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Cadets secure place on Lithuania exchange visit

Two of our Year 12 cadets have been chosen to take part in a Cadet Exchange Programme that takes place in July this
year. The cadets took part in a weekend training exercise in April at Altcar Training Camp in Hightown, Formby. They were selected by an independent Army Selection Team.

Kyle Appleton and Sam Woolland will travel to Lithuania later this year to take part in the exchange visit that includes
outdoor team building and a range of military themed activities. The pair will work with other British and foreign cadets, as part of the Exercise Baltic Guard, aimed at engaging the UK and Baltic States.

The selection weekend involved a variety of activities designed to test the leadership skills and character of the cadets. These included command tasks, group discussions, and first aid scenarios. They will represent UTC Warrington CCF and are amongst other ACF/CCF contingents from all over the UK.

UK needs more cyber specialists

New research has found that there has been a huge increase in the number of UK firms reporting cyber attacks and most businesses say they are unprepared for cyber breaches.

The insurer Hiscox found 55% of UK firms had face an attack in 2019, a jump of 40% compared to last year. Almost three quarters of firms were ranked as “novices” in terms of cyber readiness.

Gareth Wharton, head of Cyber at Hiscox says that some businesses may be spending less on cyber security because they feel they may not be targeted: “They may feel like they won’t be targeted, as we tend to only read about large breaches in the press. If they incorrectly feel that they won’t be targeted, they may be less likely to spend on cyber security.”

At UTC Warrington, we are responding to business demand and developing the next wave of cyber security specialists to help combat the increase in cyber breaches.

We’re the only college in Warrington to offer a tailored Cyber pathway for Year 12 students starting in September. Students will study a BTEC Level 3 in Computing which includes software development and programming.

Alongside a specialist course, students also have the opportunity to earn an industry-standard qualification – Resilia – which helps embed best practice cyber security skills to our learners

New Courses for 2018!

As the college continues to grow and new courses designed, we’re always thinking about ways to improve and develop our offer. A new and passionate cohort of teachers this year brings a wealth of expertise and so we have been able to expand our courses in Sixth Form. Continue Reading