The UK’s Institute of Coding (IoC), which launched in December 2018, says that it has now signed up over 32,000 learners in little over a year – including to free cybersecurity training modules such “Basics of Network Security“, which can be used as a building block towards an MSc in Cyber Security at Coventry University,
The news represents welcome success for the Institute, which was founded with £20 million of funding from Theresa May’s government; a figure then matched by a further £20 million from industry champions like Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft.
The IoC’s course catalogue gives a flavour of new and upcoming units, including a range of free cybersecurity training programmes. (The catalogue aggregates the 180+ courses from the Institute’s partners in one place for the first time.)
Free Cybersecurity Training
The Institute works with higher education partners to deliver bite-sized courses for adult learners, with a focus on skills that employers will welcome, amid a growing recognition that static degrees often provide skills that are redundant (owing to the fast-moving nature of tech) by the time graduates hit the labour market.