</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 committed to co-developing new courses and activities that will help a larger and more diverse group of learners into digital careers. We were launched in January 2018 in response to the UK’s digital skills gap, with £20-million in funding from the Office for Students.

We’ve now expanded the project to include the Industrial Masters for Artificial Intelligence programme (IMAI), which is led by the Office for Artificial Intelligence, and the consortium, led by Coventry University, who are involved in the campaign to fill 2,500 new places on postgraduate artificial intelligence and data science conversion courses. We’ll continue to grow in 2020 with the inclusion of more digital projects.

We’re focused 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.

Talk to us to discover how you can help us achieve our mission.

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</From the news room>

/Q&A with Dr Bhagyashree Patil, Lecturer in Computer Science and #DigitalRoleModel

Published on 30 July 2020

Seeing yourself represented in an industry can be a great inspiration to start working in that sector. Our upcoming Digital Women event will introduce you […]

/Looking at language as a barrier with Manchester Metropolitan University

Published on 29 July 2020

Having postponed the planned, in-person event in March due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the Institute of Coding (IoC) team at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) went […]

/ICON newsletter – July 2020

Published on 23 July 2020

Bringing you the latest news from the Institute of Coding (IoC), with information about how the IoC is helping people develop, grow or update their […]

</IoC Events>

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/#CyberFest Sunderland: Cyber Security Needs You!

8 September 2020


Cyber security needs all talents! Technical or not, this free event hosted by Sunderland University and the Institute of Coding is for you. Not only […]

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/Data, Visualisation and Connectivity for Healthcare

2 August 2020


Healthcare is changing. Rising expectations of service and efficacy, combined with the pressures of an aging population, demands new business models and leadership. Technology will […]

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</The Observatory>

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

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

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</Keep in touch>