"The UKTA is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the provision of ICT education globally"

Welcome to the UKTA

For over two decades the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) has been an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the provision of academic, technical and vocational education. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping individuals from around the world to develop their telecommunications skills and careers. If you’re looking to learn new skills, develop your career and gain internationally recognised qualifications, we can help.

Develop your career with accredited training

We have partnered with leading global organisations that excel in delivering up-to-date academic and practical training. Courses range from single day practical workshops, to Masters degrees from leading universities.

We deliver our mission through:

  • Working with university and accredited training partners
  • Creating strong global alumni networks
  • Having a range of accessible funding options for learners
  • Long-standing relationships with inter-governmental bodies and leading private sector organisations
  • A blend of on-line and face-to-face learning
  • A strong focus on the practical application of learning in the workplace

 

How does accreditation work?

As an independent body, we’ve carefully chosen partners who can deliver training to the very highest standard, and have robustly reviewed their courses before giving them our stamp of approval. By choosing an accredited partner, you can be sure that your training will be recognised worldwide.


News and resources

UKTA AND SMART AFRICA AGREE CAPACITY BUILDING SCHOLARSHIPS

UKTA signed a partnership agreement with Smart Africa that will boost capacity building, a key enabler of the Smart Africa Manifesto which has been endorsed by the African Union. The partnership will ensure that the Smart Africa Scholarship Fund is made available for African students to pursue Masters level programmes taught by UKTA professors.

“The UKTA Board is honoured to join the Smart Africa Alliance and contribute to its success,” said UKTA Chairman Gabriel Solomon. “The scholarships will help African leaders establish the right policy and regulatory environment to ensure the next leap of ICT evolution and we are eager to work with Smart Africa Member States in this regard,” he added. “Smart Africa is delighted to be collaborating with the UKTA on our important mission,” said Smart Africa Executive Director Dr Hamadoun Touré. “With its long history of educating African students and its excellent relationship with our institutions, UKTA is a credible partner we can rely on,” he added.

Scholarships are available to qualified citizens of Smart Africa Member States and will be awarded on a gender equal basis.

UKTA PARTICIPATES IN ZICTA DIRECTOR GENERAL GRADUATION

UKTA Honorary President David Mellor OBE was at Southampton University to present Mrs Margaret K Chalwe-Mudenda, Director General Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) with her well earned Masters of Laws in Information and Communication Technology Certificate of Attendance from ITU and UKTA. “It is with great pleasure that we are able to reward Margaret for her devotion to completing her LLM while performing her very important professional role and also being a mother,” said Professor Mellor. “UKTA is proud that our academic programmes can encourage life long learning without disrupting other responsibilities that our students maintain” he added. “As Zambia looks to modernise its ICT laws and regulations to catalyse a digital economy, the insight I have obtained from this degree is invaluable,” said Mrs Chalwe-Mudenda, adding “I would like to sincerely thank UKTA for their expert guidance and collaborative spirit.”

With a population of 15 million, Zambia has more than 10 million mobile subscribers, around a quarter of which use mobile broadband. Regulatory reform and the release of new spectrum are expected to accelerate broadband penetration.

Professor Mellor, OBE, Receives ITU’s Lifetime Achievement Award

At the recent UKTA Annual General Meeting held at Missenden Abbey, Chairman Gabriel Solomon and Director Li Lin presented Professor Mellor with the ITU’s Lifetime Achievement Award that was collected on his behalf at the Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium in Nairobi. Professor Mellor was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the ITU’s activities in capacity building and for helping more than 3,000 people from 180 countries develop their careers by attaining qualifications from the training and education programmes he designed.

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"My life has totally changed thanks to the UKTA’s education support. I had been working in China Telecom’s R&D centre before the UKTA helped me obtain an MSc in Operational Communication at Coventry University and a PhD on ICT convergence and its supply chain at Cambridge University. With these qualifications I joined Vodafone and have the honour to sit on the UKTA Board and teach a module on the eMCM course." Dr. Li Lin, Specialist New technologies & Innovation, Vodafone Group Technology