About UTC Plymouth
University Technical Colleges are a new educational concept developed by the Baker Dearing Trust (www.utcolleges.org) in response to the continued demands from industry for an increase in the number of well-educated and highly-skilled technicians.
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. Currently, there are 39 UTCs in operation across the country and over 55 more will be launched by 2017.
Overview Of UTC Plymouth
The first of its kind in the South West, after being built in 2013; UTC Plymouth is a new educational college which specialises in science and engineering.
Housed in a new contemporary building, our science, technology and engineering facilities are unrivalled in the local area. The pride of our school is our workshops which boasts industry standard equipment, revolutionising how we teach our students. You will be part of a mature learning and training environment which represents a place of employment in character, capability and ethics. In turn, we will create the industry’s work force and leaders of the future.
The curriculum is delivered through a combination of hands-on workshop experiences, classroom activities and industry-led challenges with the aim of offering clear progression routes into employment, apprenticeships, higher education or further learning in work. With small class sizes and good relationships between staff and students, we’re able to develop a better understanding of our students needs and therefore are able to offer the best support possible.
The Demand For Work-Ready Students
Throughout the country there is a demand for highly skilled, work-ready employees. Our aim at UTC Plymouth is to educate and train the most technically minded students to meet this demand.
According to the most recent Engineering UK Report 2016:
- Each year, up until 2022, we need 182,000 people with engineering skills
- We need to double the number of graduates and apprentices entering the engineering industry
- Engineering employment has grown by 1.8% to more than 5.5m jobs
- 65% of engineering and technology graduates were in full time employment within six months of graduating, compared with all graduates (57.8%).
We Will Help You
UTC Plymouth will help you:
- Prepare for the world of work
- Embrace a ‘can do’ and problem solving approach
- Develop business, understanding and innovation skills
- Appreciate the importance of academic discipline, critical thinking skills and promote technical accuracy
- Develop teamwork, communication and leadership skills
We will also provide you with:
- Our modern state-of-the-art building incorporating high quality, cutting edge workshops, designed and equipped to meet the wide ranging specialist demands of our employer partners
- Learning, sport, social, recreational and catering spaces devised to complement our industry focus and aspirations
Our Core Values
By implementing these values throughout the teaching and learning here at UTC Plymouth, it supplies students with an environment to obtain invaluable experiences and a chance to learn and develop their skills and knowledge.
Read more on our Vision and Values.
If you still wish to know more about UTC Plymouth then read our Prospectus.