/It’s time to
CTRL Your Future

With the IoC, you can challenge your perceptions of the digital sector and reboot the system. Because regardless of who you are or where you come from, digital has a place for you. Watch this space for exciting updates from our partners showcasing what the digital sector has to offer in gaming, fashion, design and other areas, and find out more about the CTRL Your Future campaign here.

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</A partnership for digital transformation>

We bring industry, government, higher education and outreach partners together to create new courses, develop existing skills and provide support that attracts fresh talent into digital careers. We empower organisations to bridge the digital skills gap. Working with our partners, we are determined to break down the barriers that discourage people from tech education and careers. We provide different ways to access digital education and design events, courses and training that suit the lifestyle of learners.

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</Industry partners>

Multinational or SME, we value input from a wide variety of business partners that helps us shape new courses and relevant support.

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</Education partners>

Across the UK, computer science departments, business schools, leaders in online learning and art and design, have seen the value of creating new learning opportunities.

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We’re helping people from a wide range of backgrounds gain employment by developing their digital skills.

</Get involved>

Work with us. You’ll be joining the largest national collaboration of universities, businesses and outreach partners focused on digital skills training. Together, we’re creating new learning experiences that fuse the best of the tried and tested with exciting new ideas from the world of education.

How can you help us build a new digital workforce?

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</Employers>

Connect with digital talent and recruit new employees through our network of universities and industry links.

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</Learners>

Boost your digital career prospects by studying with us online, on campus or even at work.

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</Educators>

Develop business focused courses with our network of universities that prepare your students for the digital economy.

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</Outreach Partners>

Work with us to give everyone the opportunity to develop digital skills and kickstart their digital career.

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</Discover IoC Courses>

Whether you’ve just finished A-Levels or you’re a manager developing your team, we’ve worked with top employers to design training that matches your needs. Explore our industry-inspired taster sessions, degrees, short courses, and more.

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</More about IoC's latest work>

Newsroom

/#TechUPWomen, We Meet Again!

Published on 16 October 2019

On a beautiful sunny weekend in September, our #TechUPWomen family came together once again for our second residential. This time we were based at Edge Hill […]

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/Digital Art and Design for Secondary Schools

1 November 2019, Manorfield Primary School

An introduction to teaching Art and Design using Processing and other digital tools for secondary school teachers (and Year 6 primary teachers). This FREE course […]

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Editorial

/How to meet the growing demand for specialist skills

You may have seen the recent headlines that AI, cyber security and data science are emerging areas of importance in the UK. From working directly […]

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/University of Bath – Security and Integrity (MSc Computer Science module)

Develop an understanding of the difficulties of security - everyone wants it but no-one can define it. Analyse the security threats to a proposed design. Propose realistic counter-measures, where available.

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</What are we addressing?>

The Institute of Coding is a £40 million initiative supported by the UK government (via the Office for Students, OfS), education providers and a range of employers.

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</Specialists needed>

Highly trained digital specialists are needed in the UK by 2022 to support the digital economy.

One in five

</Vacancies>

Vacancies are linked to the shortage of digital skills of potential employees.

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</Women>

Only 17% of the UK tech/ICT workforce are women.

Thirteen percent

</Unemployed grads>

Computer science students are still unemployed six months after graduating.

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