</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>

/National Coding Week 2020 – making coding accessible at all levels

Published on 14 September 2020

The Institute of Coding (IoC) is once again celebrating National Coding Week, a volunteer-led event founded in 2014 that aims to help build people’s confidence […]

/A day of #DigitalRoleModels: how our Digital Women event helped participants pave new pathways to tech

Published on 10 September 2020

The Institute of Coding (IoC), a national government supported initiative designed to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap, welcomed nearly 400 delegates to the […]

/Why online digital skills education is a hit with learners – an IoC, FutureLearn and University of Leeds case study

Published on 8 September 2020

With millions of people staying at home in recent months, there has been a massive appetite for online learning and courses. For the Institute of […]

</IoC Events>

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/PG Conversion Courses in AI and Data Science: Industry Engagement Webinar

15 October 2020

Online webinar

Come and join our Business Development and Academic teams from Coventry University, Queen Mary University of London and Aston University to learn more about how your business can get involved […]

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/Coding 101 – Curious about Coding

17 September 2020


As part of National Coding Week, we are running a one hour online event providing an introduction to coding in Python.   PLEASE NOTE: That […]

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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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