Ada National College for Digital Skills
Tel 020 31050 125
Web Ada National College for Digital Skills website (external link)
Dean Tom Fogden
Age range 16-19
Description Further Education College
Religious character Non-denominational
About Ada National College for Digital Skills
Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, offers a career-catapulting education that, as a state-funded College, is free to attend. If you’re excited about entering the games design industry, creating apps that change lives or building technologies that help grow industries, then Ada is the perfect institution for you.
Our unique curriculum looks at the bigger picture behind your personal and professional development. Everyone studies a BTEC in Computer Science which is equivalent to two A-Levels. Typically, you will choose one additional A-Level alongside the BTEC, although programmes of study are always tailored to each individual student.
At Ada, we are responsible for ensuring that all of our students receive the necessary help and guidance they need to develop as individuals in addition to the college wide values we strive to instil. This personal growth of each and every student is an essential cog in the industry focus that makes us truly unique.
Our doors are open to students of all walks of life, with differing circumstances and situations. As such, we endeavour to create a dynamic attitude to guiding each individual student. It works like a roundabout. Students can come from any angle or direction and it’s our job to direct them to the right exit. We’ll do everything we can to advise or support them, which at times means referring them to specific external networks which match their need.
Our industry connections are second to none. Our students love how much industry insight they get during their time at Ada, with access to companies including Google, Deloitte and The National Archives. Several of our students have done work experience placements during term breaks. We also run skills workshops and welcome external speakers to educate and inspire our students providing a constant reminder of the world beyond the classroom.