Start your career in web development with Netmatters!

Have you always been interested in computing and technology? Do you have a passion for coding and building websites? Have you considered a career in web development but you aren’t sure where to start? The Netmatters Scion Coalition Training Scheme could be the answer.

The course is an intensive, hands-on web development course in a commercial software development department. The course is designed to develop your skills to the level where you can start your career as a developer in the shortest time possible.

The course takes around 3-6 months to complete and has a 95% success rate. Your education will be balanced with development tasks, gaining the skills and confidence it takes to succeed as a junior developer, but with the support and supervision of expert professionals.

Our Web Development Course

  • Hands-on course in commercial development department.
  • 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, Monday-Friday
  • The scheme can last anywhere between 3-9 months
  • No experience necessary
  • Regular employee benefits such as holiday
  • Self-funded, sponsored or DWP funded
  • Practical assignments to gain real experience
  • Support with securing employment

Fast Track Career

The programme has been developed and is managed by our experienced, senior web developers.This course trains you to become a developer in as little as 3 months, depending on the speed of your learning.

95% Success

Almost every student that has started the programme over the last year has completed the course in full, gaining all the skills required to become a junior web developer, going on to different employment opportunities.

Tailored Content

After you have learnt the initial basics of coding and the programme, the content of the course is tailored specifically to you and your areas of interest in web development, accelerating your learning effectively.

Digital Marketing Training Also Available

Over the years, the course has developed and evolved to meet the growing needs in the workforce. As such, we are now able to offer training opportunities that will take you towards a wider Digital Marketing role, instead of a Web Development one. So, if you are more interested in SEO and CRO than C# and javascript, and have a fascination with the inner workings of search engines then we have opportunities for you too.

Every Scion starts with the same basic training. If you then express a particular interest in digital marketing skills then we can work with you towards securing your ideal first role. We will tailor your training to cover the inner workings of Google Analytics and Google Ads, understanding the basic functions of a website for SEO purposes for example. 

We expect the same work ethic, passion, and drive from all of our Scions, no matter which area of the digital world they are working towards. The end-goal remains the same, providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to get your first step on the career ladder sorted.

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We treat our SCS students the same as our regular employees meaning you will work in developer working environment, 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday, accruing holiday and reporting sickness, like you would with any full-time job. You can also get involved in team activities, in and out of work.

This is primarily an online learning course, however, you will be surrounded by other students and professional developers who can assist you throughout the process. You will work alone but also collaborate on projects with other trainees to share quality ideas.

As you develop in your training, you will be guided through other skills that will aid you in securing employment such as writing your CV, interview techniques, and actual mock interviews to prepare you for the real thing. 

Our vision for the future is to bridge the skills gap in the East of England and form partnerships with sponsors across the UK, with the support of our sponsors, Tech East, universities, colleges, the Jobcentre, and DWP. 

Do you still have questions? We've put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Scion Scheme and training with Netmatters.

DWP Funded

Apply for the course through the Department of Work and Pensions if you are registered with the Job Centre. If you meet the requirements, you can apply and interview for the course

Available subject to referral

Employer Sponsored

We have a coalition of local companies that sponsor the scheme and therefore fund the training for selected students. We also offer places funded by the European Social Fund.

Available subject to employer needs


Apply directly for the course and pay the fee yourself. This style of application would include an interview and a trial day before the application is approved and you are offered a place on the course. 

Available at £3600 or £480 per month

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Our Scion Coalition Scheme is open for people over the age of 18

If you have just left school and you want to start gaining valuable skills, you’re looking for a new career path or you are just extremely passionate about our web development course, we encourage you to get in touch with us.

The Scion Coalition Scheme has the foundations to restructure how we train and employ developers at an industry level. It offers an avenue into a career for those in the community who may not otherwise receive the opportunity.

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