The 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 below:
Core Partners Supporting Partners Solihull College and University Centre (FE lead) Birmingham Metropolitan College Aston University (HE anchor) University College Birmingham Birmingham City University (HE anchor) University of Birmingham South and City College Birmingham
- Employer Advisory Board
Company Status Alucast Partner Continental Engineering Services Partner Hydraforce Partner Salts Healthcare Ltd Anchor Bosch Anchor Fanuc Supporter Collins Aerospace Supporter
NB: The Employer Advisory Board is also chaired by Carl Arntzen
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 with Emma Mason for more details.