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Get 15% off all Summer Experiences by using code SUMMER15 at checkout before 31st December!

Get 15% off all Summer Experiences by using code SUMMER15 at checkout before 31st December!

The Future Software Engineer Weekend

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Future Software Engineer Weekend


The Future Software Engineer Weekend gives students aged 12-14 a chance to test-drive life working in the world of tech. Learn from top software engineers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: take a coding masterclass, design a web app, and learn how to understand the mind of a user. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful software engineer, with guidance on university choices, with guidance on subject choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to get a head-start on your journey to becoming a top software engineer.

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An Interactive Masterclass:

  • Professional software engineers will coach you through a range of interactive activities:
  • Design an exciting new web app for your client
  • Create engaging layouts using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Learn how to create the ultimate user experience 

    Expert Career Coaching:

    • Step-by-step guidance on how to become a software engineer
    • Advice on subject choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more

    An Audience with Top Professionals:

    • Hear from successful software engineers and ask them all your burning questions
    • Q&A panel with software engineers from a range of backgrounds

    Boost Your Career Potential: 

    • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and logical thinking
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications


    The World of the Software Engineer

    -The qualities of a successful software engineer
    -The variety of career paths
    -The pressures and expectations

    User Experience

    -Know your audience: breaking into the minds of your consumers
    -Creating world-class user experience on any device

    Mastering Front-End Development

    -Use your new-found knowledge to develop the front-end of your application
    -Create layouts with HTML, CSS & JavaScript
    -Optimise functions using the Test Driven Development (TDD) approach



    Mastering Back-End Development

    -Discover how to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
    -Learn how to store data in a relational database
    -Use these tools to create or contribute to web applications with clean, portable, well-documented code

    Software Careers

    -Your path to becoming a tech superstar, starting now
    -Career paths for front-end, back-end or full-stack developers
    -Which languages to learn and how to build a portfolio
    -Building an action plan for your next career steps

    Panel Q+A

    -Live panel Q&A with software engineers from a variety of backgrounds
    -Get all your burning questions answered
    -Make contacts and receive valuable advice


    This programme is for students aged 12-14. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is very similar for both.

    Programme Fee:

    'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

    In-Person: £165/student for full day 

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited. 

    Choose a location below:

    In Person

    29th January 2023

    University College London (UCL)




    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.



    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

    If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



    If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

    You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.