PHP Development Bootcamp

Become a ready-to-hire PHP Developer within 15 weeks!

Why become a PHP Developer?

With more than 25 years of functional history behind it, the scripting language PHP remains widespread, attractive, and essential to many existing web projects. Easy to get started with and yet powerful in its many uses, PHP provides the building blocks for more than 50% of the web.

PHP is used not only in the composition and maintenance of popular services like Facebook or Slack, but is employed even for some of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS), like WordPress or Drupal. As a result, there is a long (and growing!) list of companies on the hunt for PHP Developers to create and maintain their projects.

Course objectives

The goal of this course is to turn you into a ready-to-hire, advanced PHP Developer within 15 weeks. Graduates of this course will usually find a job as a Junior Developer within a very short time frame. The lessons taught cover not only PHP and its popular framework Symfony, but a broader range of technologies and concepts that are key to building successful web projects.

HTML5, CSS3, Vanilla Javascript (Fundamentals, DOM, OOP)

PHP, Symfony, APIs (REST, GraphQL), Databases (SQL/NoSQL)

Console, Git and GitHub

Best Practices:
UX/UI Fundamentals, SEO for developers, DevOps (Monitoring, CI/CD, Deployment), Software Testing, Agile Methodologies (Scrum), Project Management

Career Service:
Interview preparation, CV and LinkedIn profile optimization, GitHub portfolio build-up, hiring events, Tech Meetups

A unique hybrid course structure with 2 phases

Live online learning | 12 weeks

For the first 12 weeks you will study remotely on our virtual learning platform together with your classmates. Live and interactive coding classes led by professional instructors, lectures, workshops, team coding challenges and much more – and you decide whether to join from home, from your family retreat, or from your favorite neighborhood Cafe.

Learning in Berlin | 3 weeks

The big finale is your stay at our Campus Berlin – accommodation and meals included. You will live and code together with your classmates, preparing your final portfolio project. You’ll receive personal career coaching, we’ll organize visits to tech-community events, trips to explore the exciting Berlin tech ecosystem, and we’ll make sure that we have a great time together!

As long as the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, coming to Berlin is optional. Please find all details about your options on our info page.

Get a detailed course overview

A typical week at WBS CODING SCHOOL

  • Daily stand-up meeting: Rise and shine! An all-hands meeting to discuss the topics of the day. 
  • Lecture: Your instructors will introduce new topics in live lectures as well as interactive coding sessions. 
  • Team coding work: Work in pairs and small groups on weekly coding assignments. This experience will familiarize you with the daily trials and tribulations of working as a developer within a team. 
  • Individual coding exercises: Solve predefined coding exercises yourself. This part will be carefully tailored to your personal progress.
  • Portfolio workshop: Work on your portfolio projects to impress your future employer. 
  • 1:1 Coaching session: Meet your instructors in a private session every Wednesday and review topics that are especially relevant for you.

Your instructors and mentors

Learning software development on your own is tough. At WBS CODING SCHOOL you can count on the full support of your classmates and instructors. Each class has an assigned full-time lead instructor and additional teaching assistants in accordance with the number of students. There is always someone to help you when you need it.

Entry requirements​

We believe everyone has to start somewhere. WBS CODING SCHOOL does not require applicants to have any previous coding experience, but we do expect a high base level of motivation, and a natural interest in solving technical challenges. Application is open to anyone aged 18 and above. You need to be available for a full-time course, and sufficiently proficient in English to follow the class and communicate reasonably smoothly.

How the application process works

Apply online

Check out our course calendar and choose the starting date that works best for you.

Coding challenge

Undergo a technical assessment test and show us your ability to learn.

Motivational interview

Once you passed the coding challenge, we want to find out how we can help you achieve your goals.

Participation contract

If you convinced us, you’ll receive your participation contract and access to our Primer platform.

Course start

Finished your prepwork on the Primer platform? Now you have everything you need to get cracking!

Course Dates & Tuition

Starting DateDurationTuition 
January 26, 202115 weeks8.800 €Apply
March 23, 202115 weeks8.800 €Apply
May 31, 202115 weeks8.800 €Apply

The tuition includes:

  • 15 weeks of instructor-led and supervised training consisting of:
  • Accommodation and 3 meals per day during the on-site phase – delicious vegetarian food prepared by our own chef and his team.
  • Best in class Career Booster Program to nail your first job in the tech scene.

Payment & Financing Options

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

The course fee is generally due in advance. Payment in installments is possible on request. Please discuss the details with our admission team.

Funding options include the social income share agreement provider CHANCEN eG and Quotanda, who offer student loans with individual installment plans. Applicants who are registered in Germany might be eligible to receive a voucher called ‘Bildungsgutschein’ from the Agentur für Arbeit or Jobcenter. For more information about all options available visit our funding page or get in touch with our admission team.

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Ready to unleash your potential?