University Technical Colleges are a new concept in education. They offer young individuals the opportunity to take a highly regarded, technically-oriented course of study alongside academic qualifications. They are equipped with industry-standard equipment, sponsored by local businesses and 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, that aims to provide young people with a high-quality education that closes skills gaps and provides a credible technical pathway.
UTC’s provide a unique opportunity for students to study a challenging curriculum that combines practical, academic and technical learning. Providing young individuals with sought after skills employers are looking for in their future workforce prepares them for life beyond education. Studying in a top quality facility that reflects the workplace, with teachers who have practical industry experience and with regular input from local employers and universities, is invaluable in preparing young individuals for their dream job.
You’re never too young to kick start your future! UTC students receive a broad education including English, Maths and Science combined with both practical and technical qualifications that are recognised by both employers and universities. The skills they learn and the qualifications they receive are transferable to other post-16 provision and are recognised by employers.
There are many employers within the Humber region, who are continuously searching for skilled individuals to fill their job roles. Our partners collaborate with us to make sure the next generation has the expertise, employability skills and knowledge required to meet future business and industry needs.
They influence students from beginning to end, starting by working with our staff to shape a curriculum the plugs the region’s skills gap, all the way through to offering apprenticeship and work experience places to those who are successful.
Our industry partners also work with our staff to create student projects that focus on real-world industry challenges, offer access to their facilities for hands-on learning sessions in real working environments, mentor students with careers sessions and advice, and sponsor UTC uniform, rooms and equipment.
UTC’s are an educational environment that emulates the environment typically found with modern industry. Both students and staff dress in business wear as opposed to a school uniform or casual clothing, to create an environment that strikes a balance between individual choice and the need to maintain high standards.
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In general, we do not require students to work outside of the normal UTC hours as there will be time within the school day to undertake the personal study required. 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.
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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.
The ENL UTC is an educational facility that offers highly-regarded technical and practical studies alongside of GCSEs and A Levels, so do not offer apprenticeships and/or work experience. We do however, work alongside some of the regions leading employers who offer our students a variety of unique and exciting opportunities throughout their time with us.
UTC’s rich and full careers programme underpins everything we do and ensures our young people are always made aware of the local opportunities available to them and the route they need to take to get there. Students leaving the UTC at 16 or 18 will be well equipped with vital skills that means they will be well placed to take up apprenticeships or higher apprenticeships. You can find out more about our careers programme here.
The UTC offer A levels as well as other specialist qualifications that provide sufficient UCAS points for students wishing to move on to University. We support our students in whatever route they wish to take and ensure they have all of the knowledge, confidence, skills and tools to succeed.
No, UTC’s are non-selective educational providers, which means all applicants will be considered fairly through a transparent process. Students should have a genuine interest in engineering and technology, and an aptitude for technical and academic modes of study.
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