Training & Development

Training & Development is a programme offered outside of curriculum time at UTC Reading for both our Secondary and Sixth Form students.

The aims of our Training & Development programme are to provide a compelling set of learning opportunities that our students can choose from, to enhance their personal and professional development and to support students in building character, developing specialist skills and knowledge, as well as broadening their horizons for future opportunities.

Held after school, we provide opportunities for students to enrich their curriculum learning by partaking in clubs such as music, robotics, painting and CCF. Our Training & Development programme is much like CPD in the world of work, where students are encouraged to undertake at least one term of additional training per academic year.


  • Combined Cadet Force 
  • Sport 
  • Creative 
  • Digital 
  • Science 
  • Engineering & Technology 
  • Extended Project Qualification  



 UTC Reading works in partnership with Arkwright, an Engineering Scholarship designed to inspire students to pursue their dreams and change the world as an outstanding engineer of the future. Every scholarship is sponsored by a commercial company, trade association, university, professional institution, armed service, government organisation, worshipful company, charitable trust or personal donor. This means that support is offered in various ways, for example, valuable hands-on work experience, support for a curriculum project and a personal mentor who can help students with aspects of their studies and career planning.

UTC Reading works with students when they are in Year 11 to prepare them for the application and the rigorous selection process.

Read more below about one of our students who was awarded an engineering scholarship!


One of the more niche extra curricular projects to have been undertaken recently has taken place in the computer suite as students put their IT skills to the test in the art of beekeeping!

Challenged by technology consultancy Huduma to come up with a variety of digital solutions to make monitoring apiaries more effective, students developed both hardware and software projects to provide local beekeepers with information about what’s going on in their beehives.

Read more about it by clicking below.


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