Children who are due to move into year 10 in September, now have the opportunity to go to a University Technical College (UTC). Students can study GCSEs and A Levels but the curriculum also includes 1 or 2 technical specialisms, which are linked to the skills gaps in the region.
UTCs have a special focus on science, technology, engineering and maths subjects, and all their technical, academic and practical learning is designed to be applied in the workplace. Each UTC is backed by employers and a local university who work with staff to develop a curriculum that gives students first-hand experience of what life is like after school.
UTCs are smaller than traditional secondary schools but usually have a longer school day, from 8.30am to 5pm. There are no fees and no entrance exams.
To apply for a place contact the UTC directly.
Local University Technical Colleges
University Technical College Bolton specialises in health sciences and engineering technologies.
UTC@MediaCityUK the main focus is ensuring the future employability of our students within the digital media sector, whether that be in digital marketing, radio production or television broadcasting.
Manchester Creative Studio covers the core GCSE qualifications, specialist GCSEs and industry recognised qualifications in the creative and digital industry.