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Supporting Skills Development in the South East

The Institutes of Technology (IOT) have been formed across England to enhance the career and employment chances of young people and adults. The programmes have been designed in collaboration with employers, colleges, and universities with employers at the heart of decision-making, curriculum development and delivery.

Our aim is to ensure students are fully equipped to begin a career with a clear progression route.

South Essex IoT is dedicated to widening opportunities by offering flexible and affordable qualifications to learners of all ages.

At the South East Institute of Technology, we are focused on developing the talent and skills to be utilised in industry and by collaborating with employers, play a part in supporting the technology-driven economy in the South East. We also offer the chance of personal and professional development in the form of life-long learning.


What's happening around the South East IOT

Visitors view brand new equipment at SEIoT Opening

South Essex Colleges Group’s part of South East Institute of Technology (SEIoT) has officially opened its doors

December 5, 2023

“It was a great event and we look forward to welcoming employers and students into these great spaces.”

High tech equipment for higher level skills

February 18, 2023

The DfE will be providing £13m across the college partners to support the development of the IoT. Each Partner college will benefit from refurbishment of an area of their…

Chelmsford College unveils new IoT facility

February 13, 2023

A state-of-the-art Institute of Technology (IOT) facility at Chelmsford College was launched on 3rd February 2023, officially opened by Chelmsford MP, Vicky Ford. The IoT is one of several…


Our Partners Cover the South East of England

University of East Anglia (UEA)

University of East Anglia is world renowned for excellence both in learning and research. With alumni including Booker Prize winning authors Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright. Established in 1963 and situated in Norwich, UEA celebrates diverse voices and backgrounds, and stands for equal opportunity in higher education.

Plumpton College

Plumpton College is a further and higher education college in Plumpton, East Sussex, with courses in a variety of land based and related subjects. They have a dairy herd of 260 cows, 1,000 sheep and 130 sows, in addition to up to 65 horses and a wide range of animals and livestock in our excellent…

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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a public university located in Kent. Founded as a Church of England college for teacher training in 1962, it was granted university status in 2005. For 60 years, they have been providing graduate skills to enhance the region and national workforce; leading pioneering research into significant social issues; and supporting…

Harlow College

Harlow College is a Further and Higher Education college situated on the West Essex East Herts border. It is graded Good by Ofsted and has won awards for its innovative approach to learning. It is the first college in the UK to be given Apple Distinguished School status for its pioneering approach to the use of new technology, and provides…

MidKent College

MidKent College is a large further education college in Kent with a modern, purpose-built campus in Medway and a fully refurbished campus in Maidstone. Both campuses boast some of the best technical and professional training facilities in the country, and continue to benefit from significant ongoing investment programmes. South East Institute of Technology is based…

East Sussex College

East Sussex College delivers a range of A-Levels, T-Levels, Technical and Professional courses and Apprenticeships from its campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes and Hastings. Students learn in purpose-built facilities which mirror the real working environment and include Engineering workshops and modern computing suites. The College also delivers Higher Education (HE) courses, making a fantastic progression route…

Chelmsford College

Chelmsford College is a general Further Education college offering a variety of courses, both vocational and professional in the heart of Essex. We offer Full Time Study Programmes, Apprenticeships and the new T Levels based across two state-of-the-art welcoming campuses – Moulsham Street and Princes Road. Both are within walking distance of each other, ready…

South Essex Colleges Group

South Essex Colleges Group

South Essex Colleges Group, also known as South Essex College, is a further education college located over six campuses in Basildon, Southend-on-Sea and Grays in Essex. It provides a broad range of vocational and academic courses as well as an adult provision and higher education courses at the University Centre South Essex.


A Number of Employers are Actively involved with us…

London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is a major international airport located in the county of Essex, England, about 42 miles northeast of central London. It is the third-busiest airport in the UK and the largest dedicated single-terminal airport in Europe, serving over 35 million passengers annually. With over 170 destinations served by more than 50 airlines, London…

Wines of Great Britain

Wines of Great Britain (WOGB) is a leading producer and distributor of premium quality wines in the United Kingdom. Founded with a commitment to excellence and a passion for winemaking, WOGB has established itself as one of the premier producers of English and Welsh wines.  The company’s winemakers use traditional winemaking techniques combined with state-of-the-art…

DP World

DP World is a leading global provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions and operator of marine and inland terminals. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. DP World operates a diverse portfolio of more than 65 terminals in 40 countries across six continents, handling a broad range of…

Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall Construction is a leading UK construction company that has been operating for over 40 years. The company is renowned for delivering high-quality construction projects across a range of sectors, including education, healthcare, retail, and commercial. With a strong focus on sustainability, Morgan Sindall Construction has a proven track record of delivering projects that…

Port of Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury is a major commercial hub located on the River Thames. It is one of the busiest ports in the country and is strategically located just 30 miles from central London. The port is a multi-purpose facility, handling a wide range of cargoes including containers, ro-ro, bulk and general cargo. The Port…


Leonardo is a leading multinational company that provides innovative solutions in the aerospace, defence, and security sectors. With a history of over 100 years, Leonardo has established itself as a trusted provider of cutting-edge technology and advanced engineering solutions for military, civil, and commercial applications. The company’s products and services range from aircraft, helicopters, and…


As an employer, working for the NHS can be a truly fulfilling and rewarding experience. With over 1.5 million employees, the NHS is the largest employer in the UK and offers a vast array of career opportunities to people from all walks of life. Whether you are a doctor, nurse, support worker, or administrative staff,…

Chartway Group

Chartway Group is a well-established construction company based in Kent, UK. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, the company has built a reputation for delivering exceptional construction projects. Chartway Group is committed to creating sustainable communities by designing and building homes that are environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and affordable. The company has an…