common workplace tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Slack for team communications, and Miro for online presentations.
  • Sharpen your real-world developer skills – problem-solving, debugging, and pair programming. You’ll also enhance your personal-professional skillset – organisation, communication, and collaboration.
  • Discover what it’s like to work in the digital industry.What the different roles involve, and the different pathways into securing your first position.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion and a Training Reference.

Want to know more? You can check out the full week-by-week course schedule here.

Who this course is for

People who live in Stockport, aged between 18 and 30 and not currently in full-time education. We are especially looking to support those who are either unemployed or underemployed (e.g. on a zero-hours contract, or in a fast-food restaurant with unpredictable hours). We welcome people from elsewhere in Greater Manchester, as long as you can make it to central Stockport every Wednesday and Thursday.

Complete beginners. Absolutely no coding experience is necessary, but we would encourage you to see if coding appeals to you (see ‘How to Apply’ for more info). You will also need to be familiar with using a computer – for example to browse the internet, or to save and find files on your hard drive.

Someone who can make the commitment to attend the whole course. We strongly encourage you to attend every session but we will be available to help you catch up if you are unable to make 1-2 sessions due to prior commitments.

Those with access to a laptop or computer on which you have permission to install the software required for the course (i.e. not a mobile phone or tablet). If you only have a desktop computer at home, we can provide a laptop for in-person sessions.

Anything else?

We don’t want cost to be a barrier to taking your first steps in coding, which is why this course is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

We’ll provide you with notebooks and stationery, an online course handbook, and other excellent pieces of merch (e.g. stickers).

If you need assistance with travel costs, childcare support, access to a computer, or anything else that might present a barrier to your taking part then please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. If you have any questions about your particular situation, and how/whether we might be able to support you then please get in touch.

The venue for our in-person learning is fully accessible and we adopt a disability-first approach to our teaching. If you have specific access needs then please mention these during application.

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A supportive community.

Between us we’ve helped get hundreds of people into an exciting new career. This is what some of them have to say.

    • This course offers so much value to its learners. The team here genuinely cares about the success of their students, and with their help I've landed my first tech-role in software engineering.

      Software Engineering Apprentice, Co-op Digital
    • I feel much more confident about my coding skills now. It was great to take things at my own pace, and I found it really helpful to work closely with the team on my CV. Since the course I've secured a great job.

      Recent Graduate
    • I really like your course. As a team you have an open and active approach to things, and as a learner I feel validated and included. There’s a genuine energy of wanting everyone to succeed.

      Recent Graduate
    • Massive thanks to you and the whole team, I'd never have had the confidence to even apply for a software engineering apprenticeship without your support, let alone get accepted!

      Software Engineering Apprentice, BBC
    • The team are always on hand for support and guidance. They really care about your progress and are happy to help you with your job hunt as well! I’m now using the knowledge and skills I’ve gained in my new career as a UX Designer.

      UX Associate Partner, Open Partners
    • I’ve really loved the course and with all of your help I feel like I can actually work in tech!

      Recent Graduate

Get in touch

We’re happy to answer any queries you may have about any aspect of what we offer, about your personal situation as a potential learner, or about anything at all relating to our programme.

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