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South Central Institute of Technology

Opening September 2021 at Reading College


The South Central Institute of Technology is due to open in September 2021, it aims to help close the existing skills gap in this fast-paced sector by developing a curriculum offer in consultation with key digital employers which will ensure that our learners are fully prepared with the right technical skills and creative ways of thinking and working. Essential to the project is that the IoT will be a truly world-class, accessible and inclusive environment, generating opportunities for diverse students and apprentices and inspiring them to learn and be creative.



New technical and digital qualifications to meet in demand skills. Supporting career pathways in:

  • Digital Security
  • Digital Software Development and Programming
  • Digital Data Analytics
  • Digital Cloud Networking
  • Digital Games and Animation
  • Digital Project Management and Change Leadership

Providing project based learning, real research and development, valuable employer partnerships and supportive progression.


Activate Learning is delighted to announce a collaborative partnership with Milton Keynes College in creating the South Central Institute of Technology, working with Microsoft, KPMG, McAfee, Cranfield University, Volkswagen Financial Services, and Evidence Talks. A wider list of digital employers have also pledged their support. The South-Central Institute of Technology has a shared vision for widening access, participation, and producing strong strategic talent pipelines across our geographic locations. We will create an environment for new thinking and enable young talented and gifted people to fulfill their full potential in technical training and find careers in the digital and technology sectors.


Institutes of Technology have been designed to create higher level technical qualifications, in partnership with employers to increase productivity and raise the standards of university-level technical education.


If you’re keen to get into the world of work and learn key skills on the job then an apprenticeship could be the perfect route to kick start your digital career. A higher apprenticeship can take from one to four years to complete, depending on the qualification and involve part-time study at college. There’s no upper age limit to study an apprenticeship, perfect for those looking to career change or to develop in their current role.


  • A full-time job with an employer
  • A salary
  • No tuition fees
  • Gain qualifications that are relevant to employer requirements
  • An opportunity to continue in education after completion of an apprenticeship

Contact our apprenticeships team to find out more 01865 551015, or by email.