Welcome and Induction
The first week introduces the expectations we have for CodeYourFuture Trainees, the technical and employability skills they will develop and the support available during the course.

Prior Knowledge

All trainees should have completed the Fundamentals Module.


Make an effort to mark the achievements of the trainees up to this point. They completed ITC and Fundamentals. Some people never wrote a line of code before that!

Session 1

Goals and Expectations (20 - 25 mins)

  • To identify trainees goal(s) for being on the Full Stack CYF course
  • To highlight the expectations CodeYourFuture has for it's trainees
  • To Introduce the concept of progressing from students on the Intro to Coding and Fundamentals courses to being Trainees on the Full stack Course

Session 3

What will you learn on the course? (25 minutes)


Schedule of the year (10 mins)

Go through the course calendar and highlight what happens and when.

Resources (15 mins)

  • Introduce the roles of the PD and Ed teams
  • Introduce the roles of the PD and Ed Buddies (tell them they will meet their buddies next week)
  • Employability and Tech Study groups (mid week)

Session 4

What do Developers do? (20 mins)

In this section we'll explore how a professional behaves and thus how we expect trainees to behave, underscoring the name change to trainee developer


  1. 1.
    Brainstorm together in small or large groups imagine all the day-to-day activities and behaviours of a professional software developer
    • You might want to use a Miro Board
  2. 2.
    Once we have we have a large list, invite them to think about whether they do all those things already
  3. 3.
    Discuss how to change things so they begin to do more and more of those things highlighting that practice is the way to develop

Feedback form

Trainees, Session leads and TA's please fill in this feedback form with your views on your experience of the day. It helps us to know what worjked and what can be improved! https://forms.gle/XQn2JdSkMCdsULkB7​
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