Skip to main content

Apprenticeships in Computing and CPD

Upskill your business through the Institute of Coding.

About the Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a government funded project to help close the digital skills gap. As part of this, we are creating courses and developing training to help businesses get the necessary skills to succeed in the digital age.

Our courses are developed in partnership with business. They can help with:

  • entry-level digital skills
  • soft and leadership skills
  • advanced technical skills


Degree apprenticeships in computing

The Institute of Coding at Newcastle University has three postgraduate qualifications to improve digital skills in the North East and beyond. We designed these apprenticeships in computing to aid experienced professionals or recent graduates further develop their skills and knowledge in either data analytics or cyber security. Our software engineering is a conversion route allowing non-IT specialists to develop broad digital skills to work in IT. Our aim is to reduce the digital skills gap.

The apprenticeships build on the University’s outstanding academic reputation as a Russell Group member. It brings together expertise from across the University’s Schools of Computing, Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics, as well as the internationally triple-accredited Newcastle University Business School.


There are a range of ways in which you can access CPD through the Institute of Coding.

We can create bespoke digital training, tailored to your needs and your employee backgrounds. We can provide programmes and courses in a range of topics, including:

  • blockchain and distributive ledger technology
  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • data visualisation and analytics
  • programming in a range of languages, including python, R and C++
  • cloud computing and the internet of things
  • digital innovation and leadership

In addition, you can also join modules of our current postgraduate programmes, including from our degrees in:

  • Advanced computing science
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Sciences
  • Computer Security and resilience
  • Computer Game Engineering
  • Bioinformatics

To help NHS staff prepare for the digital future of healthcare, we run Health Informatics CPD courses co-developed with Health Education England North East & North Cumbria, with the next sessions running between November 21 and March 22.