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.

Ben, Health Sciences

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Health Student, Ben Charlesworth, received excellent A Level Results and will be continuing his studies within the Health sector.

Ben joined the UTC in September 2018, after previously studying elective modules at secondary school, including History, Spanish, IT and Health and Social Care. He decided to move here because out of all of his post 16 options, he felt the most comfortable studying at the UTC. Ben said: “The rigidity of the school day attracted me even more, as I am one of those people who prefers a routine such as what the school day provides you.”

Ben studied Level 3 Health and Social Care, which he loved, as it provided such a broad range of education, such as the development of babies over the first 1001 days of life, to what support the local authorities provide, to people requiring extra assistance such as home aids and the legal responsibilities they face.

During A Level Results Day, he received a Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*. He commented: “I am completely overwhelmed by my results and could not be happier with them. My hard work has paid off!”

He added: “My favourite thing about studying here was the level of employer engagement we were involved in and the opportunities from this. A perfect example of this was when I attended a talk by the Director of Public Health for Sheffield, during Employer Engagement Week.” He enquired with the Directors’ team and was given the opportunity to spend his Y12 work experience placement shadowing him.

During lockdown, Ben spent his time balancing coursework through remote learning, whilst also picking up additional hours at his job in a shop during the height of the pandemic. He said: “It taught me a lot about time management, and I feel that this has prepared me for university very well.”

Ben has been accepted to study Adult Nursing at the University of Leeds! He said: “I am ready and raring to go and honestly cannot wait to start my course, as it is something I’ve always dreamed of doing since I was a child.”

“I feel that the UTC has equipped me very well for my next steps in numerous ways. Some of these include an enhanced knowledge of my subject and it’s relatable aspects, such as safeguarding and how to best deal with challenging behaviour, which is something I may have to use on the wards. The style of course I studied here required a lot of academic writing, so this gave me an insight into referencing and citation, which is another useful skill I will need for university.”

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