At The Leigh UTC we are dedicated to providing students with the professional skills and attributes they need to compete in a future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) global market. We ensure our Post 16 students are placed on pathways that offer collaborative learning experiences with either an Engineering or Computer Science focus. We pride ourselves in our co-curriculum diet of professional studies and STEM-rich experiences, with universities and business partners, that allow our students to develop international mindsets, professional behaviour and a deep curiosity within and alongside their areas of study.

We are dedicated to ensuring students’ continuous personal development to ensure that every student is successful when they graduate from The Leigh UTC. We provide a wide variety of opportunities for students to realise their potential throughout the Post 16 experience.

As an IB World School, we share a common philosophy: a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes. We have a clear vision to be a distinctive education provider for outstanding STEM learning. Our experienced staff are passionate about creating a centre of excellence for technical qualifications.

Post-16 Expressions of Interest Form
TECHNICAL PATHWAY COURSE DIRECTORY
The Leigh UTC Academic Pathway Table
ACADEMIC PATHWAY COURSE DIRECTORY
The Leigh UTC Academic Pathway Table
PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY COURSE DIRECTORY

International Baccalaureate Career Programme

The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) prepares students for the world of work as well as developing their personal qualities.

The IBCP is an innovative education pathway that offers a flexible blend of academic and career-related studies. It is a coherent programme that allows schools to create their own distinct offering to reflect the needs, backgrounds, ambitions and learning contexts of their particular students.

The programme is an option for students to undertake in Post 16, and aims to develop applicable, transferable lifelong skills that prepare them for higher education,
higher level apprenticeships or employment.. At the Leigh UTC students can study from a range of diplomas in addition to either Engineering or Computing as their career related study.

The Leigh UTC is a part of the Kent IBCP project. Please take a look at the brochure and watch the video below for more information.

ibcp brochure IBCP Video

All students are expected to follow the Academic Policy Policy. The policy is linked below.

Academic Honesty Policy

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

Btec Diploma
10 hours

A Level 1
5 hours

A Level 2
5 hours

EPQ
3 hours

PPS
1 hour

ACADEMIC

T Level
18 hours

Professional Qualifications
2 hours

PPS
1 hour

PROFESSIONAL

Btec Diploma
10 hours

A Level 1
4 hours

A Level 2
4 hours

EPQ
3 hours

PPS
1 hour

FAQs

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.