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Published on 23 September 2019 by web editor


The new academic year can be scary – but the Institute of Coding (IoC) is here to help. We’re committed to offering learners across the UK the opportunity to gain in-demand digital skills, in a way that’s accessible and suits your lifestyle. Here’s how to make this academic year a success.

Finding the right course or event

Our new course catalogue is a great place to start if you’re thinking about applying to university, changing your career path or gaining useful digital skills. The catalogue brings together all of the IoC-supported courses that are being run by our 33 university partners from all over the UK. Each course has been developed in collaboration with employers, so you can be confident that you’re getting the skills employers want, and you can filter by delivery method, cost and location, which means it’s easy to find a course that works for you. Explore the course catalogue here >>

The IoC events page also boasts a variety of activities with a range of price points, so your budget won’t exclude you from taking part. From coding courses for beginners to cyber security for app experts, our partners are offering several free events throughout the autumn term. With these events, you can supplement your education, discover a new hobby, or use the opportunity to meet like-minded people while gaining valuable digital skills. Visit our events page to view these events and more >>

How do I know if these courses are right for me?

If you’re not convinced yet, our blogs and case studies are a great way to learn more about what it’s like to attend an IoC course or event, and what participants get out of them. Our confidence building workshop blog gives you five tips on how to present like a pro and grow your confidence, which you can use at work, whilst learning and in everyday life. Read fellow learner Rafael’s story for an example of how IoC courses can help you boost your employability through contact with our industry partners.

We also post blogs on topics that matter to us, written by our members who know these areas best. For example, for Global Accessibility Awareness Day in May, our Diversity and Inclusion Board member Molly Watt wrote about accessibility in tech and her experience with Usher’s syndrome.

If you’ve enjoyed this blog, make sure to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for updates on new courses, events and our partners’ activity. If you have questions, please get in touch with us by emailing

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