Automation Squared's

Software Development Academy

Become a Web Designer,Web Developer,Software Engineer,Digital Entrepreneur

An intensive 10-day on-site course designed to get your foot in the door and launch your career in web and software development.

This course will expose you to many aspects of the development process, including planning, project management, collaborating with teams, front and backend development, infrastructure, version control, databases, and design.

Top performers get immediate job offers!

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What you get

Nothing beats experience when it comes to development - there is no sugar-coating it.

However, it's very difficult to gain experience without experience, and often this can be daunting enough to put you off persuing your dreams. That's where we come in...

  • 10 days in a working commercial development team
  • Experience with project management and introduction to tools.
  • Local development environment with multiple projects.
  • Agile development process training within a scrum team.
  • Project planning and wireframe design using professional tools.
  • Front end design from basic HTM/CSS/JavaScript to using frameworks.
  • Functional back-end development with PHP from basic procedural to Object Oriented Programming (OOP).
  • Exposure to advanced JS development and utilising libraries and frameworks.
  • Exposure to advanced PHP development and utilising libraries and frameworks.
  • Practical experience with version control.

Our mission is to grow onshore, UK-based development talent. Automation Squared's Software Academy offers solid training, tutorials, tools, and a means of becoming a fully capable developer / digitial entrepreneur and provides opportunities into the industry.

- Anthony Stonham MD

Course Overview

This course is designed to start you on a path toward a future career in web development and design, no matter how little experience or technical knowledge you currently have. Of course, some previous exposure or a proven interest in the industry will help, but the web is a very big place, and value can be made and found everywhere. This course aims to get you in the swing of daily life in a typical modern development environment, exposing you to as many aspects of the development process as possible. Our carefully structured course will take you through theoretical concepts as well as provide you with enough contextual practical experience to reinforce your understanding.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to describe the structure and functionality of the world wide web, create dynamic web pages using a combination of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, use frameworks, and opensource code, create HTML forms, sanitise data, work with databases and SQL, store and retreive data, file permissions and security, understand and select an appropriate web hosting service, set up mailboxes, securely migrate and execute files on remote servers, and publish your webpages for the world to see. Finally, you’ll also walk out with a personal portfolio that you have built, and a working model for creating your own personal or business websites in the future and be fully prepared to add value to employers in development.

Included in this course is an opportunity to meet with some of our partners and clients and get an insight into what they're all about, offering immediate job opportunities as junior developers!

Who this course is for

This course is primarily aimed at anyone with a persued interest in web and software development, and would like to gain commercial experience in industry and provide value to companies. Depending on your previous experience, this course should prepare you for a position as a junior or intermediate developer, or show you the other possible options you can explore in digital design or project management.

Level Enthusiast w/ some prior experience
Commitment 2 weeks, Mon-Fri 0900-1700
How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to web and software development, servers and infrastructure
  • Project management and tools to amplify production
  • Design basics, concepts and production tools
  • Front-end basics, standards and validation
  • Back-end basics, databases, and security
  • Version control, working with teams and available workflows
  • Agile development, Scrum, KanBan and ScrumBan
  • Team project: Professional Portfolio
  • Users, groups, and permissions management
  • File and database migrations, secure access and deployment
  • Introduction to Command Line Interfaces (CLI)
  • Advanced back-end concepts, MVC and OOP
  • Package management and resuable code
  • Opensource code, licensing, copyright, and obfuscation
  • Front-end optimisation, compression and serialisation
  • Introduction to Command Line Interfaces
  • Team project: Professional Services
  • Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Web hosting selection, domains, mail and remote database management
  • Meet and greet: Employment opportunities

Fees and Price

The course comprises of multiple modules and activities over 10 days with assessments to provide you with as much practical, real-world experience to get you into industry. The course is chargeable as a single unit at:

£3,000 + VAT

£3,600 incl. VAT

Practical, relevant experience

Go with your heart. If you enjoy doing something, it doesn't feel like work. Taking the first step is the always the hardest

Change your life

Commit to a better life. There is no easy way to change your life in an instant, but with our guidance and support, regular little changes amount to big time differences in the quality of the life you live!

Salary increases

The average salary of a software developer is over £30k. The more experience you gain, the more valuable you become. Development is a constant process of exploration and learning. Your ability to learn and retain


At least one person will be offered a job at the end of the course! Other opportunities will also be made available to the rest of the class, but there is at least one guaranteed job offer.

Top performers get immediate job offers!

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