Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It’s not every day you switch careers and embark on life-changing decisions. We totally understand if you have questions. Find some answers below before taking that exciting next step with us at WBS CODING SCHOOL.

Web Development in general / job profile

What is a web developer?

Web developers are commonly referred to as either frontend or backend developers. Frontend developers focus on client-side scripting, using languages like HTML and JavaScript. They design the layout of the website and what the consumer sees. Backend developers work on server-side scripting, managing website functions from behind the scenes. They typically code in languages such as Java, PHP and Ruby.

Native developers, on the other hand, are responsible for designing and building applications geared towards a specific operation system (e.g. Windows, Android, MacOS and iOS). Hybrid developers are increasingly in demand because they write code for applications that function on multiple platforms.

Why should I become a web developer?

Nowadays, the global technology sector is growing so fast that the pool of available talent can’t keep pace. The resulting demand for web developers leads to higher salaries, secure job perspectives and companies that are willing to offer extra perks and benefits to attract new talents. Developers have some of the highest job satisfaction ratings of any professional profile, and they enjoy the flexibility of working when and where they want. If your passion and dreams have anything to do with tech, then there is a world of opportunity waiting for you in web development.

Requirements

I have no coding experience. Can I still participate?

WBS CODING SCHOOL does not require applicants to have any prior experience in web development. You just need to be highly motivated, eager to learn and over 18. We believe everyone has to start somewhere. Our admissions team will contact you to schedule an interview and find out how we can help you achieve your goals.

Course

What will I learn?

You will become proficient in important web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, React.js, Node.js, Databases and APIs, and you will learn in depth about agile methodologies and the best practices for software development. Furthermore, to shape your professional profile you will also learn to work in a developer team and to set up a project, as well as many important soft skills that will help you land your first job in tech.

How is the course structured?

Our 15-week Full-Stack Web Development bootcamp is split into two sections: For the first 12 weeks you’ll be learning live online, honing your coding skills in trainer-led lectures, group projects and allocated self-study sessions.You’ll round off your final 3 weeks at our Berlin campus, where you’ll meet the other students from your study group. During this time, you’ll work on your final project, explore the thriving Berlin tech scene with your course mates and take advantage of our specialist career coaching designed to optimize your future employment prospects.

What does a typical day look like?

Morning drive: You’ll be fresher and more focused at the start of the day. So grab yourself a coffee and get started with the topic of the day.
Pre-lunch energy rush: Your coffee should have kicked in by now – so what better time to tackle live coding, applying all the skills you’ve learnt and attending lectures with your trainer?

Afternoon exchange: Nourished and hydrated, you’ll be all set to dive into stimulating teamwork projects, programming in either pairs or groups.
End of day reflection: It’s been a busy day. Time for one last lecture before reviewing everything you’ve covered and doubling down on some consolidation exercises.

Who are the coaches?

Our coaches are industry experts with proven experience in a variety of tech companies. They will show you the ins and outs of software development.

What is the course language?

The courses are held in English.

How is the course scheduled?

The course runs Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 06:00.

How many students take part in each course?

There will be between 15 to 20 students within one batch.

How do you ensure a similar level between the participants?

Worried about getting left behind? Don’t be. Our mandatory pre-course material has been carefully crafted to get you up to speed on the basics of web development before you take a single lesson. The tasks will enable you to grasp the fundamentals of programming languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript and should take you roughly between 20-40 hours to complete.

Application procedure

How does the application procedure work?

Apply online: First things first, check our course schedule and choose the start date that works best for you.

Technical assessment: The course is intensive and you’ll need to keep up. So, once you’ve filled in the application form, you’ll be given a coding challenge to demonstrate your drive and your learning skills.

Personal interview: When the challenge is complete, our admissions team will contact you to schedule an interview and find out how we can help you achieve your goals.

Deposit and pre-work: As soon as your assessment mark has been approved and the deposit paid, you’ll have access to the pre-course material. The pre-course work is a fundamental part of the program and must be completed before starting the course.

Course start: Finished all your pre-work? Now you have everything you need to get cracking!

How and where can I apply?

You can find the application form directly here.

What will the interview be about?

The interview will focus on your motivation to become a developer. We want to understand what you are passionate about and what you are expecting from the course.

How can I prepare for the interview?

Take a moment of reflection and ask yourself a few questions: What do I want to do after the course? Why do I want to join the program? What are my strengths?

When should I apply?

Once you have committed to changing your career, you should apply as soon as possible. Before joining the lessons we will ask you to complete our coding challenge and the preparatory work for your course.

What documents do I need for the application?

