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The Institute of Coding is a new £40m+ initiative by the UK Government to transform the digital skills prole of the country. In the context of signicant national and international education and skills policy scrutiny, it responds to the apparently contradictory data that the country has a digital skills shortage across a variety of sectors, yet the university system produces computing graduates every year who end up unemployed, or underemployed. In this paper, we describe the background and evidence base for the Institute of Coding, its key themes and current activities, as well as reecting on potential replicability of aspects of the Institute to other nations or regions with similar ambitions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practice, CEP 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366311
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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