Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

    UTC Sheffield City Centre is running a virtual event for Year 12 applicants. Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

    Engineering and Creative and Digital Media: Wednesday 11th November, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Register here.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is running a series of virtual events for applicants.  Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms and hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

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

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

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

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also offering pre-booked on-site campus tours, strictly for one family (six people maximum) at a time, on November 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th from 4pm to 6pm. Pre-booking is essential. Visitors will need to comply with Covid-19 safety measures including wearing face coverings and social distancing. Please visit our events page.

Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education Visits UTC Sheffield

Banner image: Pictured: Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education, (seventh from the right) with UTC Sheffield students and staff, and some of the employers supporting the curriculum.

Pictured: Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education, (seventh from the right) with UTC Sheffield students and staff, and some of the employers supporting the curriculum. 

UTC Sheffield learners discussed the benefits of studying at the first institution of its kind in Yorkshire and the Humber with one of the country’s leading civil servants.

Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education, spoke to staff and students during a visit on Friday May 23rd. He was shown how students work with employers to boost their technical skills in addition to gaining GCSEs and A Levels, and had a tour of the high specification facilities.

The £9.9 million UTC Sheffield, on Matilda Street, is one of 17 university technical colleges nationally. It is the first to open in Yorkshire and the Humber. Students started their courses in September last year. The facility has overall capacity for 600 students. Year 10 and Year 12 places at UTC Sheffield are still available for this September.

By 2015, it is anticipated that 50 UTCs will be open across the country. UTCs teach one or more technical specialisms that meet regional skills shortages and focus on involving employers in delivering the curriculum.

UTC Sheffield specialises in the advanced engineering and manufacturing, and the creative and digital sectors, and was officially opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO.

Nick Crew, UTC Sheffield Principal, said: “We are proud to be leading the way in Yorkshire. We were delighted to demonstrate to Mr Wormald how students are progressing and the fantastic support we have received from employers, which ensures our students gain hands-on technical skills as well as traditional academic qualifications.”

Two recent surveys published by the Baker Dearing Trust in May, found that students at UTCs are more confident of getting a job (88%) when they finish education than those at other mainstream schools (75%).

The findings also showed that students at UTCs are more confident of being ‘job ready’ when they do enter the workplace: 88% of UTC students said they felt confident of being job ready compared to 67% of students at other mainstream schools.

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