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Student Development

The learning environment at the UTC is geared towards developing students’ practical skills needed by industry, to prepare students and make them ready for work.

UTC skills focus

Here at the UTC, we categorise skills development into the following areas, many of which are interlinked or overlap. It is important for all stakeholders to understand the relevance of the activities to each of these skills.

Each of the activities we run refer to these skills to identify the focus for types of partner engagement.


  • Communication
  • Drive
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Learning
  • Perseverance
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving
  • Self-management
  • Team work
  • Technology
  • Time management
  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett