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What digital skills training and career pathways does Code First Girls provide?

Code First Girls offers training in technical skills that align with the career pathways businesses need. Whether it’s software engineers, data analysts, or product managers, our education produces job-ready candidates for in-demand future skills areas.

We understand that every business is different, so we work with partners to develop the education programme to meet their hiring or employee upskilling requirements. These pathways are based on our key curriculum and job-match modules. Specialising in both early and mid-level talent, CFG training can cater to various skill areas, departments, and global locations. 

How do we teach digital skills at Code First Girls?

Applied learning

Our programmes emphasise hands-on, project-based learning to ensure candidates are equipped with theoretical knowledge and are capable of applying it in real-world scenarios. Through group projects, candidates develop practical skills essential for success in the workplace.

Industry-led training

Our teaching team comprises industry professionals who bring real-world insights and experiences to the classroom. By learning from those currently in the field, candidates gain valuable insights into industry trends and best practices. We also have an agile curriculum that incorporates both student and partner feedback to keep the syllabus updated with current skills requirements and provides the best learning experience for candidates.

Technical assessment

Eligibility for our programs is determined through a technical assessment and interview process. Regular check-ins and assessments throughout the course ensure candidates stay on track and meet the required standards. Over 80% of our students graduate with merit or distinction. To learn more about our hiring and selection process, check out this blog.

Interview coaching

We understand that securing a job goes beyond technical proficiency. That’s why we provide comprehensive interview coaching to candidates, preparing them to confidently showcase their abilities and transferable skills during the hiring process.

Digital skills pathways to technical roles

Entry-Level Tech Talent

Digital training pathways linked to core tech roles

Our tech talent qualified for core tech roles are CFGdegree graduates who have completed 16-weeks of training across core areas; Data science, Software or Data Engineering, Full-Stack or Product Management.

Data Science

Key skills: 

  • SQL syntax, queries, and logic operators
  • APIs and integrations
  • Analytical libraries (Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib)
  • Scientific data processes & machine learning
  • Predictive modelling and algorithms

Core tech roles:

  •  Data Analyst
  •  Data Scientist
  •  Data Architect & more!
Software or Data Engineering

Key skills:

  • APIs and microservices
  • Data structures and libraries
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Recursion programming and linked lists
  • Debugging and algorithm design

Core tech roles:

  • Software Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Back-End Programmer
Full-Stack

Key skills:

  • Front-end development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React
  • Interface and design planning
  • Navigation with Router and using TypeScript
  • Back-end infrastructure including Angular, debugging, and version control
  • Overview of Linux and command line

Core tech roles:

  • Front-End or Back-End Development
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Full-Stack Developer & more!
Product Management

Key skills:

  • Product management concepts
  • Product vision and life cycle
  • Product-related research and user stories
  • The development process
  • Presenting and launching products

Core tech roles:

  • Product Management
  • Growth Product Manager
  • Technical Product Manager 
  • Project Management & more!
Vulnerability Research

Key skills:

  • An overview of Operating Systems
  • Understanding the basics of Memory Management and C++
  • Identifying Vulnerabilities
  • Introduction to Assembly Language
  • Applying some Vulnerability Discovery and Exploitation Techniques

Core tech roles:

  • Vulnerability Researcher

Technical training pathways linked to specialist tech roles

Our tech talent qualified for specialist tech roles are CFGdegree and +Masters graduates who have completed 20-weeks of training across core areas plus a specialist area in either: DevOps & Cloud, Vulnerability Research, AI/ML, Cyber Security or Data for Business.

DevOps & Cloud

Key skills:

  • AWS, Azure & Google Cloud fundamentals
  • Security and Compliance
  • Using Docker and containers
  • Kubernetes and deployments
  • Overview of Terraform

Specialist tech roles:

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Solutions Architect
  • Cloud Engineer
Data for Business

Key skills:

  • AWS, Azure & Google Cloud fundamentals
  • Security and Compliance
  • Using Docker and containers
  • Kubernetes and deployments
  • Overview of Terraform

Specialist tech roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Business Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Key skills:

  • Statistics, core data science concepts and models
  • PyTorch
  • Apache Airflow
  • Churn modelling
  • Kubernetes & Kuberflow

Specialist tech roles:

  • AI Engineer
  • ML Engineer
  • AI Designer
  • Big Data Engineer
Java

Key skills:

  • Object-oriented programming
  • RESTful services with Spring
  • Test-driven development
  • Microservices
  • Cloud Development

Specialist tech roles:

  • Java Software Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Java Software Engineer
  • Backend Developer (Java)
  • Java Test Engineer

Mid Level Tech Talent

Our Mid-Level Accelerator (MLA) program is a course designed for women with 2 years of coding experience who are looking to advance their careers in the tech industry from entry- or junior-level to a mid-level developer. Built upon extensive research and insights from our community and clients, the MLA focuses on cultivating T-shaped skill sets. It aims to drive developer velocity with best practice software development and technical professional skills to progress candidates to a mid-level developer role.

Mid-level Accelerator

Key skills:

  • Technical leadership skills
  • Agile, Cloud and DevOps
  • Full-Stack architecture
  • Test-driven development
  • Design for DE&I
  • Delivery, deployment, monitoring and More!

Core tech roles:

  • Software Developer (senior)
  • Software Engineer (senior)
  • Data Engineer (senior)
  • Test Engineer (senior)

Equip your teams with future-ready skills

We hope this article gives a flavour of the industry-relevant training pathways that Code First Girls offers. These are specifically designed to equip students with the necessary skills to thrive in the dynamic tech industry. We cater to a variety of needs, from entry-level to mid-level talent and external hiring to internal upskilling. Our hands-on, project-based learning approach ensures our candidates are not just technically proficient, but also prepared to apply their skills in real-world scenarios. 

For more detailed information on our tech skill training and how it aligns with your business needs, schedule a consultation with our team here.