Institute of Coding launches online course catalogue

The government's Institute of Coding has rolled out a major online course catalogue, detailing courses on AI, big data digital skills

by Patrick Sullivan, Political Editor on 19 August 2019 11:41

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The Institute of Coding, the government's flagship skills provider, has launched a digital course catalogue that brings together the offers of 33 partner universities and educators in an aim to close the IT skills gap. The courses displayed include an MSc Computer Science, Introduction to Cloud Computing and a study of Gamification in the Workplace.

The Institute of Coding was set up in a partnership between the UK government and industry in order to address a lack of IT skills within UK business sectors.

One course that brings together core outcomes of the Institute is an MSc in AI with Industrial Experience. On this course students will be made familiar with AI tools used to program Deep Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks and Deep Reinforcement Learning.

However, students will also be placed within an industrial environment for up to a maximum of 12 months. Here they will learn on the job technical knowledge and skills that aim to equipped students with the necessary skillsets before they enter into the IT industry.

Rachid Hourizi, Director, Institute of Coding said, “The new online catalogue is truly innovative in that it brings together courses from the IoC’s more than 30 educational providers.” “We work with industry and employers to determine what skills they require, and then engage with our partners in higher education to design courses to meet this need.

He continued, "The IoC’s mandate is to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap, and this easy-to-use course catalogue will help the next generation of learners develop the skills that they need to be highly employable.”

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