</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 techUK 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>

/National Coding Week 2019 – Coding for Everyone

Published on 16 September 2019

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

/Meet Rafael – computing graduate, digital bootcamp attendee and work-ready employee

Published on 21 August 2019

Rafael is from Cyprus – he moved to the UK to complete a degree in computing and is now studying a Master’s in cyber security. […]

/Institute of Coding launches online catalogue of digital courses

Published on 19 August 2019

London, Monday, 19th August 2019: The Institute of Coding (IoC), a government-funded national consortium of educators, employers, outreach groups and professionals formed to respond to […]

</IoC Events>

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/Digital Art and Design for Secondary Schools

1 November 2019

Manorfield Primary School

An introduction to teaching Art and Design using Processing and other digital tools for secondary school teachers (and Year 6 primary teachers). This FREE course […]

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/Teaching Games Development for Secondary Schools – Cohort 2

2 October 2019

Alexandra Palace

An introduction to teaching Games Development for secondary school teachers or educators in informal settings who teach this topic to learners of ages 11 to […]

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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>