Community 24.06.16

Showcase event for Sheffield’s second University Technical College

The new £10 million UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus on Attercliffe Common will specialise in healthcare and sports sciences, and computing.
The UTC will train 14 to 19-year-olds in the skills that Sheffield City Region’s businesses need to grow, and is due to open to students this September. Applications are still being accepted. Visit
Sarah Clark, Principal of UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus, will explain the qualifications on offer, employers supporting the curriculum and the careers and higher education opportunities for young people.
She said: “Sheffield’s second UTC is progressing well and has strong employer backing for the curriculum. Students will develop the skills that employers from the healthcare and sports sciences, and computing sectors need by completing technical as well as academic qualifications.”
The showcase event takes place twice on Monday June 27th from 5.00pm to 6.15pm and then from 6.15pm to 7.30pm at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield), Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA.
To book your free place, click on the Eventbrite link here or call 0114 2603970. Parents and young people will also be able to meet UTC staff, find out about the transport links and have a go at some taster activities.
At the UTC on the Olympic Legacy Park, students will complete a technical qualification that links to the skills needed by employers regionally, in addition to GCSEs and A Levels.
The healthcare science specialism leads to careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing and midwifery and becoming a paramedic.
Studying sports science leads to careers working as an elite athlete and becoming a sports scientist or personal trainer. Completing the computing specialism links to potential future careers as a cyber-security analyst, web developer, computer programmer and games developer.
The Sheffield College is the lead sponsor of the UTC. Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry are co-sponsors.
The facilities include a three-dimensional motion capture studio, sports science laboratory, fitness suite, health and development suite including a flexible ward set up and area for an ambulance, a research laboratory, and computer suites.
The UTC, which is being built by BAM Construction and has been designed by Bond Bryan Architects, has capacity for 600 students with recruitment phased over three years. Students can join at the age of 14 in Year 10 or at the age of 16 in Year 12.
All students complete a technical qualification as well as GCSEs and A Levels. The recruitment area is Sheffield City Region, which includes South Yorkshire and parts of North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Pictured: Sarah Clark, Principal of UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus