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University Technical Colleges

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Children who are due to move into y​ear 10 in September, now have the opportunity to go to a University Technical College (UTC). ​Students can study GCSEs and A Levels but the curriculum also includes 1 or 2 technical specialisms, which are linked to the skills gaps in the region.

UTCs have a special focus on science, technology, engineering and maths subjects, and all their technical, academic and practical learning is designed to be applied in the workplace. Each UTC is backed by employers and a local university who work with staff to develop a curriculum that gives students first-hand experience of what life is like after school.

UTCs are smaller than traditional secondary schools but usually have a longer school day, from 8.30am to 5pm. There are no fees and no entrance exams.

To apply for a place contact the UTC directly.

Local University Technical Colleges


0300 303 0340

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-4.45pm.

Early Help and Schools​
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU