Learn as part of our community
Join other applicants on Discord as you work through our application requirements.
Apply to our Skills Bootcamp
If successful, you'll join a cohort to continue learning and interview with employers.
Get paid to learn as an apprentice
Learn full-stack web development and gain real world experience.
Who we are
Founders and Coders is a UK-based non-profit that provides tuition-free training and paid apprenticeships in software development. We're based in London at Space4 in Finsbury Park.
DfE-funded Skills Bootcamp
Our free 12-week part-time coding bootcamp for front-end web development prepares you for interviews with our apprenticeship employer partners.
Software Developer Apprenticeship
Our full time Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship lets you continue your education as a paid apprentice with one of our partners in London.
Tech for Better
Research, Prototype and Build apps that improve lives.
We help social-impact driven founders learn product management skills so they can work well with dev teams.
Interested in hiring from us?
Who can apply to Founders and Coders?
We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and experience levels. Coding experience is helpful, but not required. Our application process grounds candidates in the basics before the course begins. We’re looking for candidates that:
Work well with others.
To create a collaborative, peer-led environment, we prioritise a cohesive cohort over individual aptitude.
Aren’t afraid of making mistakes.
Coding is a process of trial and error. It’s okay to break things. Finding your own solutions to problems is an indispensable skill for a developer.
Are eager to learn.
Successful candidates engage in self-study and research outside of the classroom. You'll need to be dedicated to succeed.
A diverse community is a strong community
The tech industry is disproportionately white, male, and university-educated. We’re looking for candidates who can help us fulfil our goal of making the tech industry a more diverse and inclusive place. Founders and Coders prioritises marginalised people’s safety over the comfort of the privileged. Research how to be a good ally to those who are under-represented in tech so you can be a positive influence on your cohort, and in the industry you are joining.