West of England

West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) is industry, education and research collaborating to design and deliver flexible, higher-level technical education to equip students with the skills needed by employers. WEIoT supports businesses to thrive and embrace the opportunities provided by the digitalisation of the economy. We are leaders in the development of the future talent of tomorrow by training and developing the workforce today.

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West of England Institute of Technology facilities

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  • Digital & High Technology
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Advanced Engineering & High-Value Manufacturing


  • Bath College
  • Gloucestershire College
  • UWE Bristol
  • Yeovil College
  • Weston College

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

We value the potential development afforded by the WEIoT, which will greatly benefit Yeovil and the surrounding area as the impact of digital technology shapes our future skills need.

Debs Matthewson
Academy Manager, Yeovil District Hospital

It’s a fantastic opportunity to nurture and educate a critical talent pool, and the partnership aligns perfectly with our core purpose: to use technology to develop positive futures for people and business.

Kevin Harris
Managing Director, Bamboo

A co-ordinated approach linking regional academic excellence through WEIoT will support the demand of the Government’s Industrial Strategy for future high-value engineers against a landscape of new skills in the South West.

Dave Best
Head of Strategy and Business Development, Airbus in the UK, AIRBUS - NUU

We are delighted to be supporting the WEIoT. With so many industry-leading local employers and the advanced educational facilities to match, the region’s top talent will have all the support and opportunities they need to succeed.

Dan Nicholls
Senior Manager, GE Aviation Services



The WEIoT funding has created opportunities for the educational partners to invest in cutting edge technology to provide learners and employers with facilities to drive forward the developments needed to help build recovery. These facilities include state-of-the-art cyber support and a virtual classroom, the Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Academy, the Health, Education and Science Centre, a VR and gaming space, and much more.

The Virtual Classroom at West of England IoT

West of England - Virtual Classroom

Our Aims for 2024

2000individuals will participate in STEM-led education and training
96%of IoT learners will be in technical disciplines
70%of learners will be apprentices
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