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Ada, National College for Digital Skills

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Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, opened in 2016 and has since become the UK’s leading educator of digital skills. We run a Sixth Form and deliver Digital Degree Apprenticeship Programmes at our brand new campus in London Victoria.


Our Sixth Form serves as a springboard into the technology industry for aspiring digital game changers. With over 130,000 tech jobs unfilled in the UK every year, there are huge opportunities for young people to have a flourishing career in this sector. At Ada, we foster the creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to access exciting digital careers, ranging from software engineering and cybersecurity to graphic design and digital marketing. We do this through our unique, industry-focused curriculum, developed in partnership with leading technology companies like Deloitte (a global professional services company); Bank of America (one of the world’s leading financial institutions) and King (a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world).

  • Earn valuable BTEC, A Level and T Level qualifications and build a digital portfolio that stands out from the rest. 
  • Move forward with confidence and ambition: we help students unlock the door to aspirational apprenticeships, new start-ups, large corporations, and top universities. At 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.

At Ada, we offer a career-catapulting tech education, with all of our students studying Computer Science alongside one of Maths, Graphics, Digital Media, Psychology or Business Studies.

Our industry connections are second to none. Our 6th form students have the opportunity to be coached by industry experts who mentor them through year 12 and 13.

Our Ada Skills curriculum supports our learners through their employability journey into the world of work, and the regular visits of speakers from our industry partners ensure continuous relevant professional input. 


Not going to uni? Looking for a career change? Our Higher Level and Degree apprenticeships combine employment with a top tech company, a fully paid-for degree qualification, and a salary instead of tuition debt.

We work with companies such as PwC, Bank of America,, Just Eat, Lloyds, HSBC and many more.
92% of apprentices felt that their apprenticeships made a positive impact on their career. We create a unique opportunity to leap-frog into the tech industry equipped with all the digital skills you need. You can choose from these 4 different apprenticeships:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analyst
  • Software Engineer 
  • Tech Consultant

Learn valuable digital skills and on-the-job experience to start earning money and build a positive reputation in industry. Apprenticeships are a debt-free alternative to University, with successful apprentices paving their way to a permanent job offer or an apprenticeship diploma. The sky’s the limit.

As the apprenticeship recruitment process is extremely competitive, we offer support through our free short courses, to help you understand and navigate the different stages of a successful application. Click here for more information 

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