A UTC is a University Technical College and is different from other schools because it has unique support from local, high-profile industry partners and employers. Partners have been involved in the establishment of the UTC from the start and are helping develop and support our curriculum. The UTC is also sponsored by the University of Sunderland and has partnerships with all 5 North East Universities.
This means young people can take advantage of the UTC’s specialist subjects Health Science and Digital Technologies while still taking the GCSEs, A Levels and Technical Awards that you would at an ordinary school.
The North East has huge skills shortages in Health Sciences and Digital Technology industries; two of the fastest growing in the region. The UTC aims to help young people gain the correct skills and qualifications to thrive in these industries and help to grow the North East economy.
UTCs are for students aged 14-19 as this is the age when you will have a better idea of what you are really interested in and if you would enjoy learning in a high-tech environment. The UTC is fantastic environment to learn in the newly redeveloped Stephenson Quarter in Central Newcastle with fantastic public transport connections by bus, rail and Metro.