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Greater Manchester Digital Skills Hub

Businesses and employees people in Greater Manchester! Gain qualifications with our free coding and digital skills courses. Reserve your spot now — space is limited!

Our free coding courses in Greater Manchester will help:

  • Help local businesses fill the digital skills gap and increase productivity.
  • Upskill individuals already employed in the IT industry to maximise potential.
  • Supporting the Greater Manchester community through providing free courses for those over 16 years of age, enabling career progression within tech and other digital industries.
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Ready to kickstart a career in IT? Register your interest in our free IT courses in Manchester now

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The Digital Careers Upskill Programme (DCUP) is delivered by Serco as part of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s three-year Skills for Growth programme, which is funded through the European Social Fund.

The Coders Guild are part of Serco’s Approved Training Providers, providing businesses and employed people with access to fully funded IT training courses across the Greater Manchester area. It is available in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Register your interest in our free IT courses in Manchester

What's on offer?
The courses have been designed to address two types of learners and career goals:

  • Reskilling -Training for those looking to start a new career in a digital role
  • Upskilling -Training for those in digital role aspiring to progress their digital career

The Digital Skills for Business Programme is delivered by UK Skills Academy. These courses support people in non-digital roles.

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Upskill/Reskill yourself and your teams with these 100% funded courses

Source Control and Workflows With Git

Starts: 11th July, 2022

Length: 5 Days

Type: 5 Day Immersive

UX in 5 Days

Starts: 11th July, 2022

Length: 5 Days

Type: 5 Day Immersive

Practical Agile in 5 Days

Starts: 25th July, 2022

Length: 5 Days

Type: 5 Day Immersive

Problem Solving with JavaScript

Starts: 25th July, 2022

Length: 5 Days

Type: 5 Day Immersive

Best Practice for Remote Teams

Starts: 25th July, 2022

Length: 3 x half days

Type: Workshop

Essential Skills for Digital Project/Account Managers

Starts: 25th July, 2022

Length: 8-16 weeks

Type: Get Ahead

Essential Skills for UX Professionals

Starts: 25th July, 2022

Length: 8-16 weeks

Type: Get Ahead

Crucial Skills for Software Developers

Starts: 25th July, 2022

Length: 8-16 weeks

Type: Get Ahead

Crucial Skills for Software Testers

Starts: 27th July, 2022

Length: 8-16 weeks

Type: Get Ahead

Essential Skills For Agile & Tech Careers

Starts: 28th July, 2022

Length: 8-16 weeks

Type: Get Ahead

Essential QA and Testing

Starts: 2nd August, 2022

Length: 3 x half days

Type: Workshop

Efficient Project Planning & Automation

Starts: 3rd August, 2022

Length: Multiple options available

Type: Workshop

Agile Planning: A Practical Guide with Lego

Starts: 8th August, 2022

Length: 2 Days

Type: Workshop

Improving Website Security

Starts: 8th August, 2022

Length: 3 x half days

Type: Workshop

Code Reviews & Workflows with Git

Starts: 22nd August, 2022

Length: 3 x half days

Type: Workshop

Supercharge Your Website's Performance and Accessibility

Starts: TBC

Length: 3 x half days

Type: Workshop

Intro to Source Control with Git

Starts: TBC

Length: 1 Day

Type: Workshop

Not found a suitable course for your team?

Speak to our course experts to find out how we can help your team grow, or register your interest for our courses coming soon

Hear from the Employers and Employees

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Just wanted to say a big thank you to The Coders Guild team for a great course! Definitely inspired me to push our team in different directions to ensure we are developing a more rounded project

Essential Skills for Your Tech Career - Employer
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From the course I was able to get progression within my employment, I have more of a tech based role which I am loving.

Software Tester - Employee

Hear from our Partners:

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I am delighted that we have been appointed as the lead partner on this exciting digital commission and really proud to be in partnership with The Coders Guild.

Gemma Beech

MD at UK Skills Academy

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We are committed to delivering a successful digital industry skills programme in Greater Manchester that contributes to productivity, innovation and economic growth across all sectors

Rob Matts

Head of Skills at Serco

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We want to support all people in employment in Greater Manchester with ambitions to move into higher skills jobs, and we’re actively looking to diversify the tech industry by training people vastly under-represented in tech such as seniors, women, BAME people and people with a disability

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CEO, The Coders Guild

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