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IOT Localised West London

HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)  is proud to be one of only 12 institutions in the country to be confirmed as an Institute of Technology.







What is an Institute of Technology?


The government has established 12 high-quality institutes of technology (IoTs) across the country which were selected through a government-led competition process. IoTs are collaborations between further education (FE) providers, universities and employers. They specialise in delivering higher technical education with a focus on STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 


Why have they been created?


IoTs have been set up to focus on the specific technical skills needs required in the local and regional area.

Students will be able to progress onto higher level qualifications and from there they will be presented with a clear route to technical employment.
They will benefit from working with universities and employers to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Through developing students to gain higher technical qualifications employers will have access to a well-developed and skilled workforce.


We are open for business!


West London IoT opened for business this September providing Level 3 engineering and computing courses, Level 4 and 5 higher education courses and apprenticeships. You can now apply for courses starting in September 2020 and apprenticeship vacancies are available all year round.


IOT revised April 2020


Student projects



Where is the West London IoT based?


West London IoT is based on our Uxbridge Campus. Students will study in specialist facilities, classrooms and workshops and combine technical knowledge with practical skills.

 Take a look at the 360 preview flythrough of our new IoT campus project!


Who can join the West London IoT?

Students that want to start at or progress onto Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 or Level 6 qualifications in computing, games design & animation, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and building services & construction. Students benefit from being taught in high-quality learning environments by industry-specialists who provide the skills and knowledge they need for industry plus benefit from enhanced employer links.

Potential apprentices looking to combine work in a job role with study in their chosen industry sector. Apprenticeship frameworks and standards are offered in specific skills across the engineering, digital skills and construction sectors.


Our Partners

The West London IoT, will be working with anchor partners Brunel University London, Fujitsu, Heathrow and West London Business to deliver higher level technical skills training and qualifications needed in west London and beyond.

Here is what our partners have said about West London IoT: 

Brunel University London

Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President of Brunel University London, said: “I am delighted that Brunel is part of HCUC’s successful bid, and that we will be working together with our partners to establish an Institute of Technology for people in west London and surrounding areas. Increasing the opportunities for young people and those already in employment to build essential engineering and technology skills – part of the STEM subjects, which have significant skills shortages – will help our local and national economies thrive.”

Fujitsu UK&I

Ash Merchant, Education Director for Fujitsu UK&I and Global Subject Matter Expert, said: “We are delighted that HCUC have been successful in their application for the proposed Institute of Technology (IoT). As an Anchor Employer Partner to HCUC we are committed to supporting the vision of creating a strong digital infrastructure, with outstanding curriculum that will support the digital economy for west London and beyond. We look forward to working with HCUC, making their vision come to reality and creating an IoT that will enable individuals to be fit for a digital economy.”

Heathrow Airport

Bally S Grewal, Director of IT Programmes at Heathrow Airport said: “We are proud to be a partner of the West London Institute of Technology. There is a vital need to bridge the skills gap in the UK, achievable through the provision of top quality training and apprenticeships. This is the latest step we have taken which will ensure future generations are more skilled than ever and we look forward to working in this partnership, increasing skills in west London and beyond and helping the next generation realise their potential.”

West London Business

Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business, said: “Securing funding to launch the West London Institute of Technology is a huge achievement for the team of partners working with HCUC. Sat at the heart of the UK’s global gateway the IoT will be both a local and national asset that helps ensure we have the talent pipeline to propel west London’s £73bn economy forward filling some significant skills gaps. We look forward to building the community of employers that will help shape the curriculum, bringing new partners on board as we plan for launch and beyond.”