Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology
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.
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|