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The % of students securing a high quality STEM apprenticeship is over five times the national average.

Why a UTC in

We are a purpose built STEM technical college that exists to help young people get ready for the world of work and find meaningful, technical and academic careers.
Warrington is a town synonymous with engineering, science, technology, and manufacturing, and our focus is to address a skills shortage in the local region.

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We exist to help young people get ready for the world of work and find meaningful, technical and academic careers. Our first cohort of students left last year and their destinations are impressive. Headlines include:

  • 100% of our Year 11 leavers have a positive destination in education, employment or training;
  • For Year 13 leavers, all who wanted to have gone to University and 100% of those went to study STEM degrees;
  • Over half of our 18 year olds have secured Apprenticeships or employment;
  • The percentage of students securing a high quality STEM apprenticeship (higher or advanced) is over five times the national average.

More detail can be found on our destinations page.

We are a purpose built technical college in the heart of Warrington – a town synonymous with engineering, technology, and manufacturing. We are proud to have a strong relationship with some of the North West’s highest regarded STEM organisations, including Sellafield Ltd, Wood PLC, and Cavendish Nuclear, whom have supported our development since September 2016, alongside our Higher Education Partner – Manchester Metropolitan University.

At UTCW, we aim to create a unique, aspirational, technical and academic curriculum, which prepares our students for an exciting career through our range of GCSEs and vocational BTEC qualifications.  Students develop their technical knowledge and work directly with the region’s employers to build their workplace skills.  Our personal development programme is a fantastic way for our students to challenge themselves and enhance their softer employability skills.

There are a number of institutions that have adopted this dynamic approach to education in the North West of England and both employers and parents say that young people leave the UTC with strong workplace skills and a confidence that sets them up for their future careers and lives.

UTC Warrington is accessible to students far and wide. Please come and visit us to see our impressive facilities and meet our students for yourself.



Senior MP backs vocational qualifications

GCSE’s should be scrapped, A Levels replaced, and students should study more vocational subjects, says Robert Halfon – Chairman of the Education Select Committee.

Strengthening our Year 11’s employability skills

Our year 10 and 11 students spent an interesting day taking part in workshops as part of our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) programme.  With Year 11s approaching their GCSEs, and Year 10’s not far behind them, the themed workshops were designed to help students consider the next steps after exams and help strengthen their employability skills.

UTC 6th Form students ‘fire it up’ with local employer

UTC Sixth Form students ‘fire it up’ with local employer   Sixth Form students were given the opportunity to explore local fire safety testing company, Element (also known as WarringtonFire) and discover more about the opportunities within this fascinating area of science and engineering.

Designing vehicles of the future

After spending years confined to the pages of science-fiction, driverless cars are now a reality and the world needs a new wave of engineers and programmers to design, build and programme the next generation of autonomous vehicles. Year 10 students were challenged by STEM organisation, the Smallpiece Trust to build and program their own autonomous vehicles which could safely navigate their way around a cityscape.




UTC Warrington
Dallam Lane

Phone: 01925 737067


University Technical College Warrington is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee registered at the above address in England and Wales. Registered Charity No EW66360 · Registered Company No 8714780

A paper copy of all the information on our website  can be provided on request.