Full-Stack Web Development Program
with your Bildungsgutschein

Become a full-stack web developer
in 6 months
Get career coaching
to help you land a job
Work with expert mentors
and build your portfolio

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Web Dev Short Course

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Web Dev Short Course

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Curious about this program?

Contact us to find out if it’s right for you

Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a web developer”

Alana, Senior Program Advisor

Our graduates now have tech jobs all over the world

Currently unemployed and registered in Germany?

You could be eligible to take our Full-Stack Web Development Program for free

CareerFoundry’s Full-Stack Web Development Program has been officially certified by AZAV, which means you can take the course free of charge with a Bildungsgutschein.

Not sure what a Bildungsgutschein is?

A Bildungsgutschein is an educational voucher issued by the German Employment Agency (the Agentur für Arbeit). If you’re unemployed and officially registered in Germany, a Bildungsgutschein will enable you to learn new, in-demand skills for free.

Read on to discover how you can use the Bildungsgutschein to become a fully-fledged web developer in a matter of months with the CareerFoundry Full-Stack Web Development Program!

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Full-Stack Web Development Program details

In this program, you will

Learn all of the skills, tools, and processes necessary to become a full-stack web developer

Work with a mentor who has 5+ years of industry experience and a tutor for your day‑to‑day feedback

Receive tailored coaching from our Career Services Team to ensure you stand out at interviews

Build an impressive portfolio out of the real‑world projects you complete in the program

Land a job as a full-stack web developer with the help of our career specialists

 

Fully online

6 months at 40 hrs/week or 12 months at 20 hrs/week

Mentorship

Our web development mentors are rated 4.9/5

Career support

Free job preparation course and expert career coaching included

Why become a web developer?

A job you will love

As a web developer, you have the satisfaction of solving complex problems and turning your ideas into reality with just your laptop. Web development was rated in Career Karma's top 25 tech jobs in 2021.

High demand means high pay

Employers struggle to find qualified web developers, and the demand keeps growing. The average developer salary in Germany is €53,304—though that will vary depending on seniority and location.

A flexible career path

As a web developer, you will have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, on a freelance basis, or even remotely.

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Why choose CareerFoundry?

Human-centric learning

Our Dual Mentorship Model ensures that you get all the support you need. You’ll have a tutor—an experienced web developer responsible for evaluating your exercises within 24 hours of submission, and a mentor—a web developer industry expert who gives detailed written, video, and on-call feedback on your portfolio pieces.

Flexibility with accountability

Study full-time for 6 months (40 hours/week) or part-time for 12 months (20 hours/week). Your mentor, tutor, student advisor, and career specialist will help you stay on track.

Successful, satisfied graduates

Our graduates typically land a job in tech within 180 days of graduation. You can be confident that taking the program will get you where you want to go: working as a fully-qualified web developer in a job you love!

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Without CareerFoundry I would not have my new job. They helped me double my salary from my last job!

Terri Rodriguez-Hong, Alumni
UX Designer at Visa

Success Stories

Our students go on to launch challenging new careers in the tech industry

Portfolio projects

Our graduates now work at...

What do you need to take the Full-Stack Web Development Program with a Bildungsgutschein?

What you need:

 

You may be eligible for a Bildungsgutschein (training voucher from the Agentur für Arbeit) if you are currently unemployed or facing the possibility of unemployment. You'll also need:

Proof of residency in Germany

The Bildungsgutschein program is only available for German residents who are in possession of their Anmeldebescheinigung (proof that you are registered and living in Germany).

Time to dedicate weekly to the program

You'll need to dedicate 20 hours per week if you are doing the program part-time, or 40 hours per week if you are doing the program full-time.

An interest in web development

If you are already reading books and blog posts about coding, that is a great sign. If you are unsure if web development is really for you, you can find out in the following ways:

Written and spoken English skills at a level B1.2 or higher

A computer (macOS, Windows, or Linux) with a webcam, microphone, and an internet connection

What you don’t need:

 

A background in design or tech

This program is designed to take you from beginner to job-ready—regardless of your background. And now more than ever, employers see bootcamp graduates as excellent job candidates. A 2021 study by Career Karma found that companies as respected as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are some of the largest employers of bootcamp graduates. The same study revealed that, in 2020, those same companies hired up to 120% more bootcamps graduates than they did in 2019!

Unlimited free time

You can study part-time at a pace of 20 hours per week to finish the program in 12 months. You can also complete the program in 6 months by committing 40 hours per week.

To learn all on your own

You can enjoy the flexibility of online learning with the accountability and one-on-one attention traditionally associated with brick-and-mortar institutions. Much like a college professor might inspire you to pursue a career in a certain field, your mentor, tutor, career specialist, and student advisor will keep you motivated and on track.

• To lose your unemployment benefits

While taking the Full-Stack Web Development Program with a Bildungsgutschein, you are still entitled to receive your unemployment benefits.

