CareerFoundry – Full Stack Web Development Course Review

Posted on: 17th September 2020 by Mark Tiddy

Disclaimer: I am writing this as an independent graduate of the CareerFoundry course. I started in October 2019 and graduated at the end of June 2020. I’m writing this review (and posting a video review soon on my YouTube channel) because when I was trying to find out more about the course I struggled to find independent reviews. CareerFoundry have not asked me to write this review however they give all their students an affiliate link which means if you sign up to the course using this link then I do get a small commission. Finally, I wrote the content of this blog prior to landing a job in order to keep the content neutral.

Onto the review…
Prior to signing up to the course I did plenty of research around the various bootcamps (and deciding that giving up my job wasn’t an option). In the end I went for the CareerFoundry Full Stack Web Development Course.

My main reasons for choosing the course were:

The Learning Platform & Content
As the course if fully remote you complete your bootcamp using CareerFoundry’s online platform. This platform is easy to use and shows you goals (such as how many sections you need to complete each week). The majority of the lessons are text-based and are laid out really well, each one has a step-by-step task at the end and these seem to get less prescribed as time goes on requiring you to put some of your new skills to good use and learn all about problem solving too. Typically your tutor marks most your work and provides feedback and a pass/needs more work and your mentor marks the final project of each section…you also have Skype calls throughout with your mentor too.

The content as a whole is excellent and I found that I learnt a lot, there’s also lots of ‘if you’d like to learn more follow this…’ links which enable you to go deeper. For me, the pace was spot-on and other than the Redux section which completely confused me I found the whole thing was explained and presented really well. The great thing about having a tutor is that when you get stuck you can reach out to them.

The Extras
The Full Stack Web Development course also offers some extras beyond the material of the course itself.

Summary
Overall I would certainly recommend the CareerFoundry Full Stack Web Development course. The communication from CareerFoundry was great, the course content was really good and they constantly related the content and principals into the workplace which made you feel like you were preparing to put your coding into practice as you went along. I also felt like they didn’t try and spoon-feed you everything but helped build your confidence in reading documentation, Googling and learning new things (skills that have really helped me as I’ve continued my learning after the course).

If you want to sign up using my affiliate link you can click here (If you do: Thank you!!!)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.