UTC  Warrington is an inspiring and professional learning environment that gives young people the technical skills, expert understanding and personal aptitude and qualities they need for successful careers.

UTC Warrington has a business-like feel in every aspect of college life. It is embedded throughout all aspects of the college from the curriculum and the 8:30am – 4:00pm working day, including technical projects and enrichment activities.

Students earn reward tokens based on the 5 elements of the PiXL EDGE personal development framework; leadership, organisation, communication, initiative and resilience. The PiXL Edge is a framework designed for schools and colleges to develop and accredit in students those personal attributes essential for employability and life.

The PiXL Edge framework underpins all activities at UTC Warrington and is used by staff to encourage and track students’ development.

The curriculum reflects the need to consider progress in core subjects such as English and Maths, whilst developing specialist knowledge and understanding in technical options. Learning is supported and contextualised by our employer partners. Students have access to a wide range of learning experiences, working with teachers, fellow students and professionals. They have opportunities to apply their learning disciplines to project based challenges that develop their employability skills.

Excellence & Kindness

At the heart of our culture are the values of excellence and kindness. We strive for our students to be excellent in what they do and kind to each other within the UTC community and beyond. It takes seven seconds to form a first opinion; we want our students stand out from the crowd with a positive and cemented impression.

Working Together

We celebrate the work of our students regularly and give praise to those who go above and beyond in our environment. We are proud of our relationships with parents & carers and we firmly believe that a strong relationship between the UTC, students and families is fundamental to driving our success. Therefore, if students require support or guidance, our staff team are more than happy to identify strategies and plans to ensure they reach their full potential.

Professional Conduct

To achieve good engagement, positive perspectives and subsequent success, we reinforce the values of professional conduct through clear routines and consistent boundaries. Our approach to behaviour reflects the world of work, with verbal and written warnings for behaviour that does not meet the appropriate standard. Ofsted inspectors found that the UTC’s behaviour policy works well and that ” pupils’ behaviour is good and that the college is calm and hard working.”

Click here to read our Disruption-Free Learning Policy. 

Students are rewarded with achievement points when they demonstrate LORIC skills. Teachers send home weekly postcards to celebrate the development of students who have made a significant impact over the course of the week.

Those students who have achieved LORIC points are put forward by UTC staff to receive the ‘Student of the Week’ awards. There will be reward trips for those students who achieve the most LORIC points throughout the year.

Students can track the development of their softer skills through the 5 elements of the PiXL Edge personal development framework: Leadership, Organisation, Communication, Initiative and Resilience.

The PiXL Edge framework is embedded throughout all aspects of college life to support our students in developing essential personal attributes for employment and life.

When students demonstrate exceptional examples of one or more of the PiXL Edge skills they will be rewarded with coloured tokens which are then deposited into their own personal token bank which serves as a visual indicator of the skills they possess and those they need to develop further.

Tokens accrued are totalled up at the end of each term and students who have been most successful in accumulating tokens in each aspect of the framework are recognised and rewarded for their efforts.