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Institutes Of Technology

What are Institutes of Technology?

Backed by £290 million of government investment to fund
industry-standard facilities and equipment, Institutes of
Technology (IoTs) are made up of further education (FE) providers, universities and employers, with employers at the heart of decision-making, curriculum development and delivery.

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What they specialise in

They specialise in delivering higher technical education across England and are part of the government’s plans to reform technical training to help employers get the skilled workforce they need and offer local people rewarding and higher paid careers. As IoTs are employer led, they can react quickly to the current and evolving technical skills needs of an area.

IoT’s are designed to:

Significantly increase the number of students with higher technical qualifications

Provide the skills that employers need, both now and in the future, which are crucial to local, regional and national productivity growth

Attract a diverse range of students to address the lack of diversity in some parts of the technical workforce, to maximise their social as well as economic impact

Support adults, whether in employment or not, who want flexible access to higher-level education

How are Cheshire College involved?

Located across England, IoTs are a national network of partnerships between local colleges, universities, and leading employers of which we are very proud to be a part.

Cheshire College is the led provider for the  Cheshire and Warrington Institute of Technology in collaboration with  Warrington Vale Royal, Macclesfield College, Reaseheath College, University of Chester.

The region will benefit from over £15m investment.  

Cheshire College offer a wide range of technical courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors where employer demand is greatest.

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