UTCs are a new concept in education. They offer 14 to 19 year olds the opportunity to take a highly regarded, technically orientated course of study alongside academic qualifications.
Students benefit from regular input and mentoring by local employers and universities and can study subjects they are enthused by, in a top quality facility that reflects the real work place, with teachers who have practical industry experience.
11 is too early to choose a subject path to follow and by the time students are 16, if they know what they want to do, they often become bored at school and so underachieve.
Employers as well as the University shape the curriculum, connecting everything the students learn to the world of work, including the UTC’s working day, which will start at 8.30am and finish at 5.00pm.
The UTC is proud to partner with Manchester Metropolitan University and a range of local and national organisations including Bentley Motors, OSL Global, Bosch, Cheshire East Council, Chevron Racing, Air Products, Optical 3D, OSL Rail, Siemens, Unipart Logistics, RAF, James Walker, Network Rail and Arriva Train Care.
Our employer partners have shown a wealth of opportunities for engineering and design in the Crewe area, and therefore the need for this UTC. There is also a nationally recognised need for skills and career opportunities in a raft of specialisms offering fantastic routes for all young people.
Year 10 and 11 students are required to wear the school jumper, jacket and tie and must purchase black trousers and a white shirt from a store preferred by them.
Year 12 and 13 must wear the school tie and are then required to purchase black business wear from a preferred store.
All students eligible for free school meals will retain their entitlement.
There will be time within the day to undertake the personal study required by GCSEs, A-Levels and other qualifications. Students can access their learning online outside these hours should they want to finish off a piece of work or do more independent study.
The UTC will have staff with expertise in special needs and the building will be designed to be accessible to all with additional facilities for those who need them.
The UTC is state-funded and will provide state-of-the-art equipment for learning within school. Specialist kit may be provided by employers either based in the UTC or provided through site visits to their organisation. Students will not be required to provide their own specialist equipment.
Once you have formally applied to the UTC and your application has been formally accepted, you may inform your current school. We can provide you with a model letter.
There is currently two parent governors on the Board of Governors
The UTC will offer A Levels as well as other qualifications that will provide sufficient UCAS points for students wishing to move on to university.
With its specialist learning and the key partnerships with local employers in the UTC at every level, we are confident that students will leave the UTC able to compete for jobs and for entry to higher education.
You can apply now to join the UTC in year 10 or 12 now for September 2017. The application can be found on the “Apply 2017” page which is located at the top of the website.
Please note, if you wish to apply for year 10 you must be in year 9. If you wish to apply for year 12 you must be in year 11, completed your GCSE’s and be either 16 or 17.
There are no formal requirements to join year 10, however an interest in Engineering, Science, Technology, Design and Maths would be beneficial.
To choose a pathway at Year 12, students must achieve certain grades for specific pathways. All students must take Maths, 1 Engineering technical and Extended Project. For Maths students with a C are expected to take Core Maths and those with a B or above will take A Level Maths. If a student gets a D they will be required to retake their GCSE Maths. They will also be required to retake English if they don’t get C or above.
We also offer year 12 students a level2/3 pathway for those who didn’t manage to achieve their expected grades. This involves retaking Maths and English if needed, Extended Project and Level 2 Engineering.
There are no entry requirements at Year 10. Year 12 entry requirements will relate to the course of study applied for. For any Level 3 courses at Year 12 students will be expected to have a Grade C or better in Maths and English GCSE, a Grade C or better in Dual Award science or in two of Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Students will also be assessed through interview for an aptitude for practical learning, problem solving and collaborative working as well as an interest in engineering and design.
The UTC is open to students of all abilites but who have a keen interest in Science and Maths. In the event that there are more applications than places, there will be an independently verified process of random allocation in order to ensure fairness. Some courses at Year 12 intake may involve minimum entry requirements based on the course selection level.
Our first building, Francis Webb, was completed in September 2016. Our second building will be ready for September 2017.