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CodeClan announces funding with more than 100 places available for 2022

Posted: 13th January 2022

● 100 fully-funded places are available for CodeClan’s brand new ‘Access to Tech’ part-time course
● Opportunities for applicants living anywhere in Scotland, who are over 25 years old and graduated more than a year ago
● Digital Skills Pipeline funding is part of the National Training and Transition Fund, made available by the Scottish Government and managed by Skills Development Scotland

Edinburgh, 11th of January 2022. CodeClan, Scotland’s digital skills academy, recently announced new funded programmes that will help more than 100 people to launch a career in tech. 100 fully-funded places are available for CodeClan’s upcoming ‘Access to Tech’ course.

Applicants over 25 years old, who live in Scotland and have not graduated in the last 12 months, could be eligible for the Digital Skills Pipeline funding to cover their training. Managed by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and provided by the Scottish Government, the Digital Skills Pipeline funding is part of the National Training and Transition Fund and supports those furthest from the job market to achieve their digital career ambitions through specialist training.

CodeClan’s ‘Access to Tech’ course takes place over one week and is an ideal starting point for beginners who are interested in tech roles. In this course, students explore the tools, technology, and career opportunities in the world of software development and data analysis. By the end of the week, students will be better equipped to choose the pathway that fits their career aspirations.There are 100 fully-funded spots available on this course for those who want to change careers in the future and take their first step into the world of digital.

Funded places for two additional courses, ‘Web Dev Essentials’ and ‘Data Analysis Essentials’, also available as part of the Digital Skills Pipeline funding, are almost fully booked and already operating on a waiting list only basis.

Ceri Shaw, Chief Delivery Officer at CodeClan, said: “Since its foundation, CodeClan’s mission has been to encourage and support new technically-inspired individuals. With the additional support from Skills Development Scotland we can reach out to more individuals that are passionate about technology but for whom the cost of training might be out of reach. We are looking forward to offering this grant to eligible students across Scotland.”

About CodeClan

CodeClan’s mission is to bridge the digital skills gap and develop a new generation of digital professionals in Scotland. The not-for-profit organisation was founded in 2015. As Scotland’s digital skills academy, CodeClan focuses on equipping students with industry-led training in order to support them into jobs. CodeClan has supported more than 2000 people in gaining the skills to transform their careers, working with more than 320 multi-industry partners spanning Scotland’s major financial institutions, government departments, and the country’s innovative tech sector, with partners including Scotland’s ‘unicorn’ tech businesses.

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