“It was one of my worst investments that I've done in my lifetime. I did read a lot of bad reviews about Trilogy Education which is the dark overlord behind all this but thought that 'ah, most of them are just probably petty whiners etc.' but it seems that reviews mirror the reality pretty accurately nowadays.
So. One goes to such Bootcamps to get proper feedback, guidance and get to know the latest trends. In my case feedback was extremely poor. Often I got high grades and feedback for something that did not even exist in my code. It seemed to me that somebody just had a half-second glimpse over my code without even making sure whether anything worked or not. When I asked questions then many times teachers did not manage to answer my questions properly or from time to time even gave completely incorrect answers.
Even though just six students were taught by three people (teacher and his two assistants) there lacked a personalised approach that you would expect for sum such big. The reason for such conveyer-belt feeling was probably that none of the teachers had got any educational background. In my example, one guy was swapping his full-time job and drowning into multiple side-kick projects he was having plus doing the Bootcamp. So he ended up sitting mostly behind his MacBook and sorting out work stuff while recommending other students to find answers to their questions on the internet.
What you can learn from this is that NEVER go to part-time Bootcamp where lessons start in the evening. Why? Because the risk of getting workaholics and other such folks as teachers is just too high. You are taught by people who teach you AFTER the tiring day. Think about it.
We were supplied materials and projects which from time to time were a bit out of date. Teachers told us that. But because the whole thing is a conveyer-belt study-thingy orchestrated by Trilogy Education (not by The University of Manchester Coding Bootcamp) then all what was left to do for the main teacher was to read those materials that were supplied to him.
So long story short, you will pay seven grand plus just to watch how one dude is showing powerpoints and reading some materials out loud. If you like that then I recommend you to check out Udemy, Pluralsight or other similar channels and purchase lessons from there for a fraction of a price.
If you feel that you need somebody to guide you or to give some feedback then TAKE PRIVATE LESSONS instead of going to a Bootcamp. Just calculate how many private lessons you could get for £7-8k. I'm sure you'd get much more personalised approach and the best part is that you could then cancel your lesson anytime whenever you feel your teacher is perhaps a bit overwhelmed by his gazillion side-kicks, family life or intense machine learning studies. Remember that when going to a Bootcamp then after you pay your money then it's over. You never get your money back even if the service you receive is lazy and useless.
I learned my lesson hard way by wasting a considerable sum of money that I never see. Be smarter than me and get your basics from either Freecodecamp, Codeacademy etc and if you have £7-8 grand to spare then post some info on people per hour or similar websites and I'm more than sure that you find a coding teacher/buddy that resonate with your personal goals and ambitions. This dude can probably give you sound advice about getting a job or at least recommend people who could do so.
All right. I hope that this rant is useful to somebody. Adios!”