We will need a copy of your ID. Later on you will also have to send us a signed version of the qualification contract which we are going to provide.

Residence in Berlin

Where do I find the accommodation?

Work-life balance begins right here! Located on the beautiful banks of the river Spree, next to the Wuhlheide recreational area lies the WBS CODING SCHOOL − Campus Berlin. We have a whole lot more to offer than just top programming courses. The WBS CODING CAMPUS offers 48 studio apartments with ensuite bathrooms, a winter garden dining area, several lounge areas and 4 seminar rooms for our classes. A bicycle garage, table tennis, pool billiard table, table football, kayaks & SUPs and hammocks will help you to recreate and relax. Efficient public transport provides access to the central Berlin tech hub in just 20 minutes.

Do all participants stay in the accommodation?

We leave it up to the participants to decide if they want to join us or stay somewhere else in Berlin. If you prefer to stay at a friend’s place or in an Airbnb, that’s of course totally fine!

Where will I eat?

We provide 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day during the on-site phase in Berlin, prepared by our very own chef Martin Leipold and his crew.

Payment

How much is the tuition?

The tuition fee is 8.800 €. Note that we will offer personal support in finding the best way to fund your course (there are several options).

What is included in the price, and what isn’t?

The tuition fee covers the entirety of the course: the 12 weeks online as well as the 3 on-site weeks in Berlin. On our awesome WBS CODING CAMPUS the accommodation and 3 meals per day are covered as well.

Is there an installment plan?

Yes, you have the option of paying in 2 separate installments: 50% upfront and 50% in the middle of the course.

Funding

Which funding options does the WBS CODING SCHOOL offer?

Your future is worth more than a course fee. Thanks to a range of financing options, there’s no reason to let tuition rates stand between you and your career ambitions.

Our Web Developer Course can be financed with a BGS education voucher (“Bildungsgutschein”) thanks to its nationally recognized certification. All expenses are covered by the education vouchers, from tuition fees, travel and non-resident accommodation costs to catering and childcare costs.

CHANCEN eG is another scheme that covers up to 100% of your tuition fees upfront. Thanks to convenient Income Share Agreements, you get to focus on optimizing your coding skills free from financial pressure. Only once you have completed the bootcamp and found a position will you be asked to make income-based repayments over a 5-year period.

What do I need to do to get funded?

You can find in-depth information on funding on our dedicated page. If you have further questions feel free to give us a call ( +49 151 19475925) or write us an Email.

Will the WBS CODING SCHOOL support me with the funding procedure?

We believe that money should never be the reason for you to give up on your dreams. So we see it as our mission to help you with any obstacles of that nature. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can be there for you.

Hardware

What requirements does my hardware need (devices, internet)?

For our course you basically just need a Desktop PC or Laptop. Make sure that you have a working webcam and headset (or any audio + voice solution) in order to stay connected to the community.

Do I need my own device?

Yes, you will need your own device in order to access and learn on our platforms.

Does a tablet or iPad work as a device?

Our learning platform is designed to be used on Desktop or Laptop. Even though we know how relaxing it might be to follow a class on your tablet, we do not recommend it. You will, however, be able to use our learning material (text and recorded videos) on mobile devices.

What sort of software do I need? Is it provided?

All you need is an internet browser. We recommend using Google Chrome.

Career services

Will the WBS CODING SCHOOL help me find a job?

Got big plans? Well, so do we! Our sole mission is to see you thrive in the tech industry – and that starts with learning the ropes of the recruitment process. We’re right behind you from day one. From job applications and presentation skills to one-on-one interviews and employment contracts, our specialist team of coaches is dedicated to launching your career in the tech world.

Success is about who you know. We’ll make sure you meet the right contact partners and talent-spotters through career fair events and meetups. So, make the most of our vast hiring network!

About WBS CODING SCHOOL

What is the WBS CODING SCHOOL?

We aim to inspire. We want you to stay one step ahead of a world that’s constantly evolving. That’s why we have crafted our cutting-edge courses in web development, designed to form tomorrow’s top coding talents and meeting the demands of the booming tech market.

What makes the WBS CODING SCHOOL unique?

You benefit from an innovative, hands-on approach to continuous learning that combines the best of both live online and face-to-face coaching at our Berlin hub.

We are backed by the WBS TRAINING AG. Thanks to 40 years of experience and 1200 employees operating more than 200 branches nationwide, WBS TRAINING AG now welcomes over 25,000 students through its doors every year. In Germany, we are not only a leading player in education, but since the launch in 2010 of our award-winning tool WBS LearnSpace 3D, a market leader in live online learning too.

Still got questions?

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