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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The curriculum helped me in so many ways: I can read code, understand what is happening, know what good code is compared to bad code. I communicate with developers from a project management point of view, I know what good design is and more!

Jack Burke
Jack BurkeFounder at rinkl
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I was taken aback by how slick the entire setup was. Their teaching platform (called Kitt) is hands down one of the most well designed and impressive sites I have ever seen. I can honestly say, it’s been one of the best decisions of my entire life.

Kaif Ahmed
Kaif AhmedFreelance Developer at Le Wagon
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Le Wagon is second to none. Thanks to the course' curriculum and method, I learned more applicable skills in 9 weeks of training than I did in four full years of university (and I learned a lot in university!)

Masaki Noguchi
Masaki NoguchiData Analyst at William Blair & Co.

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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Sunday
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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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.

Alex Haumer
Alex Haumer

Alex studied Economics and worked in Digital Marketing before deciding that he would have a greater impact being able to code. He joined Le Wagon in 2018 and has since taken on the role of Lead Teacher and Full-Stack Developer.

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Arthur Littmann
Arthur Littmann

Arthur is the lead teacher and dev in London. He’s a frontend wizard, and pretty talented in backend too! He’s also our videographer. Born in France and raised in Italy, he graduated ESSEC business school and worked in a french tech startup.

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Lucien George
Lucien George

Lucien studied Software Engineering at McGill University before attending batch #190 in London. He then worked as a ruby on rails developer for Hoxton Digital and is now a full-stack developer and teacher at Le Wagon.

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Benjamin Baranger
Benjamin Baranger

Ben worked in IT for 9 years, the last 3 as a Production Integrator working closely with devs. In 2017 he realised he wanted to become one and never looked back. Since then he's been busy expanding his knowledge and helping others learn to code.

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The teachers were super knowledgable. I especially liked the fact that they aided me in finding solutions rather than just giving them to me. It really helped my learning!

Ife Odugbesan
Ife OdugbesanFreelance Developer at Hoxton Digital
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The teachers are not there to give us the answer but to ask us the right questions. They know the student usually already has the knowledge and resources to solve the challenges that are presented to them.

Ryo Fujiwara
Ryo FujiwaraDigital Designer at Rakuten
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The teachers know the industry and the programs you will work with inside and out and the TA's are just like you but with a couple months more experience! It's really re-assuming. They did the same bootcamp and can relate to you really easily.

Roan Mertens
Roan MertensFreelance Developer at Biomimic studio

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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The course is just as I expected, I am half way through and I am enjoying it a lot. I am excited every day I have to go to class, where I can meet my fellow coding buddies and learn something new about the world of web development!

Xiaohu Pei
Xiaohu PeiBack-end Developer at Move Shanghai
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Our learning was enriched by a busy program of talks, lectures, and events which aimed to educate us about the inner workings of the world of tech. I led one of the interview talks with the Founder of Entrepreneur First, and got a job there after!

Alexander Dubovoy
Alexander DubovoyFreelance Developer
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A week after finishing the bootcamp, I was offered two full-time Ruby dev roles, and have just started as a junior developer at Purr Digital, building Rails apps for clients! Hands down, applying at Le Wagon has been the best decision I’ve ever made.

Shirley Deng
Shirley DengFull-stack Developer at Purr Digital

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.

microsoftwordCreated with Sketch. Career Playbook

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.

myspaceCreated with Sketch. Career Events

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.

Onfido Hired 2 graduates
Sophie Dermaux Corrie Mosley
McKinsey & Company Hired 4 graduates
Jamie Dujardin Brian Chan
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BCG Digital Ventures Hired 5 graduates
Wendi Li Alex Benoit
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Xendit Hired 1 graduates
Cheryl Chua
Google Deep Mind Hired 1 graduates
Tobias Horstmann
LendInvest Hired 1 graduates
Kasia Kotwicka

Any questions about our program in London

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.

What's the part time like?

