FAQ

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

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 €420-600, and Learn to Code is €600-680. 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.

When does the Full-Stack Web Development course start?

The course package Full-Stack Web Development is still being planned. Unfortunately we can’t tell yet when it will start. If you register interest in the course (subscribe to this list), we send you an email once we know the dates for the course.

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

Our courses will take place as soon as we sold at least 2 tickets (with few exceptions). 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.

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 6.30pm.

Can we book your course for our company?

Yes, that’s possible. We can do the course at your office. You can send an inquiry at training@hamburgcodingschool.com.

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.

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 some possiblities aside the Bildungsgutschein, by third-party organizations such as “Zwei P”. You need to check with the organization whether or not you are elegible for their grants. We can’t offer a sponsorship with Hamburg Coding School.

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).

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 Stine (stine@hamburgcodingschool.com) from customer support. She will arrange that the respective trainer will get your questions and send you a reply.

Do you have any other question?

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

Stine Scharfenberg from our customer service.