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With the IoC, you can challenge your perceptions of the digital sector and reboot the system. Because regardless of who you are or where you come from, digital has a place for you. Whether your passion lies in gaming, fashion, activism or beyond, we’re on a mission to show the exciting opportunities to get involved in the digital industry.

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We’ve teamed up with some of the digital industry’s trailblazers to showcase inspiring examples of people shifting the dial on diversity in this field. Our trailblazers are a group of creators and change-makers who are making digital inclusive for all and restarting the system along the way.

As part of this award-winning campaign, we’ve rolled out events, panel talks, workshops and short films – showing the real, accessible opportunities in digital and calling for more people like you to get involved in digital via higher education. And we have some exciting things coming up in the future.

Once you have made the decision to pursue digital, we can help you. We offer a flexible and exciting range of digital skills courses that will give you the skills you need for today’s jobs.

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Curious about coding? Ready for a degree? Aiming for a promotion?
Our network of employers & educators have co-designed a range of industry-inspired courses.

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The IoC wins six national and international awards for the CTRL Your Future campaign

The Institute of Coding’s (IoC) diversity and inclusion campaign has now won a total of six awards for its inspiring content and partnerships that aim […]

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The IoC is reaching new audiences with the award-winning CTRL Your Future campaign

The Institute of Coding’s (IoC) diversity and inclusion campaign wins award for inspiring content that has reached a large and diverse group of learners.  The […]

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Q&A with Debbie Forster MBE, #DigitalRoleModel and CEO of Tech Talent Charter

In this blog, Debbie Forster MBE tells us about her digital skills journey and what inspired her to co-create Tech Talent Charter. The IoC is […]

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Our FREE, online course featured this week is ‘How to Create Great Online Content’, developed with @universityofleeds & @futurelearn! 📝

This course will teach you how to:

◼️ Interpret the messaging and intention behind online content

◼️ Evaluate the use of tone and language in communication

◼️ Apply suitable tones and techniques to communicate a message effectively

This course also comes with a free certificate that you can include with your CV. Click the link in our bio to find out more!

#DigitalSkills #TechJobs
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Our FREE, online course featured this week is ‘Introduction to UX and Accessible Design’, developed with @ual_cci & @futurelearn! 📱💻

This course will teach you how to:

◼️ Explain the role of #userexperience (UX) and interfaces in design

◼️ Describe the main features of accessible digital UX design

◼️ Explore approaches and stages of #accessibledesign

This course also comes with a free certificate that you can include with your CV. Click the link in our bio to find out more!

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Each week, we are going to feature one of our FREE online courses, to give you a sense of what you could learn! 💡

Today we are sharing ‘Create a Professional Online Presence’, a short course created with @universityofleeds & hosted on @futurelearn!

This course will teach you how to:

◼️ Improve your personal professional presence

◼️ Evaluate your online presence for employability

◼️ Explain the direct & indirect activities that contribute to online presence

This course comes with a free certificate that you can include with your CV. Click the link in our bio to find out more!

#DigitalSkills #TechJobs
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Happy LGBT+ History Month! 🏳️‍🌈 

We're looking back at our video with @londongaymers, who provide a safe space for LGBT+ people to share their passion for gaming.

In the video, Matt speaks about creating a community that works to make the digital sector more inclusive & welcoming.

To learn more and celebrate the legacy and future of the LGBT+ community, click the link in our bio! 

You can also follow along using #LGBTHM21
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In a recent survey of our learners, more than half of respondents said they had had no formal qualification in #digital. That shows that we have courses designed for wherever you are in your digital skills journey 💻

To see some of our free, introductory courses, click the link in our bio!

We also have options for more advanced study.

#DigitalSkills #WomeninTech
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The IoC-funded @techupwomen has launched a new online taster course! 👩‍💻

This free course will give you an introduction to #MachineLearning and provides an insight to what the #TechUP programme has to offer.

If you are considering starting your own journey into #tech or thinking about joining a future TechUP programme, click the link in our bio to register now!
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