See what questions are most frequently asked by our candidates.

Information needed before the course

Who can participate in the course?

Almost anyone can attend the course – it’s enough to have a strong motivation and willingness to work hard. You do not need to know the basics of programming or be an engineering graduate. Our course participants include both scientific minds and people with liberal arts background. Before you sign up for the course you have to: pass 2 tests – one in English, the other in reasoning skills; and have a phone call with us so we can check your motivation.

Do I need to have programming experience in order to enroll in the course?

You do not need to know the basics of programming or be an engineering graduate. Our course participants are both science-minded individuals as well as people with liberal arts background. The vast majority had never had any experience with programming. All you have to do is to pass English and reasoning skills tests and have a phone call with us so we can check your motivation. It is advisable to have a go at programming for example on free online courses, just to make sure programming is actually for you.

Which course should I choose - back-end or front-end?

There are two groups of coders: front-end and back-end. They are involved in creating different parts of web applications, and as such possess different sets of skills and characteristics.

How do I know which category I belong to?

Front end is the part of a page or web application which you can see on the screen. Front-end developers ensure that the site is clear and intuitive for users. If you are creative, have a feel for aesthetics and pay attention to detail, then front end is for you.

Back end, in turn, is the part of an application that runs ‘behind’ e.g. on the server. It is responsible for the logics of the system and adequate reception of information to display. If you prefer to get specific zero-one tasks and work on until you succeed – you’re a back-end developer, whose desireable features include analytical approach to problems, systematicity and willingness to solve logical problems.

If you are not sure which course is right for you, visit free online courses, e.g. here.
If you want to check if front end is for you, play with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
If you are interested in back end, have a go at PHP.

How to enroll in a course?

If you have decided to participate in our course in a given city, email or call us. We will answer all your questions and send you links to online tests ( in logical thinking and the English language). If you pass both tests, we will arrange a phone call so we can get to know you better. Here you will find all the relevant e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to contact us.

When is the best time to sign up for the course?

You need to enroll in the course minimum three weeks before its start. This is due to the fact that each participant has to be prepared for the course, which means doing the assigned prework, which takes about 60 hours. Completing prework is mandatory for all participants.
If you are interested in courses in Warsaw, make sure you hurry. They are usually booked very quickly, and reserve lists are extremely long.

Prework

Do I need to prepare for the course?

Definitely yes! After signing the contract, even before the course actually starts, you will receive a set of materials we call prework materials, which you really need to apply yourself to. They require at least 60 hours of self-study. Students who do not work enough on them before the course, often fail to complete the course. It is also crucial you make the right decision choosing between front-end and back-end.

How long does prework take?

Before starting the course you will receive prework materials, studying of which should take you about 60 hours. However, please be aware that this time depends on individual predispositions and that it is crucial prework should not be left till the last minute.

Equipment for the course

Do you provide equipment for the course?

Please bring along your own laptop as we do not provide equipment.

What requirements should my computer comply with?

Your computer should meet the following requirements:

Windows 7 or higher, MacOS or Linux
Intel i5 or AMD A10
at least 4GB of RAM
10GB free hard disk space
Back-end course: access to or the ability to install Linux operating system

Course

How long is the course?

The course is 240 hours (30 days) of classes. Full-time courses are held from Monday to Friday.
Weekend courses take place every second Saturday and Sunday(15 weekends altogether). Classes are held from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Is there any difference between the full-time and weekend course with regard to the syllabus?

There is no difference. Both courses take 240 hours (30 days) of classes. The syllabus is exactly the same, with each module run by a different specialist in a given field. In addition, you are assigned a course mentor – a person who will keep in touch with you before, during and after the course – ready to address all your problems and questions.

Course and other activities

What does it mean that I will have to study a lot at home in the evenings and at weekends?

Since our courses are very intensive and demanding learning only and exclusively in classes is not enough. Every day you will be assigned homework while some workshop projects will need to be finished off at home at the weekend. In the middle of the course you will have a week off, a time which could be devoted to organizing knowledge and catching up with the material. Bear in mind that no trips or professional occupations should be scheduled for this time.

Can I combine the course with other activities?

The full-time course (Mon-Fri) is very intense. Except for the classes, you need to study a lot at home in the evenings and at weekends. It is impossible to effectively combine the coursework with studies or other responsibilities.

Weekend course allows you to combine work/studies with the bootcamp, but you have to remember that in between sessions you need to learn and practise tasks.

Finance issues

Can I pay for the course in installments?

There are several options to finance the course.
– Financing 100% of the fee with one’s own funds. The payment is divided into 3 installments at no extra cost.
– Funding from the Job Centre. This option is available for those who have the status of an unemployed person. It is enough to apply to your Job Centre and you will get a referral to our course.
– Financing by means of a loan. You also have an opportunity to take out a loan for the course, spreading the payment over 48 months.

Check here for more details concerning the financing of our courses.

What do I need to do to get funding from the Job Centre?

Before you apply for funding from the Job Centre, please contact us to begin the recruitment process for the course.
Funding from the Job Centre is applicable only to individuals having the status of an unemployed person ready to participate in the full-time course (Mon-Fri).

In order to apply for the funding you should contact your Job Centre and ask about their requirements as each Job Centre tends to have different terms and conditions. You can apply for a training voucher (about 4 000 PLN) or subsidies (often about 6 000 PLN) or have 100% of the course fee covered by the funding. Some centres post the required documents on their websites.
When applying for funding you are supposed to give specific arguments proving that our course is what you really need. A good practice is to show how high the demand for programmers is by e.g. quoting extracts from public reports or showing the number of relevant job offers on pracuj.pl.
As soon as you file all the basic documents, your Job Centre will get in touch with us in order to complete the rest of the formalities. Then you just have to wait for the final decision on your financing.

Job after the course

Do I become a developer after completing the course?

After completing the course you will have a junior programmer’s skills and will be able to apply for such a position on the job market.

What is the chance of getting a job after the course?

We do not guarantee that after a successfully completed course you will get a job. However, we can observe that our graduates manage to find employment, with over 80% of them finding a job within 3 months of graduation.

What employment support do you offer?

The syllabus of the course is created in collaboration with companies employing developers, mainly to facilitate the process of finding a job after the course.

During the course, you receive support in creating your own portfolio in Github. At the end of the course, all students take part in a special meeting about the IT job market, strategies for preparing a professional CV and key areas they should pay attention to during a job interview in the industry.
We also go through the most frequently asked interview questions so that nothing surprises you when the actual interview takes place.
At the end of the course, your CV, portfolio and Linkedin profile are sent to our database of partner companies looking for junior developers. Then the interested companies arrange individual job interviews.