I am exploring moving into web development as a complete career change and wanted to ask for some advice on the best way to get into the industry.
My background is in digital marketing so I have a small amount of exposure to the field and I've recently started doing some content production for a website in my local area using Wordpress. I love using this platform and I'm interested in learning the development side for Wordpress.
On doing some initial research, the amount of courses available are endless and I don't really know where to start! Our company used Code Academy previously so I'm thinking this could be a good place to start to see if the actual work suits me. There are also formal qualifications i.e. through college such as a diploma that I could do but I wanted to find out from others about their pathway into web development and if anyone has any advice on what employers prefer from an education point of view?
I am a stay at home mum so I'd be studying online or possibly attending college part time. I feel interaction with others would help with development and motivation.
Does anyone have any suggestions? This is a total career change (at 37 years old) for me and so I don't really have the luxury of time! So the most useful course for me would be something that makes me employable after let's say a year or two.
Thanks in advance! Any advice greatly appreciated.