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. NMITE was registered as an English higher education provider with the Office for Students on 26 August 2020 and is subject to its Regulatory Framework. NMITE recruited its first students in September 2021, and for its first two years worked with the Open University as its validating partner. NMITE has been granted New Degree Awarding Powers by the Office for Students, commencing on 1st September 2023, which enables it to award its own degrees.