Part-time (24 weeks)

In 24 part-time weeks, learn all the skills of a junior Web Developer and code your own web applications to upskill in your current job or change your career.

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Live a unique experience.

Our web development course, initially developed as an immersive 9-week bootcamp, can also be followed part-time in 24 weeks, studying some weekday evenings and Saturdays. At the end of the couse, you will know how to build a robust, user-friendly software that matches users' needs and objectives, and to use the right workflow to work in collaboration with other developers.

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Le Wagon: a life-changing experience
  • 6770+ graduates
  • 1650+ products built
  • 370+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

Our web development course is designed to make you learn to code step by step, until you can build your own web applications from scratch.

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Get ready for the bootcamp

Our Web Development Course is very intense. To save time and nail it from the beginning, our students must complete the PrepWork on our custom-built platform before starting the bootcamp. This work takes around 60 hours and gives our students a basic knowledge of:

  • Web 101, how the web works
  • Terminal basic commands
  • Git basic commands
  • HTML / CSS foundations
  • Javascript foundations
  • Tech workflows and tools in a startup

Developer tools & workflow

Work with the right developer tools and workflow. Learn the basics of the command line, use a code text editor and install Ruby with a version management tool. Get familiar with most useful developer packages and learn how to version your code with git and push it on Github.

Programming Basics in Ruby

Write programs manipulating variables, loops, conditions and data structures (Array and Hash). Detect text patterns with Regular Expressions and start parsing data from structured files (CSV, JSON, XML, HTML) fetched using web-scraping or by building requests to JSON APIs.

Software Architecture

Structure your software following Object-Oriented principles. Learn the Model-View-Controller pattern in-depth (most common application design pattern) by coding several MVC softwares from scratch. You will have to code everything on your own, even simulating your database storing data in CSV files.

Relational Database, SQL & ORM

Learn to design a relational database schema and to build structured queries to your database with SQL. Build simple CRUD queries (Create, Read, Update, Delete) or advanced JOIN queries. Learn to connect your database to your ruby software with an ORM (Object Relational Mapping) called Active Record.

Frontend Development

Build your web pages following atomic design principles and code your own UI kit of web components & layouts by applying the latest CSS techniques. Build pages with an adaptive design thanks to media queries and learn to quickly prototype a web app with Bootstrap 4.0 and its responsive grid system.

ES6

Learn ES6, your second programming language after ruby, to add dynamic behaviors to your website or update pages without reloading thanks to AJAX. Understand JavaScript fundamental concepts and learn to use all the necessary JS web tools like Babel, Webpack or yarn.

Ruby on Rails

Wrap it all together by coding your first Ruby on Rails applications. Deploy your applications in production & start coding “the Rails way”. Go deep into Rails discovering advanced concepts like nested resources, namespaces, or how to refactor an app with services or to build an API with Rails.

Cloning Airbnb in teams

Code a clone of Airbnb from scratch in 5 days. You will work in teams to learn to collaborate on Github using pull requests and deploy your apps on Heroku, using the same workflow as successful startups. Implement advanced features (payment, image upload, search, geocoding, background jobs, etc…) and learn to cover your code with tests.

Turn an idea into a product in 2 weeks

Projects Phase is the ultimate experience of the course: invent, pitch, design, code and deploy an original project in teams of 3 or 4 people during the two final weeks. You will have to go through all the process from the idea to the live app in production on a real domain name, ready to be tested on the market!

  • Define the Product's target users and unique value proposition
  • Build an interactive prototype with Figma to validate the UX
  • Split the work in your teams by defining and assigning user stories
  • Code the web application from scratch: from the back-end to the user interface
  • Deploy your app on a production environment
  • Pitch your product during the Demo Day!

Career Services

We help our students find a job by preparing them for technical interviews, organising job fairs, startup office hours and coaching sessions with tech recruiters and alumni. We have helped our 6770+ graduates find their dream job!

React.js Extension Course

After the bootcamp, all our alumni get access to Le Wagon’s one-week online extension training in React.js and Redux. A very useful course for our students who want to go deeper in front-end development or apply to front-end developer jobs.

Lifelong Access to our Online Platform

Our alumni keep a lifelong access to our online platform with 300+ challenges, 100+ hours of video lessons to re-watch any time after the bootcamp, 100+ live-codes and tutorials on real-life developer examples and 900+ flashcards to rehearse core concepts.

Slack icon Slack & Community

Our 6770+ alumni discuss every day on Le Wagon’s Slack channels after the course, getting help from our 900+ teachers, sharing tips, resources, code snippets, job offers and news from their products. An engaged and passionate tech community, all over the world.

