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Digital Technologies - IOT

Our Institute of Technology (IOT) programmes have been designed and created in collaboration with employers, colleges, and universities to develop the talent and skills of our students - enabling them to be work-ready with clear career progression.

The digital economy has become an integral part of our country and facilitated the rapid growth of many digital businesses. 

Students on these courses spend a significant time working with industry-standard equipment in our new facility.

IOT Digital Technologies Courses Available:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science Level 6 
  • Certificate in Higher Education Digital Learning Design Level 4 
  • Certificate in Higher Education Computer Automation, Internet of Things and Assistive Technology Level 4
  • Diploma in Higher Education Mobile, Web, Virtualisation and Streaming Services Level 5 


Watch our quick video to learn more about these courses:

The Lincolnshire Institute of Technology (IOT) is a collaboration between the University of Lincoln and Further Education providers across Greater Lincolnshire.

The IOT specialises in delivering high quality technical education across industries with a focus on Engineering, Digital, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Constructions subjects, opening up opportunities for students to gain industry-relevant skills to overcome some of the key challenges facing the technical industries.

The courses have been designed to develop the essential skills and experience needed for a range of pathways to ensure learners complete their training career-ready.

At Lincoln College, we have a range of Level 4, 5 and 6 coures covering three IOT pathways:

Why Study a Level 4 or 5 Qualification?

Level 4 and 5 qualifications are designed for specialist learning and are suitable for people currently working in, or wishing to enter into, technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others.

A Level 4 and 5 qualification represents a greater understanding and a higher level of learning than that gained from secondary education level. It also acts as the bridge between Level 3 and 6 - helping those to progress to the next stage of education where they may not have had the qualifications previously to do so.

There is an increasing demand from employers for qualifications at this level in key sectors like automotive, engineering, digital, management, business and more - helping to plug the current skills gap in these areas.

Students studying at this level can often study part-time and continue with their current employment.

Enrolling employees on Level 4 and 5 course can also be a great way for employers to upskill their workforce benefiting both the company and their staff.

Companies that train staff at these levels may recieve improved productivity, better adherence to quality standards, a workforce that can do a greater variety of work and an ability to respond effectively to change.

A multi-million-pound investment has been made to refurbish our oldest Grade II listed Gibney building to house the IOT.

It has been designed to replicate the latest progressive working environments.

We have also equipped all of our workshops and classrooms with the latest IT hardwadware, computing, electrical engineering and automotive engineering equipment.

View below some photos of the newy-refurbished Gibney building:

Our IOT digital technologies courses are ideal for those looking to enter the computing sector.

Below are some examples showing possible careers that our courses aims to support.


Certificate in Higher Education Computer Automation, Internet of Things and Assistive Technology Level 4

Innovation is happening every day. With increasing technologies, there are now new opportunities for developers in the areas of automation, SMART and internet-connected devices, and assistant technology.

The 'Internet of Things' refers to the networking capability that allows information to be sent to and received from objects and devices (such as fixtures and appliances) using the internet. For example, developing everyday items like fridges to be connected to the internet, enabling them to become a 'smart' device. It can also include: smart home security systems, autonomous farming equipment, wearable health monitors, smart factory equipment, wireless inventory trackers, biometric cybersecurity scanners and more.

This level 4 Certificate in Higher Education in Computer Automation, Internet of Things and Assistive Technology is ideal for those looking to work in the development of:

  • Hardware in the form of electronic circuits to control and respond to the real-world environment
  • Software linked to controlling Internet of Things devices and cloud storage and processing of information
  • Networking skills linked to the need for highly secure Internet of Things device communications within industrial, home and business environments.
  • Development of custom programmable logic systems through hardware description languages and the application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays
  • Human Computer Interfacing knowledge for application in the development of highly usable and efficient digital and physical interfaces for Internet of Things devices

Related jobs in this field include: Junior Software Developer, Internet of Things Hardware Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Internet of Things Solutions Advisor or Electrical retails sales person. These roles may have annual salaries when fully qualified ranging from £18k to £30k.

Employers locally could include: Currys, Fairfield Control Systems, Siemens, Vodafone, Sky, NHS and Healthcare companies.


Diploma in Higher Education Mobile, Web, Virtualisation and Streaming Services Level 5 

Always dreamed of being a website or mobile app developer? Or how about developing virtual reality worlds?

Our Level 5 Diploma in Higher Education in Mobile, Web, Virtualisation and Streaming Services enables students the opportunity to learn the skills to lead to successful careers in these areas.

This course is ideal for those looking to work in the design, development, and production of:

  • Browser and server-based software solutions that are delivered through the internet
  • Apps that function on mobile devices such as mobile phones, smart watches and tablets
  • Virtual reality worlds that can accessed through mobile and specialist VR hardware
  • Human computer interfaces for web-based applications, mobile devices and virtual reality

A rapidly growing industry, salaries when fully qualified as a developer in web, mobile or virtual reality could range from £34k to £50k and are in demand throughout the country.

Local employers alone could include Serenity, Order Wise, NHS, Allocate Software, Streets, Heaver Health Care, TRS Design Agency and more.

What Our Students Say

Don't just take our word for it… Hear from Thomas, a third-year BSc Computer Science Lincoln College student:

Why did you choose this degree course and why Lincoln College? 

“I chose this degree course mainly because I want to pursue a career in cybersecurity. I had offers from University of Lincoln and a few others but the staff and the quality of learning I would get by having the smaller group sizes at Lincoln College appealed more to me. Since I knew all the tutors beforehand it made the transition from Level 3 to BSc a lot easier to overcome.”

What do you enjoy most about your course? 

“I think the small class sizes alongside the friendly tutors enable for a very enjoyable learning environment which I believe is the most enjoyable aspect of the course.”

What advice would you give to someone else looking at studying the same course? 

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions as they will become your best friend and time management will become crucial so keep a journal or something to plan your time.”

Applications can be made on the individual course page.

Please find the right course from the list below and use the 'Apply Now' button on the page to start the application.

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