How to take our Full-Stack Web Development Program
with a Bildungsgutschein

Next start dates

I don’t have a Bildungsgutschein
How to apply for a Bildungsgutschein  
I already have a Bildungsgutschein
How to enroll in the CareerFoundry program  
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Schedule an appointment with the Agentur für Arbeit

If you haven’t been in touch with the job center before, you can find your local center simply by searching online, e.g. “Agentur für Arbeit Berlin” or “Agentur für Arbeit near me”. Once you’ve made an appointment, you’ll be assigned an advisor.

2

Prepare for your appointment at the Agentur für Arbeit

Use our full application guide to prepare for your appointment at the Agentur für Arbeit and convince your advisor to approve your participation in the course. It covers the documents you need for the appointment.

Download our guide:

Request your personal course proposal from CareerFoundry. You might have to provide this document to the Agentur für Arbeit. It only takes a few minutes!

Any questions?
We’re here to help! Get in touch with one of our program advisors.
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Enroll in the CareerFoundry program

The Agentur für Arbeit has issued you a Bildungsgutschein—congratulations!

Now you can begin the enrollment process. Simply press the "Start the process" button and we can walk you through the next steps.

It takes 10-14 days to complete the enrolment process, so please bear this in mind when choosing your program start date.

Start the process
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FAQ

1.    What is a Bildungsgutschein?
A Bildungsgutschein is an educational voucher provided by the Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center for people who are unemployed or soon to be unemployed. It is a document that entitles the recipient to complete further educational training, paid for by the German government. A Bildungsgutschein is not a guaranteed benefit; the Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center is not obliged to grant one to all applicants. In order to receive an educational voucher, interested parties must meet certain requirements and only the Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center is allowed to decide on the eligibility of each individual.
2.    Is CareerFoundry entitled to offer courses with a Bildungsgutschein?
All providers who wish to offer courses with an educational voucher (Bildungsgutschein) on behalf of the Agentur für Arbeit (employment agency) must first undergo a rigorous certification process in order to check the quality of the courses offered. Only then are they included in the Agentur für Arbeit's official list of course providers (New Plan).

CareerFoundry has successfully completed this process in accordance with the guidelines set out by AZAV (Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsverordnung Arbeitsförderung—Accreditation and Licensing Regulation for Employment Promotion), and, as a TÜV-certified educational provider, is permitted to accept educational vouchers in accordance with AZAV.
3.    How can I get a Bildungsgutschein?
In order to receive a Bildungsgutschein, you need to make an appointment with your local Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center so that they can check whether you meet all the necessary requirements. You will be assigned a contact person who will check whether or not you are eligible for a Bildungsgutschein. You can find your local Agentur für Arbeit via a quick Google search. Simply type in your city and “Agentur für Arbeit”.
4.    How do I know if I am eligible for a Bildungsgutschein?
CareerFoundry cannot legally advise on eligibility. You need to approach your nearest Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center in order to discuss your personal case with someone from that institution. They will tell you if you meet the criteria for a Bildungsgutschein.
5.    Do you have a Maßnahmennummer (course number) you can provide me with?
The official course number for our certified program is: Full-Stack Web Development program, full-time (6 months): 962 / 72 / 2021, valid from 18.01.2021 - 17.04.2024; Full-Stack Web Development Program, part-time (12 months): 922 / 328 / 2022, valid from 18.01.2021 - 17.04.2024.
6.    What are the differences between the programs for private customers and students with a Bildungsgutschein?
In terms of quality, there is no difference between the programs offered to private customers and the programs offered to students with a Bildungsgutschein. However, the programs offered via the Agentur für Arbeit do not include specialization courses due to time constraints. Students with a Bildungsgutschein tend to take the program on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) and have less flexibility in terms of time, as online attendance is compulsory. Please consider that there is also no money-back guarantee for students with an educational voucher.
7.    What are the prerequisites and requirements for the program?
This program is designed with the absolute beginner in mind. Meaning, there are no prerequisites or prior experience in web development, coding, or tech required.

Regardless of age or background, we’ve built a learning experience to ensure your success. From the catered curriculum and hands-on exercises to one-on-one mentorship and support throughout.

What’s required*:
  • Proof of residency in Germany
  • Time to dedicate weekly to the program
  • Interest in web development
  • Written and spoken English proficiency at a B1.2 level or higher
  • A computer (macOS, Windows, or Linux) with a webcam, microphone, and an internet connection
*Note that you will be required to invest some independent study time into familiarizing yourself with the tools you’ll use throughout the program, and learning how to use them. It is estimated that you will need to spend an additional 1-2 hours per week of extracurricular study time becoming comfortable with them.
8.    Which tools will I use and what are the costs?
You’ll mainly be working with a text editor throughout the program. We suggest using free text editing programs such as; Atom, VSCode, and Sublime Text.

Among other tools, you’ll mainly use; Node.js, Javacript, and React. All the tools and software you'll need are free to use—with no additional cost to you.
9.    What are the minimum system requirements?
We recommend a minimum of 8 GB of RAM on your device, but 16 GB would be preferable. For maximum performance it is helpful to opt for the faster and latest processors; such as i5, i7 or i8.

Questions? Contact us for more information on system requirements for your specific device.
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