NEXT Academy is Southeast Asia’s leading school for aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers, software engineers, and digital marketers
Part-Time | 10 Weeks
Some of the great companies that have hired our graduates
Part-Time, 10 Weeks, Online + Offline Learning (In-Person Mentorship).
*you may convert to full-time format if you change your mind
Programming background not required
Keep Your Job, Learn To Code
If you have always been wanting to learn how to code but you could never join our full-time program because of jobs or bills to pay, now, you can join our part-time bootcamp.
We have specially engineered a part-time course that will enable you to build your own website on your own.
Watch the video to learn more about our part-time course from our founder, Josh Teng.
Learn To Code Part-Time At NEXT Academy
Founder of NEXT Academy
These are things our past graduates pursued
Hop on the entrepreneur's journey
Become an entrepreneur. Stop being stuck at idea stage or beg people to be your tech cofounder. Don't pay a bomb to get your ideas built by someone else. Learn enough to turn your ideas into apps. And when your app turns into a business, be your own CTO or hire someone better than you and never be left in the dark.
Join exciting new technology companies
Join Grab, Fave, MindValley and more. We partner with our region's best tech companies to place our graduates. Through our partner employers and recruiters across the region, our graduates have been getting jobs in Singapore and Malaysia. Being a software engineer is both lucrative and enjoyable.
Become remote freelance web developers
Work remotely and enjoy the flexibility of freelancing as a software developer. After you have learned the skills, you can find freelance jobs locally or online and earn money in whatever currencies you'd like. Say goodbye to the typical nine to five.
What You'll Learn
Our curriculum is designed in such a way that each topic builds onto one another.
Command line basics
Setup your computer
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.
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.
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.
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
Why reinvent the wheel? Learn how to utilize external information (using APIs) and use open sourced libraries to build your website features quicker!
MYR 3,499 or MYR 291.58/mth*
*Applicable to Malaysian Maybank Credit Card holders.
** We accept payments via Cryptocurrency.
Check with your HR department today to check if they can send you for this training & be reimbursed by HRDF! 👍
Classes in English
10 weeks part time in-person + online
- Expect to spend around 10 hours / week
Lessons and challenges accessible anytime online
- Ask questions anytime online
- Daily Monday - Friday 1-hour online live mentorship
- Saturday in-person mentorship session (optional attendance, flexible hours)
walk-in anytime between 10:00am - 5:00pm every Saturday for 10 consecutive Saturdays from your registration or class start date
Convert to full-time format at no extra charge
within the first 2 weeks of your registration date or class start date (whichever later)
After 2 weeks, convert to full-time format at 50% discount,
even after you've graduated from the part-time course!
(Read more in FAQ
Pre-Requisite & Requirements
No programming background necessary*
Good comprehension of English
You should have your own laptop
- Willing to put in the hard work
A Certificate of Attendance and a report card of your portfolio are provided. Students must achieve 98% attendance to be eligible for the certificate. These certificates can be used for job applications.
Location for Saturday Mentorship
A-G-7 Glomac Damansara, Jalan Damansara,
60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
*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 to become a competent coder.
Websites Our Students Built
With the power to code, you can now design and build your own websites.
Jye Miin's Bootcamp Portfolio
Graphic designer to frontend developer
Here is a simple sample
of Jye Miin's work during the 2-week bootcamp. She started with zero coding knowledge.
Aside from learning how to code the look and feel of your website, you will be writing algorithms to make your websites interactive.
Meet Our Graduates
Our graduates join us from all walks of life, find out what they have to say about us!
I learned coding because I wanted to build anything I could ever imagine. At first, I learned coding online by myself but I still could not build anything with my knowledge. Since I joined NEXT Academy, I can now design websites that are executable in a more efficient way.
Designer to Full-stack Coder
Before I enrolled in NEXT Academy, I joined a few other bootcamps before. But, the difference between NEXT Academy and them is so prominent. NEXT Academy prioritized hands-on practice, while a lot of other bootcamps teach more on theories.
Front-end Web Developer
I had some application ideas for my country, but he didn't know how to code. I dedcided to join NEXT Academy to make an impact to my country. It has been an amazing journey.
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 spoonfed 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.
For this part time class, choose your own start date. You will get access to a few things:
- The online curriculum will guide you through your learning process with goals you have to achieve weekly.
- If you've questions anytime, ask online and mentors will reply you during the online mentoring hours on working weekdays.
- On Saturdays, you should come in for the onsite mentorship. Walk-in anytime from 10am - 5pm. The mentors are not there to provide lectures. They are there to give feedback and guidance on your code and it is for you to ask questions that you can't find an answer to them. Our course material consists of coding challenges that are designed to help you learn to be a good independent software developer. It's the most effective way of learning.
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.
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.
Is there a due date for enrolment?
Start anytime you want. Just keep in mind what goal you want to achieve within the next 10 weeks.
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.
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.
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!
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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