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MIRA Technology Institute Partners

The MTI is led by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, and its partners, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, the University of Leicester, and Loughborough University.

As the lead partner, North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College was responsible for bringing together organisations from industry and education with a strong track record in automotive skills development.

HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. With over 70 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, its engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, and smarter.

Coventry University was a leading partner in the inception of the UK’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, designed to pioneer developments in the intelligent transport sector. The University of Leicester is an international centre of excellence with a strong track record of high-quality provision in the transport sector. And Loughborough University drives world class research into automotive innovation and competitiveness.

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North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College is the lead partner in the MTI. The college has a long tradition of training in the automotive sector, encouraging innovation in skills development. Through the MTI, the college offers Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Apprenticeships in Automotive Engineering, plus qualifications in project management and quality management. Employers can upskill their current workforce in the latest automotive technology or access a new generation of automotive engineering apprentices. North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College can deliver apprenticeships flexibly, accommodating your business needs, supporting your employees to progress and deliver improvements in productivity.



HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. As a key element of the MTI partnership, it offers a series of courses developed by subject matter experts who are recognised within industry as being at the forefront of their fields. The range of courses available reflects the ever-growing breadth of expertise that HORIBA MIRA has developed during its 70-year history.

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Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic, global and transformational ‘modern university’ whose roots can be traced back to 1843 and the inception of the Coventry School of Design. With a proud tradition as a provider of innovative teaching and learning and a focus on impactful research, the university has established a robust reputation for pushing the boundaries of higher education regionally, nationally and across the world. Through its links with leading-edge businesses and organisations in a variety of countries and industries, Coventry University’s 29,000+ students enjoy access to placements and international opportunities which can help enhance their employment prospects by the time they graduate. Its students also benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities – including on its London and Scarborough campuses – in all academic disciplines, from health, business and performing arts to industrial design, engineering and computing.

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Loughborough University

Loughborough University has conducted leading research in automotive engineering and transport technologies and has an unrivalled record of collaboration with industry. Its partnership with the MTI enables flexibility of delivery, technical emphasis, commitment, timing and accessibility for industry-based engineers, helping them to overcome barriers to learning in relevant subjects at post-graduate level.

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University of Leicester

The University of Leicester has a long and successful track record of working with a range of partners from the automotive, defence and avionics industries. It has a bold vision for enterprise; to help drive the innovation and skills needed to grow the Midlands, UK and world economies. The University of Leicester has an ambition to tackle global challenges and transform lives through research, innovation and new technologies. By working with the MTI, it is committed to developing partnerships and delivering expert training for the next generation of engineers in the latest technologies.