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I was struck by the amount of knowledge and skills I developed. I give credit for that to the amazing program and method they developed. The way the course is structured and the resources they provide is THE real added value of this bootcamp!

Pierre Boulanger
Pierre BoulangerGrowth at Seraphin
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Besides learning the coding skills, what has proven very valuable for me is the entrepreneurial spirit all along the way! I actually quit my job right after the bootcamp, feeling empowered by all this good vibe and the newly acquired skills.

Thomas Vanderstraeten
Thomas VanderstraetenCTO at Seraphin

Our part-time format

Learn to code in 24 weeks with a tailor-made program
adapted to your busy schedule.

09:00 AM 05:00 PM
07:00 PM 10:00 PM
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Homework Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.
On-campus Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.
On-campus Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.
Homework Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.
On-campus Practice all day on challenges and projects.

Consolidate what you've learnt through live-code sessions with your teachers.
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🏠Homework

Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.

🏫On-campus

Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.

A taste of our program

Live a unique learning experience every week.

On-campus pair-programming sessions
On-campus pair-programming sessions

Meet your peers and teachers three times a week to work on coding challenges. Learn to think and solve problems like a software developer.

Online lectures and Flashcards
Online lectures and Flashcards

Watch lectures at your own pace on our online platform. Grasp core concepts and prepare yourself for the next coding session. Consolidate your knowledge on a daily basis playing our Flashcards.

Hiring and Networking Events
Hiring and Networking Events

Every week, join us for events with entrepreneurs and hiring partners. Create your own network within a thriving tech scene.

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course, you learn the essentials of programming while building your own web applications. As a result, you end up the course with a rich Github portfolio containing at least two fully-functional web applications - an Airbnb-like marketplace and your own final project.

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Travelsify

Platform dedicated to the hotel DNA creation from customers experiences. Travelsify powers brand equity performance and segmentation, next-gen personalization, and conversational com...

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Recovr

Recovr is a credit management software that take care of the credit management and debt collection process. From reconciliating payments to the handling of the case by a bailiff or a...

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Ziggu

Customer Follow-up for Real Estate. Ziggu offers new homebuyers a single access point for everything related to their purchase. Completely in company own branding.

Passionate teachers

Since day one, we’ve taken teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make one an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed, experienced teachers.

Daniel Gordon
Daniel Gordon

Daniel is a sociologist, cultural omnivore and outdoor sports lover who also builds web apps using Ruby on Rails & Javascript. Blockchain and AI are also part of his universe, but what he enjoys the most is sharing his experience with others.

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Olivier Nottebart
Olivier Nottebart

Olivier is a graphic designer, typographer and fulls-tack developer. He is loving teaching at Le Wagon, besides his activity as a freelance designer and developer.

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Irma Kaninda
Irma Kaninda

Irma joined Le Wagon as a student after a 10-year career in graphic design marketing in Belgium & in the UK. She now works as a front-end developer for a scale-up and as a teacher at Le Wagon, where she loves helping students to discover coding.

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Margo Tinawi
Margo Tinawi

Margo worked for 3 years as a litigation lawyer in Montreal before discovering the joys of programming at Le Wagon Brussels in 2015. Nowadays, when she is not teaching at Le Wagon, she runs STEM workshops for kids and teens at Techies Lab.

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George Kosmopoulos
George Kosmopoulos

What justice is to Batman, info is to George. An obsession that has impacted his life & academics as an healthy way to cope with the VUCA world. He loves to learn & transmit as much as finding ways to transform what is known into what is to discover.

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Martin Van Aken
Martin Van Aken

Pointy-end, half-full stackoverflow developer, designated Scrumbag. CTO at @blsqhub. Loud guy at @rubybelgium. Godfather of @LeWagonBrussels. Proud owner of http://effinbot.com.

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I found the quality of the teaching and pedagogical material excellent. Also the practical orientation of the bootcamp makes it very effective.

Thierry Chappe
Thierry ChappeCEO at Freelancer

Community and tools for life

Our web development course is just the beginning of the journey. Once you graduate, you belong to a global community and have access to our online platform to keep learning and growing.

Slack icon Slack communities

Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.

Online platform

Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.

Additional resources

Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.

Icon tutorials Global network

Receive unique job and freelance opportunities from Le Wagon's alumni who work as developers, product managers and entrepreneurs in successful tech companies all over the world.

Community and tools for life
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It was definitely one of the most intense weeks of my life, and the process was like magic. The sense of ownership and pride at the end reminded me why I wanted to become a developer in the first place.

Madeline O'Leary
Madeline O'LearyFull-stack Developer at International Consortium of Investigative Journalism

Find a job in the best tech companies

Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters and connect with relevant alumni.

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 6770 alumni community.

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Attend our job fairs and networking events, meet with the best tech companies and receive offers by recruiters looking for tech talent.

buymeacoffeeCreated with Sketch. Alumni Coaching Sessions

Our web development course's alumni love to share their experiences with fresh graduates: they explain how they found a job, launched their startup or freelance career.

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Our local teams know their alumni and hiring partners, what they are up to and what they are looking for. They introduce you to the right people depending on your goal.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the  best companies

They hire our web development grads

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.

Seraphin Hired 3 graduates
Thomas Vanderstraeten Pierre Boulanger Thomas Sohet
Travelsify Hired 1 graduates
Alexandra Fernandez
Citizen Lab Hired 1 graduates
Karel Verhaeghe
International Consortium of Investigative Journalism Hired 1 graduates
Madeline O'Leary
Yuman Hired 5 graduates
Pascal Fievet Morten Salvesen
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Booking.com Hired 1 graduates
Umer Saqib

Find the right tuition plan for you

Find out if you are eligible to special offers in Brussels.

Paid education leave - Brussels Region
Paid education leave - Brussels Region

Private sector workers and contract workers in autonomous public companies are entitled to paid leave for training during or outside working hours.

Check your eligibility here
Chèques création d'entreprise
Chèques création d'entreprise

In Wallonia, we are certified for the Chèques création d'entreprise that could cover up to 80% of the tuition fee if your project is to settle up as an company or create a new activity inside your company.

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KMO Portefeuille - Entrepreneur / freelancer / small to medium company.
KMO Portefeuille - Entrepreneur / freelancer / small to medium company.

In Flanders, we are certified for the KMO Portefeuille. Depending on your main activity, you might be eligible for a 30 to 40 % funding.

Check your eligibility here

Any questions about our program in Brussels

If you got here, it means that you have questions about Le Wagon: how to apply, who can join, what you’ll learn… Good! We have the answers.

Are there any scholarships available?

Le Wagon's Full-Stack Web Development Program’s tuition is paid in two installments: the first half before the training starts, and the second half by the middle of the Bootcamp. Fortunately, if you’re based in Belgium, several possibilities exist to help you make this life-changing investment. Check them here

Why should I study in Brussels ?

Le Wagon fulfills exactly the same mission in all of our locations. The curriculum is the same everywhere as are all of our materials (lectures and exercises). Teachers and teaching assistants are hired and trained in the same way all around the globe.

In Brussels, you are at the center of Europe. That means that you are at the right place to have access to a lot of international companies, national and European public companies, stakeholders...

If your goal is to land a job in the startup field, you should know the tech environment is booming. Brussels-based startups employ over 3.000 people. 19% of Brussels startup founders were raised in a foreign country. The majority (51%) was raised in Brussels, 30% were raised in Flanders or Wallonia. The profiles of the entrepreneurs behind the Brussels tech startups are very diverse, with respectively 12.5% and 19% of the Brussels tech startups lead by women and foreigners. (startups.be) Le Wagon Brussels is at the center of a tech community and will put you in contact with inspiring entrepreneurs, key companies and personalities.

Quality of life

Brussels is an affordable city with a welcoming atmosphere. There is always something to do, no matter the season. You'll never get bored but you can choose to focus in a cozy way as well. You will feel at home very quickly.

What language do I need to speak?

We choose to provide the curriculum in English for the sake of diversity and access to a mixed environment. Learning to code in English will enable you wide access to the job market and collaboration. Therefore we ask you for a reasonable level of English to be able to follow the class and communicate with your buddies.

Is there any preparatory work before the start of the bootcamp?

There are three steps : Once you send your application through our website (application page link), we will contact you for a small, informal interview to talk about your motivation and answer any questions you might have. Then, you have to complete the Ruby track on Codecademy before being accepted on the course.

You will need between 9 and 15 hours and this step is absolutely mandatory. It will give you some good coding basics! At that stage, we’ll send you a contract and your spot in the Bootcamp will be guaranteed.

If you are selected, you will have some additional prepwork to complete on Le Wagon’s prep work platform.

When the next session will be?

Our full-time program runs four times per year: January, April, July, and September. Our part-time program runs twice a year: in September and March. The exact dates are announced once the applications open, usually 4 to 5 months in advance. Feel free to reach out to the local city manager Ana. She will gladly answer all of your questions and contact you as soon as we open the applications for the upcoming batch.

Can you help for accommodation ?

We don't provide accommodation but we can help you through your research. We gathered all the useful documentation on this page.

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Next Brussels full-time coding bootcamp starts on Mar 21, 2020