At UTC Warrington, we understand students need support and guidance to help them become successful young adults and to identify the next steps in their career. Meetings with families before starting with us is an integral part of ensuring that we get to know our students as individuals.

All staff pride themselves on their abilities to build positive relationships with students. This ensures that their time at UTC is a positive and valuable experience.

With a clear focus on preparing students for outstanding STEM careers, careers guidance is central to their development. The focus on employability and personal development skills, as well as academic skills, ensures that students are well-equipped with the skills needed to thrive once they leave the UTC. Our partners, including Sellafield Ltd, Wood PLC, Cavendish Nuclear and Manchester Metropolitan University are committed to the growth and development of the UTC and to sustain a skilled and knowledgeable workforce for the STEM industry in the North West of England.

Keeping Students Safe

Alongside education and guidance, safeguarding and child protection are our primary concern. We work closely with families and local authorities to ensure that our students feel safe and well supported. This includes working alongside dedicated organisations who can offer specialised additional support for those issues not necessarily related to college or school life.

We are committed to improving access to learning and provide a wide range of support. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) supports students’ additional learning needs, through 1:1 intervention and group work. This is delivered to focus on academic support, social development and confidence building.

Exam Support

We are aware that Year 11 can be a challenging time for our students, as they develop themselves and prepare for their GCSE examinations. At UTCW, we are committed to supporting you and your son/daughter during this important year.

Our parents evenings are a vital part of the communication link between teachers, students, and parents. Our staff will discuss the progress and performance of your son/daughter and identify areas of focus ahead of examinations.

We have put together a document that identifies the key areas of support during Year 11. Please click here to view it.  

Student Leadership

We encourage our students to become involved in decision-making and taking an active role in the development of their college. The opinions of our students matter hugely to us and their feedback is valuable for us in growing the UTC.

Our student leadership team work with our senior staff leaders to challenge us, build on ideas, and create opportunities for other students at the UTC. Their voice represents the many other students at the UTC who feedback on the curriculum and day-to-day life. Through regular meetings as a leadership team, and with the support of the UTC staff team, the Student Leadership Team are a powerful voice for the college.

As a student, you can become part of the student leadership team. Meetings are handled and led by the student leaders and being a part of the team is a great way to build experience for your CV. Please ask a member of staff about joining the team and they can point you in the direction of the Head Boy and Head Girl.