Frequently Asked Questions

You can’t find the answer to your question on the website or you would like extra information about our trainings? Don’t hesitate to contact us via info@becode.org. We are happy to help!

What will I get from BeCode?

We do offer a learning environment where you can hone your technical skills and develop soft skills. You will get a roof over your head, a comfortable office chair, WiFI, coffee, nice colleagues and a coaching team who will regularly give you a helping hand. In return, we expect personal commitment and ask you to step out of your comfort zone. So you are able to make the most of your seven month training and can get back on the job market. 

Is BeCode something for me?
  • Are you looking for work and are you registered at Actiris, Forem, Bruxelles Formation or VDAB? 
  • Are you over 18 years old?
  • Do you want to learn new skills in order to start working in a sector with a lot of future perspectives? 
  • Traditional learning methods are not for you and you need a more hands-on approach?

Then you are more than welcome! Our courses are accessible to everyone. We do not attach any importance to your last diploma, experience, income or age. What interests us is your motivation!

How does Covid-19 impact BeCode’s operations?

BeCode is fully operating and still happy to help you enter the IT world. But we take this health crisis very seriously. Therefore we have put in place a series of measures to ensure the smooth learning of our students and to guarantee their safety. Read more about how we are tackling the corona crisis here. 

I don't know anything about computer science or programming, can I register for a training at BeCode?

Absolutely! No prior knowledge is required to start a web development training at BeCode. However, you need to get along with computers, to Google well and not shy away from finding a solution for every problem.

For our advanced trainings (AI data operator & DevSecOps, we do require some prior programming knowledge. check out the training pages for more detail on what’s expected from you.

How much does a training at BeCode cost?

At BeCode we do like to invest in your future! The training costs are fully covered by BeCode’s partners and sponsors so you don’t have to pay any tuition fee. 

Do I need to have my own laptop to follow a training?

Yes, in order to follow our trainings, you will need to have your own laptop with these technical specifications:

  • Junior web developern, SAP end user and SAP consultant: 8gb of RAM.
  • AI and DevSecOps: 16gb of RAM. 

If you do not own the required material, it’s possible to purchase refurbished laptops at a reduced price on Refurbo, ReMarkt and Refurblaptops.

If your financial means do not enable you to make such a purchase, we invite you to get in touch with us so we can find together the most suitable solution for you.

We do benefit from the support of several companies and associations that provide us with material to help our learners, but in limited quantities.

What pedagogy do you use at BeCode?

Self-study together. At BeCode you learn by experimenting. When you are confronted with a problem, you are encouraged to look for a solution via Google or to enlist the help of your fellow students. If the problem is too complex, the coaches will gladly give you some tips, but they will never give you a ready-made solution. 

What programming languages do I learn at BeCode ?

During the programme you will come into contact with various programming languages and you will learn how to immerse yourself further in them. The following languages, among others, are covered: 

Github, Sublime Text, Javascript, Node.JS, npm, webpack, Express.JS, React, VueJs, Heroku, MongoDB, PHP, Composer, Slim, Silex, Symphony, Nginx, PHP-FPM. 

! The programming languages covered during the training evolve with the needs of the labour market.

How can I register for a training at BeCode?

Registering for a training at BeCode is very easy. 

The registration procedure for web development

1. Fill in the form and register on Sololearn
We ask you to fill in a somewhat atypical form so that we can get to know you a little better and discover exactly what motivates you to start a training at BeCode. In order to complete your registration, you first need to create an account on Sololearn. We ask you to add the link to your Sololearn account to the registration form so that we can follow your registration progress at all times. 

2. Time to practice!
Explore SoloLearn and complete the 4 badges: HTML Fundamentals, CSS Fundamentals, JavaScript Tutorial and PHP Tutorial. This gives you a foretaste of what’s in store for you at BeCode and allows us to take a look at your motivation.

3. Come and meet us!
As soon as you have successfully completed your badges at SoloLearn, we invite you to come and meet us at one of our selection days. You can consult the upcoming dates here.

The registration procedure for AI 

1. Fill in the form and register on Qualified.io
We ask you to fill in a somewhat atypical form so that we can get to know you a little better. Please note that you need to create a qualified.io account before you can complete your registration. 

2. Come and meet us!
Once you have successfully completed your registration, we would like to invite you to one of our selection days. This way we can get to know you a little better. You can consult the upcoming dates here.

The registration procedure for DevSecOps 

1. Register on CodeWars
Register on CodeWars and find out if our DevSecOps training is something for you!

2. Fill in the registration form and practice on CodeWars
Fill in our registration form so that we can get to know you a little better and give you the necessary instructions for the assignments on CodeWars. 

