UTCs offer 14 to 18 year-olds the opportunity to take a highly-regarded, full-time and technically-orientated course of study. Each college is equipped to the highest standard and sponsored by a university, offering clear progression routes into higher education or work. 

  • It is a school for 14 to 18 year olds, partnered to a university and large companies from the local area
  • The UTC provides an education and vocational training relevant to real life to prepare students for the world of work
  • It supports students in preparing for their chosen career path in specific industries, helping them to build confidence and skills to progress and transition smoothly to the next stage.

How does a UTC differ to a school or a further education college? 

Salisbury’s UTC is a unique type of school for 14 to 18 year olds who live in travelling distance to Salisbury. 

It is a specialist college designed to offer a well-rounded education that you would come to expect from a traditional school and the skills and knowledge needed to compete in the real world of work. 

The UTC is partnered with the University of Southampton and leading employers, and seeks to support students on their journey to becoming a skilled professional in the STEM disciplines. 

Are there opportunities for work experience and to meet experts from industry?

Yes! The UTC's unique relationship with both university and top employers, provides students with a wide range of work experience opportunities and employer-led projects designed to enhance students' practical skills.

By 2020, the UK will require an extra 1.28million new science, technology and engineering professionals.