Qualifications

The Leigh UTC offers students aged over 16 three different progression pathways to choose from.

These are for students who have gained at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including maths and English). All pathways involve studying one of our specialisms as a level 3 course with each route having a different bias towards professional (more academic) and technical (more hands-on) activities.

Retake options are available for GCSE maths and English language.

Pathway 1 – A Levels

This route is studied over two years and is aimed at students who want to take A-levels in maths, a science subject, as well as their specialism. It can lead to studying in higher education or employment or a higher apprenticeship.

Choose 2 A-Levels from:

  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

and choose either

BTEC Level 3 Engineering

or

BTEC Level 3 Computer Science (equivalent to two A-levels)

and

Extended project qualification (AS)


Pathway 2 –  IBCP

Choose two IB Diplomas:

  • English Literature and Language
  • Maths Studies
  • Design Technology
  • IT in a Global Society
  • Visual Art
  • Environmental Systems and Societies

and choose either

BTEC Level 3 Engineering

or

BTEC Level 3 Computer Science (equivalent to two A-levels)

All students will complete a reflective project and also study a core programme to enhance their professional skills


Pathway 3 – Tech Bacc

This route is studied over two years and has a more vocational bias. It can lead to studying in higher education, for example, at a university, employment or a higher apprenticeship

Choose from:

BTEC level 3 diploma in engineering (equivalent to two A-levels)

or

BTEC level 3 National diploma in Computer Science (equivalent to two A-levels)

and

Level 3 core maths programme

and

Extended project (AS)

All sixth form students will have the opportunity to study a range of professional qualifications at level 3.

Professional qualifications

These include:

  • Adobe suite
  • Autodesk suite
  • Cisco Academy
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft Academy