Applications open for new Scarborough technical college

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Applications to study at the new University Technical College in Scarborough have opened.

Following planning permission being granted earlier this month Scarborough UTC bosses says it will open in September 2016, following a “significant government investment programme”.

Based on the Weaponness Coach Park the Scarborough UTC is an industry-orientated school and will deliver courses to 14-19 year olds.

The University of Hull is the lead Education partner. The UTC will also be supported by international business such as McCain, Unison Ltd, Scarborough Borough Council, Castle, Dale Power Solutions, Deep Sea Electronics, Firmac, GCHQ, Plaxton (ADL), Schneider Electric Ltd, Severfield, SWC Trade Frames and York Potash.

Tim Englefield, Principal Designate, said: “Our young people will learn using a modern curriculum blending traditional GCSE and A Level subjects, such as Maths, English and Science, alongside Engineering Technical qualifications. To link these together, students will complete a number of employer projects requiring both academic and practical skills, and giving them experience of work and everyday life within a business context moulding them into well-rounded individuals who are ready for the world of work.

“Engineering, design and control careers are varied, in demand, with great potential and the perfect option for both girls and boys who have a desire to solve problems, use creative and investigative thought processes, and become inventors and innovators.

“The UTC would be working closely with the University of Hull with the aim to raise awareness of progression opportunities into apprenticeships and Higher Education leading to a wide range of engineering related careers.”

Applications to be part of the September 2016 intake must be made by January 31. There are limited places with 100 openings for Year 10 and 100 openings for Year 12 students in the first year. Students that live in Whitby, Malton, Bridlington, Filey, Pickering, Scarborough and surrounding areas can apply.