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Junior Leaders Field Gun


This competition is very similar to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Field Gun, but is predominantly for people aged 16-24, who have either only recently joined the Armed Forces or are studying at college.

UTC Plymouth have competed with crews from Fareham College, Chichester College, Sea Cadet units and University Technical Colleges (UTC) across the country.

We are very proud to be in our fourth year of Junior Leaders Field Gun and it is now firmly embedded throughout the school. Our Number 1 Trainer, WO1 “Mr Devonport” Welch RN has taken the UTC Plymouth Crew from strength to strength and everyone that has taken part in the competition has throughly enjoyed it.

Combined Cadet Force


There are CCF Contingents in over 400 Secondary and Public Schools within the UK. Each contingent offers students a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and service related activities.

The core aim of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is to facilitate the development of personal responsibilities, leadership and self- discipline. Each CCF is an educational partnership with the Ministry of Defence. Most Contingents have Royal Navy / Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force Sections. With UTC having such close links with the Royal Navy we have a thriving Royal Navy section.

The UTC Royal Navy section is over 30 strong and is made up of cadets from KS 4,5,6. The administration of the Contingent is the responsibility of the School Staff Instructor (SSI) . Dedicated UTC staff and qualified military staff support the Contingent. The CCF parade on a Tuesday afternoon and all sessions follow the RN CCF Syllabus.

All cadets are encouraged to attend annual camps at BRNC (Dartmouth), HMS BRISTOL (Portsmouth) and they visit Jupiter Point (HMS RALEIGH) for afloat training and HMS DRAKE to complete the RN Swimming Test. In addition to the Contingent activities there are over 100 courses available throughout the year. These courses are sponsored by the RN and are a fraction of the cost of their civilian counterparts. Many courses lead to national recognised qualifications and include scuba diving courses, mountaineering, rock climbing, First Aid, NPLQ, ice climbing and skiing courses. There are also band, shooting and flying courses.

Being a member of the UTC CCF will indicate to future employers that you were motivated to join and have the incentive to complete a voluntary military syllabus.

Royal Navy Engineering Challenge


Students from across the UK gathered at HMS Sultan, Gosport recently in order to compete in The Royal Navy Engineering Challenge – Exercise Clean Sweep to mark the Year of Engineering 2018.

Held in partnership with The Royal Navy, employers, Babcock International and BAE Systems, this year’s Challenge involved building a remote-controlled vessel capable of recovering objects on the seabed. 75 teams competed in the Challenge, with several of the teams enjoying the opportunity to experience 24 hours of Naval life, including a night on board HMS Bristol.

Engineering Education Scheme


Real-life STEM projects for year 12+

The UK needs more engineers and scientists. Through the Engineering Education Scheme we help young people to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to embark on careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

We link with local employers to provide your with a better understanding of the real world of work and the practical application of your chosen subjects.

The scheme provides you with a 6-months ‘secondment’ to a local employer with the objective of solving a real and live problem.

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