Kickstart your digital career


</The FREE programme that gives you the digital skills you need>

Click Start is a new nationwide training programme that gives you the digital skills you need to get better pay and new job opportunities. Whatever you want to do in your career, learning next-level skills can help you get there. Click on each course to find more details and apply for the one that fits your plans best.


  • Digital jobs earn £8k more a year1
  • There are over 850,000 digital job vacancies in the UK2
  • 82% of jobs now need digital skills.3

Tailored courses you can choose from

As part of Click Start, we offer different courses around the country with options for both in-person and online learning to suit your lifestyle and location. Click Start gives you digital and employability skills, helping you get access to better pay and more opportunities.

You may also have additional support, such as career advice or mentoring by tech industry leaders, depending on the specific coursescour.

Click Start courses are currently open for registration.

If you see one of the Click Start courses are underway, don’t worry! We will be continuing to launch new courses throughout 2023 and 2024.

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What do you need to apply?

All you need is an open mind. You don’t need experience. You don’t need to have been to university. All you need is curiosity and be ready to learn new things. Maybe you want a new direction? Maybe you want to upskill? Maybe you want a raise or promotion in your current role? Click Start gives you the head start you need.

Please head to each individual course listing to see the eligibility criteria for each course.

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You learn various skills depending on the Click Start course you’ll be part of. These can be technical skills, such as how to use specific tools and perform certain tasks. But also personal and professional skills, such as teamwork, networking and problem-solving that will help you navigate a job application and working environment.

During your course, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills, which will help you gain experience and stand out in job interviews.

The entry requirements depend on the course you want to apply for. To ensure you’re eligible, please head to the course listing and check if the entry criteria apply to you.

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To apply for a course, you’ll first have to check if you meet the eligibility criteria. If you do, you’ll be asked to fill out a simple application form and someone will be in touch.

The Click Start courses start at different times throughout the year, depending on your chosen programme.

If you want to find out more about course dates and how the courses run, please click on each provider from our course listing here

If you meet the eligibility criteria, the programme is completely free, and no, there’s no catch. These spaces have been funded by Nominet to reduce the UK’s digital skills gap.

Please go to specific courses to see the eligibility criteria for each course. View our course listings here

Click Start is the new nationwide training programme developed by the Institute of Coding (IoC), a national consortium of industry, educators and outreach providers.

Click Start is funded by Nominet, the public benefit company that operates and protects UK Internet infrastructure and uses its funds to support projects that promote digital inclusion.

The new programme will be rolled out through 2023 and helps to tackle the UK’s digital skills gap. This will be done by offering skills and training to more than 26,500 learners across the country, who may not have previously had opportunities.

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