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Ada, the National College of Digital Skills is a specialist college which inspires the students of today to become the digital pioneers of tomorrow.

The digital industry is experiencing epic growth but there is a talent shortage. Over 130,000 tech jobs are available each year in the UK but students are leaving education without sufficient knowledge and experience to get the job. We want to change this.

With Ada, students can learn relevant digital skills to pursue their dream job in tech. We are a unique community which puts computer programming at the heart of everything we do. Our students are the future game changers: challenging the norm, excited by change, and resilient in the face of adversity.

We want to remove the glass ceiling for women and individuals from low-income backgrounds in the tech industry. Everyone, from any background, is entitled to a quality education and a better future. Our community is united by digital so we work closely with Haringey Council and the local community to ensure the inclusion extends beyond the walls of Ada.

HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?

READ THE ADA STORY

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRY SUPPORT

Our strong industry connections bridge the gap between education and the real world. With the backing of our founding partners: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, Gamesys, IBM, King and the Aldridge Foundation, we can continue to grow.

We work directly with employers, big and small, to create opportunity. The Ada community is founded on a passion and expertise in digital and of strong desire to support our students.

 

ABOUT ADA LOVELACE

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was a British computing pioneer from the 19th century regarded as the first programmer. Ada was the bold visionary who recognised the potential of computers to solve problems in many areas, from maths to music, and she embodies our College's values:

CURIOSITY

Learning is about more than facts and figures.  It's about discovering how things work. It's about different people, cultures and environments and a strong appreciation for the new.

RIGOUR

Quality comes from the discipline of hard logic, honest challenge, thorough analysis and precise execution and communication.

CREATIVITY

Ambiguity and uncertainty are our friends. That's why we make the space to imagine, to connect the unconnected, and to be inspired to create the new, and to solve the unsolved.

COLLABORATION

Individually we can be great but together we are greater than the sum of our parts. We show people how to get the best out of each other, how to motivate each other, how to co-create and how to come together to solve the challenges and create the new.

RESILIENCE

Adversity and change are inevitable factors we face in life. We build the adaptable and flexible mindset to ensure you are armoured to face the future with confidence.

  • “Technology innovation is key to driving transformation within business, but the need for technical talent is not yet met by the number of qualified people entering the workforce. We are therefore very proud to be a founding supporter of Ada College. ”

     ~ Andrew Butcher EMEA Head of Technology and Operations, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • “Understand well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand.”

     ~ Ada Lovelace

  • “We believe the provision of high-quality teaching, practical experience and careers advice are all vital to student success. As a founding partner, we are excited to involve our staff in supporting students, providing them with industry know-how, experience and advice to help them achieve their ambitious goals. ”

     ~ Kevin Walsh Global Managing Partner, Technology Consulting, Deloitte

About Us

Ada, the National College of Digital Skills is a specialist college which inspires the students of today to become the digital pioneers of tomorrow.

The digital industry is experiencing epic growth but there is a talent shortage. Over 130,000 tech jobs are available each year in the UK but students are leaving education without sufficient knowledge and experience to get the job. We want to change this.

With Ada, students can learn relevant digital skills to pursue their dream job in tech. We are a unique community which puts computer programming at the heart of everything we do. Our students are the future game changers: challenging the norm, excited by change, and resilient in the face of adversity.

We want to remove the glass ceiling for women and individuals from low-income backgrounds in the tech industry. Everyone, from any background, is entitled to a quality education and a better future. Our community is united by digital so we work closely with Haringey Council and the local community to ensure the inclusion extends beyond the walls of Ada.

HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN? READ THE ADA STORY