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Train to become a software engineer in just 24 weeks

Learn everything you need for a rewarding role in software engineering, with Leeds Codes’ Software Engineer FastTrack programme.

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Your software career starts here

Career satisfaction is a code we live by. We think it’s never too late to love your job. So we’ve designed our course for anyone who wants to unlock their professional potential and become a software engineer. 

Do any of these sound like you?

The go-getter

‘I want to work, not spend years at university. Show me the fastest way to qualify.’

The career changer

‘My current role leaves me cold. I want to retrain fast and rewrite my future.’

The job seeker

‘Redundancy isn’t going to stop me. I’m ready to retrain and reclaim control.’

Then our 24-week Software Engineer FastTrack programme is designed for you...

Become a software engineer in just 24 weeks

Learn software engineering, from scratch, in just six months of part-time study with our well-respected Software Engineer FastTrack course.

Fit training flexibly around your other commitments with online learning and in-person tuition at evenings and weekends.

Develop in-demand skills that every UK business needs, learning from professional practitioners excelling in the sector.

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Live classes
Part time study
Online community
121 support
Bespoke curriculum
Competitively priced
Expert tutors
Flexible finance

What will I learn?

Our Software Engineer FastTrack course covers all aspects of software development – everything you need to land your first job in software engineering. 

Over 24-weeks on our immersive coding bootcamp, you'll:

  • gain an in-depth understanding of one of the most popular programming languages: JavaScript
  • learn to build backend services and create front end applications
  • work together on group projects to showcase your new skills

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Qualify as a software engineer in just 24 weeks, part-time
Futureproof your job prospects with in-demand skills
Fast track your earnings and professional potential
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People like you work at places like these

Over the past four years, we’ve helped more than 150 learners retrain as software engineers. Many have gone on to work for household names like Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and the BBC. Your reputation will precede you, telling employers you’ve got high-quality software engineering skills, shaped to industry needs. 

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Student at Leeds Codes

"The tutors are really helpful, knowledgeable and approachable if you are stuck on something”

I am 4 months into a Junior Frontend Developer role and really enjoying it! I got the job offer on the day of our cohort’s graduation.

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Why choose Leeds Codes

to train to become a software engineer?


Be work-ready in just 24 weeks – that’s just six months to turn your career around


Fit training around your other commitments with online and evening classes


Gain in-demand skills at a fraction of the cost of a university degree


Learn from professional Software Engineers from UK’s leading businesses


Enjoy individual attention and support thanks to our low ratio of student to teaching staff (1:8)


Study with an established name in software engineer training, known and respected by employers
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Get set…without the debt

An undergraduate software engineering degree takes three to four years and costs over £9,000 per year. That means new graduates start their career with up to £36,000 of student debt.

Our FastTrack programme takes a fraction of the time and is a sixth of the cost. If you want to train to become a software engineer fast, flexibly and affordably, this course is for you.

Plus, you can spread the cost of your course with our flexible finance, making investing in your future even more affordable.

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Feel at home in our inclusive community

You’ll never feel alone with our live classes and active online community.

Study alongside like-minded fellow learners to develop your skills and kickstart your new professional network.

Get plenty of individual support and attention from our expert tutors thanks to our low student-tutor ratio and 121s.

Be confident to be 100% yourself – whatever your age, background or gender identity – in our inclusive and welcoming community.

Upcoming cohorts

January 2022
Start Date
18th January 2022
14th July 2022
Monday 18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:30
Support drop-in
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Feburary 2022
Start Date
21st Feburary 2022
17th August 2022
Monday 18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:30
Support drop-in
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Flexible finance options

12 months interest-free

You can finance your course fees in full with our 12 month interest-free finance (0% APR) programme, so you can jump start your future much sooner. A minimum deposit of £1,000 is required - you pay the remainder of your course fees in instalments, and can choose to repay over 3-12 months.

We understand that times are uncertain and life can get in the way sometimes. If you are ever unable to make a repayment then don't worry - we will work with you to find a solution.

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Coursebud facilitates loans from trusted lenders for coding bootcamp students. You can apply to repay your course fees from anywhere between 12 and 60 months, and you can also borrow an additional amount up to £7,500 for living fees - useful if you're considering dropping your working hours, or paying for childcare for example.

If you would like to pay for your course fees through a Coursebud facilitated loan, then please let us know following your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Software Engineer FastTrack programme take?

The programme takes 24 weeks. During that time, you’ll have 6-12 hours (Saturdays are optional) of face-to-face teaching across evenings and the weekend, plus approximately 20 hours per week on self-directed online study.


What will I learn on the Software Engineer FastTrack programme?

You’ll learn everything you need to know to be able to apply for Junior Software Engineer roles in any industry. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of one of the most popular programming languages: JavaScript. You'll then build backend services (or APIs) that can store, manipulate and provide data. Before moving on to develop frontend applications. Find out more about what you’ll study.


I'm not sure if coding is right for me...can I take a free taster course?

Yes. If you’re not sure whether software engineering is right for you, you can take our free online course. Find out more about our Introduction to Programming course


Am I too old to retrain as a software engineer?

No. We don’t believe age is a barrier to anything, especially not to retraining. Our average learner is between 25 and 45, but everyone is welcome. 


Is there a strong demand for software engineers?

Yes. Almost every business in the UK relies on IT and computing. So there is strong demand for technically skilled software engineers to maintain and develop systems. 


How much do software engineers earn?

Software engineers have great earning potential. Entry level jobs usually pay up to £25,000 per year. Midweight engineers earn £50,000 and senior engineers can earn £75,000 (www.prospects.co.uk). So retaining as a software engineer is a great investment in your future.


Can I still work whilst I retrain?

Absolutely. Our course is designed with busy learners in mind. So whether you’ve got a job already or need to fit around family responsibilities, you’ll be able to study flexibly around your current commitments. 


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For general queries, including partnership opportunities, please email team@leedscodes.com
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Fill out our application form (below)
Complete the free online Introduction to Programming course over at Manchester Codes
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