Ci’s Learning Programme is about knowledge acquisition.
We focus on the need for lifelong learning in the digital age, from the innovative platforms and tools needed to deliver learning, to the skills and competences required at all ages and levels by citizens today, from critical thinking to cyber security.
Building a culture of trust, security, ethics, creativity, inclusivity and confidence is vital in a fast-moving digital world. We develop practical, citizen-centred learning solutions that inspire, prove concepts and can be scaled to impact any community.
Ci’s Communities programme builds on our vision that digital activity is good for individuals, families, groups and community stakeholders and is the means by which physical communities become stronger.
As part of our Digital Corsham initiative, we produce a local digital television channel, Corsham TV, supported by online radio, live streaming of community events, and social media platforms. The content is produced by our team of Creative Content Producers. These skills and tools can be adopted by any community to enable them to use media and narrative to build community cohesion and a digital community.
Countering Violent Extremism
One of our cornerstone programmes is Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). CVE is counter-terrorism, with story at its heart. Our programme is built around a combination of positive narrative, education and data.
Why do young people turn to violent terror, taking lives in the name of ideology? Our podcast series, Corsham Institute – Countering Violent Extremism, interviews government, community and religious leaders as well as academics and activists, to help us understand how violent extremism happens and what can be done.
Hosted by Dr Charles Kriel, with a range of co-hosts, our podcast delivers the latest news, research and conversation from the global CVE community. Ci’s podcast is the only regular English-language podcast devoted to CVE.
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In partnership with Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC), Ci delivers CVE training in London and the Netherlandsfor senior journalists, policy-makers, community leaders and civil society activists, delivering the latest professional development and research to help address extremism through narrative.
Watch a video about our CVE training here:
Governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), charities and news outlets spend more than £20bn annually on CVE and counter-radicalisation programmes, yet possess few effective means of measuring their impact. How do you prove a message prevented a violent attack, or shifted a community’s conversation? Ci is building a dashboard app that uses permission-based psychometric profiling and natural language processing to help organisations craft messages, micro-target audiences, and measure impact in the community.
Cyber, Trust and Security
Our current education in this area is centred around two unique learning products: "Cyber in the Boardroom®" and "GDPR made Easy". These are focused on helping organisations of all sizes deal with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most significant data legislation in a decade.
The deadline for compliance is May 2018 and Ci is pleased to offer these courses to make UK businesses of all sizes safer.
Ci is also working with schools to ensure young people understand the basics of cyber security and know how to keep themselves safe online.
Ci is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant through its commitment to the Ministry of Defence’s Service Leaver resettlement programme. Ci hosts bespoke training courses in cybersecurity software for military veterans in association with IBM’s Corporate Citizenship programme and the charity SaluteMyJob. The 100th student to pass the training was the subject of a PR day at Ci on 6 September 2017 that created considerable local and national media coverage. To read more about this click here.
Since September 2015, Ci has delivered a rolling apprentice programme in partnership with Cirencester College.
Following their successful graduation from the programme, our initial cohort have been employed by Ci as Creative Content Producers to help plan and manage the ongoing apprenticeship programme and to deliver creative content across all of Ci’s programmes. They are now supported by a new team of Junior Content Producers delivering multimedia content.
For more details about our work please email us at email@example.com.