Introducing the South Central Institute of Technology at Bletchley, Oxford and Reading
Inspiring the next generation of digital visionaries
The world has transformed in 2020. In an era of unprecedented technological growth, nobody could predict the changes coming our way. This new world calls for a generation of digital innovators; people who challenge perceptions and break boundaries. People who don’t want to sit back, but want to have a hands-on role in using technology for good.
That’s where the South Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) comes in. Created by a consortium led by Milton Keynes College, and including leading brands such as Microsoft, KPMG, McAfee, and Cranfield University, the South Central Institute of Technology was granted a sum of £28 million by the Department for Education to create a digital learning hub with state-of the-art-facilities. Situated in Bletchley, the South Central Institute of Technology provides higher level technical qualifications for a new generation of digital visionaries.
“Milton Keynes College provides an annual pipeline of talent”
A digital learning hub at the centre of the UK’s cyber history
Situated just 32 minutes from London in the vicinity of Bletchley Park, and halfway between the great university cities, Cambridge and Oxford, the South Central Institute of Technology will place students in the heart of a region with a high concentration of digital companies.
In an area that was once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, a new generation will be set to transform the outlook of the future and use their creative minds to crack the challenges of today’s ever-changing world
Bringing together worldwide experts
The South Central Institute of Technology works in partnership with prestigious companies who champion digital innovation and training. Students can expect to take on work placements, live projects and workshops led by Microsoft, KPMG, McAfee, The National Museum of Computing, Cranfield University, Activate Learning and many more. Vital input from these organisations ensures students get a qualification that is backed by top employers in the industry and is relevant to current demands.
Learners each year
Bletchley, Oxford and Reading – the perfect location to launch the digital revolution
With its hub at Bletchley, and satellite campuses at Oxford and Reading, the South Central Institute of Technology is perfectly situated. The Bletchley site straddles computing history and the hi-tech future, with its close proximity to Milton Keynes, an ultra-modern city that continually embraces new technologies, creating a dynamic, innovative environment for Digital Tech companies. The city has pioneered new technology infrastructure developments including fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and 4G mobile networks. Milton Keynes is at the forefront of developing new methods of transportation, with the UK’s first driverless ‘pods’ in a pedestrian environment.
The city is home to 3,750 ICT companies and a workforce that rivals the UK’s major cities in scale. And by creating campuses in Oxford and Reading, the South Central Institute of Technology helps to contribute to productivity and skills development across the wider region, including much of the Oxford-Cambridge arc, and the technology organisations based around the M4 corridor.
Looking to gain digital transferable skills? Discover how to configure and maintain an organisation’s network, manage network security tools and generally oversee and look after connectability and performance. Roles include Network Engineer, Communications Trouble Shooter, Systems Architect and many more.
From writing program codes for reference and reporting, to technical design, to producing efficient codes, you will gain the required technical skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career as a Software Engineer, Web Developer, Mobile App Developer, and more.
Learn and develop the essential technical skills and problem-solving mindset in order to build algorithms and design experiments, test data mining models and assess the effectiveness of data sources and gathering-techniques. Possible careers include Data Architect, Marketing Analyst, Business Analyst and many more.
With access to more data and software than ever before, devices, networks and resources need to be protected. From monitoring for malware, to designing firewalls, to diagnosing data vulnerability, roles in this sector include Security Specialist, Ethical Hacker, Cyber Security Technologist, Fraud Analyst, and more.
From developing essential technical and creative skills in animation and VFX, to gaining programming language skills including C++ and C#, you will come to understand the principles and practices of design, technology and interaction, developed through a systematic iterative approach.