Work towards GCSE and A-level qualifications in Mathematics, English and Science, plus technical qualifications in Engineering and Science, to a nationally recognised standard.
Have access to 15 state of the art engineering and science workshops and labs.
Able to use a personal laptop and access to excellent learning resources including iPads, CADCAM suites and Apple Macs.
Follow a learning programme based on their needs and career aspirations.
Benefit from an average group size of only 20 students.
Have a personal coach for one to one support, ensuring they achieve the best they possibly can.
Gain substantial experience of real work, which is part of the curriculum from the age of 14.
Have the potential to earn money for paid work as part of the sixth form from age 16.
Develop important employability skills that employers feel are lacking in school leavers.
Learn in small groups based in workplaces and the local community, rather than only in the classroom, through projects designed with employers.
Work in an adult environment that mirrors the workplace. This includes an 8.30am to 4.30pm working day Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 8.30am to 3.30pm working day on Wednesday and Friday, with time set aside for homework during the working day.
Take part in a wide range of enrichment activities, including the Duke of York Award Scheme.
6th Form students can purchase an NUS Extra Card to access the National Union of Students discount scheme.
Opportunity to take part in the UK Youth Parliament
Why is this a better way to learn?
Experience and research shows that hands-on learners, who excel more through learning things for themselves in a real-life environment rather than being told about things, are likely to reach their full potential in a UTC.
Students may just want to focus on a very strong skill level in a subject area such as engineering and science, rather than waiting until starting work to really have a chance to hone their skills.
At South Devon UTC, our students can concentrate their efforts on subjects they enjoy and excel at. Learning this way not only raises the level of technical skills but could also improve GCSE and A-level grades too.
Two representatives from each Learning Company are elected to join the Student Voice who meet weekly to review the school procedures and operations.
It’s a great opportunity to have your say, represent fellow students and get involved in developing your school.
Suggestions on school improvements are then fed back to the school Leadership Team.