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Tiot-finalhe government is establishing high-quality institutes of technology (IoTs). Aston University is a partner in the Greater Birmingham & Solihull IoT, which was successful in its application through a government-led competition.

Institutes of Technology are collaborations between further education (FE) providers, universities and employers. They specialise in delivering higher technical education (at Levels 4 and 5) with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

IoTs focus on the specific technical skills needs required in their area. They provide employers with a skilled workforce and students with a clear route to technical employment.

IoTs are designed for:

  • Young people taking T levels or A levels who want to progress to higher technical education
  • Adult learners who want access to further training
  • People in employment who want to develop new skills

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull IoT specialises in Engineering and Manufacturing and was developed to incorporate all Further Education Colleges and Higher Education Institutions in the region. The IoT is also advised by a group of Employers and Stakeholders to ensure that it is employer led and responds to the requirements of the area. A full list of partners and stakeholders can be found here.

As part of the GBS IoT, Aston University will be delivering the following programmes from September 2020:

We also offer a variety of CPD modules in areas such as Manufacturing, Power Engineering and Data Science. Please get in touch for more details.