Would you like to join us in Year 10 next September?  

Studying in Key Stage 4 at UTCW is a little different from a traditional secondary school. Most students are ready to be given more responsibility and to be treated like an adult. Students will learn in a unique environment and develop partnerships with local and national businesses. 

Throughout their time at UTCW, students will build knowledge and contextualise their learning through our network of employer partners. This is done through work experience opportunities, guest lectures, and employability embedded throughout the UTC. 

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. 

Students will be working towards gaining core GCSEs as well as the opportunity to take specialist qualifications which are shaped by industry demand.

Specialist Curriculum

Our curriculum offers every student the opportunity to study core academic subjects, alongside specialisms in Engineeirng, Civil Engineering and Cyber. We don’t offer all the subjects you might find in your local secondary school. Instead, we provide a complimentary set of pathways that equip our students for further study and employment in their chosen field.

Our Partnerships

Our students have access to local and national businesses that specialise in Science, Engineering and Computing. Along with support and engagement from Manchester Metropolitan University, UTCW students will have a unique opportunity to access a whole range of exciting and inspiring learning experiences outside the classroom.

Professional Development

Through our enrichment programme, all students have the chance to develop themselves personally and professionally. Our activities that form an integral part of the UTC experience demand leadership, initiative and resilience. They teach our students how to work in a team and approach any challenge with self-confidence.

“The curriculum is very well matched to the particular focus of the college. Pupils in both key stage 4 and the sixth form are offered clear sets of subjects that relate to different STEM areas. Pupils are well prepared for apprenticeships, further and higher education, and longer-term careers in STEM employment. This means that they are ready to contribute to industry that is important in the local area and nationally.” Ofsted, 2019.

 

“Pupils are motivated by the curriculum and how learning is organised. The college is effective in helping them to understand what attitudes they need to be successful in their learning.” Ofsted, 2019.

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Our Subjects


At UTCW, we offer Year 10 & 11 students a highly technical curriculum that focuses on equipping students with a combination of core academic GCSEs and specialist STEM subjects that maximise their progression to Key Stage 5 study and apprenticeships.

Each subject combination has been designed with industry-leading employers who are seeking their future talent to be skilled and knowledgeable in specialist areas.

Students at UTC Warrington will study towards achieving their GCSEs. These are the compulsory subjects:

Alongside core GCSEs, students will be studying towards specialist STEM qualifications. They include:

These courses are led by industry demand and provide students with a broad skill set and knowledge base that our employer partners have requested.

Enrichment is a valued part of the curriculum at UTC Warrington, as it is an opportunity for students to engage with each other and staff in an environment outside of the classroom. We have developed a varied enrichment programme designed to stretch and challenge our students and further develop their PiXL Edge skills – Leadership, Organisation, Communication, Initiative and Resilience.

The programme of activities available this year has been developed in conjunction with our student and staff team to ensure that the activities on offer meet the interests of the students we have in the college. Each year we will review the full enrichment programme to ensure that it offers a selection of options our current student base will enjoy and gain the most valuable skills and experiences.

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
  • Sports Coaching
  • Royal Navy Engineering Challenge
  • Green Kart Racing
  • Programming and Coding
  • Young Enterprise
  • The Baker Technical Award
  • STEM Ambassadors 
  • Reading and Book Club
  • Boxing
  • Table Tennis
  • Engineering Skills

Employer engagement is an essential part of life at UTC Warrington and the experience our students will gain when working with our employer partners will be invaluable both in their studies and in the future when they apply for a place at university, on an apprenticeship or apply for a job. The experience gained working with small, medium and large organisations will help make our students stand out from the crowd.

Students will benefit from a vast range of opportunities including:

  • Talks/Lectures
  • Visits to Businesses and Events
  • Mentoring
  • Apprenticeship Workshops
  • Work Experience
  • Practical Master Classes
  • Project-Based Learning Days
  • Future Employment/Careers
  • Trips/Visits
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Real Life Site Visits
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Life at UTCW

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Ofsted Report

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Careers Programme

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How to Apply

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