Do you like to get to the bottom of how things work, solve problems and make things? You could be an engineer!

Engineering is a combination of science and maths used to solve real-life problems. As an engineer you could help to design and construct visionary buildings, work on aircraft, develop the latest green technology to save the planet, or invent new medical devices to improve healthcare.

Our Engineering specialism will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work across this diverse and growing sector. You will learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) and work in state-of-the-art facilities including high-spec workshops for materials’ testing, electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. To give you a broader understanding of how engineering can make a difference to the environment, you will also study GCSE Geography.

Part of your learning will involve real-life challenges set by engineering and manufacturing employers that will stretch you and build your industry skills, like the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge which our students take part in each year.
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YOUR FUTURE CAREER PATH COULD BE:

  • Automotive / Aerospace Engineer
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Engineer
  • Rehabilitation Engineer
  • Town planner

in Ks5 YOU WILL STUDY TOPICS LIKE:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electrical Power Distribution
  • Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design & Manufacture
  • Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Product Design & Manufacture
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Non Metallic and Metallic Materials
  • Maintenance of Mechanical Systems

At Key Stage 4

Alongside core GCSE subjects you will study:

  • BTEC Engineering
  • GCSE Geography

Part of your learning will involve real-life challenges set by engineering and manufacturing employers that will stretch you and build your industry skills. For example, this could include working with companies such as Wood PLC to make wind turbines and testing of materials in the specialist facilities at Manchester Metropolitan University. You will also have opportunities for industry-related work experience.

At Post-16

At the UTC you can choose between a purely vocational pathway or a combination of BTEC and A Levels depending on whether you are focused on an apprenticeship or university. You will need A Level Maths to study Engineering at university. We work with you to decide which is the best option for you.

Vocational: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering (= 3 A levels)

Combined: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering (= 2 A Levels) + complimentary A Levels

Part of your learning will involve real-life challenges set by engineering and manufacturing employers that will stretch you and build your industry skills. For example, this could include working with companies such as Wood PLC to make wind turbines and testing of materials in the specialist facilities at Manchester Metropolitan University. You will also have opportunities for industry-related work experience.

Ready to apply?

If you’re interested in studying at UTC Warrington, please apply for a place as soon as possible. If you have any questions about admissions, come along to our next event or email our contact us

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