</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.

/Who are we?

We’re a growing family of 33 universities and more than 81 employers across England and Wales – from Newcastle and Sunderland in the North East, through Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, to Exeter in the South West.

As an initiative funded by the Department for Education via the Office for Students, we work with different areas of the government including:

  • The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
  • The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • The Office for AI

To reach more learners, we listen to outreach organisations on our Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. To understand what businesses need, we rely on leading advice from organisations like Tech UK on our Industry Advisory Board.

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>

/Tips from our experts: five ways you can increase your confidence and boost your success

Published on 13 June 2019

What do you get when you cross two skilled BBC presenters with a room full of people from the tech sector? 40+ people that improved […]

/Institute of Coding and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, announce the development of a new accreditation standard

Published on 29 May 2019

London – Wednesday, 29th May 2019, Today, the Institute of Coding (IoC), a government funded consortium of educators, industry, outreach groups and professionals formed to […]

/How can diversity drive business growth?

Published on 21 May 2019

The question posed to tech businesses was ‘how do you achieve a more diverse workforce to drive growth?’ And it was a question which filled […]

</IoC Events>

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/Training in Unconscious Bias

18 June 2019

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Manchester Metropolitan University is working in partnership with the Institute of Coding to deliver a training session on Unconscious Bias. The training is relevant for […]

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/The Sheffield Start Up Summer 2019

10 June 2019

Kollider - KO-Host, Sheffield

This three-week programme hosted at Castle House’s Ko-Host and Kollider Incubator powered by Barclays Eagle Labs, will include • specialist workshops and training on digital […]

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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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</Governance>

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>