Work towards 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 a dedicated CADCAM suite.
Follow a learning programme based on their needs and career aspirations.
Have a personal coach for one to one support, ensuring they achieve the best they possibly can.
Continued opportunities for work experience.
Strong links with potential employers including the military.
Support with careers and further education.
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.
Although other colleges and 6th forms often operate reduced school hours we mirror the workplace to ensure you are ready for the working environment when you move on from us. However, you are able to go off site at break and lunch times and you may be allocated home study. The working week is 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday and Friday and 8.30am to 4.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
You are likely to be able to finish at 3.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as the final hour of the day will be an enrichment block but you are encouraged to participate in a range of clubs and activities that will further develop your employability skills during this time.
You can purchase an NUS Extra Card to access the National Union of Students discount scheme.
Tight knit, supportive peer group with social activities.
Opportunity to take part in the UK Youth Parliament, South Devon UTC’s Diversity Group and represent the school as a Student Ambassador. There are even leadership opportunities within the school and you can become a mentor to younger students.
What is the benefit of learning this way?
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.