Boost your career
as a front-end developer

Free Skills Bootcamp in Front-End Web Development & UX

  • Free programme: Jumpstart your career with a Skills Bootcamp at no cost to you.
  • Results-driven curriculum: Learn from courses designed to reflect current industry trends.
  • Career Support: Access personalised professional resources throughout your career.
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Next start date
24 October 2023
Time to complete
16 weeks,
Live online classes
11 hours
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University of Birmingham Online Skills Bootcamp in Front-End Web Development & UX
With the demand for front-end web development skills across many industries, the University of Birmingham Skills Bootcamp in Front-End Web Development & UX has been designed to help you tap into today’s technological economy. No previous programming skills are required to apply.
No cost front-end Skills Bootcamp Find out if you're eligible for this fully funded opportunity.
Please ensure that you meet the following five eligibility criteria:
You are at least 19 years of age.
West Midlands address
You have a West Midlands address and are based in the West Midlands.
Right to work
You have a right to work in the UK.
No other Skills Bootcamp
You have not attended another Skills Bootcamp.
Digital sector
You are looking to enter or progress within employment in the digital sector.

*Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for learners by the Department for Education of the Government of the United Kingdom.

What you will learn

As you embark on this 16-week journey, you’ll dive into a challenging curriculum and learn more than you thought was possible. Our virtual learning experience includes expert instructors, extensive support and collaboration with your classmates. It will provide you with in-depth, hands-on experience and prepare you with in-demand, front-end development skills.

Our flexible structure is designed to accommodate a range of schedules. Students attend four classes each week (6:30-9:30 PM T/W/Th and 6-8 PM on Fridays), and typically spend an additional 20+ hours each week on homework. Optional office hours are held before and after classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Our market-driven curriculum provides students with in-demand skills such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, React.js, and Node. Students receive a crash course in application programming interfaces (APIs), user experience design, and building and deploying modern web applications.

Learn front-end fundamental concepts of web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, and Github.

Learn how to use JavaScript frameworks to leverage and manipulate data via application programming interfaces (APIs).

Develop a portfolio of web applications showcasing your relevant front-end skills with popular, market-driven libraries like React.js.

Now you’re ready
By the time you complete the Skills Bootcamp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of front-end development projects and earned a valuable University of Birmingham Certificate.
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Further your career

Our Career Engagement Network will help you develop a strong portfolio, a polished CV and sharp interview skills. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life. During your Skills Bootcamp, and up to 90 days after completion, you’ll also have access to:

  • Unlimited review of professional materials, including CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Personalised interview preparation and career coaching
  • Dedicated support navigating an industry or career change
  • Expertise and guidance on portfolio creation and more

This Skills Bootcamp is specifically designed for learners seeking career advancement in the digital sector. As a fully-funded learner, you are expected to engage with career services and share evidence of your career progression during and after the Skills Bootcamp.

The next Skills Bootcamp starts 24 October 2023.
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It only takes a minute to request information. You will also be put in touch with an admissions officer who can answer questions and get your application started.
A powerful educational partnership

This Skills Bootcamp is offered through the University of Birmingham in partnership with edX. Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

About The Department for Education / Skills for Life

Skills Bootcamps are funded for learners by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of their Skills for Life scheme. The DfE invests in lifelong learning, helping people gain new skills in a flexible and accessible way at any stage of their lives.

About the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions and has been challenging and developing students for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, our work brings people from across the world to study either online or on our campuses in Birmingham and Dubai.

We recognise that in an increasingly fast-paced world, flexibility in terms of how and where you undertake your studies is important. Our portfolio of programmes offers a modern solution for today’s students.

We strive for even greater success, equipping our graduates with the knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen careers and to enhance the impact they will make around the world.

About edX

edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.