What is a University Technical College (UTC)?
A UTC is a college for students aged 14 – 18 which specialises in technical studies and is sponsored by a university. A UTC offers full time courses which combine practical and academic studies, e.g. engineering, product design, health sciences, construction, land and environmental services.
Employers help to shape the curriculum and provide support and work experience for students.
In March 2013, the Government approved 13 more UTC’s, increasing the total number in the UK to 45.