</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>

/The IoC wins six national and international awards for the CTRL Your Future campaign

Published on 16 November 2020

The Institute of Coding’s (IoC) diversity and inclusion campaign has now won a total of six awards for its inspiring content and partnerships that aim […]

/IMAI Virtual FinTech event – 11th November 2020

Published on 16 November 2020

Over the past few months, we have all become increasingly accustomed to working in a virtual environment, hosting meetings, events and conferences via online platforms. […]

/ICON newsletter – October 2020

Published on 9 November 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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/How Training in Digital Skills can help your business innovate

30 November 2020

Online event

With COVID-19, the need for organisations to innovate has never been higher. Yet many businesses need more digital skills to help bring new and innovative […]

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/Teach the Nation to Code: Free Coding Workshop

17 October 2020

Online event

As the world enters further into the information age, skills related to programming have become highly desirable by industry and research. This course is well […]

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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>