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What is a UTC?

UTC stands for University Technical College, an innovative new approach to learning for 14 – 19 year olds that offers specialist programmes alongside traditional subjects, such as English, Maths and Science.

A UTC is different from an average school because it has more support and backing from the local business community and has high profile industry partners involved in the development of the curriculum. Other more traditional academic partners are also involved to make sure that UTCs really can offer the best of both worlds.

 UTCs are open to students from the age of 14 as this is the age when you’ll have a better idea of what you are really interested in and whether you would enjoy learning in high-tech surroundings alongside students who share common interests in UTC’s specialisms.

UTC Reading is associated with Baker Dearing Educational Trust which promotes this new model of technical schooling. This programme has the support of the Government and has commitment from universities and employers who are working in locations across the country to open UTCs.

Here is a great video created by students at The Elstree UTC introducing UTCs:

  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett