Our students will learn in an exciting new building alongside industry experts and have the best possible opportunities to succeed

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By coming to study at Ron Dearing UTC you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a business environment and be treated like a young adult

You’ll have a learning mentor, as well as a business mentor, to offer you the personal and professional support and guidance you need to achieve success at school and in your future career.

Our working day is 9.15am to 5.15pm, with an early finish on a Friday. This is longer than a traditional school day, but most of your work is done within this time which means there’s no homework.

You can come and study with us from the start of Year 10 or Year 12.

After attending the UTC many students will go onto further education or higher education at university prior to starting exciting careers. Others will go onto apprenticeships, which combine formal education and training alongside a real job. Whatever pathway you choose, the UTC will provide you with valuable skills and experience to help you seek and secure well-paid and exciting employment in the future.

Our curriculum at Key Stage 4 and post-16 has been carefully developed to ensure you gain all the key academic qualifications you need as well as enabling you to study a range of professional and technical qualifications that our employer sponsors tell us are essential to your success.

Find out more about the KS4 curriculum here.

Find out more about our post-16 curriculum here.


Professional Qualifications:

In addition to our academic and vocational qualifications, you will have the opportunity to work towards professional qualifications that will set you apart from the crowd. These include:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA)
  • Cisco IT Essentials
  • AutoCAD certified professional
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • AutoCAD Revit Architecture
  • Autodesk MAYA
  • AutoCAD Civil3D
  • ECDL – the world’s most recognised basic computer skills qualification
  • St John’s Ambulance First Aid qualification


Enrichment Curriculum:

You will also follow an enrichment curriculum which develops your life skills and broadens your experiences. This includes:

  • Sex and Relationships Education
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Cultural Education, including visits to theatres, art galleries, sporting events.

You will also have the valuable opportunity to join the RDUTC Combined Cadet Force (CCF). As well as creating links with the armed services (Army, RAF and Navy) you will develop your endurance, resourcefulness, self-reliance, leadership skills and your sense of public service through participation in military training including command tasks, leaderless tasks and adventurous training. More information will follow.

KS4 Curriculum

6th Form Curriculum

Employability Skills

Project based learning

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