The New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee without share capital on 3 December 2013 and registered as a charity with the Charity Commission on 5 January 2018. NMITE is self-governing and legally independent but regulated as a public body. Following the change in the regulatory landscape for higher education providers in England with the introduction of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA), NMITE applied to the Office for Students (OfS) on 22 May 2018 for registration as an Approved (fee cap) Provider without degree awarding powers. Its degree is validated by The Open University. NMITE became registered with the OfS on 26 August 2020 and is subject to the Regulatory Framework.
There are three main bodies which are crucial at NMITE for decision making and governance: the Board of Trustees, the Academic Council, and the Executive Leadership Team. These bodies, in turn, are supported by their respective committees and informed by two of NMITE’s institutional pillars, the Members’ Advisory Council (MAC) and Partnership Advisory Group (PAG).