2021 Destinations

Destinations (young people going on to meaningful next steps and careers) are the reasons for UTCs existing.  This focused approach to education was set up by employers and is common in the North West of England. Students, parents, and employers say that  young people leave UTC with strong workplace skills and a confidence that sets them up for future careers.

Headlines include:

  • 93% of our Year 13 leavers have a positive destination in education, employment or training in comparison to 88% nationally
  • Well above national take up of apprenticeship 40% compared to 6% nationally;
  • For Year 13 leavers, all who wanted to have gone to University and 100% of those went to study STEM degrees (including Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering)
  • Over half secured Apprenticeships or employment, covering a wide range of sectors (including Nuclear Engineering, Manufacturing, Civil Engineering). The percentage of students securing a high quality apprenticeship (higher or advanced) is  over four times the national average.


KS5 Destinations for KS5 Outcomes – strong when compared to national data.


Destination UTC % National UTC % National % (Oct 2019 data)
University 28 45 50
Apprenticeship 40 19 6
Employment 25 13 23
Gap Year 4 6


Because our pupils are so well set on their courses in 2020-21, we fully expect our NEETs* in 2022 to be zero.

*NEET stands for not in education, employment or training

UTC Warrington does not set targets for the proportion of students heading to university, apprenticeships or employment; the focus is about finding the best route for every individual student and helping them to achieve that next step.