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UTC Portsmouth – Engineering Your Future

What is a UTC and why UTC Portsmouth?

  • A University Technical College, there are already 60 operating across England.
  • State funded, for up to 600 pupils (boys and girls), age 14-19.
  • Blends technical, practical and academic learning.
  • Works with employers and University to develop curriculum and pupil opportunities – preparing students to be ‘work ready’ on leaving.
  • Additional enrichment activities in leadership, IT, sport, cadets – provides greater opportunities that don’t exist in current state schools in Portsmouth and the wider region.

UTC Portsmouth – A Brand New Type of College

  • Specialising in advanced manufacturing and electrical & mechanical engineering, UTC Portsmouth allows pupils (age 14-19) to study a science and engineering curriculum alongside core GCSEs and a wide range of sporting and enrichment activities.
  • It will be co-located on the current Trafalgar School site in Hilsea (formerly City Boys), but will operate as a completely independent college.
  • The UTC Portsmouth day will run from 0840-1650, allowing opportunities to develop other key life skills in leadership, finance and business and take on team projects, seminars and work placements with local employers.
  • All work will be set for completion in the college working day, allowing our students to relax and switch off from ‘work’ when they leave in the evening.
  • We have developed a specialist curriculum that meets the demands of employers across the city, whilst providing a variety of routes to education opportunities in industry or at University.
  • There is a growing shortage of suitably qualified and educated young people to fill engineering positions both at the school leaver and graduate intake across the City of Portsmouth and the Solent region, this is why our employers are so keen to support UTC Portsmouth.
  • By learning through projects and working with our employers, pupils will gain the knowledge and skills required to be successful.

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