The part-time programme runs over 24 weeks as follows: - Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6.30 to 9.30pm. - Saturday all day from 10am to 5pm.

In addition to these three mandatory weekly on-campus sessions, there are two 1.5 hour lectures to watch online ahead of the Tuesday and Saturday sessions.

You can find a detailed description of the course schedule on our dedicated page at lewagon.com/program/part-time.

In terms of missed classes, candidates are expected to attend 95%+ of classes. You can catch-up on missed classes on our learning platform as all the lectures have been video recorded and the challenges can be completed online.

Candidate profiles are very similar to full-time candidates which means we have a mix of career changers, aspiring developers, project managers and entrepreneurs, among others. What they have in common is that they come from a non-technical background and have a strong willingness to build actionable tech skills in a short period of time.

Do we get a certificate?

We do provide a certificate at the end of the Bootcamp. It is of course recognized throughout our 35 offices worldwide and increasingly recognized among industry experts as our alumni network in leading companies keeps growing!

Accreditations are granted at a national level. We are an accredited training provider in different countries such as France and Germany but not in the UK as accreditation processes can take up to two years and constitute a significant investment. Hence this is mostly reserved for public bodies (Universities, etc.).

Why Ruby?

We actually use Ruby as a learning tool rather than an end in itself, the idea behind to teach you the core concepts of software engineering and key soft skills to allow you to learn and work with other languages post-bootcamp. This is especially relevant considering how fast languages evolve and how important it is for developers to adapt to their environment.

Ruby is one of the very few languages that allow you to go through a tech product lifecycle and prototype scalable web applications in a short period of time. In terms of learning environment, Ruby allows us to recreate working conditions very similar to what you would find in a tech team thereby preparing you to take your next professional step. It is also one of the most transferable languages in terms of syntax and logic. Hence why we've seen many alumni transitioning to other coding languages straight after the Bootcamp.

Ruby is still widely used across the tech world and it's easy to transfer your tech skills from one coding language to another.

Is there any career support?

In terms of career support, we have both internal and external processes to help you kick-start your career in tech.

Among other things we organize: - A quarterly Le Wagon job fair bringing together all our hiring partners (corporates, start-ups, recruitment agencies); - 1:1 interview with companies and organizations looking for tech talents; - Events giving you the chance to meet the community of our educational partners (Google Campus, TechHub, etc.) and discover the London tech scene; - Internal events to help you successfully crack your interviews by strengthening your applications (LinkedIn, CV workshops, CV 1:1 mentoring); - Access to online tools hosted on our learning platform, including tech-test hands-on training; - Alumni discussion panels to share their experience and give you tips on your future career plans.

We also have a dedicated job board on Slack only accessible to our London alumni community where we share all relevant job offers. Last but not least, we recently released our latest career survey results giving you an overview of career prospects after the Bootcamp.

What is the applications process like?

The application process consists of the following steps: - Online application available using this link - In person or online interview with our London admission team - Ruby track on Codecademy (± 14 hours) - Contract signature - Invoice - Le Wagon prep-course (± 50 hours)

The Ruby track on Codecademy (± 14 hours) has to be completed before we can review your application with the team and make a final decision and successful candidates get access to Le Wagon prep-course (± 50 hours) once they've completed the onboarding process (signed contract + deposit payment). Both courses are evaluated on a pass/fail basis and all candidates need to complete 100% of both courses.

Is the course suitable for beginners?

The course was initially designed for candidates with no technical background, which means not having previous coding experience would not impact your ability to complete the course. Motivation and full commitment are the main selection criteria as we've realized these are the two essential ingredients necessary to turn the Bootcamp experience into a success, no matter your background or previous experience.

Considering not only the skillset and training methodology you would learn but also the tech network you would join, I would say that such an immersive learning experience is probably the best way to deep dive into coding and build actionable tech skills.

What candidates have in common is that they come from a non-technical background and have a strong willingness to build actionable tech skills in a short period of time.

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