Scotland’s digital skills academy has announced that one hundred fully-funded places on its new tech course have been made available.

Edinburgh-based CodeClan says applicants over 25 years old, who live in Scotland and graduated over 12 months ago, could be eligible for the ‘digital skills pipeline’ funding to cover the cost of their training on its ‘access to tech’ programme.

Managed by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and provided by the Scottish Government, the digital skills pipeline funding is part of the ‘national training and transition fund’ and supports those furthest from the job market to achieve their digital career ambitions through specialist training.

CodeClan’s access to tech course takes place over one week and is an ideal starting point for beginners who are interested in digital roles.

Students explore the tools, technology, and career opportunities in the world of software development and data analysis.

It is hoped that by the end of the week, learners will be better equipped to choose the pathway that fits their digital career aspirations.

Ceri Shaw, chief delivery officer at CodeClan, said: “Since its foundation, CodeClan’s mission has been to encourage and support new technically-inspired individuals.

“With the additional support from Skills Development Scotland we can reach out to more individuals that are passionate about technology but for whom the cost of training might be out of reach. We are looking forward to offering this grant to eligible students across Scotland.”

Funded places for two additional courses, ‘web dev essentials’ and ‘data analysis essentials’, also available as part of the digital skills pipeline funding, are almost fully booked and already operating on a waiting list only basis.