What is a UTC?

UTCs (University Technical Colleges) are a type of school, funded by the Government, non-selective, designed to enrol students aged 14–18 and are free to attend.

UTCs offer technically oriented courses of study, combining National Curriculum requirements with technical and vocational elements, they also teach business skills and the use of ICT.
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Our Partners

Each organisation has developed projects specific to their industry that will provide young people with the skills and knowledge to progress.

Our UTC captures the combined knowledge of industry experts, and is supported by Manchester Metropolitan University and Cheshire East Council.
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Life after UTC

Working alongside our employer partners, we can offer great career opportunities in a range of industries locally, nationally and globally.

Read our student profile on Megan Aucott who became an Apprentice Junior Engineer for Bentley Motors
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  • “The UTC allows you to focus on the subjects you enjoy such as engineering or design, whilst gaining GCSEs and A-levels, opening up new career paths through work, apprenticeships or university.”

    Megan Aucott,UTC Student and Bentley Motors Apprenctice
  • “As part of OSL’s expansion in the Cheshire area and indeed the UK, I am re-affirming our on-going commitment to the Crewe UTC. OSL are excited to play a leading role in shaping local students, to meet the demand of the advanced engineering sector and specifically ensure that they have the core competencies required to work in the rail industry.”

    Mathew ConwayDirector, OSL Global
  • “We welcome the proposed focus of the UTC curriculum, which will teach a broad range of engineering competencies including: machinery, electronics, modelling and material properties. This will ensure the graduates’ relevance to all subsectors of advanced engineering.”

    Finbarr DowlingManaging Director, Siemens
  • “We believe the UTC will be a core part of Bentley’s long-term growth and human resources strategy. By focusing on young people at 14 we expect higher standards of applicants coming out of the UTC at 18 and 19. We also want to see UTC learners taking up roles across the supply chain and other partner companies, improving quality in SMEs in the area.”

    Marlies RogaitBoard Member for HR, Bentley Motors
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