The technology institute founded by the inventor Sir James Dyson will soon have the power to award its own degrees – the first of the new wave of alternative providers.
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, which opened in 2017 on the site of Dyson’s design centre in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has 150 engineering undergraduates who pay no tuition fees and receive a full-time wage during their four years studying and working alongside Dyson’s staff.
Originally the institute was to award degrees validated by the University of Warwick but the Office for Students, the higher education regulator in England, has said the institute can award degrees in its own name from next year, the first to do so under legislation that created the route in 2017.
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Dyson said: “To be the first higher education institution to be
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Tech Partnership Degrees, a not-for-profit that offers accreditation and development of digital degrees and apprenticeship degrees in the UK, is partnering with industry body TechUK to expand the reach of the qualifications it supports.
To try to ensure graduates are employable in the tech sector, Tech Partnership Degrees develops higher educational courses alongside industry to make sure the skills taught for degrees and apprenticeship degrees make students more employable and ready to walk into particular roles.
Joining forces with TechUK will give Tech Partnership Degrees access to more industry employers to help develop its Tech Industry Gold accreditation for higher educational courses.
Gillian Keegan, apprenticeships and skills minister, said: “The tech sector continues to play a vital role helping to plug skills gaps, level up opportunities and support our economic recovery.
“The government is working on a range of initiatives to enable students of all ages to get into the