We know that choosing the right bootcamp is very time-consuming, because there are many alternatives out there and several factors to consider. Here you can compare the cost and course hours from different Full Stack courses.

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ParameterCodeworksGeneral AssemblyIronhackMakers Academy
Remote pre-course length (weeks)8014
Pre-course hours16006080
On-site course length (weeks)1212912
Days per week6555
Hours per day11799
Total number of hours952420475620
Cost, in €9.8009.4007.0009400
Course cost per hour, in €10,322,414,715.2
Accommodation and food (average cost per month), in €1.0002.1001.0002.100
Total cost with food and accommodation, in €12.80015.7009.25015.700
Total cost per hour, in €13,437,419,525,3
Hiring rate based only on coding jobsYesNoNoNo
Lifetime career supportYesNoNoNo

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Key items

Selectivity

The admission process we have at Codeworks ensures that only the most motivated students participate in the program. Our pre-course prepares you to hit the ground running from the first minute of class. This allows you to maximize your productivity during the course, and achieve higher results in collaboration with some of the most talented peers you can meet.

Intensity

You get approximately double the number of hours with Codeworks than other coding bootcamps. But numbers tell only one side of the story. We also undertake incredible efforts to provide you with the best instructors and learning tools available. As a result, you understand how to think like a Software Engineer, instead of simply practicing the latest tools.

Outcomes

Codeworks graduates get 26% higher salaries than the industry average. And 70% of our students get a job in less than 30 days after graduating. This can lead to a faster tuition ROI (Return on Investment) than other bootcamps. Find out more about our student outcomes here.

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Choosing the best bootcamp

There are many factors to consider when choosing a coding school. Here you can find the top questions to ask when making your choice.

What’s my goal?

That’s the starting point. Think if you want to simply get a basic understanding of software development, or if you’re interested in a professional outcome.

Let’s say you just want to add some technical skills into your career as a Product Manager: in this case you should probably choose a starter program that will teach you the basics.

If you’d like to work as a Software Engineer instead, and contribute to coding projects of any size, then consider choosing a more intense and advanced program.

What will I learn?

Once you’ve decided what’s your goal, you need to choose the most suitable program. Find out what languages and technologies are taught in each program, and who are the instructors.

In general, keep an eye on the market trends – here’s a report! – and try to read as many students reviews as possible in order to make a good choice.

What kind of jobs will I get?

Outcomes are super important too. You should ask what kind of jobs do graduates get after the bootcamp. Keep in mind that some institutions include non-paid internships or low salary apprenticeships in their hiring rates.

The best way to tackle this is to actually talk with the school graduates. Ask the school for references or play the stalking game on LinkedIn.

Can I put my life on hold for a while?

While there are lighter options, you will get the best outcome from full-time study programs. This means you won’t be able to combine your course with a concurring job, or side hustles.

Basically ask yourself if you could put everything on hold for a few weeks.

Getting a job leave, planning a (temporary?) relocation or saving enough money to cover this period are some of the important factors to consider.

Is it a good investment?

Once you know the program tuition and the collateral costs (i.e. a relocation) you need to evaluate if it’s a good investment. Often that’s the case, considering the high demand for Software Developers in the tech industry.

More specifically, the key differences between schools are:

1. How fast is the ROI (Return on Investment), based on the salary or entrepreneurship opportunities you can get afterwards.

2. How relevant would this new skill be in scaling up your career. Understanding a  few specific topics is different from becoming a professional Software Engineer,

I don’t have a technical background. Does it make sense?

It does. Most bootcamps offer intro courses that prepare you for their programs. Don’t be shy or unconfident and talk to any school admissions team: they’ll guide you through their admission processes and will help you evaluate your situation.

I’m already a programmer. Does it make sense?

It does –it’s only a matter of choosing the right program. Some bootcamps are a perfect boost for existing developers: having a solid tech background, they can take the most out of it and become a highly demanded professional after the program.

Some examples of these situations:

1. You’re a Java developer, focused on back-end operations and want to learn JavaScript to become a full-stack developer.

2. You’re a QA engineer and you want to boost your career.

3. You coded a while ago, but now you want go back into it and get a job in the tech sector.

In any of these 3 situations, an immersive bootcamp could be a great option.

More questions?

We’re here to help. Schedule a free call with our admissions team to answer any question you have about learning in a coding bootcamp.

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