UWE Bristol announce free digital courses in collaboration with the Institute of Coding

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UWE Bristol is to launch a series of Skills Bootcamps in collaboration with the Institute of Coding (IoC) to boost people’s digital skills. The courses are open to those aged 19 and above, are free to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and will cover subjects including cyber security, games technology and zero-carbon buildings.

This forms part of an Institute of Coding-led programme of 20 Skills Bootcamps

The full press release can be read here.

We will be announcing the full details of the courses in the next few weeks and how to book. In the meantime, please see below for a snap shot of the first three courses we will be offering:

Games Technology for Industrial Applications

The UK video games industry is important both economically and culturally, contributing over £1.8 billion towards GDP in the year to November 2018 (The Independent Games Developers Association). Aligned with the UWE Bristol Foundry Technology Affinity Space, the bootcamp will provide essential and transferrable digital skills to individuals looking to progress in this growing sector, and more widely in other sectors (for example, science, aviation, automotive and manufacture) where games technology can be applied. Alongside providing learners with useful skills, the bootcamp offers participants an opportunity to develop key entrepreneurial, practical and interpersonal skills.

This Skills Bootcamp covers four major areas:

  • Basic Tools and Prof Skills
  • Computational Thinking & Practice
  • Games Technology for Industrial Applications
  • Preparation for Employment

Cyber Security

Technology is transforming society; from how we do business to how we socialize, travel and communicate and we are increasingly dependent on the computer systems that drive these processes. This dependency means that we’re vulnerable to cyber-attacks; our personal data can be stolen, and our national institutions, critical infrastructure and the technology that drives our society can be compromised.

The Cyber Security sector is growing, and demand for Cyber Security specialists will grow exponentially. We need skilled, confident cyber security professionals who understand the technology, and the challenges, so they’re able to secure and protect our digital society.

The bootcamp will provide essential and transferrable digital skills to individuals looking to progress in this growing sector. Alongside providing learners with useful skills, the bootcamp offers participants an opportunity to develop and enhance their practical and interpersonal skills.

This Skills Bootcamp covers four major areas:

  • Basic Tools and Prof Skills
  • Computational Thinking & Practice
  • Cyber Security; Applications and Vulnerabilities
  • Preparation for Employment

Achieving Zero-Carbon Buildings 

The UK government’s plans for a post-pandemic green recovery and commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 pose a major challenge for construction professionals. The UK construction sector is falling far short of sector level targets for low carbon building, at a time when the Government’s plans for a post-pandemic, green future is raising the goal post. Accelerating delivery of net-zero carbon buildings is a growing challenge for practitioners, policy makers, clients, building users and developers.

This Skills Bootcamp covers four major areas:

  • Introduction to the Climate Change Challenge to enable the delivery of Zero Carbon Buildings.
  • Zero-Carbon Building Design and Delivery Models: people and process
  • Retrofitting for Zero Carbon Buildings: tools and techniques
  • New Technologies for Zero Carbon: the role of digital fabrication in delivering zero carbon.

To request more information about Skills Bootcamps taught by UWE Bristol, please complete this form.