University Technical Colleges

The Health Futures University Technical College (UTC) 

The Health Futures University Technical College (UTC) is aimed at giving young people the necessary skills for a career in healthcare and health science professions and is opening in September 2015. The Health Futures UTC is being built on High Street, West Bromwich at the former site of Sandwell College.

The UTC is being sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton, the West Midlands Ambulance Service, the Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy, with 21 employer and educational partners including NHS Trusts.

Aimed at 14-19 year-olds, the UTC will have a strong focus on science but cover a range of traditional subjects at GCSE and A-level, as well as practical and technical qualifications with a view to providing skills for careers in the NHS, health science or pharmaceutical industries.

Students will also be involved in employer-led technical challenges and regularly be tested through real-life scenarios, interactive study and the use of simulation technologies.

Science laboratories, a mock hospital ward and an immersive visualisation suite, will all be equipped to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

The unique education that the UTC offers will equip young people with qualifications and life skills to help them succeed in any career or higher education choice they eventually make.

Serving the communities of Birmingham, the Black Country, Solihull and North Worcestershire the UTC is now recruiting for Year 10 and Sixth Form.

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The West Midlands Construction UTC – increasing the employability of our young people

The West Midlands Construction UTC is a revolutionary kind of school opening in September 2014. It will provide 14-19 year olds from Birmingham, the Black Country, Staffordshire and Shropshire with excellent, full-time, technical learning alongside five GCSEs including Maths and English. Specialising in Construction and the application of IT in the built environment, the West Midlands Construction UTC will offer young people a fantastic opportunity to significantly boost their employability.

  1. It will offer young people who want a career in construction the opportunity to fast-track into the industry; through unrivalled progression routes into employment, Apprenticeships and Higher Education.
  2. It will provide young people with a significant advantage in the careers market – they will learn business skills, technical skills and problem solving which will help them to develop into highly employable young professionals.
  3. Our young people will be work-ready when they leave us. The West Midlands Construction UTC will operate an 8.30am to 5.00pm school day, replicating a working day, and technical projects will be delivered in real-life working environments, overseen by local employers.
  4. West Midlands Construction UTC learners will have unparalleled access to construction employers to ease their transition into work. Every learner will have their own employer mentor and will work alongside local businesspeople on technical projects on a curriculum that has been developed in partnership with the region’s largest construction firms.
  5. Our students will study in a university style campus, accessing exceptional teaching and sporting facilities to enable them to become well rounded and confident as well as academically and technically qualified.
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Get a taste of what’s on offer at one of our open days

These UTCs offer a completely different educational environment to other schools in the area. That’s why we’d like to give parents and young people the opportunity to experience it for themselves.

We will be holding a number of open events over the forthcoming months and we urge you to attend to get a taste for what the Health Futures UTC and the West Midlands Construction UTC will offer. The events take place at a variety of locations across the West Midlands.

For dates please visit the Health Futures UTC website or West Midlands Construction UTC website for further details.