#Getting people into work

What is Digital Roots?


Digital Roots is a Scheme developed by Codez Academy with the aim of providing you with the skills you need to gain employment in the digital industry. There is an enormous shortfall in employees with digital skills all across the country and Digital Roots aims to fill the demand, benefitting jobseekers and employers alike. We will give you the core skills you need to build websites from the ground up and help you build up a relevant portfolio and gain industry-standard experience to give you the best chance of gaining employment upon completion of the scheme.

Our Students


Next Intake Spring/Summer 2017

Course Content


We will teach you all of the core skills you need to build a modern, colourful and interactive website. We implement three main languages: CSS, HTML and Javascript. We also teach illustration and design through Adobe Suite. The course covers many aspects from problem solving to embedding to give you as broad an understanding of web coding as possible. The aim is that by the time you’ve completed the training segment, you will feel confident and competent enough to build an entire website and be able to continue developing and practicing your new-found skills.

Course Requirements


The only course requirements are that you fill out an application form in full, and attend an interview so that we can determine whether the course is right for you. We don’t require that you have any previous experience or qualifications, only that you’re enthusiastic and willing to make the most of your experience with us! Quality standards and deadlines will have to be met during the work experience segment so we’re looking for individuals that are driven, creative and are able to use their initiative.

If you are succesfull with your application you will be funded by business sponsoring you for the work your going to do in the work experience section of the program.

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Next Intake Spring/ Summer 2017


The only course requirements are that you fill out an application form in full, and attend an interview so that we can determine whether the course is right for you. We don’t require that you have any previous experience or qualifications, only that you’re enthusiastic and willing to make the most of your experience with us! Quality standards and deadlines will have to be met during the work experience segment so we’re looking for individuals that are driven, creative and are able to use their initiative.

The overall objectives of the Scheme are as follows:

  • To give you a thorough grounding in front-end development through coding and design.
  • To help you build a relevant portfolio and gain industry-standard work experience.
  • We will help you to find work after your 12 weeks have been completed.

You can apply for the Digital Roots Scheme if the following applies to you:

  • I am 18 or over
  • I have not been on a DRS opportunity before*
  • I live in Wales
  • I have not been referred to/or are taking part in the Work Programme or Work Choice Programme (Check with your Jobcentre Plus adviser)
  • I am not in full time education
  • I am not on a Welsh Government work-based learning programme

You will need to provide documents to demonstrate the above and prove you are eligible to be part of the Digital Roots Scheme.

You will need to provide evidence of:

  • Your National Insurance (NI) number e.g. National Insurance card or letter from the HMRC or DWP

One of the following for evidence of legal right to live and work in the UK:

  • Full passport (EU Member State)
  • Full passport (not EU Member State):
    - Passport either endorsed ‘indefinite leave to remain – proceed’ (settled status) orincludes work or residency permits or visa stamps (unexpired) and all relatedconditions met
    - Some non-EEA nationals may have an Identity Card issued by the Home Officein place of a visa, confirming the individual’s right to stay, work or study in the UK– these cards are acceptable
  • Letter from the UK Immigration and Nationality Directorate granting ‘indefinite leave toremain’ (settled status)
  • Letter from the UK Immigration and Nationality Directorate granting ‘indefinite leave toremain’ (settled status)
  • Birth/ adoption certificate (EU Member State)
  • Residency permits for foreign nationals (usually in passport)
  • Marriage/ civil partnership certificate (if partner has legal right to live in the UK and this can be evidenced)

One of the following as evidence of your age – proof that you are 18+ years old:

  • Birth certificate
  • Full driving licence (EU)
  • Full passport
  • National Identity Card (EU)
  • Firearms certificate/ Shotgun licence
  • Employment contract/ payslip (if date of birth quoted)
  • Pension statement (if date of birth quoted)
  • Evidence that in receipt of age-related state benefits
  • Letter/ confirmation from educational institution (if applicable)

One of the following for evidence of your address and prove you live in Wales:

  • Tenancy agreement/documents
  • Mortgage statement/correspondence
  • Recent statement from bank/building society/credit card company/credit union
  • Recent utility bill or council tax demand/correspondence
  • Evidence of registration on electoral roll
  • Correspondence from employer/pension scheme
  • Full driving licence (EU)
  • Firearms certificate/Shotgun licence
  • Letter/confirmation from home owner (family/lodging)
  • Benefits/State Pension notification letter
  • HMRC correspondence
  • Rent card/statement
  • Solicitor’s correspondence
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If you are having problems with the online application form you can call our technical support line on 02921 202136.

Testimonials

Vision Comms


Dealing with the Codez Academy Digital Roots Scheme was a great experience. The interaction with the students was professional and courteous and their designs were very creative; they came up with ideas that I'd not even thought of myself. The whole process was very streamlined, timely and easy to deal with which was great for me as I'm always very busy running my company. The students and Dean made sure I was completely happy with the design and quality checked everything before passing it over to me which demonstrated excellent customer care.

I must say that the quality of my new website is twenty times better than my old website, despite the fact that I paid ten times more for my old website. I would definitely recommend getting involved with Digital Roots to anyone that's looking for a quality website for a great price, and have already referred several friends to the scheme. Well worth it!

Take a look a the students work click here

If you would like to get your business involved, contact us on
02921 202136 or email us at learn@codezacademy.co.uk

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