A personalised learning pathway ensures the right qualifications are offered for progression to higher education. This could be at the University of Exeter, South Devon College and other higher education institutions.
South Devon UTC is set up specifically to give students the skills they need to succeed, whether that is in work as a technician or progression to higher education. The qualifications gained with us offer young people the chance of employment or opportunities to continue their studies further, possibly with an advanced or higher apprenticeship.
At South Devon UTC, we want to maximise your opportunity to study at the university of your choice. We provide dedicated guidance and support throughout all stages, including: visiting universities, UCAS applications, interview preparation and finally preparation for degree level studies and university life.
South Devon UTC students who aspire to study science or engineering at the University of Exeter will need to achieve consistently high grades to meet the entry criteria. Those who achieve distinctions and merits for their Level 3 Technical Qualification and an “A” in A-Level Mathematics should compete well for a place.
Independent Careers Advice
Our independent careers advice and guidance takes many forms including:
• planned interaction with employers throughout the school year
• independent student-led research
• personal one-to-one “aspiration” interviews with their tutors
• engagement with the Employer Engagement Officer
Parental involvement is a key feature of the role and you may consider this range of web-tools useful in facilitating your discussions.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ WorldSkills UK
Apprenticeship Awareness week in 2020 provides some useful information for parents in the ASK-Parent Guide with the “Help Shape Their Career” another highly acclaimed source of advice for parents.