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Published on 2 November 2021 by Web editor


Bringing you the latest news from the Institute of Coding (IoC)

This newsletter provides information about upcoming IoC-led Skills Bootcamps, including some newly launched fast-track options, our Shift CTRL engagement campaign and the IoC’s Industrial Masters for Artificial Intelligence programme (IMAI).

What are Skills Bootcamps?
Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to upskill, reskill and level up for a career in digital. In addition, you’ll get help preparing for an interview and be connected with local employers. Learn more.

There are start dates for IoC-led Skills Bootcamps this November, December and January. Visit our course catalogue to search for upcoming Skills Bootcamps across all providers, regions and start dates.

Secure your FREE place
Skills Bootcamps will be provided at no cost for learners who meet the eligibility criteria and are accepted by a provider. 

Calling all employers – new skilled grads are coming soon! 
Our first cohort of Skills Bootcamp learners will graduate this November. If you are an employer and would like to access this skilled talent pool or upskill your existing employees at an impressive discount (70% off standard fees), click here or email to learn more.

Shift CTRL campaign 

We recently shared some research that found that 70% of employed Brits are looking to switch careers, with 66% wanting to reskill with tech courses. 

In response to this national demand, we’re continuing to roll our our Shift CTRL campaign to empower and support a larger and more diverse group of people into careers in digital through the IoC-led Skills Bootcamps and other provision. 

In Episode Two of Shift CTRL we’re talking to Timothy Armoo, CEO and founder of Fanbytes, a leading influencer marketing agency. As an industry leader, Timothy shares the importance of digital in his career and the world around us.

November Skills Bootcamp spotlight

Get key transferable skills
Northumbria University is launching two part-time, 16-week Skills Bootcamps that teach the transferable skills of programming and data science. Have a look at the courses here and sign up ASAP to secure your spot. 

Fast-track to a career in data 
Join the TechUP team at Durham University for a newly launched 12-week Skills Bootcamp in data. It’s fully online with personal mentoring, peer support and an interview guaranteed upon completion. Click here to apply now!

Three routes to a tech career 
Want to upskill or reskill for an exciting new career in software engineering, data science or cyber analysis in 16 weeks? The University of Gloucestershire has three Skills Bootcamps coming up that can help you. Apply now for a November start!

Future-proof your career
Level up in 16 weeks for a career in data science or cyber security with two upcoming Skills Bootcamps from Birmingham City University. Click here to learn more and secure your FREE place for November.

Start your 14-week pathway to employability 
Edge Hill University is offering a Skills Bootcamp in cloud computing and data analytics, starting in November, that will put you on the pathway to employment in tech through personal development and mentoring. Learn more and sign up today!

Train for a role in AI
The University of Huddersfield is launching a Skills Bootcamp in AI, covering the fields of data mining, machine learning, robotics, ethics and legal issues. Find out more here.

Develop your digital skills in 14 weeks
Manchester Metropolitan University is running Skills Bootcamps in digital that teach fundamentals in key areas like digital sales, cyber security and entrepreneurship. Learn more and sign up today!

If you’re looking to gain new digital skills in order to develop in your existing role or move into a career in tech, we are here to help you navigate some of the available options. The IoC has worked with top employers to design training that matches your needs, including industry-inspired taster sessions, degrees, short courses and more.

As a starting point, in addition to the Skills Bootcamps, we have 150+ courses at the higher education level in a variety of formats, many of which are available online, that will help you get in-demand digital skills.

The IoC also oversees the Office for AI-funded Industrial Masters for Artificial Intelligence (IMAI) programme to support the drive to increase the volume and quality of skilled AI talent in the UK.

Connecting industry to expert talent 

The IMAI programme can help businesses of all sizes grow their capabilities in AI through early involvement in Masters’ programmes and student placements. Through sponsorship, you can grow the pool of expert talent in AI and by offering placements, you can find individuals to fit your specific business needs.

Learn more here and contact to get involved. 

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