"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 DELIVERS ASEAN MASTERCLASS

The UKTA participated in the 2017 Converged Telecoms Policy & Regulation Master Class for ASEAN countries, a collaboration between the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the Multimedia University, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecoms Commission and Chulalongkorn University.

Hosted in Bangkok, UKTA Chairman Gabriel Solomon delivered the following four seminars:
i) Security, Trust and Digital/ Mobile Identity;
ii) Spectrum Managements: Optimising Resources For Better Quality of Experience;
iii) 5G And Beyond; and
iv) Internet of Things.

The Regulatory Masterclass is an annual five day event and attracts senior level executives from regional regulatory authorities, mobile operators, tower companies, internet service providers and academia.

Gabriel Solomon and Ms. Nur Sulyna Lim Abdullah, Chief Officer Corporate Strategy, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission identify forward looking policies for the networked economy

UKTA CELEBRATES 42 NEW SCHOLARS

UKTA Vice-Chairman Professor Steve Capewell was on hand at Bucks New University to award Master of Communications Management Degrees to 42 proud students who completed the programme. In addition, five students were awarded a Postgraduate Diploma and one student earned a Postgraduate Certificate.

“It is always satisfying to reward the hard work and diligent application that our students show,” said Professor Capewell. “This marks the end of the chapter for the UKTA as we have moved our eMCM to the University of Rwanda where aspiring students can benefit from exactly the same quality programme at a more affordable cost,” he added. Also present was Dr. Carmel Capewell who teaches the Human Resource for ICT module.

Dr. Carmel Capewell with four graduates

Vice-Chairman Steve Capewell with four graduates

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.

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"ITU and UKTA have helped people to have the skills required to live and work in today’s digital society. Our partnership will go a long way in facilitating the achievements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I also want to congratulate Professor David Mellor, former Chairman of UKTA whom we have awarded a personal Achievement Award. He has touched many lives particularly for people in least developed countries where he tirelessly provided scholarships." Mr Brahima Sanou, Director Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU