About Us

The SAWIOT is a technical training facility designed to deliver high quality, higher level technical education and training across a range of STEM occupations, careers and industries through our state-of-the-art, industry standard facilities.

Institutes of Technology are a collaboration between Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) partners, allowing access to curriculum pathways and training up to and including Degree level. Our FE partners are New College Swindon and Cirencester College; with HE partners; University of Gloucestershire and Oxford Brookes University.  We have Anchor employer partners linking the skills pathways to industry and these include Nationwide Building Society, Retrac Group Ltd, AECOM, Create Studios, Catalent, Green Machine Computers and Render.

Our sector specialisms include Business Management, Creative and Media Digital and Computer Science, Engineering, Health, Manufacturing and Lab Science professions.

Our Vision

Offering skills to the workforce of the future in higher technical vocations.

Our focus is on ensuring amazing career prospects are achievable for our students. We aim to provide a clear routes into technical careers or opportunities for progression within your current organisation. 

Our curriculum is driven by the needs and input of local employers at the forefront of their industries. This allows us to develop a local workforce that has the skills organisations need now and in the future. 

National Network

SAWIOT is part of the national network of Institutes of Technology (IoTs). Each IoT is made up of a collaboration between experienced education providers and leading industry employers. The main goal of each IoT is to deliver regionally relevant world-class technical education and training. 

Each IoT works with employers in their region to ensure that the education, training and experience will feed into the local economy, producing the leaders and thinkers of the future for the region. 

Institutes of Technology (IoTs)
Each IoT works with employers in their region to ensure that the education, training and experience will feed into the local economy, producing the leaders and thinkers of the future for the region.
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Partners and Stakeholders

We are very proud to work with some of the best employers and industry professionals in the region. The partnerships we have will directly benefit not on our students but also the region as a whole. 

University of Gloucestershire Oxford Brookes University Cirencester College Nationwide Create Studio Catalent Render