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.


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.

130,000

UK tech jobs to be filled each year

£28,500

Average junior starting salary in tech