Helping solve the tech industry’s biggest problem.

With ever-increasing demand for a highly skilled digital workforce, alternative providers of digital skills training are playing a vital role in helping companies find the right people to grow their business.

For the first time ever, Upskill from Tech North brought together 16 leading Northern digital skills providers to help them scale and diversify the training they deliver to help them make an even bigger impact.

The programme connects participants with experts on government funding streams and qualifications, some of the UK’s largest employers of digital talent, and the nation’s most successful providers of digital skills training.

Our 2017 cohort...

Agent Academy

Agent Academy

Location: Liverpool

Focused on educating and inspiring young people to work in creative and digital through intensive, industry-led training.

Coder space


Location: Liverpool

A full-time, 13-week coding boot camp in Liverpool, covering Merseyside and the North West.


DMF Digital

Location: Sheffield

DMF Digital is an independent digital musician development company based in Sheffield.



Location: Liverpool

An online platform delivering training, careers intelligence and content for young women, designed to get them into tech.



Location: Manchester

HAC100 wants to increase digital making opportunities for young people across the region.


Hive Manchester

Location: Manchester

Coding competitions, clubs and hackdays for young people and adults in Greater Manchester.


IT Masterclasses

Location: Huddersfield

IT training delivered by industry experts, offering in-depth, technical experience in areas like cloud and infrastructure.

Mad Lab


Location: Manchester

A grassroots community innovation organisation based in Manchester, delivering courses and projects across digital and arts.



Location: Leeds

NewRedo hosts workshops in lean and agile software development.

North Coders


Location: Manchester

Web development and software engineering bootcamp for the North. Learn to code in 12 weeks.


Location: Manchester

Peak is an award-winning data analytics firm about to start training data scientists for industry.

Sharp Futures


Location: Manchester

SharpFutures is a social enterprise that supports young people into employment in the creative and digital sectors.


Sparta Global

Location: Leeds

Sparta Global delivers graduate-level bootcamps to help young people in IT careers.

The Juice Academy

The Juice Academy

Location: Manchester

The UK’s first industry-led digital marketing apprenticeship, creating jobs for young people and filling an industry-wide skills gap.

The White Room

The White Room

Location: Manchester

Creative and digital training company delivering apprenticeships and pre-employment training for young people.


Usercrunch (MWDA)

Location: Leeds

Web development apprenticeships and training based out of Leeds.