University Technical Colleges are a new concept in education. They offer 13-19 year olds the opportunity to take a highly regarded, technically-oriented course of study alongside academic qualifications. They are equipped to the highest standard, sponsored by a university and offer clear progression routes into higher education or further learning in work.
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No, the UTC is part of government-funded education.
It allows a student to study a subject they are really enthused by in a top quality facility that reflects the real workplace, with teachers who have practical industry experience. Students also benefit from regular input and mentoring from local employers and universities.
We believe that 11 is too early to choose a subject path to follow and 16 is too late. Students who know what they want to do can often become bored at school and so underachieve by the time they are 16.
UTC students receive a broad education including English, Maths and Science combined with both practical and technical qualifications that are recognised by employers and universities. The skills they learn and the qualifications they receive are transferable to other post-16 provision and are recognised by employers.
The curriculum is shaped by employers as well as local universities so everything that our students learn is connected to the world of work.
There are many employers working in the various engineering sectors within the Humber Region and they are continuously searching for skilled individuals to fill their job roles. Many of these employers are world-famous and employ people both nationally and internationally so the job opportunities are not just local.
The UTC will be well-equipped with advanced technology in its specialist areas. It caters for those who have an interest in creative approaches to the use of computers – both software and hardware – as well as those who want to use technology in their projects.
In general, we do not require students to work outside of the normal UTC hours of 8:40am to 4:30pm. There will be time within the day to undertake the personal study required by A levels and other qualifications. Students will be able to access their learning online outside these hours, although we think it is important that young people have time to pursue leisure and social interests alongside their studies. However, home revision when it comes to exam season is crucial.
The UTC employ staff who specialise in students with special needs and the building has been designed to provide access for all. Please speak to our SENDCo for Inclusion about any additional needs your child may have to ensure we can support them.
No, Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire offers highly-regarded technical qualifications alongside GCSEs and A Levels. Students leaving the UTC at 16 or 18 will be well placed to take up Apprenticeships or Higher Apprenticeships.
The UTC offer A levels as well as other specialist qualifications that provide sufficient UCAS points for students wishing to move on to University.
With our specialist teaching and the leading involvement of top employers at every level, we are confident that students leaving the UTC will be able to compete with anyone for jobs and for entry to higher education.
No, the UTC will not admit students on the basis of selection. In the event that there are more applications than places, there will be an independently verified process of random allocation in order to ensure fairness. The only priority criteria are certain cases of special need.
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