Cohort-based course

No-Code Fundamentals:
Getting started with no-code

Do you want to build a business, side-project or just ship that idea you have all without writing code? Over the course of 5 weeks, Makerpad's expert instructors, Ben Tossell and Amie Pollack, will give you the foundational skills you need to evaluate the right no-code tools in order to build and share your idea with the world.
cohort start date
Apr 26th
application deadline
Apr 20th
total cost
$490
students per cohort
100
For our inaugural cohort, we’re offering one-off pricing of $490 instead of $900.
We’re limiting this cohort to 100 students, and acceptances are sent on a rolling basis.

Who is this for?

You Enjoy

learning how different technologies work

You Have

heard of no-code but you're not really sure where to start or which tools to use

You want

to learn how to use no-code tools for your business or job

You want

to build a few no-code projects to showcase a skillset

Tessa learnt to build without writing code and launched a number of projects with her skills. She now runs her own company, raised money from investors and is full-time time with her own team (and she still doesn't write code!)

Tessa Thomas
Founder, Recruit-HQ

What you'll learn

How to navigate the abundance of no-code tools, choose what you need and avoid over-engineering your workflows.
The foundations of no-code: what the core building blocks are that enable you to build almost anything without code.
How to identify new projects, ideas and opportunties that can be powered by no-code.
Learn through active building: you'll learn how to build a number of projects and automations.
See our curriculum ↓

Your instructors

Ben is the founder of Makerpad and is known as one of the original no-code pioneers. Makerpad was acquired by leading no-code automation tool, Zapier, in 2021. Ben has built more than 100 projects without code, including Makerpad.  Makerpad is the leading platform for no-code education, with a community of over 17,000 people spanning all stages of the no-code learning journey. Ben's vision is to teach everyone, everywhere what can be done without needing to know how to code.
Amie is the Head of Content at Makerpad. She has led the strategy and direction of all our educational content. Amie has created hundreds of hours of tutorials and mastered many of the tools in the space. She has helped individuals, SMBs, large companies and investment funds improve their processes and operate more efficiently, without writing code.
For our inaugural cohort, we’re offering one-off pricing of $490 instead of $900.
We’re limiting this cohort to 100 students, and acceptances are sent on a rolling basis.

Format

A blend of session styles spread over 5 weeks of learning and building.
1

Learn-and-build

Twice-weekly your instructors will introduce a new area of the curriculum, guiding you through the foundations before you and your course mates engage in a taught live-build. The sessions are interactive and collaborative, with plenty of time for questions and feedback.
2

Co-working sessions

You'll get to hang out in the newly-built Makerpad virtual world, where you can connect with your instructors and course mates, and explore helpful resources. The weekly co-working sessions will also take place here, where you'll be able to give and get feedback, see what others are building, collaborate, and learn together.
3

Office hours

Office hours are your chance to connect with your instructors in a more one-to-one way. You'll get specific feedback on what you're building, answers to any questions, and tips to make your build even better.
4

Demo days

Demo days are created for students to present what they've built to the class — either main projects built during the course, or smaller side projects. Students are all required to give feedback on each other's work, which makes demo days a time for real growth and change.
5

For fun

Happy hour Fridays, 5-minute challenges, a private Slack channel for hangouts, and more.
For our inaugural cohort, we’re offering one-off pricing of $490 instead of $900.
We’re limiting this cohort to 100 students, and acceptances are sent on a rolling basis.

Curriculum

Navigating the tools marketplace
New no-code tools are built and launched almost daily, and knowing what tool you need for your use case can be overwhelminginly tough, especially if you're new to no-code. We'll guide you through understanding what you need (and what you don't), the best tools and how they differ, and tips to help you avoid adding too many tools to your workflow.
Identifying projects, ideas and opportunities
Often, people find themselves in a "chicken and egg" situation — you feel like you can't start building an idea without knowing no-code, and you don't feel like you can learn no-code without having an idea to build. Sometimes, the endless possibilities of no-code alone can feel overwhelming! In this course, you'll not only learn no-code, you'll see first-hand how ideas are born, and how to start building even if you don't have a solid idea yet.
The foundation of no-coding
When you pare it back, the core of no-code is simpler than you might think. Once you understand these building blocks and how they work, you'll learn that almost anything is possible. With the fundamentals under your belt, you'll just need to weave in your creative ideas to start building out your first no-code project.
Learn through active building
What's great about this course is it's a cohort — you'll be learning right alongside other students. This, together with the taught elements of the course, will double-down on your learning potential. You won't just learn what your instructors are teaching you; you and your course mates will watch, inspire and feedback to each other along the way.

By the end of this course you will...

Have a firm grasp of "no-code" and how you can use it
Understand the various tools in the no-code space and how they enable you to build almost anything
Be able to identify which tools are you need depending on what you want to build
Be able to apply your knowledge so you can build quickly and efficiently
For our inaugural cohort, we’re offering one-off pricing of $490 instead of $900.
We’re limiting this cohort to 100 students, and acceptances are sent on a rolling basis.

FAQ

What's the time commitment?

You'll need to commit a minimum of 4 hours a week to the compulsory sessions — beyond that you're welcome to spend as much time as you like connecting with course mates and working on your builds. Most students will commit 4-6 hours a week to this course.

Do I have to attend every session? What if I can't make it?

There are a number of sessions that require you to attend live. Of course, if you have to miss a session or two, that's not a problem — but you and your course mates will all learn most effectively with everyone in attendance.

What timezones does this course suit?

Live sessions will usually be held around 5pm BST | 12pm EST | 9am PT.

What tools does this course cover?

We will be talking about a number of different tools. You can find the details here.