Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Sunday, October 18th 2020
  • A Year 9 student has tested positive for Covid-19 and Year 9 parents/carers are asked to download our letter. Year 9 students are being asked to isolate and return to school after half-term on Monday 2 November.
  • The UTC remains open for all other year groups.
  • When Sheffield moved into the Tier 2, high risk category, we had to cancel tours of the UTC, but we are currently looking at strategies to enable tours in some format in the near future. We will be in touch as soon as possible about transition meetings/possible tours.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Friday, October 16th 2020

All students will be able to return to learning on site at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park full-time – week commencing Monday, October 19th 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please note our campus tours are going ahead in single family groups.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are running virtual events to hear about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, the Curriculum Director and staff, and our employer partners.

Computing Showcase:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-:6:20pm

Health Sciences & Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science Showcase: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm


At UTC Sheffield we offer specialist courses designed with employers in five exciting areas: Computing; Creative and Digital Media; Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing; Health Sciences and Sport Science. These are all regional, national and international growth areas that will offer strong career opportunities in the future.

At UTC Sheffield we have two campuses, UTC Sheffield City Centre and UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. Students can join from age 13, in Year 9 or at age 16, in Year 12, and study an academic curriculum – GCSEs and A Levels – alongside their technical specialism.  The difference is that all academic study relates to employer-led projects. Students gain the skills and qualifications to open up opportunities for jobs, apprenticeships and university courses.

“It is hard to overstate the significance of the UTC methodology and how much business appreciates what it offers. The UTC has delivered everything it said it would in the first year and, as a result, so have employers. I have never seen such a good example of employer engagement.” Richard Wright, Executive Director, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Our Two Campuses

UTC Sheffield City Centre, specialising in Engineering and Creative and Digital, is a purpose-built £9.9-million-pound college located in the heart of Sheffield’s creative and digital industries sector. It is close to the main rail and bus transport hubs, as well as UTC sponsor Sheffield Hallam University. The school opened in 2013 and the first set of graduates emerged in 2015 with excellent results. The technical qualifications were particularly strong. Read more on the UTC Sheffield City Centre website.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, specialising in Computing, Health Sciences and Sport Science, is part of the Olympic Legacy Park, which is set to be recognised as a UK Innovation District for health and wellbeing research and learning. The new £10-million-pound building is located next to Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport and shortly the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre. Read more on the UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park website.

Together, both campuses provide a dynamic, employer-led and supportive learning environment with outstanding industry standard facilities, offering students access to careers-focused education unavailable elsewhere.

The Learning Environment

The UTC student experience is enjoyable and purposeful.  Every student has a personal learning plan and is known and supported as an individual by both the Principal and the academic team. With around 500 learners on campus, there is scope to nurture and support individual talent so that each student can reach their potential and achieve their ambitions.

Students are encouraged to develop self-motivated and independent approaches to their learning as part of a team.

There are high expectations for standards of behaviour and personal conduct at all times, reflecting the professional environment of the UTC. This includes a dress code in line with the professional appearance students would be expected to adopt in a modern business setting. Students are asked to sign up to our guidelines and code of conduct as part of their Learning Agreement.

The Sheffield SCITT Partnership

UTC Sheffield is proud to be a member of The Sheffield SCITT partnership. The Sheffield SCITT is one of only three accredited providers of Initial Teacher Training in Sheffield and the only one of its kind. SCITT stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training and that is what we provide. SCITT trainees spend 100% of their time in school and are trained by serving outstanding teachers. We welcome people for work experience placements prior to applying to the SCITT on The SCITT trains General Primary and Secondary Maths, English, Sciences, History, Geography and RE at a diverse range of good and outstanding schools in the Sheffield area.

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are a newcomer to the educational landscape, and there are some misconceptions about them. Click here to read our article: The Truth About UTC Sheffield – Three Myths Busted!  

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