</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.

Join us

</From the news room>

/#TechUPWomen, We Meet Again!

Published on 16 October 2019

On a beautiful sunny weekend in September, our #TechUPWomen family came together once again for our second residential. This time we were based at Edge Hill […]

/Future proofing UK business for a digital future: how flexible learning can help close the digital skills gap

Published on 10 October 2019

There is little doubt that technology is developing faster than the UK workforce is able to adapt to it. Josie Fraser of the Open University […]

/New IoC and Deloitte research shows that more than 40 per cent of female respondents would move into the digital sector if they knew how to retrain

Published on 8 October 2019

To make sure that the UK is a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone, it is crucial that people have the digital skills they […]

</IoC Events>

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/Coding 101 – Curious about Coding

2 October 2019

St. Peter's Campus, University of Sunderland

Are you curious about coding? Due to popular demand, we are re-running our Coding 101 session. Coding is transforming the world, from the apps on […]

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/Creating Digital Futures – techUK Conference

8 October 2019

Mi-IDEA centre, Manchester

techUK is excited to hold its first flagship skills and opportunities conference, Creating Digital Futures, on 8 October in Manchester. The UK’s tech sector is thriving, […]

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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>