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Whether you want to gain new skills or prepare for your career, we have flexible digital skills courses for you. Click below to browse our 150+ courses and boost your employability. We are also delivering new Skills Bootcamps, which are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks that give people the opportunity to build up their tech skills and prepare for an interview with an employer.

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The Institute of Coding (IoC) is a collaborative national consortium of industry, educators and outreach providers that are working together to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap through the delivery of employer-led digital skills education. Through this collaborative approach, IoC partners have created more than 150 new courses that have engaged 900,000 diverse learners to date.


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IoC partners are providing government-funded Skills Bootcamps at locations throughout the country. Topics for these free short courses include core digital skills, data science, software development, AI, cybersecurity and others.

Please explore our Skills Bootcamp course catalogue to see the options that are open for registration.


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In partnership with Santander and the TechUP initiative at Durham University, the IoC is pleased to launch Your Digital Pathway – a new, free digital skills course. This course has been developed to support individuals who want to take the first step on the pathway to building their digital skills.  

The course is online, taught at an introductory level, and can be completed at your own pace. 

Applications close on 29 June 2022.

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Whether you are new to digital, expanding your skills or are a manager upskilling 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. We offer courses that are online, in person and a blend of the two, so you can keep learning wherever you are in your life or career.

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5 fun facts about coding that we hope will blow your mind 🤯

1. There are over 700 programming languages to choose from
2. The world's first computer programmer was a renowned female mathematician - Ada Lovelace, which is why we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day
3. The first-ever computer game, Spacewar, made zero profit for its team of creators. Also the computer with this game on would've been the size of a car!
4. The first computer 'bug' was an actual real-life bug. Admiral Grace Hooper discovered a moth stuck in relay which was hindering the computers performance
5. The first computer virus wasn't designed to be harmful. Programmer Fred Cohen was known for designing anti-virus software and in order to prove it was needed, he came up with a computer virus that was able to seize a computer, make copies of itself and then spread from unit to unit.

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Want to know one of the biggest reasons why people get jobs in #tech?

Yep, it's the money 💰 Here are some of the average salaries for tech roles in the UK.

And the best part is, you could do one of our FREE #SkillsBootcamps and kickstart you career in tech. Click the link in our bio to find out more.
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Unsure as to where coding could take you? Here are some in demand jobs that require coding skills💻

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/Coding – what is it and should I learn how to code?

Published on 22 September 2022

We’re answering your top coding questions to help you understand what coding is, where coding could take you and the skills you’ll need to be […]

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