</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 Tech UK 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>

/Institute of Coding calls for greater industry collaboration at first annual conference

Published on 12 March 2019

Manchester, 12th March 2019 – The Institute of Coding (IoC) is hosting its first annual conference in Manchester, attracting over 200 attendees from across the […]

/Institute of Coding teams up with Cisco to host ‘Get into Coding’ workshop

Published on 8 March 2019

Manchester, 8th March 2019 – The Institute of Coding (IoC) has teamed up with Cisco to host a one-day training workshop designed to introduce a […]

/Digital Bootcamp in business to make graduates work-ready

Published on 28 February 2019

A pioneering bootcamp is set to ensure graduates hit the ground running when they move from university life into the workplace. The University of Sunderland […]

</IoC Events>

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/Teach the Nation to Code: Python

27 April 2019

Engineering and Environment Faculty, Northumbria University

Northumbria University’s IoC team has partnered with QA Consulting to run a series of Teach the Nation to Code workshops. These events aim to bridge […]

Event Details
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/Tech Talent Charter: Get a Business Edge with Diversity

21 May 2019

Cotswold Area Civil Service Sports Association (CACSSA)

The Tech Talent Charter, in collaboration with The University of Gloucestershire, The National Cyber Security Centre (a part of GCHQ) and The Institute of Coding […]

Event Details
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</The Observatory>

By carrying out horizon-scanning, we can look to the future of the digital sector and keep up with the changing skills businesses need.

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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>