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What is a University Technical College?

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What are University Technical Colleges?

University Technical Colleges offer 14-18 year olds the opportunity to take a highly regarded, full time, technically-oriented course of study. They are equipped to the highest standard, sponsored by a university and offer clear progression routes into higher education or further learning in work.

The UTC ethos and curriculum is heavily influenced by local and national employers who also provide support and work experience for students.

There are currently 48 open UTCs across England with a further 20 in development. 

University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN)

UTCN specialises in advanced engineering and energy skills, but will provide a sound educational foundation for any student who has an interest in engineering, science, maths or computing areas.

Providing specialist facilities and expertise, it also benefits from support from employers, including; Lotus, Future Marine Services and Gardline, KLM UK Engineering, the University of East Anglia and Transforming Education in Norfolk (TEN Group).

The combination of significant employers, a highly respected university and a federation of educational institutions offers UTCN students the best start to progress into post-16 education, apprenticeships, university and employment.

UTCN offers a rigorous package of academic study, practical skill development and work experience. Students will find everything from the timetable to the £10m purpose-built learning environment has been designed around the UTCN ethos of employment. The school is technologically enabled with £1.3m specialist engineering and scientific equipment to provide many unique learning experiences for students.