UTCs are colleges set up by universities and businesses. They specialise in one or two technical subjects. At GCSE level, they offer a similar curriculum to a typical secondary school, including the basics of English and maths, as well as their specialist subject.
Below is a list of schools in the north east and North Yorkshire area with atypical admission ages.
NE Futures UTC
Address: Stephenson Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3AS
Phone: 0191 917 9888
NE Futures UTC offers innovative ways of learning for 14-19 year olds. Students gain practical experience with employers, which complements the mainstream GCSE and A-Level curriculum. The UTC provides pathways to employment in IT and healthcare sciences. Students could gain skills in, for example, game development, artificial intelligence, or developing healthcare treatments.
Address: 1 Ashburn Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2JW
Phone: 01723 821621
Scarborough UTC is a 14-19 school, sponsored by leading employers in the fields of engineering and product design, as well as the University of Hull. Alongside core GCSEs and A-Levels in subjects like English, maths, and science, students can study Level 2 and Level 3 technical qualifications in engineering and product design.
UTC South Durham
Address: Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, DL5 6AP
Phone: 01325 430250
UTC South Durham was founded by the University of Sunderland, Hitachi Rail Europe, and Gestamp Tallent. Students in Years 10 and 11 study engineering along with the core GCSE subjects of English language and literature, maths, sciences, and a range of other GCSEs. They visit companies and work on projects led by local businesses.