School of Computing

Apprenticeships and CPD

Apprenticeships and CPD

Upskill your business through 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 and can help with entry level digital skills, soft and leadership skills as well as advanced technical skills.

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Degree apprenticeships

The Institute of Coding at Newcastle University has three postgraduate qualifications to improve digital skills in the North East and beyond. The programmes are designed to aid experienced professionals or recent graduates further develop their skills and knowledge in either data analytics or cyber security, helping to reduce the digital skills gap.

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

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

Create a bespoke programme, 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 series starting in Autumn 2020.

Join our online event to find out how we can help your business develop digital skills and CPD

Find out how the Institute of Coding at Newcastle University is helping regional organisations develop basic and advanced digital skills through bespoke short courses and training programmes. Tell us how your business would like to develop bespoke digital training. Join our FREE online consulation event 14:00 - 15:30 Monday 30 November.