</The Institute of Coding enrols 32,000 learners onto digital courses>
London, Tuesday, 17th December 2019 – The Institute of Coding (IoC), announced today that it has signed-up a total of 32,000 learners onto its digital courses at universities across the country.
At the start of January 2019, the IoC, a digital skills consortium of 35 universities and more than 100 employers, had enrolled 5,000 learners onto 35 IoC-created courses. Twelve months later, a further 27,000 learners have enrolled on more than 100 IoC-created courses. These courses have been created with input from industry, so learners can be sure they are getting the skills employers want. The new figures are a testament to the growing success of the IoC’s courses and suggest that an increasing number of learners want to develop new digital skills. Many of the courses are delivered online, allowing learners to study while balancing work and family commitments.
The IoC’s 2019 highlights include a suite of 10 courses developed at Newcastle University in partnership with the NHS and short online courses from Coventry University, such as an Introduction to Cryptography and the Basics of Network Security, which can be studied independently or used as building blocks towards an MSc in Cyber Security.
Looking ahead to 2020, the IoC’s partners are developing additional courses in long and short formats, so more people can find a pathway to fit their interests and lifestyle. In January, for example, the University of Leeds will launch a new collection of online coursesthat will run on FutureLearn, the social learning platform, designed to help learners boost their skills for the workplace. Please visit the IoC’s course catalogue at instituteofcoding.org/courses/search/ to view regularly updated information about new and upcoming courses.
Sheila Flavell, Chief Operating Officer at FDM Group and Chair of the Institute of Coding’s Industry Advisory Board, comments:
“We are thrilled to see the growing success of the IoC, which is encouraging thousands of students into tech careers and helping existing workers and professionals to flourish in this new digital age.”
“Fortunately, the IoC is proving its success at a time when the nation needs it most. The digital skills gap is growing faster than ever, and the job market is evolving rapidly. Without government, education or industry intervention, we are at huge risk of falling behind in terms of technology and our economy, and leaving thousands of young people without the skills to lead the future of our businesses and industries.”