</The IoC Mission>

Our mission is to break down barriers to digital learning and employment. We believe learning should be a lifelong process and that everyone has a right to improve their skills. We want to spread opportunity by offering access to education, providing what you need, when you need it, in a place you can reach.

/The IoC and our projects

We’re a large national consortium of educators, employers and outreach organisations that is co-developing new courses to help a larger and more diverse group of learners into digital careers.  

The IoC was launched in January 2018 in response to the UK’s digital skills gap, with £20 million in funding from the Office for Students. With this initial project complete, we are continuing our work across a variety of exciting projects, including developing and delivering a series of Skills Bootcamps for the Department for Education.   

Our previous work includes high-profile projects like the Industrial Masters for Artificial Intelligence programme (IMAI), which was led by the Office for Artificial Intelligence and the Office for Students-led campaign to fill 2,500 new places on postgraduate artificial intelligence and data science conversion courses.

We are continuing to focus on providing a fresh and disruptive approach to digital learning that incorporates industry input at all points and keeps the focus on diversity and inclusion. Together, we’re creating a change in the way we equip people with digital skills. 

</From the news room>

/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 […]

/Skills Bootcamps: what are they and are they right for me?

Published on 2 September 2022

How and why Skills Bootcamps began Skills Bootcamps are part of a government initiative introduced to provide targeted skills training, to help close national skills […]

/Getting a job in tech

Published on 11 August 2022

With ever increasing digitisation and new forms of technology popping up each day, this has created a massive new and continuingly evolving industry, with a […]

</IoC Events>

big data ai world banner

/Big Data & AI World

2 March 2022

ExCel

Join the Institute of Coding and the Office for AI (OAI) at Big Data & AI World on the 2nd & 3rd March. Together with […]

Event Details

/Early Careers Day from everywomen

7 March 2022

Online event

This free, online event is on 7 March and will give attendees the opportunity to connect with leading tech employers.

Event Details
hand writing in book

</The Observatory>

A forward-looking research community developing an outstanding evidence base of knowledge and best practice for digital skills needs and training.

Learn more
Man working at a computer

</Governance>

Leading academics, senior industry representatives and diversity experts help us make our projects possible and spend our funds effectively.

Learn more

</Keep in touch>