What is a University Technical College?

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.

Find out more at www.utcolleges.org

Are there fees to attend?

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.

What are the advantages of a student going to a UTC instead of staying on at their previous school?

UTC’s provide a unique opportunity for students to study a challenging curriculum that combines practical, academic and technical learning. Providing them with sought after skills employers are looking for in their future workforce. 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.

Is 13 too young to specialise?

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.

What makes the UTC different?

The curriculum is shaped by employers as well as local universities so everything that our students learn is connected to the world of work.

Why specialise in one area of Engineering?

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.

I am really interested in technology – what’s on offer at the UTC?

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.

Will students have to wear uniform?

Students must wear UTC business dress, for more information on this please click here.

Will there be homework as well as a longer school day?

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.

If you already have special support at school would you continue to get this at the UTC?

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.

Will the UTC offer Apprenticeships?

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.

What if I want to go to University?

The UTC offer A levels as well as other specialist qualifications that provide sufficient UCAS points for students wishing to move on to University.

Will the UTC lead to a job?

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.

Will the UTC select students according to ability?

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.

How can I apply to the UTC?

You can apply online for year 9, year 10 and year 12 and we accept applications all year around. Please click here to fill out an application form.

Do you have any other questions? Please contact us.