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Subsidised places on P/T code course for mothers

Published on Tuesday, 5th September 2017, contributed by Develop Me

Bristol Code school, Develop Me, is to offer three subsidised places on its newly launched 6-week part-time front-end web development course to mothers returning to work. Thanks to its Opportunity Fund, supported by local tech firms, Develop Me will offer one fully-funded place on the course, as well as two places at the vastly reduced rate of £500.

Their Opportunity Fund aims to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry and enable access to sought-after digital skills to those who may otherwise struggle owing to family commitments or financial limitations. This current scheme has been made possible through contributions from 3 Bristol tech companies - Microserve, True Digital and Proctor + Stevenson.

Delivered in a flexible schedule that can fit around a 9 - 5 job or child care restrictions, the part-time course teaches the fundamentals of front-end web development in evening and weekend sessions over six weeks. It targets complete beginners and those wanting to up-skill for an increasingly digital workplace.

With the UK’s digital sector creating jobs twice as fast as the wider economy, developing digital skills has never been more important.

On completion of the course, students will be able to build and host websites that work seamlessly across multiple devices, making it ideally suited to everyone from entrepreneurs to marketers, return-to-workers to career-changers.  The development of technical skills can also enable students to work more flexibly, ideal for parents who struggle to balance childcare with a rigid 9 to 5 role.

It is arguably mothers more than any other group who suffer from a lack of confidence when returning to work after taking time out to raise a family. This course will not only provide the digital skills to make them invaluable to many industries, but could also offer the chance to work more flexibly. Whether they've been out of the work place for six months or six years, this course will help future proof their CVs for an evolving jobs market.

Anyone interested in applying for these subsidised places should email and tell them about their background, current situation and why they want to attend the course.

For anyone interested in finding out more about the programme there is an open evening on Tuesday 12th September - details and registration can be found at the following eventbrite page -