The digital industry doesn’t just need software developers, there are a range of opportunities. If you simply want to improve your digital literacy you can contact Jersey Library, or try out the FREE online courses from Barclays Digital Wings

If you are interested in an entry level position in the digital industry and can commit to 10+ hours of study a week for 6 months, then the Digital Jersey coding programme might be for you.

These are useful starting points for anyone wanting to start to learn code. Digital Jersey and the DJ Hub don’t endorse the following sites, but these are a great way of seeing if you like coding, or following a programme of self-learning.

Some of the best coding courses online are those which are interactive.


Probably one of the best known and includes some FREE coding resources suitable for kids and adults. Codeademy covers: Making a website, learn Java, HTML & CSS, PHP, Ruby, Learn Git, JQuery, JavaScript, SQL and many more.

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Learn how to programme drawings, animations and games using JavaScript, or learn how to create webpages with HTML & CSS. There is also an introduction to SQL. FREE 

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Introduction to Computer Science:

An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. Harvard University via edX FREE

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Introduction to Programming in Java:

This is designed for students with some programming experience, but if you have none and are motivated you will do fine. Students will learn the fundamentals of Java. Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MITOpenCourseware FREE

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This website covers a wide range of  FREE courses from beginner Python to Agile testing, SAP, Linux, PHP to Big Data, Cloud computing and Ethical hacking. A good place to start with a subject. 

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Learn from over 1000 videos created by expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and much more. Their library is continually refreshed with the latest on web technology so you’ll never fall behind. Monthly subscription but has a free trial.

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A gentle introduction to Programming using Python

This course provides a gentle, yet intense, introduction to programming using Python for highly motivated students with little or no experience in programming. Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MITOpenCourseware FREE

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Introduction to C and C++

This course provides a fast-pacedintroduction to the C and C++ programming languages. Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MITOpenCourseware FREE

Also see:

An Introduction to C:

Practical programming in C

Introduction to C memory management and c object oriented programming

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JS Dares

Learn JavaScript by making your own games FREE

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