North East Institute of Technology

New College Durham has been awarded the licence to operate as the North East Institute of Technology, one of only 12 in the country.

+ What is an Institute of Technology?

An Institute of Technology (IoT) is a collaboration between further education (FE) providers, universities and employers.

As an IoT, New College Durham will specialise in delivering higher technical education (at Level 4 and 5) with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, such as engineering, digital and construction.

New College Durham will provide students with a clear route to technical employment, and employers with a skilled workforce.

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+ What are our IoT courses?

Below are our current approved IoT courses:

Level 3 Construction & Built Environment
Level 3 Engineering Technologies
Level 4 Building Services
Level 4 HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Level 4 HNC Mechanical Engineering
Level 4 HNC Construction and Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Level 4 HNC Construction and Built Environment
Level 4 Engineering Maintenance
Level 4 Module off-site Construction
Level 5 HNC Building Services (Top-up)
Level 5 HND Construction (Top-up)
Level 5 FdA Engineering Manufacturing
Level 5 Human Resource Practice (CIPD)
Level 5 FdA Business and Management
Level 6 BA(Hons) Management (Top-up)
Level 7 Human Resource Management (MA top-up)
Level 7 Strategic Leadership and Management (MA top-up)
   
  Apprenticeships
Level 3 Construction Technical, Construction Contracting Operations
Level 3 Construction Technical, Construction Contracting Operations
Level 3 Engineering Manufacture, Engineering Technical Support
Level 3 Engineering Manufacture, Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
Level 3 Engineering Manufacture, Engineering Maintenance
   
  Higher Apprenticeships
Level 4 Construction Management, Construction Site Supervision
Level 4 Business & Professional Administration
Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager
Level 5 Construction Management, Sustainability
Level 5 Construction Management, Sustainability (Top-up)

                   

+ Who are we working with in the NE IoT?

New College Durham is the North East’s IoT anchor Further Education partner and lead applicant, with Newcastle University as Higher Education anchor and research partner.

New College Durham developed the proposal with key regional employers, including Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) and Esh Group. Nissan and Esh Group are anchor employers for Advanced Manufacturing and Construction and the Built Environment respectively.

New College Durham and the North East Institute of Technology are also being supported by partner colleges in the North East:

The anchor partners are also being supported by partner local businesses:

  • Stanley Black and Decker
  • Tarmac
  • Unipres
  • Sunderland Software City
  • Liebherr
  • Northern Power Grid
  • Siemens
  • Calsonc Kansei.

 

+ Want to get involved?

Apply for a course: You can apply for any of the NE IoT courses listed above.

The North East Institute of Technology offers a great opportunity to progress to university level programmes, including higher apprenticeships; and is a natural progression route from our brand new T Level programmes launching in September 2020.

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