January 2022 application

This application is for the programme starting on January 10th 2022.

Our programme now consists of two parts:

First, a 12-week part-time programme, starting on January 10th. This is a Skills Bootcamp funded by the Department for Education. It will require a commitment of two evenings per week and an additional 10 hours minimum of self-study. This leads to interviews with employers for a Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship.

Second, if you secure an apprenticeship, a full-time commitment to your employer for the length of the apprenticeship, typically lasting for 15 months, starting on May 9th 2022.

Please do not apply if you cannot make these commitments.

Applications will close at 21:00 GMT on December 10th.

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on Founders and Coders, as it is on everybody. Although we are hopeful that we will be able to return to our Finsbury Park campus very soon, it is likely that this cohort will run at least partially remotely.


Please read and consent to our privacy policy

We will be sharing the data collected with the UK Department for Education in accordance with our privacy policy.

Would you mind being contacted by the DfE?

The Department for Education would like to conduct follow-up interviews and/or surveys to evaluate the bootcamp.

About you

It’s on your National Insurance card, benefit letter, payslip or P60.

For example ‘QQ 12 34 56 C’.

If you do not have one then leave this field blank.

For example 31/3/1991

Equality information

This section asks some optional questions. The information will help us and the Department for Education to better understand the people applying for our programme.

What are your pronouns?
What ethnic group do you belong to?

Do you have a disability or long-term health condition?
Do you have caring responsibilities for children or other adults?


What is the highest level of education you have completed?

Including Doctorate (PhD, DPhil etc); Level 8 awards, certificates and diplomas.

Including Master’s degree (MA, MSc, MEng etc); Postgraduate certificates, diplomas and PGCE; Level 7 awards, certificates, diplomas and NVQ.

Including Degree (BA, BSc etc); Degree apprenticeship; Graduate certificates and diplomas; Level 6 awards, certificates, diplomas and NVQ.

Including Diploma of higher education; Foundation degree; Higher national diploma; Level 5 awards, certificates, diplomas and NVQ.

Including Certificate of higher education; Higher apprenticeship; Higher national certificate; Level 4 awards, certificates, diplomas, and NVQ.

Including A/AS level; Access to higher education diploma; Advanced apprenticeship; Applied general; International Baccalaureate diploma; Level 3 awards, certificates, diplomas, ESOL and NVQ; Music grades 6, 7, 8.

Including GCSE grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 or A*, A, B, C; Intermediate apprenticeship; Level 2 awards, certificates, diplomas, ESOL and NVQ; Music grades 4, 5; O level grade A, B, C.

Including GCSE grades 3, 2, 1 or D, E, F, G; Level 1 awards, certificates, diplomas, ESOL and National Vocational Qualification (NVQ); Music grades 1/2/3.

What type of school did you attend?


Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Please see how to prove your right to work for an employer

What is your current employment status?

What industry or sector does your occupation best fit into?

If you are not currently employed please use your most recent occupation.

What group does your occupation best fit into?

If you are not currently employed please use your most recent occupation.

Do you intend to work during the part-time programme?

If you are not currently employed please choose your most recent earnings.

Do you currently claim Universal Credit?
Are you interested in an apprenticeship?

Founders and Coders is now a registered Apprenticeship Training Provider. This means programme participants are expected to apply for paid apprentice roles with our employer partners during the pre-apprenticeship programme. For more information, see our apprenticeship guide for employers (not everything may be applicable to you).

Learning Journey

Here is a series of three steps:

let a = 20;  
let b = a;  
a = 10;  

After all three steps above have been completed what are the values of a and b? Please explain your solution as if you’re helping someone who is less familiar with JavaScript understand.

Who did you ask for help? How did you find your solutions?

How did you approach working together? What went well and what was challenging? Is there anything you’d do differently next time?

Course requirements

Please make sure you’re submitting the hosted, live link of your website, and not a link to your GitHub repository.

E.g. http​s://my-name.github.io/my-site

Application checklist

You have until 21:00 GMT on December 10th to submit this application as well as finish all of your application requirements. Before that date, please make sure you double check your application.

Application feedback

We would like to remind everyone that we will not be providing individualised feedback about our admissions decisions.

We do not select talented individuals, but rather a group of people who we think will work well together and prioritise cooperative learning. You can read more about the kinds of people we’re looking for.

Our programme is very oversubscribed. We understand that you will be disappointed if you’re not selected for an interview given the time and effort put in to the application process. However, please know that if your end goal is to become a software developer you have not wasted your time. Founders and Coders is one of many paths to becoming a developer, and our requirements are a great place to begin your journey.