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 unique experience is 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.
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: email@example.com
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 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.
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.
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.