UTC Swindon now accepting applications for next academic year

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

UTC Swindon students working

UTC Swindon is now accepting applications for the 2016/17 academic year, as well as for both year 10 and year 12.

Since opening in September 2014, UTC Swindon caters for 600 students aged 14 to 19. The college provides GCSEs and A Levels, BTEC qualifications in Engineering and IT are available for young people to study alongside both GCSEs and A-Levels. Students in UTC Swindon’s sixth form can obtain the equivalent of five A-Levels which are accepted by universities. 

Sponsoring the UTC is proof that we believe in the importance of offering a school level alternative to parents of pupils with an interest in Engineering.

Pro Vice Chancellor Paul Inman, Oxford Brookes University

As well as qualifications, students at the college gain skills demanded in all sectors of the engineering industry and business. The college also has strong links with over 90 different industry partners including BMW, Honda, Network Rail and Intel, so alongside good work placements, students will be supported for a successful career. 

Pro Vice Chancellor Paul Inman said: Oxford Brookes University has for many years been highly supportive of improving the ‘education offer’ in Swindon. We are already the largest provider of higher education in the town.

“Sponsoring the UTC is proof that we believe in the importance of offering a school level alternative to parents of pupils with an interest in Engineering. We’ve worked hard to provide an award-winning building and recruiting a team of staff to deliver an excellent pupil experience.”

Open days at UTC Swindon allow potential students to take a guided tour around the award-winning, £10 million state-of-the-art Bristol Street site. On the tour, they’ll see light-filled workshops and classrooms that reflect the workplace, the college’s lecture theatre and a hub area where students can generate ideas, socialise and inspire others.  Earlier this year, UTC Swindon won the Best Educational Building at the 2015 West of England Regional LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards.

UTC Swindon will host open days next year on:

Saturday 16 January 2016
Saturday 16 April 2016
Saturday 25 June 2016

UTC Swindon is run by a trust sponsored by Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Oxford Brookes University.