NEXT Academy is Southeast Asia’s leading school for aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers, software engineers, and digital marketers
Part-Time | 8 weeks | Online + Onsite Course

Part-Time Front-End
Web Development

Learn in-demand coding skills in 8 weeks through our flexible program
designed around your schedule. No prior coding knowledge needed!
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On-site lessons
Part-time classes are held on Tuesdays, 7.30pm - 9:30pm
*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind
Weekly 2 Hours Mentorship
Every week, book your mentor's time for face-to-face coding sessions, either online or onsite (weekdays)
*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind
1-on-1 Mentorship
Get assigned to your own personal mentor in your coding journey
*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind
Ask questions anytime
Be a part of the community, ask questions on-the-go
*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind

Structured Mentorship

You will be assigned a mentor during the duration of the course. Your mentor will guide you through a structured curriculum to begin your journey as a web developer.

In addition to the Tuesday onsite lectures, you can book 2 hours of 1-on-1 time with your mentor every week for guidance tailored to your specified needs.

Meet The Mentors

Matt is a British guy with a Malaysian accent. Prepare to be confused.
If you can't hear Mei during her lectures, you might want to get your ears checked.
Sandra will ask if you understand something and will know when you're lying.
Nicholas once jammed the office's WiFi using a Raspberry Pi.
Liren will boss you around and make sure that you are never lost on this coding journey.
Jinqwen is our resident game master who builds the coolest games ever.

What You'll Learn

Our curriculum is designed in such a way that each topic builds onto one another.
Prepwork
  • HTML basics
  • Command line basics
  • Setup your computer
HTML Basics
  • Learn how to use HTML to block and build the scaffold of your website. You'll start to write a simple website for yourself without any styling. By the end of this module you'll have a good understanding of HTML to start writing CSS.
Styling With CSS
  • In this lesson, you will learn how to use CSS to improve how your HTML markup looks. You will build upon what your newly built HTML page and turn it into something more presentable.
Mobile Responsive Design
  • With more than 50% of web browsing being done on mobile phones it's imperative for developers to learn how to build mobile responsive websites.
Bootstrap 4 & The Web Design Workflow
  • Designing websites can be fun, but without a process, you'll be wasting a lot of time unnecessarily iterating and revising designs. In this week, we'll be teaching you how to use the web design workflow and Boostrap 4 - this are must have skills for front-end web developers.
Javascript I & Programming Basics
  • In this week, you'll learn fundamental programming concepts such as variables, functions, and datatypes using Javascript. This week is crucial as it will set a foundation for you to learn other programming languages if you choose to.
Javascript II & Computational Thinking
  • In the previous weeks, we cover mainly design, layouts and core programming concepts. This week will be quite different as you'll learn how to solve problems and write useful functions using computational thinking.
Building Interactive Features
  • Ever visited an online store with an interactive product gallery? That's just one of the features Javascript is capable of. In this week, you'll learn how to build interactive features for your website such as a dynamic image gallery, and a word guessing game
APIs & Libraries
  • Why reinvent the wheel? Learn how to utilize external information (using APIs) and use open sourced libraries to build your website features quicker!
Bonus: NodeJS
  • Learn NodeJS a back-end framework for Javascript. This will be an introduction to server sided web development. You'll learn the fundamental web communication protocol HTTP, the command line, and also build a simple NodeJS server.

What You'll Build

Projects that you'll build during this 8-week course
Portfolio Website

*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind
Tic-Tac-Toe Game

*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind
Hangman Game

*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind
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Guessing Game

*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind
Want to see what our students made? Click Here

Bootcamp Enrollment

Tuition Fees
MYR 3,499 or MYR 291.58/mth*
*Applicable to Malaysian Maybank Credit Card holders.
** We accept payments via Cryptocurrency.
HRDF Claimable
Check with your HR department today to check if they can send you for this training & be reimbursed by HRDF! 👍
Class Details
Part-Time with In-Person Workshop
  • Access to Front-end Web Development online content
  • Classes in English
Tuesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Tuesdays are structured with lectures + hands-on coding
2 hours per week face-to-face mentorship
  • Individually assigned mentor
  • Available onsite/online on weekdays (9:30am - 6:30pm)
Special Feature
  • Convertible to full-time format at no extra charge within the first 2 weeks of class
    (Read more in FAQ)
Pre-Requisite & Requirements
  • No programming background necessary*
  • You should have your own laptop
Certification
Certificate of Attendance is provided. Students must achieve 98% attendance to be eligible for the cert.
*RESULTS DISCLAIMER: No programming background necessary. However, results may vary between individuals depending on how much hard work you put in. It is an intensive bootcamp experience and students are expected to give their 110% to complete the challenges if they wish to achieve their goals in becoming a competent coder.
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Simon Lee: Learning to Code With A Full-Time Work Commitment

“I tried to learn programming myself initially, but I lost interest as I needed more guidance. I was hesitating whether I could learn the necessary skills by myself within the duration given since I have a full-time work commitment. 
My coding journey was really fun with the mentoring guidance from experienced Mentors at NEXT Academy. I found out that coding is actually not that tough!
Now that I can finally code, my curiosity has now skyrocketed and this triggered me to feel excited in expanding my knowledge in programming.”

Frequently Ask Questions

What can I do at the end of the program?

There is currently a huge shortage of skilled front-end developers and this will continue for decades to come as web development continues to evolve.

By the end of the program, you should have the skills to build websites. You should hone your skills further by continuing to design and code more websites. The more proficient you are, the more opportunity there will be when it comes to freelancing or even a job as a frontend web developer.

