FAQ

You have a question for Hamburg Coding School? We might have the answer here. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Admission requirements

Fees and payment

Application and booking

Courses and schedule

Grants and discounts

Which prior knowledge do I need for your courses?

We offer two courses that require no prior knowledge in coding:
HTML and CSS and Learn to Code.
The other courses require at least some knowledge of coding. We clarify the exact requirements for each course on the website of the course.
For our course packages there is no prior knowledge required, because they each contain the course Learn to Code.

Do you have courses for children?

At the moment, we don’t offer any courses for children. We had courses for kids in the past, but made the experience that they bring little revenue while requiring more effort and resources. For financial reasons, we decided to stop offering children’s courses.

Can my child participate in your course?

Sometimes even young teenagers are smart enough to be able to participate in our entry-level courses (HTML and CSS or Learn to Code). One requirement, however, is that they have a good level of English. If you think your son or daughter should participate in one of our courses, we will make an appointment for an interview with the trainer. The trainer will have a chat with the child, and will then decide individually whether or not they should participate in the course. If you want to arrange that, write an email to contact@hamburgcodingschool.com, and tell us the age and prior knowledge of the child as well as the course you want them to participate in.

How much are your courses?

The duration of our courses can differ a lot, which is why the prices also vary. The course HTML and CSS is €640-820, and Learn to Code is €1200. Continuation courses can be more expensive. We list our prices at the end of each course website.
Should there be no price, then that’s because we are still planning that course. In that case, the content, schedule and duration is still subject to change, which is why we can’t put a price on it yet.

How much are your planned courses?

A planned course doesn’t have a price yet. That’s because the content, schedule and duration of the course may change while we are planning it out. You can register interest in a planned course at the end of the course page, and get an email as soon as we know the price for the ticket of that course.

Which payment methods do you accept?

In our booking system you can pay via bank transfer, credit card, SOFORT, giropay or gift voucher.

Can I pay the Full Stack program in installments?

With our Full Stack program you get all 5 courses and 6 workshops at a preferential price. Since not everyone wants to pay this amount at once, we offer payment in installments at no additional cost. Our most popular payment options are € 500 or € 1,000 per month, yet other splittings are also possible. At the moment, installments can only be paid by bank transfer. Simply write us an email.

How do I get the invoice for payment through my employer after I have registered?

Our booking system sends the automatically generated invoice only after receipt of payment. When paying by credit card, SOFORT or giropay, this is done immediately. If you need an invoice for your employer for bank transfer, we will be happy to generate it for you on request.

Why do I have to apply for the Full Stack program?

Recently, we have introduced an application process for the Full Stack program. We want to make sure your expectations and motivations coincide with our courses and scope of teaching. The application consists of an easy and quick to fill out form followed by a promptly arranged appointment where we can get to know each other.

Nobody else has booked a ticket for this course. Will this course take place if I book now?

Usually, our courses will take place as soon as we sold at least 3 tickets. If you are the only one who booked a ticket, we might have to cancel the course. In this case we will give you two options: we can book you over to the next course, or we will give you a full refund. It might be good to know that many tickets are often just booked a couple of days before the course starts, so that we don’t need to cancel the course.

How can I cancel a course?

Plans change. You can cancel your booked course free of charge up to 14 days prior. After that, a cancellation fee is due which is 50% of the full course price for cancellations 13 to 7 days and 100% less than 7 days before the start of the course. You can send us your cancellation by email or do it yourself via your booking link. You can read more about the rules of cancellations in our terms and conditions (Rücktritte - cancellation). Currently, the terms and conditions are available in German only.

Can I book the workshops of the Full Stack program separately?

In the past, we did offer the workshops separately as well. Currently, they can only be booked as part of the Full Stack program. If you are interested in a particular workshop, please feel free to contact us and we will see if there is a possibility for you to participate.

Can we book you for an in-house training at our company?

We are happy to come to you to hold a goal-oriented training at your company. Write us your desired topics and dates and we will prepare an individual offer.

Are the courses held in German or English?

In the course description you will find a note regarding the language. Most of our teachers speak German and English and hold the courses according to the participants’ language. Our Learn to Code course is always held in English.

Can I take a course again?

Yes, you can. If you booked a course, you are allowed to take this course again. This way, you can repeat topics, or do classes that you missed before. Note that this is only possible if there are enough free seats left, and if the course would take place anyway.

When do your courses take place?

Our courses are evening courses. A course usually takes several weeks, with 2 or 3 sessions a week, each of 2 or 3 hours. Classes usually start at 6pm.

How frequently does the Full Stack program start?

We offer the 6-months Full Stack program on a quarterly basis. Commonly, the start date is at the beginning of January, April, July and October.

Do courses take place during school holidays?

In order to keep our quarterly rhythm, our courses also take place during the school holidays of Hamburg. Nevertheless, we take a break on public holidays.

Do you offer courses in full-time?

Currently we only offer evening classes. The reason for that is that our trainers are software developers who work on a full-time job during the day.

How can I get an impression of the school in person?

Get to know us in person. By appointment Jonas welcomes you to a course consultation. There you get a first picture of our premises. Periodically, we offer free info events and trial lessons. Or take part in a Meetup!

I have technical questions. Can I talk to a trainer?

Yes, certainly. Send an email with your question where you mention the respective course to Eva (eva@hamburgcodingschool.com) from customer support. She will arrange that the respective trainer will get your questions and send you a reply.

Can I book your courses as educational leave (Bildungsurlaub)?

Educational leave (“Bildungsurlaub”, a week of legally recognized, funded educational leave in Germany) we can’t offer at the moment. We know that many are interested in this, but since all of our trainers work on a normal daily job, it is hard for us to organize.

Can I use an educational voucher (Bildungsgutschein) for your courses?

At the moment, we are not accredited for the Bildungsgutschein (Germany’s government-funded educational voucher). We are looking into it, but the process is quite complicated, and we can’t say if and when we obtain the accreditation.

Are there any possibilities for grants for your courses?

There are other grants aside from the Bildungsgutschein. Grants with which we have already had experience are Bildungsprämie and Weiterbildungsbonus by Zwei P. They assist with half the course fee up to a maximum funding amount. Whether you as a person are eligible for these grants you have to clarify directly with the respective organization. We of Hamburg Coding School do not offer grants or sponsorships ourselves, but we can always split your payment into installments.

Where can I ask about grants?

Please contact the Weiterbildungstelefon von Weiterbildung Hamburg e.V. The consultants there are very knowledgeable and can take into account your situation and suggest suitable grants much more comprehensively than we ever could.

How do I get a written offer to apply for a grant?

Some grants require a detailed offer from the training provider. Just send us an email and we will prepare the written offer for you.

Do you have student discounts?

No, we don’t have student discounts. Sometimes we offer other temporary discounts to the readers of our newsletter (sign up).

Do you have any other question?

Please write me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
eva@hamburgcodingschool.com

Eva Louise Dressel from our customer service.