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Greater Manchester Institute of Technology


Tameside College has been confirmed as a core further education partner in the Greater Manchester Institute of Technology which brings together a number of colleges and employers in the city region and will specialise in construction, engineering, and digital skills.

Institutes of Technology (IoTs) are the government’s flagship programme designed to spearhead the delivery of higher technical education in STEM subjects. 

The GMIoT will operate on a hub and spoke model, with capital funding being invested in a new centre at the University of Salford and hubs across Greater Manchester, with investment committed to the upgrade of existing facilities across partner colleges including Tameside College. 

Useful Documents

Tameside College - Welcome to GMIoT GMIoT - Employer Handbook

What is GMIoT?

The GMIoT will offer a range of courses, including new Higher Technical Qualifications including Higher National Diplomas and apprenticeships, as well as digital and technical skills boot camps and short courses designed to fast track learners into jobs in growth sectors for Greater Manchester.  Read more about it here

Greater Manchester Institute of Technology - Launch Event - Wednesday 17th May 2023

More information coming soon...  


Case Studies


Ben Love - Degree apprenticeship in Engineering

Siemens Digital Industries

Lucy Yelland - Degree apprenticeship in Engineering

Siemens Digital Industries

Ben and Lucy are competing in the WorldSkills UK national finals, at Barking and Dagenham College during 14th-18th November.  WorldSkills is the official organisation for vocational skills competitions internationally and regularly organises competitions to find the best students in a range of subject areas.  Read more about it here

GMIoT provision available at Tameside College


- HTQ in Computing (Cyber Security)

- HNC in Mechanical Engineering

- HND in Mechanical Engineering

- HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

- HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

- HNC in Construction Management

The official Greater Manchester IoT website will be released soon.  Check back here for more information...