Qualifications

The Leigh UTC offers students aged over 16 two different progression routes to choose from.

These are for students who have gained at least five GCSEs at grade A*–C (including maths and English). They both involve studying our specalisms as A Level 3 course and A-levels but each route has a different bias towards professional (more academic) and technical (more hands-on) activities.

Retake options are available for GCSE maths and English language.

 

Route 1

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

Choose from:

Level 3 course in engineering

or

Level 3 in information and creative technology

 

Choose A-level subjects from:

  • Physics
  • Computing
  • Maths
  • Product design
  • Further maths
  • Art and design
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Electronics

Route 2 – 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 diploma in information and creative technology (equivalent to two A-levels)

and

Level 3 core maths programme

and

Extended project (AS)


Professional qualifications

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

These include:

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

Our specialist routes

Computer Science

A BTEC Level 3 course at The Leigh UTC will open up technical career opportunities in IT, programming and software development or networking and communications.

Engineering

A BTEC Level 3 course at The Leigh UTC will open up engineering career opportunities in civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic systems.