FAQ

Wondering about the application process, financing, different courses and other general information about DCI? You are at the right place!

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Application process

It’s really simple. Just fill out the application form and one of our education consultants will get in touch with you as soon as possible to guide you through the application process.

It is not possible to receive funding from the Agentur für Arbeit or Jobcenter as a student. In addition, all courses are taught full-time, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4.15 pm. Participation is therefore not possible for students.

Unfortunately, this is not possible. All courses are taught full-time from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 4.15 pm.

You do not need any prior technical knowledge for our courses. However, in order to receive financial support (Bildungsgutschein/education voucher), you must have a registered residence in Germany, be able to speak English or German at least at level B1 and be registered as a job seeker. You can find more information about the entry requirements on the courses page.

No. Our courses are designed for newcomers as well as for people who already have some knowledge in the digital field.

Ideally, you speak German or English at level B1, but you do not need an official certificate. As part of our courses, we offer both German and English classes to further improve your language level.

Yes, our courses currently take place exclusively online. This means you can register at any time, no matter where you live in Germany.

Financing & Bildungsgutschein (education voucher)

  1. If you are unemployed and registered at the Agentur für Arbeit or Jobcenter, you can get the courses 100% financed by them via a Bildungsgutschein or a Aktivierungs- und Vermittlungsgutschein. They are then free of charge for you.
  2. If the first option does not apply to you, our partner Chancen eG can help you with the financing. If you find a permanent job after completing the course, you can pay back the fees in small instalments.
  3. You can also finance our courses completely independently as a self-payer – either by paying immediately or in instalments.

Please contact our education consultants for further information!

To receive a Bildungsgutschein, you must be unemployed or soon to be unemployed and register with the Agentur für Arbeit or Jobcenter. They will check whether you meet all the necessary requirements.

You can find more information on our page about the Bildungsgutschein.

The Agentur für Arbeit or the Jobcenter usually supports people who are between 25 and 60 years old. However, there are exceptions. For example, our youngest course participant was 22, our oldest participant 61.

After you have registered as a jobseeker with the Agentur für Arbeit or the Jobcenter, you will receive a PIN with which your account can be activated. Our education consultants will then support you in applying for the Bildungsgutschein (education voucher).

Course Information

The DCI offers a four-week Orientation course where you can learn the basics of Web Development, Marketing and Cloud Computing and find out if a digital career is right for you. After that, you can choose one of our courses in Web Development, Java, Python, Cloud Computing, Online Marketing or HR Consultant.

For more information, please visit our Courses page.

A course consists of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 25 participants, who are usually taught by 2 teachers. The lessons are project-oriented and therefore practical and take place online.

Our Orientation course lasts four weeks. The courses in Web Development, Online Marketing and Java last 12 months. You will also complete a 2-month internship. Our Python course and our HR Consultant course are 10 months long, plus internship. Our AWS re/Start Cloud Computing course lasts 3 months.

Start dates may vary from course to course. As a rule, the Orientation course starts every 2 weeks, our Web Development course every month, Online Marketing every 2 months and AWS re/Start every 3 months. The best way to find out the start dates for our courses in Java, Python and HR Consultant is to contact our education consultants.

You can apply for an internship at a company of your choice. Our Career Success Team will support you, as will our network of over 600 partner companies.

Most of the courses we offer are taught in English or German. You can find more information in the details of the different course pages.

General Information

Unfortunately, no. Participation in one of our courses does not qualify you for a work or student visa. You can find more information about this on the website of the German government, for example.

When you graduate from one of our courses, you are qualified to work in the tech industry. Most of our graduates start their first job in tech in a junior position with a starting salary between 34,000 and 43,000 euros per year.

In contrast to courses at universities, which are usually very theoretically focused, we place great emphasis on project work and practical applications. In this way, we create the best conditions for our students for their later employment. Our curriculum is also developed in cooperation with companies, so the content is relevant and tailored to the labour market. Our ultimate goal is successful placement in employment.

After successfully completing a course at the DCI, you will receive a certificate of participation that shows the contents, the duration of the further training and the internship completed. This is a so-called certificate of further education (Weiterbildungszertifikat) according to §81 SGB III, which was checked and approved as part of the approval of the further education. It serves you for application purposes and is recognised by all German companies.

Our job placement rate is higher than that of comparable training providers. With the support of our Career Success Service, you have a team of application experts and career coaches at your side to help you find a secure and well-paid job. Furthermore, our partner network of over 600 companies will make it much easier for you to find an internship or your first job in tech!

Feel free to contact us via our application form. We will get back to you as soon as possible and answer all your questions.

Feel free to get in touch with us through our application form. We will try to answer your queries as quickly as possible.

Your new future is waiting for you – Ready to get started?

Then take the first step and apply for a DCI course!

If you are still unsure or have any questions, feel free to contact our Education Consultants: they are always there for you and ready to help – regardless of your location.

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