The government will shortly be launching a call for proposals to establish Institutes of Technology (IoTs). Applicants will be able to bid into a £170m fund to establish institutions which specialise in delivering the higher level technical skills that employers needs in areas with evidence of a higher level skills gap and clear learner demand. Consultations on the proposals are continuing prior to a call in the Spring, but some details have now been made available and can be accessed on the AELP website here. Interested parties can register their interest now with the IoT team at DfE at