Does your child dream of becoming an engineer, scientist, or computer whizz kid? A University Technical College is the best way to set them on the right path for their future career.

Studying at a UTC provides your child with the opportunity to gain an academic, technical and practical education and prepares them for whatever they choose to do next - higher-level apprenticeship, going to university or getting a job.

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Give your child their first career break

Each year, there are up to 40,000 technical jobs available in areas from engineering, product design and health sciences to artificial intelligence, robotics and cyber security. Employers are looking for young people for these roles and are finding it hard to recruit.

A UTC education gives your child the skills to get ahead in technical subjects and to develop the expertise they need to secure their dream role.

UTC students work closely with employers on real-life technical projects. These build students’ communication and team working skills - essential for the workplace.

Employers also mentor students and provide opportunities for work experience. Contact with local universities provides specialist teaching and expertise.

A new experience of education

UTCs are schools for 14-19 year olds and offer industry recognised technical qualifications as well as traditional GCSEs and A Levels.

UTCs are state funded, Ofsted inspected, and employ qualified teachers.

Students can enjoy a range of extracurricular activities linked to their technical specialisms, or in other areas such as sport, art or drama. Days typically start at 8.30am and end at 5pm including time for homework, leaving evenings clear for other activities.

UTCs look for students who are really keen to work hard and are determined to succeed.

What to do next

Find a UTC near you and get in touch. UTCs hold regular open days and events and provide useful resources to give you further help and advice.

UTCs have good transport links so your son or daughter may be able to reach one even if it is in another local authority.

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