South West

South West Institute of Technology (SWIoT) covers Devon, Cornwall and Somerset representing world-class employers and local education.   Building on the unique strengths of our region we deliver across technical sectors, specialising in marine engineering, data science and nuclear energy.  We have invested millions in the development of state-of-the-art facilities to deliver the next generation of skills. 

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South West Institute of Technology

South West Institute of Technology will create the next generation of highly skilled technicians and engineers

South West Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre


  • Digital
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Data Science
  • Nuclear
  • Marine


  • Bridgewater & Taunton College
  • City College Plymouth
  • Exeter College
  • Petroc
  • Truro & Penwith College
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Plymouth

South West IoT is great news for the South West and offers exciting new opportunities and facilities for those wishing to develop technical knowledge, skills and careers in the region.

Andy Correy
Head of Production, Babcock

The South West IoT will align the delivery of very high-quality technical education and skills from a range of higher and further education providers in the region with significant benefits to learners and employers.

Charles Ewen
Director of Technology, Met Office

The South West has an abundance of talent, and to be able to provide new opportunities to our young people through the IoT is a key step forward to ensuring not only high-quality skills and qualifications but also a strong future economy for the area.

Glenn Woodcock
Director, Oxygen House

SWIoT brings together our area’s outstanding colleges, leading universities and some of our strongest businesses to deliver the skills our economy needs today and into the future. We look forward to working with the SWIoT to deliver critical technical skills for our digital and engineering sectors.

Steve Hindley
Chair of HotSW LEP

The University of Exeter is proud to partner  across the South West.   Institutes of Technology are nationally significant multi-million pound initiatives.  They will provide the best training to raise regional productivity and economic growth in technical skills.  

Prof Janice Kay
Provost, University of Exeter



Each partner has invested in the development of state-of-the-art facilities for training in technical subjects to create Britain’s next generation of highly skilled technicians and engineers. Facilities include an AI arena, a digital and data centre, specialist welding centres, cleanroom fabrication capabilities, electronic design spaces, robotic engineering areas and a maritime centre.

South West Institute of Technology -Welding Centre of Excellence

South West Institute of Technology Engineering Hub

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