University Technical College Norfolk is an exciting school specifically set up to develop tomorrow’s engineering and technology specialists. UTCN specialises in advanced engineering and energy skills, but will provide a fantastic educational foundation for any student who has an interest in engineering, science, maths or computing areas.
The UTC ethos and curriculum is heavily influenced by local and national employers who also provide support and work experience for students. This allows our students to receive the best opportunities and discover clear progression routes into higher education, apprenticeships and employment. With 100% sixth form progression, it is clear that we have been successful at this.
After attending the UTCN many students will go onto further education or higher education at university prior to starting exciting careers. Others will go onto apprenticeships, which combine formal education and training alongside a real job. Whatever pathway you choose, the UTC will provide you with valuable skills and experience to help you seek and secure well-paid and exciting employment in your future science, maths and engineering career.
What are University Technical Colleges?
University technical Colleges are schools for 14-19 year olds which offer a specialist and innovative education that combines technical, practical and academic learning.
The UTC curriculum includes one or two technical specialists which are linked to the skills gap in its region well as teaching the traditional study of the core key academic subjects. They are equipped to the highest standard, sponsored by a university and offer clear progression routes into higher education or further learning in work. UTCs are open to students from the age of 14 through to 19, allowing pupils to engineer their career at a key age in their lives when they’re more aware of their interests and begin to realise future aspirations. A UTC provides the opportunity to work alongside like-minded students who share common interests in the UTC’s specialisms.
The UTC ethos and curriculum is heavily supported by local and national STEM employers who also provide work experience for students to reinforce the skills learnt in school. By integrating three types of learning – technical, practical and academic – UTCs create an environment where all students can find their strengths and specialise in subjects that interest and engage them.
There are currently 48 open UTCs across England with a further 20 in development..