Innovate and invent at a University Technical College

Innovate and invent at a University Technical College

Studying at a UTC gives you the opportunity to gain skills, experience and knowledge that are in high demand by employers. It combines traditional GCSEs and A Levels with specialist technical qualifications to ensure you’re qualified to work in sectors that are growing and looking for skilled staff.

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Studying at a UTC gives you the opportunity to gain skills, experience and knowledge that are in high demand by employers. It combines traditional GCSEs and A Levels with specialist technical qualifications to ensure you’re qualified to work in sectors that are growing and looking for skilled staff.

Learning at a UTC

  • Access to world-class facilities and equipment used by industry
  • Practical work and project-based learning connected to the working world
  • An opportunity to work with businesses on real-life projects
  • Access to placements and work experience
  • A chance to learn from experts from universities
  • Get the best advice on your future career options

Technical specialism

UTCs offer technical specialism in the areas where businesses are most in need of skills. These include:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Health-sciences
  • Product design
  • Digital Technologies
  • Built environment

The UTC day

To give you the time to undertake academic and technical studies the school day is longer at a UTC, typically from 8.30am to 5.00pm. This includes time for homework leaving your evenings clear for other activities.

“I love attending the UTC. It's the new, modern way to learn!”

Will Garside, Silverstone UTC

What to do next

You can join a UTC in Year 10 or Year 12.

Lots of UTCs hold regular open days and events and provide useful resources to give you further help and advice.

For more information visit www.utcolleges.org

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