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

Team UTC Sheffield on the road to Shanghai skills ‘Olympics’

A UTC Sheffield team has got through to the next stage of a global competition after being selected for the WorldSkills Squad UK.

Brad Ellison, Paul Hayter, and Kamil Zmich, are among 137 apprentices and students from across the country who have been chosen for the team after winning competitions at WorldSkills UK.

All three are engineering alumni from UTC Sheffield City Centre, which is Ofsted graded ‘good’. More than 80 countries take part in WorldSkills. The next stage will be the team selection for WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 in China.

Alex Reynolds, Principal of UTC Sheffield City Centre, said: “This is an incredible achievement! I’d like to congratulate our team for ranking amongst the nation’s most highly skilled young people in engineering. I am very proud of them and wish them every success in qualifying for WorldSkills Shanghai.”

WorldSkills UK showcases technical education to inspire more young people to choose vocational careers, and aims to create a world-class skill system to support economic growth, productivity and competitiveness.

The national finals held last term, at Birmingham NEC from November 21st to 23rd, attracted 500 competitors from colleges, universities and industry and involved 70 different skills categories.

Alumni are able to compete in WorldSkills by taking part in more advanced competitions, once they have progressed from the UTC onto apprenticeships or university. For more information about Squad UK, visit

At UTC Sheffield City Centre, students complete technical qualifications equivalent to between one and three A Levels as well as GCSEs and A levels. They also work on employer-led projects, developing skills related to the subject specialism as well as team working and problem solving.

The £10 million UTC is equipped with cutting edge industry standard facilities. Employers supporting the UTC include AES Seal, Bauer Media Group, Fernite, Festo, Finger Industries, Henry Boot Construction, Hive, Lavender International, Rolls-Royce, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Live, the University of Sheffield, Siemens and Sumo Digital.

UTCs are government funded technical schools that provide academic and technical qualifications to match the skills needs of regional employers, supporting economic growth and employment. Young people can join the UTC in Year 9 at the age of 13 or in Year 12 at the age of 16.

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