Is there an age limit?
There is no age limit for this programme.
Is the programme only for people who are unemployed?
No, anyone in employment can be eligible for the programme.
Can I do the training and not the interview? I only want to top up my skills.
Yes, attending an interview is not mandatory.
Am I eligible if I am not originally from the UK?
Yes, if you are currently eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have a permanent address within the Midlands and North of England you are eligible to apply for the programme.
Is it open to women at any stage of their career?
Am I eligible if I have a PhD?
Do I need to reside in the North of England/Midlands/UK to participate?
Yes, applicants must be resident within the Midlands and North of England.
Are there any similar opportunities in the South you can signpost me to?
Similar Institute of Coding courses can be found on their website www.instituteofcoding.org.
What are the eligibility criteria?
The TechUP course is limited to 100 places, we look for individuals who show exceptional motivation to work in the tech-industry, with focus on women from BAME and underrepresented communities. Eligibility is assessed against the Acceptance Criteria below using your Application Form, CV and Selfie video:
- Must identify as a woman
- Must have a Bachelor degree or equivalent
- Must have some basic technical skills, knowledge and demonstrate an interest in technology
- Must reside in the Midlands or North of England
- Must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship
TechUP is open to all women whatever their background or situation. However, in addition to the above primary criteria, preference is given to women from underrepresented groups including:
- BAME women
- Women with dependants
- Disabled women
- LGBTQIA+ women
What does BAME mean?
BAME refers to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women.
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
LGBTQIA+ refers to women who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or other minorities of gender and/or sexuality.
I am on holiday for a month during the programme. Can I still participate?
If you feel you can keep with the course programme and attend all the residential weekends you can participate.
What does the application process involve?
The application process involves completing an application form and submitting your CV and a selfie video.