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Our focus is supporting your career, whether you are starting out or moving on.


Interested in a career in advanced manufacturing, digital, health, construction, and engineering?

Want to carry on learning, get additional skills and qualifications, and improve your job prospects?

Looking for highly supported courses that will allow you to develop your talent whatever your background?

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IoTs offer flexible higher technical qualifications and apprenticeships that can fit around your needs. We offer prestigious and affordable education options, whether you’re starting out at 18, or taking a new direction later in life.

An IoT will provide you with the skills that employers need, through high-quality training, industry-expert teachers, and access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Our qualifications are developed with respected industry partners, which means plenty of opportunities for you to meet employers, and reassurance that the skills you are learning are relevant to the job market.

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Use the map to find an IoT

Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology

  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Medical Engineering & Healthcare
  • Modern Construction Methodologies
  • Digital Technologies
  • Dudley College of Technology
  • In-Comm Training Services
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of Worcester
  • Avensys UK
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East London Institute of Technology

  • Construction
  • Digital
  • Creative
  • IT
  • E Sports
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Barking and Dagenham College
  • Coventry University London
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Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology

  • Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Solihull College & University Centre
  • South & City College Birmingham
  • Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • Aston University
  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University College Birmingham
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Lincolnshire Institute of Technology

  • Science & Mathematics
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering & Manufacturing Technologies
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • University of Lincoln
  • Lincoln College
  • Boston College
  • Grantham College
  • Bishop Burton (Riseholme College)
  • Lincoln UTC
  • DN Colleges Group (North Lindsey College)
  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
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London City Institute of Technology

  • Engineering
  • Digital
  • Construction
  • Newham College
  • Queen Mary University of London
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North East Institute of Technology

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Construction & the Built Environment
  • Digital
  • Engineering
  • New College Durham
  • East Durham College
  • Middlesbrough College
  • NA College
  • Sunderland College
  • Tyne Coast College
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South Central Institute of Technology

  • Software Development
  • Programming & Coding
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Games & Animation
  • Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • Big Data & Visualisation
  • Milton Keynes College Group
  • Activate Learning
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South West Institute of Technology

  • 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
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Swindon & Wiltshire Institute of Technology

  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Science & Health
  • Creative & Media
  • Digital & Computer Science
  • Business & Management
  • New College Swindon
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Cirencester College
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West London Institute of Technology

  • Computing
  • Computing Security
  • Games Programming
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Construction & the Built Environment
  • HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College)
  • Brunel University London
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West of England Institute of Technology

  • Digital & High Technology
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Advanced Engineering & High-Value Manufacturing
  • Bath College
  • Gloucestershire College
  • UWE Bristol
  • Yeovil College
  • Weston College
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Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Digital
  • Agri-tech
  • Construction & the Built Environment
  • York College
  • Scarborough TEC
  • Selby College
  • Craven College
  • Askham Bryan College
  • Bishop Burton College
  • East Riding College
  • University of Hull
  • York St John University
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Black Country & Marches IoT is going to provide learners of all ages across the region a great opportunity to upskill and reskill in the technologies we will need in the future.

Martin Dudley
Thomas Dudley

We are delighted to be a part of the new East London Institute of Technology. It will offer students some of the very best engineering and infrastructure training in the country.

Transport for London

The studios we have at East London IoT are second to none. Using the equipment professionals use, and getting used to being around a whole production team and set, really does equip me for going into any production job in the industry.

Josh Rodwell
BTEC Media Student

Esh Group is proud to be part of this unique collaboration which brings together further education and some of the region’s leading employers to give our young people the skills they need to succeed and set them on a clear path to high skilled, highly paid employment.

Andy Radcliffe
Chief Eexecutive, Esh Group

The South Central Institute of Technology offered a course that really suited me. It was part-time, covered the areas that I was interested in, and allowed me to fit the study in and around my full-time job!

Laura Featherstone
South Central IoT Learner, Data Analytics short course

At West London IoT we have access to state-of-the-art facilities within the new IoT building and exceptional teaching. My course educates me about the various fields in the IT sector which increases my employment opportunities.

Abdul Abdulkader
Level 4 HNC in Computing Student

iO Academy are proud to support the WEIoT. We believe that by working together, we can make great careers in tech available to all.

Margaret Davidson
Business Development & Marketing Manager, iO Academy

Our new IoT spaces are incredibly creative and offer students the chance to study and learn important skills that will future-proof their career options using the latest IT equipment and technology which includes 3D printing and robotics.

Ann Hardy
Principal-Scarborough TEC

The facilities at Yorkshire and Humber IoT are really going to support my studies. I've just started design engineering, and the 3D printer will allow me to create my products.

Shannon Marson
Engineering student


If your question isn’t listed below please contact us.

What is higher technical education?

Higher technical education (HTE) is a type of higher education that includes classroom-based qualifications – like HNC/Ds and Foundation Degrees - and higher apprenticeships.

These courses are designed to lead to high skilled jobs, by helping you to gain the skills, knowledge and industry contacts that give you the best chance of getting the job you want.

HTE courses are often shorter and cheaper than three-year Bachelor’s degrees, and the best of them will soon be given a quality mark by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. Look out for Approved Higher Technical Qualifications from 2022 onwards.

As well as helping you progress in your career, HTE can also be used to fast track to a degree if you want to take your education further later in life.

Why should I study higher technical education at an IoT?

Institutes of Technology combine the teaching and research expertise of existing FE Colleges and universities, with substantial support from the Government, and the backing of a range of leading employers.

We have invested millions in our facilities and equipment so that you can learn in an environment similar to the modern workplace.

Our courses have been developed in partnership with employers, and we continually review their content to make sure we keep them up-to-date.

We take diversity and inclusion seriously and offer lots of support and small-group teaching as well as the opportunity to study part-time and remotely.

We offer a range of courses and apprenticeships, whether you are looking for a solid foundation to start your career, more advanced skills to get you ready for promotion, or looking to retrain in something completely new.

Why isn’t there an IoT in my local area?

Don’t worry if there isn’t yet an IoT nearby – the IoT Network is expanding! Another eight will be opening across England in the next few years and will join the current twelve in delivering high-quality technical education in partnership with employers.

Who can apply for an IoT course?

Anyone can apply for an IoT course – we welcome anyone with ambition who wants to make a difference in the places they work and the communities in which they live.

We are particularly keen to hear from people interested in subjects like engineering, software development, and health science, but who don’t feel represented in jobs in these sectors.

Double check the entry requirements for your chosen course on the IoT website and you’re good to go.

How can I find an IoT course?

Check out your local IoT using the search bar to the right or the interactive map located above. You will be able to search for an IoT by location and/or specialism and can find out further information about the particular courses they offer by clicking through to their website.

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