What is a UTC

You can study with us from Year 10 or Year 12 and combine academic study with practical projects

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University technical colleges (UTCs) are government-funded schools that offer 14–19 year olds a great deal more than traditional schools. They teach students technical and scientific subjects in a whole new way and are educating the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow.

Skills for the future

The UK desperately needs people with advanced technical knowledge, skills and experience to prosper in the 21st century. Traditional schools with their traditional curriculum do not deliver this. Whether in manufacturing, wind farms, rail links or hi-tech hospitals, we need a workforce that can develop new products, stretch and reuse existing resources and meet all the challenges of the future. UTCs are addressing the skills gap identified by employers. They integrate technical, practical and academic learning and create an environment where students can thrive. More than 30,000 students are already following this new technical education pathway at UTCs around the country. Ron Dearing UTC is bringing this exciting educational opportunity to the Humber region.

Why study at a UTC?

Watch our film "Why study at a University Technical College?" to hear from students, employers, parents and teachers about why young people are choosing to study at University Technical Colleges.

UTCs integrate technical, practical and academic learning and create an environment where students can thrive and develop the abilities that industry needs.

What is a UTC?

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Our specialisms

Our specialisms of Digital Technology and Mechatronics have been carefully chosen by our key employer sponsors because these are the skills that local industry is crying out for.


Does your brain think digital? Businesses are crying out for tech-savvy staff like you, which is why our focus on digital technology will help you develop the skills you need to succeed.


Where engineering meets computers – whether that’s developing F1 cars, using drones for scoping out new projects, wind turbine manufacturing or programming machinery.

University of Hull
Reckitt Benckiser
Smith & Nephew
Siemens Gamesa
The Spencer Group
Green Port Hull
Ideal Boilers
Sewell Group
A J Building
Air Products
Emmerson Kitney