3. Come and meet us!
Once you have successfully completed the exercises on CodeWars, we would like to invite you to one of our selection days. That way, we can get to know you a little better. You can consult the upcoming dates here.

Why do I need to obtain badges on Sololearn, CodeWars or Qualified before I can register?

We ask you to complete these modules so that you can get a better idea of what a job as a web developer, DevSecOps or AI Data Operator is all about. This allows you to make an informed decision before you change your life. 

Can I work and study at the same time at BeCode?

Classes take place from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Given the intensity of our programme, it is therefore not feasible to combine a training course at BeCode with a job. 

Do you also offer an evening course or an online course?

Not at the moment, but Bruxelles Formation and Le Forem do offer a series of online courses within IT. 

How can I increase my chance of success?

Come to info sessions, workshops and show us your motivation! In anticipation of the selections, it is useful to gain more in-depth knowledge about Sololearn, CodeWars and Qualified. 

When will I know whether my application has been accepted?

After we have received your completed registration form, you will be invited to one of our selection days. You will receive this invitation no later than two working days after the registration deadline. 

How do the selections go exactly?

The selections are organised on two consecutive days. On one of these days, you will be invited to meet our three panels and complete a group assignment. Based on the results of all panels, the team will decide whether or not you can start the training. You will be informed of this by email (be sure to check your spam).

I was unable to register in time for the training, can I still register afterwards?

In order to give all candidates equal opportunities, we do not accept any more registrations after the end of the registration period. We would like to invite you to register for the next course at that campus or to register for a course at one of our other campuses. 

I was not selected the first time, can I register again?

Absolutely! We assume that you have learned a lot since your first enrolment. Our door is wide open for you. 

When do the trainings start?

The following trainings are listed by campus on our apply now page. This page is updated regularly, so keep an eye on it if you are interested in starting a training at a specific campus. 

In which language is the BeCode training given?

Our web development training is given in French or Dutch, but a good spoken and written knowledge of English is recommended as most programming languages rely on it. Our advanced courses in artificial intelligence and DevSecOps are given entirely in English, but don’t let this deter you. If you are willing to improve your knowledge of English, the group will be happy to lend you a hand.

Tip: From now on, watch your TV shows and films with English subtitles. 

 

What happens if I decide to quit the training?

We work closely with VDAB, Actiris, Le Forem and Bruxelles Formation to continuously optimise your learning experience. If you do decide to quit the training, we advise you to discuss with your job counselor what the possible impact of this could be on your unemployment benefit. 

  • You become ill and are therefore no longer able to follow the programme.
  • You find a job with a contract of at least one month. 
  • You find yourself in a situation of force majeure. 
What are the conditions for successfully completing my training at BeCode?

BeCode offers you the opportunity to follow a training in a domain with a lot of future perspective. In order to graduate, we expect you to:

  • Actively participate in the group culture that prevails at BeCode so you can improve your tech and soft skills and are able to find a job at the end of the training. 
  • We also count on you to be present on time every day:
    • Three late attendances are considered as an absence.
    • In case of three absences that cannot be justified, a call for an individual conversation will follow.
    • Six irresponsible absences lead to a definitive exclusion.
Do you obtain a certificate at the end of the BeCode training?

At the end of the training you will receive a certificate from Junior Web Developer, AI Data Operator or DevSecOps. 

If you are a registered job seeker, what do the public employment agencies (Bruxelles Formation, Actiris, Le Forem and VDAB) provide you with during the training?

  • Additional guidance in finding work after BeCode: If you are registered as a jobseeker at Actiris, Bruxelles Formation, Le Forem or VDAB, you are automatically entitled to job search assistance after the training. Both at federal and regional level, many financial instruments are provided to make your recruitment easier. 
  • A refund of your transport costs: If you have signed a contract at Bruxelles Formation, Forem, Actiris or VDAB, you are entitled to a compensation and flat-rate reimbursement of your transport costs. The specific conditions to be met depend on the institution in question. It is therefore advisable to check this with your file manager. 
  • Continue to receive your unemployment benefit: If you are currently receiving an unemployment benefit, you will continue to receive it during your training and traineeship. If you do not receive unemployment benefits at the start of the training, but would be eligible for it during the training, this will not change either.
  • Being dispensed from work search.

 

 

I am wearing a headscarf, can I register for a training at BeCode?

Absolutely, as long as we can see your face. At BeCode we don’t take your gender, your religious beliefs or your background into account. 

What should I do if I cannot reach BeCode by telephone?

You may have already experienced it in person, but at BeCode we are not a fan of telephone contact. This is not because we don’t want to talk to you, but the telephone was invented in 1876 and therefore we consider this communication channel rather old-fashioned. We offer you a lot of other possibilities to contact us. (insert hyperlinks)