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.
The aim of our Communities programme is to find practical ways to help build more connected communities, whether these are online or in the physical world.
Our initial Communities project covers the greater Corsham area in north-west Wiltshire and around 25,000 people. The project has numerous initiatives and involves a wide-ranging network of stakeholders. More information about our work in Corsham and its associated pages.
Our current work includes a pilot project focussed on helping individuals understand their digital rights and how they will be radically changed by the introduction of GDPR in May 2018. Further details on this project can be found here.
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.
Listen to the podcast here:
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
News is emerging every day of new threats to children online. It’s now more important than ever to equip young people with cyber skills for the future. Ci is the national partner to The Cyber Trust to deliver Cyber4Schools ®, a UK-wide programme to help children stay safe online. Cyber4Schools ® is currently running a pilot in Gloucestershire and is kindly supported by Gloucestershire Police, Cyber Security Challenge UK and Gloucestershire County Council.
If you’d like further information on the Gloucestershire pilot, or to join the national roll-out of Cyber4Schools ® as a supporter, partner or school, please contact us here.
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.