"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

ACCREDITED TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

UKTA has a unique experience in providing both academic and practical training globally and provides an accessible and inclusive learning environment for ICT professionals around the world. Our goal is to strengthen the human, institutional and organisational capacity of developing countries by making available telecommunications and ICT learning and development opportunities at the highest possible levels of quality.Through partnerships with leading institutions, UKTA has encouraged thousands of students to develop their careers by completing UKTA accredited courses.

Academic training courses

The UKTA has partnered with academic institutions in Africa, China and the U.K. and encouraged students from around the world to obtain both Doctors and Masters degrees. It has facilitated and helped to arrange scholarships for many exceptional individuals. Currently, the UKTA’s main focus is leveraging its U.K. based academic expertise with its African based institutional relationships and delivering two Master’s degree courses which blend online and face to face learning.

  • Master of Communications Management

    Master of Communications Management: Online Master of Communication Management (eMCM)

    The UKTA, in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the University of Rwanda, formally launched the online Master of Communication Management (eMCM) in April 2016.

    Who Should Apply?

    The programme is delivered online by experienced lecturers and professors from the United Kingdom. The eMCM is designed for individuals within ICT and telecommunications sectors who wish to enhance their managerial knowledge and competence. This includes engineers and managers working in telecommunications regulatory authorities, ICT service providers and other ICT stakeholders. Policy makers in ministries and government departments responsible for ICTs will also benefit from the eMCM.

    Modules and Delivery Periods

    The eMCM will be delivered online through the ITU Academy platform. The programme comprises four 30 credit modules and a 60 credit dissertation. The modules covered in this course are:

    • Project Management for ICT: April – July each year
    • Legal, Regulatory, Policy and Environment of a Converged Society: July – October each year
    • Human Resources for ICT: October – December each year
    • Strategic Management for ICT January – April each year
    • Dissertation: for the 6 months following completion of the 4 modules above

    After 60 credits (completion of any 2 of the above modules), candidates can exit with an award of a post-graduate certificate. After 120 credits (completion of the 4 modules), candidates will be awarded a post-graduate diploma. Upon successfully completing a dissertation, candidates will be awarded the Masters degree. This flexibility enables candidates to undertake specific modules for their Continuous Professional Development whilst also obtaining an academic award.

    Fees

    The tuition fees for the whole program are USD 4,200, with each part being charged separately.The fees apply to all students taking this programme. Each module will cost USD 750 and the dissertation will cost USD 1,200 each payable before the start of each module. The programme is designed to be 18 months long, however, to help spread the workload/cost candidates will be able to extend the programme to 3 years by taking 2 modules each year with the Dissertation in the third year.

    How to apply

    To be admitted into the programme, possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science and IT, business management, human resource management, law or related qualification from an accredited institution is required.

    Applications for the Masters degree are open. To download the application form, click here. Once completed, send the form and all supporting documents to the following email address: applications@ukta.co.uk

    Prior to submitting an application, please ensure that you have the funds available to pay the tuition fees. Please note that applications are accepted any time and successful applicants will start on the next module. Applications less than 2 weeks before a module will begin at the following module.

Practical training courses

To encourage continuous professional development, UKTA accredits courses from third-party providers. Both the GSMA and Cable Training provide a range of high-quality and well-received courses which reference real-world examples to highlight best practices. The practical courses help professionals, policymakers and regulators understand the implications of different approaches and techniques, and how they can affect the delivery of telecommunications and ICTs. If you are interested in becoming a UKTA Accredited partner, please contact us.

  • Cable Training

    Cable Telecommunications Training Services (CTTS) is the UK’s largest independent telecommunications training provider delivering courses to British Telecom and blue chip companies around the world. The CTTS’s UKTA-accredited portfolio of practical, cutting-edge courses provide engineers with the necessary skills to build modern broadband optical networks.

    CTTS’s international training centre provides unrivalled facilities with realistic working environments including both underground and overhead network simulation that can be adapted for delivery methods worldwide.

    All courses provide certified training and meet international standards. They are instructor-led and are practically based on state-of-the-art equipment and tooling enabling candidates to have the practical skills to meet the requirements to meet quality assured networks. The courses are not offered online due to the practical nature and assessment requirements to ensure competency.

    You can find all of the cabling courses here.

    Top Cable Training courses

    You can browse the top cable courses offered using the links below. All of our courses are delivered by certified trainers to international standards.

  • GSMA

    The GSMA closely analyses mobile telecommunications/ICT policy and regulation and their effects worldwide. The Capacity Building programme’s in-house experts have used this knowledge to create high-quality short training courses which reference real-world examples to highlight best practice. Offered both as face-to-face classes and online for remote learning, GSMA courses help policymakers and regulators understand the implications of different approaches and how they can affect the delivery of mobile services to their citizens.

    GSMA face-to-face courses vary in length from one to three days and are delivered in many countries through partnerships with reputable international organisations. Face-to-face courses are also delivered on-site at Ministry or regulatory authority offices. All GSMA courses are also available online via the GSMA Capacity Building eLearning portal, which allows remote study from anywhere in the world, through a PC, tablet or mobile.

    All GSMA courses, both face-to-face and online, are free of charge, subject to availability.

    View all available training courses on the GSMA Portal.

About us

For over two decades, the UKTA has helped telecommunications professionals to improve their skills, advance their careers and build their networks. We are run by enthusiastic volunteers from across the globe who share a passion for ensuring that individuals from all countries can access skills, tra ining and qualifications. We are an independent organisation. Rather than providing training directly, we carefully select training partners who can deliver world-class training that meets the needs of people across the sector.


News and resources

Graduation for MCM students 17 November 2023

A total of 19 students graduated the MCM programme in 2023. The graduation ceremony was initially set for October 20th but at the last minute it was delayed to November 17th at the request of the Rwanda government. These changes unfortunately meant that only 4 students were able to meet the new date. Prof. Steve Capewell our Vice Chairman did attend on 20th October and he is shown here meeting Liban Abdulkadir Kassim from Somalia in Kigali where they both attended the MWC23 conference in Kigali held on the same date as the original graduation. Thanks to GSMA a UKTA member for inviting us.

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BT/Openreach Reward

Cable Telecommunications Training Services (CTTS) is a UKTA Accredited training provider that has won an award from BT/Openreach. CTTS is a Tier 1 supplier for Openreach External training demand, delivering training to Openreach’s direct employees and accreditation of its supplier licensing to work on the Openreach One Fibre Network.

 

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New Book! Telecommunications Law

Professors Ian Lloyd and David Mellor OBE have published a new edition of their book on Telecommunications Law. Published by Sweet and Maxwell

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"UKTA has proved to be a worthy partner and we look forward to building on our relationship, educating more students and expanding the range of activities that we co-operate on. We are very grateful for the goodwill already shown by UKTA in the past, as we look forward to a brighter future in our cooperation." Professor Elifas T Bisanda, Vice Chancellor, Open University of Tanzania