The Skills Union Software Developer program has been designed by an experienced team of industry professionals, to help students acquire the necessary skills to master the fundamentals of front-end web development to be able to start a successful career as a developer.
Introduction & Tools Setup
In this introduction module, students will setup their work stations with the necessary software/tools, and start to look at what it means to be a professional Software Developer.
Frontend Engineering Part 1
Frontend Engineering Part 2
Backend Engineering Part 1
In this module, students will learn how to design and implement the logical part of an application. Students get their hands dirty with Systems Programming. Setting up the backend environment, packages and modules etc. Students will learn about connecting and accessing data from other websites and APIs, a key backend skill.
Backend Engineering Part 2
In this module, students design industry standard backend applications. Write code that other developers, websites can readily use. We also dive into data transactions: a key component of the MVC model.
Frontend Engineering Part 3
Software Developer Tools
In this module, we learn developer skills that are universal. Whether you are Web Developer or Systems Engineer or Data Scientist, these skills are very important. But ironically they are hardly even taught. These skills make your life as a developer more productive and easy to collaborate with others. By the end of this module, you will be able to write industry standard production ready code and collaborate seamlessly with other developers.
Final Project + Skills Lab
The course culminates in a final project where you get to apply all the skills you learned in the course, which is what employers are really looking for. Our unique 'real learning' approach means that in addition to your final project, you will be able to continue taking on real portfolio projects with charities and startups as part of our Skills Lab programs, until you land that all-important first job.
We're here to support you every step of the way.
Our students learn in peer cohorts, guided by experienced industry instructors, with direct access to a global network of industry mentors.
Jobs in the tech industry need grads to have real experience, so all of our students work on real client projects with startups and charities.
Our number one priority is our graduate's success. Every student is paired with a personal career coach to support you every step of the way.
Frequently asked questions
How does Skills Union work? Can I learn from anywhere?
Skills Union is an online learning platform and a global community of mentors, instructors and thought leaders in tech. We offer online and in-person courses to teach the very latest skills to help prepare our students for a successful career in tech.
How much does it cost? Do you offer an Income Sharing Agreement?
Our courses all cost $12,500 USD. We also have a number of payment options if a students would like to part of the cost of the program through an Income Sharing Agreement. Speak to our team to find out more.
How long does a course last? And how much time do I have to commit?
Our courses are 6 months part time, and will need 10 - 15 hours per week of your time.