Your IoT Courses

Institute of Technology (IoT)

Working as a partnership across the region, our partners – Yeovil College, Weston College, Bath College, Gloucestershire College, University of the West of England – are leaders in the development of the future talent of tomorrow, by training and developing the workforce today.

Working in partnership to drive world-class technical education.


What is the West of England Institute of Technology?

The West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) is industry, education and research collaborating to design and deliver flexible, higher-level technical learning to equip people with the skills to fully participate in, and contribute to, economic growth driven by digital innovation and emerging technologies.

The WEIoT has been designed to support businesses across the region to thrive and embrace the opportunities of the digitalisation of the economy, and we are the leading IoT in the UK.


What does the IoT mean to businesses?

The world of work is changing fast, driven by new and disruptive technologies. As job roles change and new ones are created, businesses in many sectors increasingly need individuals with higher technical skills to improve their productivity and growth.

Over the coming years, these skills will become more important if British business is to seize on the opportunities of technological change.

Institutes of Technology (IoT) are the Government’s flagship programme designed to spearhead the delivery of higher technical education in STEM subjects. Here in the West of England we have brought together employers with FE colleges and the University of the West of England.

The WEIoT is part of the Government’s ambition of levelling up skills across the country; we offer an accessible route into high wage and high skilled employment.

WEIoT supports our local economies with a skilled workforce that can drive productivity, take advantage of key growth opportunities.


Cutting-Edge Technology

Through WEIoT funding, Yeovil College has created opportunities to invest in cutting edge technology to provide learners and employers with facilities to drive forward the developments needed to help build recovery.

The focus on technical skills and education offered by the collaborative approach brings wider benefits and the WEIoT supports learners who may not have thought that higher level skills training was for them using our digital connectivity to its full potential.

Yeovil College has launched a Health, Education and Science Centre – the largest in the County, plus invested heavily in technology, educational environments and facilities within our Creative Industries, Computing and Digital Labs and our Engineering Advanced Centre of Technology.

We are also leading the way in Digital Dentistry in the UK, bringing digital training back to the South West for the first time since the 1980s.


Educational Partners

Yeovil College

Weston College

Bath College

Gloucestershire College

University of the West of England


Employer Partners

Leonardo UK

National Health Service and UHBW


National Composites Centre




Mayden’s iO Academy


St Monica Trust

GE Aviation

North Somerset Council

GKN Aerospace

Find out more


Engineering Careers:

Your Roadmap to Success

The Engineering and Manufacturing industries are growing at a fast pace, with lots of exciting opportunities to work with the latest technology available in the area. Choose employment in a variety of locations depending on your specialism – from the office and factory floors to building sites, workshops, laboratories and plants.

Explore the route to your career in Engineering through our partner, the Institute of Technology’s roadmap to success. Find a Yeovil College full or part-time study programme to start you on the right path.


Over 8.1 million people work in Engineering in the UK. This accounts for 26% of all UK employment, 8% more than two years ago. The average salary is over £39,000 in the South West region; this is over £20 per hour.

Here are just a few examples of popular roles in the South West region:

  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • HGV and Vehicle Technician
  • Solutions Architect
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer.