- New Institute to provide a range of apprenticeships and courses from Level 2 to Level 7
- Curriculum designed to help meet the demand for specialist skills in the automotive sector
June 21, 2018 – MIRA Technology Institute, a unique partnership between North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester has today detailed a suite of apprenticeships that will underpin their ambition to help the UK develop the next generation of skilled engineers.
The Institute, opening later this year, has been created to help satisfy an ever-increasing demand for specialist skills in the automotive sector.
The curriculum will include new and innovative automotive apprenticeship training from Intermediate through to Masters Level apprenticeships in Automotive Engineering, as well as professional development courses and qualifications in project management and quality management.
The accredited courses available include:
- Intermediate, Advanced & Higher Automotive Engineering Apprenticeships
- Level 3 Practitioner Certificate in Quality Management
- HNC in Engineering – Operations
- Level 5 Professional Certificate in Quality Management
- Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management
- Level 6 Product Design and Development Engineer – under development for 2019
- Masters Level Apprenticeship – Post Graduate Design Engineer – under development for 2019
Students will have access to a range of new, disruptive technologies as part of their courses including Rapid Prototype, 3D Printing, Robotics, Fluid Power, Mechatronics and Electronic Circuit Design.
The collaboration behind the Institute has outlined its vision to be informed by the needs of the sector and lead the development of talent at all levels, from apprentices through to qualified engineers.
The unique and specialized courses offered by MIRA Technology Institute will be vital to ensuring the UK automotive industry continues to prosper by training the next generation, and up-skilling the current automotive workforce.
Torin Spence, Skills Manager for MIRA Technology Park, “The huge leaps in technology and the shifting landscape in the automotive sector present a great opportunity, but it requires a workforce with the skills necessary to operate at the cutting edge of technology. Because we are uniquely situated to combine the pioneering minds of industry experts with academic excellence, we have a responsibility to lead that training from the front.”
Marion Plant OBE, Chief Executive at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, “The benefits of the Institute will be felt beyond our sector. Companies today need people who can adapt to ever changing technology. Whether automotive or otherwise, manufacturers have recognized the importance of creating a workforce of intelligent problem solvers – and our apprenticeships have been designed to help the next generation to be exactly that.”
About MIRA Technology Institute
MIRA Technology Institute represents a unique partnership between North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, as the lead partner, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester. The Institute provides students with a bespoke curriculum aimed at satisfying an ever-increasing need for specialist skills in the UK automotive sector. The MTI has a particular focus on disruptive technologies, such as electrification and driverless cars, cultivating the skills necessary to operate at the cutting edge of automotive technology.
The development of the MTI offers a unique solution aligned with the government’s new Industrial Strategy Green Paper by creating a sector focused institute of technology. It received £9.5m in funding from the Leicester and Leicestershire LEP Growth Deal Fund, and is backed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).