The South Yorkshire IoT is made up of DN Colleges Group, Sheffield Hallam University, Barnsley College, the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre, the Sheffield College and RNN Group. It is supported by core employers that include HLM Architects, AESSEAL and Pendo. The South Yorkshire IoT provides high-quality training and qualifications in engineering and manufacturing, construction, digital, healthcare sciences, science and media.

The education partners already work with more than 5,000 employers in the region but a key focus will be extending that reach, particularly to small and medium-sized businesses. And with the pace of change and emerging and changing technologies, the IoT investment in South Yorkshire ensures that education providers have access to facilities and equipment that can support them to prepare and develop individuals with the skills that meet employers’ needs.  

Qualifications and courses are designed and delivered with local and national employers. This gives students – of all ages and backgrounds – the practical skills and technical knowledge they need to stand out in the job market and provides employers with the reassurance that the training staff receive can be applied to their business. 

Specialising in Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), professional training and higher apprenticeships, the investment in facilities and cutting-edge equipment is focused on widening opportunities in higher education. The courses and qualifications on offer, including bite-size programmes, ensure that individuals should be able to access higher education to enable them to enter or re-enter employment, or upskill to support their progression within employment. 

The South Yorkshire IoT offers flexible and affordable qualifications to adults of all ages and in 2025 the costs of programmes may be supported by the new Lifelong Learning Entitlement as well as current funding streams. For employers, alongside funding support for apprenticeships, education partners can advise on any other funding available, including the Skills Bank.  

Find out more about the AMRC Training Centre’s South Yorkshire IoT courses:

Level 4 - higher apprenticeship

Level 6 - degree apprenticeship