About

A new concept in education

Welcome to Bucks UTC where we continue to evolve our exciting opportunities for students aged 14-19 years old. If you wish to explore the industry of computing or construction with our specialist employer-led courses, then you have come to the right place. Alongside a core curriculum at Year 10 and 11 you will undertake a specialist diploma in your chosen area of interest. At Year 12 and 13 you will get the chance to work in many different companies whilst undertaking a course of study which will open up all of the routes you might wish to consider.

UTCs are a new concept in education, responding to growing demands from the Construction and Computing industries for well-educated, high-calibre employees. We combine the hand and the mind to integrate national curriculum requirements (GCSE, BTEC) with technical, practical and employer-led elements.

The UTC brings together major local employers such as Taylor Wimpey, Cisco and McAfee in equal partnership, ensuring students gain the right skills and motivation and are given a genuine work-related learning experience which will improve their employability within the Construction and Computing sectors.

‘I was delighted to see the students embracing their academic and vocational training in Computing and Construction when I visited. We are desperately short of skilled technicians in these areas in the UK and it’s great to meet the next generation’. – The Rt Hon Lord Baker of Dorking CH, Chair of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, a registered charity that promotes University Technical Colleges.

Welcome from the Executive Principal

tonyIt is my privilege to introduce you to Bucks UTC – a University Technical College delivering Computing and Construction excellence for 14-19 year olds in Buckinghamshire.

Our UTC is purpose-built to enable students to specialise in technical studies alongside traditional education and is supported by high profile academic and industry partners. Our goal is to empower students to study a subject that they are really interested in which is taught in industry-standard facilities by teachers with real-life practical experience. Our students progress into apprenticeships or further and higher education with the ability to apply their learning to real-life contexts, this is so important in all employment trends of the future.

Our recent Ofsted Report stated:

  • Teaching and outcomes are strong in vocational subjects in both Key Stage 4 and 5;
  • The leadership of vocational learning has continued to improve and is now consistently strong;
  • Leaders have developed an effective wider curriculum to enhance pupils’ technical and employment skills;
  • The opportunities pupils have through work visits and community projects to strengthen these skills are a very positive
    feature of the UTC;
  • Social, moral, spiritual, and cultural values are promoted well by leaders, as well as by the pupils and learners themselves.
  • The positive, purposeful and pleasant atmosphere in lessons.

We are very proud of our students, teaching team and the strong outcomes Ofsted recognised. If you would like to be part of the economic future of Buckinghamshire then please get in touch.

Tony Withell
Executive Principal

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