Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology
The government is establishing high-quality institutes of technology (IoTs). BMet 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.
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You can use the HUB’s online pathfinder tool to generate a possible career pathway.
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
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GBSIoT benefits to employers
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.
The GBSIoT specialises in Engineering and Manufacturing and was developed to incorporate all further education colleges and higher education institutions in the region. The GBSIoT 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.
As part of the GBSIoT, we deliver the following programmes:
Partners and Stakeholders
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology is a region-wide collaboration between the following partners and stakeholders.
|Partner||Type of Organisation|
|Solihull College & University Centre (SCUC)||FE College (Lead)|
|South & City College Birmingham (SCCB)||FE College (Anchor)|
|BMet College||FE College|
|Aston University||Higher Education Institution (Anchor)|
|Birmingham City University (BCU)||Higher Education Institution (Anchor)|
|University of Birmingham (UoB)||Higher Education Institution|
|University College Birmingham (UCB)||Higher Education Institution|
|Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd||Employer Advisor & Chair of Board|
|Salts Healthcare Ltd||Employer Advisor & Board Member|
|Continental Engineering Services||Employer Advisor|
|Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership||Stakeholder Advisor|
|Birmingham City Council||Stakeholder Advisor|
|Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council||Stakeholder Advisor|
|Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce||Stakeholder Advisor|
|Aim Higher West Midlands||Stakeholder Advisor|
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