Begin your coding career today!
ClickMCR is a free, hands-on coding training course for young people in Manchester who are looking to get started in the digital industry. We’ll help you learn exciting industry-standard web coding skills from Manchester’s leading digital educators. If you’re aged 18 to 30, currently unemployed and resident in the Greater Manchester area - get in touch, and begin your coding journey today.

Our Courses

Free to join, and flexible to fit your schedule.

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Core skills

8 weeks of hybrid learning - two hours of live sessions per week, supported by guided self directed learning with industry mentors.


Learn essential digital skills to start creating with code and realising your own design ideas on the web.

Who is it for?

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Those who want to let their creative juices flow and learn how to build a simple one-page website, filled with images, videos, and... whatever you can think of! Join us for this no-strings-attached taster into the world of creative web development. We also offer free optional workplace ready sessions for those who want to take the next step.

  • Join our community for support and more
  • Guidance and support from our network of experts, mentors, and tech industry talent
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Career ready

8 weeks of hybrid learning - two hours of live sessions per week, supported by guided self directed learning with industry mentors.8 weeks of hybrid learning - two hours of live sessions per week, supported by guided self directed learning with industry mentors.


Pick up foundational web dev skills, and work with industry mentors for the strongest possible start in your new career.

Who is it for?

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Those who think that a future career as a developer could be right for them – whether as an entrepreneur, or an employee at one of the region’s leading tech businesses. We'll take you from zero experience to having a secure understanding of the basic principles of web development. Focus on career development and practical insights.

  • High-quality, battle-tested career guidance and one-on-one coaching from industry experts
  • Guidance and support from our network of experts, mentors, and tech industry talent

Our Programme

Free to join, and doesn't affect your access to Universal Credit

Take your first steps

Start at your own pace, then dive deeper when you’re ready to get stuck in. Whatever your interests are, we’ll help you to navigate the possibilities and set a direction that’s best for you.

Learn by doing

Master the digital skills that industry wants by tackling real-world projects, without an exam in sight. Receive digital certification and celebrate your achievements with others.

Supported by a community

Help is on hand. Our industry experts can answer all of your questions and help guide you every step of the way. Connect with others for help, motivation, and support.

Go further

Taking part in our programme is just the start. We’re creating new opportunities for our learners, and providing career guidance tailored to you and your future.

Recognised by industry

Our courses have been developed by and for industry, with the involvement of those currently doing the job who know what’s needed to get ahead.

Free to join

Our programme offers the equivalent expertise, standard of learning, and career support you’d find in courses which typically cost thousands. All we ask for is your time and a commitment to develop yourself.


Get in touch, we're here to help.

Great Britain,
Greater Manchester

Our region has the fastest growing digital industry in Europe.


Job openings locally, in the past 12 months alone


The typical starting salary for a Junior Full-stack Web Developer in Greater Manchester


Increase in demand for developers since June 2020, despite Covid-19


Our students go into the industry, something something copy here.

"Being on this course has been an experience second to none. The support, encouragement and welcoming community has meant I have excelled in skills and successfully landed myself a junior role. If you want to get into the tech industry look no further than ClickMCR!"


Junior Developer, BBC

"This course offers so much value to its learners. You'll gain tech-skills and industry insight, as well as CV and interview advice. The team here genuinely cares about the success of their students, and with their help I've landed my first tech-role in software engineering."


Software Engineering apprentice, Co-op Digital

Develop Yourself.

ClickMCR has been designed from the ground up to equip new learners with everything they need to embark on a career in the digital industry. Let’s go!

It's not about
who you are
on paper.

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We don't look at qualifications

What matters most is your commitment and interest in learning to code. In return, we will provide full support, mentorship, and the experience to help you get where you want to be.

We're not exclusive

In Greater Manchester’s tech industry, over 80% of people have been to university and have a degree. Only 16% of women are in technical roles, and just 20% of roles are taken by people who aren’t white. But we truly believe that you don’t need to study for three years to get a job in tech – and that gender and skin colour are not barriers.

Learn from the experts

Our diverse team is led by Madlab, and driven by some of the city’s leading technology educators. Between us, we’ve helped get hundreds of people with no prior experience into a exciting careers in tech.

ClickMCR provides all the necessary essentials needed to secure a well-paid job in a fast-growing industry.


I'm not sure if I'm eligible to join Click MCR

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ClickMCR is free to join, but you must be aged between 18 and 30, resident in Greater Manchester. You must also be currently unemployed and looking to get back into employment or training, or in education but timetabled for less than 16 hours per week. You must also be eligible to work in the UK: if you're from an EU member country you must have been resident in the UK before 1st Jan 2021, or hold Right to Remain status. EEA Nationals must provide a ‘right to work’ check using their share code here.

For full eligibility criteria, click here.

I’d like to join the programme but I don’t currently have access to a computer and/or internet

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We don’t want access to be a barrier. If you’re interested in joining the programme but don’t have your own computer or internet connection, we may be able to help. Please let us know when signing up for the programme, and we’ll be in touch to discuss your needs.

Do I need any qualifications?

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We look for potential, not qualifications or grades. We want to bring different voices into the tech industry. You may have dropped out of college or been less successful in your exams than others. Maybe you had other priorities, like caring for a relative, so education took a back seat. We understand. That’s why we’ve developed our courses so that you can go at your own pace, with mentors and tutors on hand when you need them.

Is there an age limit?

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Our programme is aimed at young people in Greater Manchester, aged 18 to 30. If you're outside of this, we can advise on other Greater Manchester programmes that you may be eligible for.

I’m concerned about the level of commitment needed for the programme

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We understand that taking part in a programme like this is a big time commitment. That’s why we've created this courses using an at-your-own-pace structure, with support where and when you need it.

What about mental health support?

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We realise that, due to Covid-19, we are living in particularly stressful times. Mental health and wellbeing support is on-hand throughout the programme, and is built in to our programmes. There will always be someone to talk to, and additional support if needed.

About Us

ClickMCR is a new training programme from digital industry experts MadLab, for young people in Greater Manchester.

The programme is funded through the via WEA, as part of the European Union Social Fund.

Digital Skills Partnership Lancashire