Studying at UTC Warrington Sixth Form is a little bit different from the regular post-16 experience.
UTCW offers some of the very best facilities for Science, Engineering and Technology in Warrington and the wider region, because we believe that our young people deserve the chance to excel in STEM subjects by accessing the very best equipment available.
The fantastic building, facilities and equipment are only a small part of what UTCW has to offer.
Specialist and expert teachers in every subject will bring their industry experience to the foreground and instil in you the passion and commitment they feel for their subjects. They will expertly lead you through the exam requirements, coursework assessments and support you in making the next step in your chosen career. At UTCW, we believe in achievement, excellence and kindness. Learning extends beyond the classroom and the exam board. Our real-life projects, high quality work placements and specialist business engagement will prepare you for a future career in industry by honing the skills that employers want to see.
Our small college allows for dedicated personalised learning that will transform you into a professional student with the confidence to study at any university or secure top jobs with national and international employers.
Our close links with both local universities, as well as local STEM employers and national companies will ensure that you leave UTCW well connected with an exceptional awareness of how to succeed in your chosen field.
BTEC Level 3 Engineering Pathway
For students looking for a future career in engineering, our BTEC in Engineering will open the door to a world of possibilities. Students will build a foundation of knowledge about the theory behind the principles used with the industry and have an abundance of opportunities to put this to practice in the workroom.
For aspiring professional engineers, supervisors or managers, students will learn how to apply maths and physics in an engineering environment and develop strong links with our employer partners. The course provides students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development and manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and system.
By developing their knowledge of engineering and working on engineering projects, students create an impressive portfolio of work and build a confidence to succeed within the engineering sector.
This qualification is aimed at giving students a wider view of the sector, which can include elements of mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering. This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to confirm that the content is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector.
The UTC has industry standard facilities, excellent BTEC grades, experienced staff, guest speakers, and university support, all of which is designed to support students to achieve the best and progress confidently.
Everyone taking this qualification will study five mandatory units:
Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
A Specialist Engineering Project.
Students choose a further five optional units to support choices in progression to relevant occupational areas, and to a range of sector related courses in Higher Education.
You can read more detailed information for each qualification in the Course Specification.
BTEC Level 3 Built Environment Pathway
This course has been designed to meet the needs of the Civil Engineering Industry. Students will focus on developing skills in design, analysis and evaluation across a range of Civil Engineering topics. Modern infrastructure such as buildings, roads and bridges have all been designed, built and maintained by civil engineering professionals. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for an exciting career in the Construction industry, such as building surveying, site management, and architecture.
The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to ensure that it is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. In addition, higher education representatives have been involved to ensure that it fully supports entry to the relevant range of specialist degrees.
This qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that will allow learners to progress to further education, or directly to employment or an Apprenticeship in the construction sector. There are eight mandatory units, which cover the following aspects of construction:
tendering and estimating
health and safety in construction
further mathematics in construction
site engineering for construction
construction in civil engineering.
For detailed course information, please read the course specification.
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BTEC Level 3 Cyber Pathway
The BTEC Level 3 in Computing is a stimulating and challenging programme of study that equips students with the confidence to progress successfully into further study or the world of work.
This qualification has been designed with input from professional partners who want learners to have knowledge and skills in computing, including programming, problem solving, and critical thinking.
Learners will need to have a passion for computing, computer science, software designing and IT projects. This qualification is designed to prepare computing graduates for the world of work, with real-life concepts and projects supported by prominent employers from the cyber and technology sector.
You will study units equivalent to three A Levels. This course will help you develop the skills you need in order to understand the variety and complexity of the IT industry. Delivery is through practical work, classroom activities and group teaching.
Alongside teachers with industry experience, students will also benefit from guest lectures and curriculum projects from the UTC’s network of business partners.
Course content includes:
Principles of Computer Science (Written exam)
Fundamentals of Computer Systems (Written exam)
IT Systems Security and Encryption
Business Applications of Social Media
Computer Games Development
You can learn more about this qualification by reading the Course Specification.
BTEC Level 3 Applied Science Pathway
This course has been designed to meet the needs of employers who are looking for well qualified and skilled people to work in the fields of Science, Technology, and Engineering. Students will benefit from acquiring technical and employability skills, alongside a greater confidence in the knowledge and understanding of core scientific principles.
Studying the BTEC in Applied Science will allow students to gain specific knowledge and skills that are relevant to a chosen subject area or career path.
This qualification is aimed at students who prefer to study our specialist science curriculum through assessments rather than exams. All three sciences – Biology, Physics, Chemistry – are taught but in a “real life” context.
Students will acquire a high level of practical laboratory skills, alongside a context-based approach to delivering the theory. Modules include Biomedial Science, Material Science, Forensic Science, and Astronomy.
Alongside our Higher Education partner, Manchester Metropolitan University, our students have access to leading facilities both at the UTC and on the university campus. There are opportunities for university visits and lectures, alongside exposure to scientific workplaces.
The course is designed to develop skills in science, alongside research and personal study development. Our specialist teaching staff will provide extensive support throughout your time at UTCW and we pride ourselves on supporting you in your learning journey.
You can read more about the course by reading the Course Specification.