Our Post 16 offers broad opportunities for our students to study and develop skills and attributes desired by universities and businesses alike. You can choose from a range of carefully designed pathways which will support the next stage of your education.including the Technical Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Academic and the Pioneering T levels. 

Here at The Leigh UTC we have exceptional facilities and state of the art study spaces which make becoming an expert in the field of STEM and international programmes easy. 

Post 16 students are an integral part of the school demonstrating high standards and being role models for all other year groups. The high expectations that are set for students provide life skills for the next stage in their education and beyond. Students have ongoing access to expert careers and further education.

Syreeta Martin | Director of Learning for Post 16

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Day in the Life

Depending on the pathway you follow you will have a combination of subject specific lessons, supervised study time and lessons to support your personal and professional development.

Typically you will have 5 hours a week for each of your A Level equivalent subjects such as Maths, Physics or Psychology.  Depending on the level of IB diploma you may have 4 or 5 hours per subject. In addition the Extended Project or Reflective Project is taught in 3 hours a week.

Below are some examples of how your week may be made up. Students on some pathways have Guided Learning which are supervised study lessons to ensure you meet all deadlines.

T Level

T Level – 18 hours

Professional Qualifications – 2 hours

PPS – 1 hour

Technical Pathway

Btec Diploma – 10 hours

A Level 1 – 5 hours

A Level 2 – 5 hours

EPQ – 3 hours

PPS – 1 hour


T Level – 18 hours

Professional Qualifications – 2 hours

PPS – 1 hour


Btec Diploma – 10 hours

IB Diploma 1 – 4 hours

IB Diploma 2 – 4 hours

IB Core/Reflective Project – 3 hours

PPS – 1 hour


How do I apply?

If you would like to make an application to Post 16 at The Leigh UTC you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form available from our website.  We will then contact you to arrange a guidance meeting to discuss your application and your aspirations.  We will consider your predicted grades and look at which of our 4 pathways would best suit you.

This will also mean you are included on the information we send out to potential Post 16 students

Is it a full time course?

Yes but on Wednesday you are not expected to attend the UTC. You are encouraged to do some work experience.

Times of The Day

Post 16 are expected to attend Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Lessons are timetabled from 8.30 to 4pm.

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How do I get to the UTC?

The Leigh UTC is situated on the route of the regular and reliable Fastrack service, with a bus stop outside The Leigh UTC building.

Arriva, the operator of the Fastrack bus service has agreed to give students of The Leigh UTC a discount when using the Fastrack A bus route and tickets are purchased on a daily basis.  This discount does not apply to weekly, monthly or annual tickets.

The discount will be given when students show their ID badge to the bus driver.

Are bursaries available?

Bursaries are available for students whose family meet the criteria.  Students can apply as soon as they enrol at The Leigh UTC

What pastoral support is available?

Students have outstanding pastoral support, via their form tutors and College Student Support Managers, as well as the support of the Director of Post-16, Syreeta Martin.

Students will meet with their tutors every day and this will be their first point of contact.

Do I have to stay on site for lunch?

Post 16 students are able to leave the school for lunch breaks. However there is a canteen on site which offers hot and cold food.  This is paid for using a parent pay account which will be shared once you start at the UTC.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are allowed in The Leigh UTC, if used in a professional way – during lesson times must be switched off and stored in a bag or pocket.