</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.

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</From the news room>

/ICON newsletter – January 2021

Published on 22 January 2021

Bringing you the latest news from the Institute of Coding (IoC), featuring a Director’s update, new case studies, free courses and resources. Welcome to the […]

/Sample the TechUPWomen experience with a new free taster course

Published on 13 January 2021

The award-winning TechUPWomen programme, which was funded by the Institue of Coding, has upskilled 100 women with the digital skills needed for a new career […]

/Expanding digital skills education across the UK

Published on 13 January 2021

The Institute of Coding (IoC) launched in 2018 to help address the UK’s rapidly growing digital skills gap. Since that time, we have worked with our […]

</IoC Events>

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/HE Early Academics in Computer Science Programming Pedagogy Course

3 March 2021

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A course of 4 sessions, of 90 minutes each, on computing education research for Early Academics to help them teach programming in HE. This course […]

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/Teaching programming – for IT professionals who teach in school or at work

6 January 2021

Online event

A course of 4 sessions, of 90 minutes each, on computing education research for IT professionals to help them teach programming to others. This course […]

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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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