Lincoln UTC provides 14 to 18 year olds with a unique opportunity – to combine core studies in subjects including Mathematics and English with highly specialist studies in Engineering and Science. Studying for an array of GCSE, Cambridge National, A Level and BTEC qualifications, students are immersed in the worlds of academic and industry. Our specialisms have been chosen as Lincolnshire has a rich tradition of excellence in these fields. Engineering and Science offers students strong career opportunities in the future; locally, nationally and internationally.
Lincoln UTC has a clear vision: in pursuit of excellence, we will create a supportive, innovative environment and develop professional, respectful relationships. We value academic knowledge and technical skills in equal importance to personal qualities. Whilst outstanding qualifications may open a doorway to an interview, the qualities and uniqueness of the individual will clinch the job opportunity. We develop our students holistically and ensure they begin their career pathway one step ahead of their peers.
Students enjoy a combination of academic and technical studies, ensuring that a mix of knowledge and practical skills are developed. Our curriculum has been developed in partnership with regional employers. They play a pivotal role in the delivery of employer-led projects and challenges which underpin the curriculum design, providing students with real-life problems and developing their understanding of the industries they may choose to work in.
Students feel they are operating in a business environment, reflecting the exciting challenges of the technical industries in which they are immersed. The academic year is split into six terms, adding up to between 38 and 40 weeks. Operating a slightly longer day from 8.45 until 4.30pm, we reflect modern working practice, provide a greater range of learning opportunities and the chance to complete all studies during the working day.
We deliver a world-class education that will enable our graduates to compete with the best in the world and access top universities, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.
Our innovative curriculum is based on an approach that blends academic rigour with technical application. All Lincoln UTC graduates will be highly articulate and numerate, able to apply their skills and knowledge to challenging problems in novel situations.
This intellectual flexibility – the ability to make connections, think critically, be objective and original, and work independently – means our students develop questioning, logical minds. Any unexpected or demanding problem becomes an exciting challenge.
The curriculum includes the core STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with an unrelenting focus on literacy and numeracy. This is underpinned by a continual emphasis on practical and technical applications of knowledge and skills, supplemented by employer-led projects and enrichment activities. Students can also enrich their learning by selecting examination studies in Business Studies, Geography and Computer Science.
The UTC delivers a weekly 'Life Guidance' programme which encompasses the personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of our students. We promote the fundamental British Values of law, democracy, tolerance and freedom of speech though this programme, which is delivered by UTC teaching staff and external experts. The programme is varied and provides students with rich opportunities to develop holistically.
Our aim is for all our students to develop self-confidence, leadership skills and wider life skills, enabling them to move successfully to university or the workplace.
Our Engineering workshops replicate the industrial spaces found in the workplace and contain state-of-the-art machinery with the facilities to build and test many prototypes.
By using the latest industrial-level equipment our students apply their skills to current, real-life engineering projects. From 3D printers to CNC routers and control sensor test beds, each workshop is equipped with an array of cutting-edge technology to allow specialist study in a range of Engineering disciplines. Within our dedicated workshops, our students can take a concept from design to creation or work with our business partners to explore and develop new solutions to tomorrow’s problems.
Students explore a wide range of applications in our highly technical science laboratories. A wide range of industry grade equipment enables them to explore science at a research level, using autoclaves, spectrometers, electrophoresis devices, spectrophotometers and DNA extraction tools. Rather than extracting DNA over 6 hours, our Scientists can watch DNA form in less than 6 minutes. Our Physicists, Chemists and Biologists will start their career pathways using equipment found in research laboratories at leading Universities and businesses.
We opened in September 2014 and were located in Chad Varah House, Wordsworth Street for the first year of operation. From September 2015 the UTC moved to our permanent site on Lindum Hill in the centre of Lincoln. This stunning grade II listed building provides students with a high-tech environment and outstanding industry facilities, as well as lying close to world-class facilities at Siemens and The University of Lincoln. The facilities have to be seen to be appreciated; we encourage you to come and visit us.
Lincoln UTC attracts students from across Lincolnshire and East Nottinghamshire. Lincolnshire County Council provided financial contributions towards transport costs during the first two years of opening. This transport funding arrangement ceased in July 2016: from this point forward, LCC will not provide transport funding for UTC students.
Lincoln UTC is committed to attracting science and engineering students from across the region. The Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team are currently working with local businesses to identify sources of financial support for students. However, all applicants to the UTC should ensure that they are able to identify and fund suitable transport routes to the UTC each day, in line with our working hours of 8.45am until 4.30pm.