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About us

The National Software Academy (NSA) is an exciting initiative by Cardiff University, working in partnership with the Welsh Government and industry leaders.

Based in Newport, the NSA delivers innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Both courses focus on providing the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required to be immediately effective as a commercial software engineer.

The Academy was created following the findings of the Newport Business Development Task Force led by Simon Gibson, CEO of Wesley Clover.

Our aim

To address the national shortage of qualified, industry-ready software engineers, we aim to produce sought after graduates with industrial experience. To achieve this, we will work closely with industry-leading professionals and local businesses to deliver project-based teaching and training in a bespoke commercial/IT environment.

Key features of our degree programmes include extensive engagement with industry through client-facing projects and a focus on teamwork and industry working practices.

Get in touch

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about the National Software Academy.

Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner

Industry and External Engagement Manager

+44 (0)29 2087 0321