The NTI in Birmingham, part of Birmingham City University, has won a prestigious award from the Institute of IT Training (IITT).

The NTI was awarded IT Training Learning Facilities of the Year on strength of the excellence of the centre's facilities and customer service. The award was presented by Sky News reader Lucy Alexander during the official awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel.

Oliver Williams, programme manager and Merlinda Charlery, operations manager, received the award. Oliver said: “It is a wonderful feeling to receive this award, one of the key services we set up when we opened the NTI in Birmingham was to offer excellent facilities, support and service to private and public training providers who run IT training, this award shows what a great job we’ve done since opening in 2006 in exceeding our client’s expectations”.

The competition included 70 other venues from around the UK. The award follows an award from the British Council for Offices in recognition for the design and practical use of the building in 2006.

The centre offers a huge range of accredited Apple training courses across Pro and technical sectors.