Vision and Ethos

Our vision at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is that our students leave us for positive destinations, including higher and degree apprenticeships as well as competitive university places, equipped with the skills to excel. We aim to be the main talent pipeline for the next generation of computing specialists, healthcare, well-being and exercise professionals, and overall innovators.

The curriculum at the UTC has been designed in collaboration with industry, healthcare providers, universities and professional elite sport organisations. The curriculum is both broad and balanced, whilst being focused on the needs of our specialist sectors. It holds the students at its heart.

Traditional schools have often focused solely on academic attainment, which does not always align with what employers and the industry needs.

Our aim is to be an outstanding provider of both academic and technical education so that our students can achieve fantastic destinations within the industries and specialisms that we support: Health Science and Social Care, Computing and Sport Science.

To help us achieve this aim, we have very strong backing from our employer partners including the NHS, professional sports bodies, and the Sheffield Digital employer association. We also benefit from the support of our higher education partner, Sheffield Hallam University, and our other key sponsors, Sheffield College and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Our curriculum builds the vital employability skills, personal values and professional behaviours required for rapid progression into our target sectors. Students’ learning is enriched and stretched by regular exposure to the world of work with employers and universities. The overall quality of education in a UTC is shown by the ambitious progression pathways and destinations secured by its leavers.