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University Technical Colleges [UTCs] offer so much more than traditional schools. UTCs develop young professionals by focusing on one or two specialisms alongside a broader curriculum.

It is a different and exciting way to learn. Alongside local universities and employers, UTCs deliver specialist technical qualifications that provide real life learning experience. Employer projects, work experience and hands-on mentoring from industry professionals are how those experiences are achieved. Students also benefit from the very best facilities and industry-standard equipment used in the UTC’s specialist sector.

This balance of technical, practical and academic learning creates a unique learning experience. The  style of education will lead directly towards lucrative careers, apprenticeships and university. With at least 40% of students’ time spent on the UTC’s technical specialism, there is no better preparation for the world of work. UTCs are smaller than traditional secondary schools and are not academically selective. This allows students from all backgrounds to thrive in these exceptional environments.

The UTC programme has a strong emphasis on employer engagement, including real-life project-based learning, which engages students and develops their personal attributes. Because of their unique offer, UTCs provide a broad choice of pathways at 18 either to university, higher & degree apprenticeships, or directly into a career. The impressive track record of student destinations after leaving UTCs is testament to the quality of this distinctive educational experience.

You can find out more about UTCs here.

Click here to read the 2019 UTC Impact Report which highlights student success from across the country.

What’s special about UTCs?

Established by companies and universities in areas of high demand for talent, UTCs provide sought-after technical qualifications and benefit from industry standard equipment and specialist staff to provide students with the skills valued by employers.

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