Are Quantum Degrees recognized by employers?

The Quantum Degree® is a qualification unique to NEXT Academy which applies to its various tech programs. To own the certificate is proof of your dedication to completing the comprehensive curriculum. Recognition of the Quantum Degree® among employers is also rising as more of our graduates set foot in the tech industry. Many of our past students come from unrelated industries, bearing zero tech knowledge, yet move on to be hired by companies such as AirAsia, Mindvalley, KFIT, Digi, and Grab, among many others. This is what the Quantum Degree® means to our graduates, and it can open similar doors for you as you set out to realize your own goals and ambitions.

Do I need to know anything before I learn to code at NEXT Academy?

No. Our program was designed for beginners in mind. Around 70% of our students have no experience with code and the rest have either Computer Science degrees or have tried to learn to code on their own before.

Having said that, these students have done well because they are serious about learning and have put in consistent effort daily to achieve their coding goal.

How does NEXT Academy compare with shorter courses available elsewhere?

From the feedback given by graduates of other shorter courses, they learned nowhere near what they were promised. We are aware that a lot of academies out there attempt to sell people something that already appeals to most people's lifestyle and budget. They charge less and minimize the duration of their program to appeal to people's taste in order for their academies to be highly profitable. There are probably exceptions. But to achieve anything great, sacrifice is needed. There were no cases where great people achieve great success with minimal sacrifice. NEXT Academy has a strong track record of graduates achieving great results and is dedicated to continuing the excellence without wavering standards. Our program isn't designed for everyone and only the hungriest and brightest people tend to join us.

Why is the course so expensive?

Many coding courses charge less and minimize the duration of their program to appeal to people's taste in order for their academies to be highly profitable. Furthermore, many of these courses have low touch point with the mentors or instructors.

We wanted to make our bootcamp accessible to as many as possible. We are glad to see that many of our students who have transitioned into a tech career even though they started with no coding background.

Why is the course so cheap?

Our goal is to create impact. We have seen companies sending their graphic designers to our course and now they contribute even more as a frontend coder/ designer.

We wanted to make this bootcamp, which was inspired by bootcamps in Silicon Valley, accessible to as many as possible so that we can make an impact in the tech ecosystem within this region.

How are NEXT Academy's part time classes like?

It's unlike your typical class/lecture that you are used to. The state of our mass education system, built in a whole other and older era, has spoon-fed us and taught us to be good employees in the past. Things have changed. At NEXT Academy, there will be minimal lectures and maximum hands-on/self-driven learning. You will actually need to think and be intellectually stimulated.

  • Classes will be held on Tuesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
  • You also get additional 2 hours of face-to-face mentorship weekly which you can book with your mentors on weekdays (either onsite or online).
  • You will also get access to online curriculum to guide you.
How about learning to code online, by myself?

It's certainly possible. Our founder, Josh, was self-taught. In his words, "It made me very independent compared to many computer science college graduates." However, it usually takes a long time to learn on your own because of the steep learning curve.

Many students who came to us told us that while they have the discipline to learn online, they had no mentors to turn to when they are stuck. Which is why, our courses are very much focused on mentorship.

I can't afford your tuition, what options do I have?

We might have a solution for you! We offer an instalment plan for either a 6-month or 12-month period, with 0% interest. This is only for Maybank cardholders. Unfortunately, debit cards are not accepted.

Furthermore, you can check with your company if they are HRDF (Human Resources Development Fund) registered. All our courses are HRDF approved, employees working for companies registered under the scheme will be able to upskill without the need of funding their own education.

Am I too old/young?

Our youngest student so far was 16 and our oldest was 43. You are never too old or too young to be ambitious. It's the attitude that matters most.

Do I need any formal education prior to enrolling into NEXT Academy?

No, you don't need any formal education prior to enrolling into NEXT Academy.

Why should I start with HTML, CSS & JavaScript

There are many ways to start learning to code. Beginners would usually need to learn the process of trying out the code they write and getting feedback from the computer. From our experience, beginners find that HTML and CSS make learning to code easier as there is a visual feedback to what they have just written. Basically, you get to see your outcome visually.

After which, JavaScript will enable them to manipulate the visual elements they have written. Not just that, with JavaScript, beginners will get to learn about problem solving and writing algorithms. This will prepare beginners for more advance programming, such as build a full fledge web app with a backend that's powered by other languages such as Python.

Is there a due date for enrolment?

Intakes will close 1-week before the intake's start date. We recommend enrolling 2-3 weeks before the intake starts to complete the prepwork.

Can I defer once I've enrolled?

No; once your learning duration has started. Yes; before your learning duration starts. However, under extreme situations with substantial proof, we will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

How do I apply for the 0% monthly instalment plan?

Malaysian Maybank Credit Card holders are eligible for the 12-month 0% monthly installment plan. This can be done online.

Can I pay by cheque?

Yes, we accept payment by cheque, you'll have to come to our office to make the payment.

What do you mean by "convertible to full-time"?

It means that, you have the choice to convert to a full-time class within the first 20% of your part time duration with no extra charges.

For example:
On the 2nd week (20%) of the 10-week course, you decide to change it to full-time instead, you do not need to pay extra.

Anything beyond 20% of the courses, you will get 50% discount the full-time course.

For example:
You went for the part time course and completed it. You decided that you would like to join the full-time course for a refresher. You just need to pay 50% of the full time course to join us full time!

Important Note:
Studies have shown that people who reflect on their failures rather than blame external circumstances are more likely to succeed. While we do our best to ensure the success of all our students, there are things that we may fall short. We ask for your cooperation in creating a healthy learning environment.

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