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Welcome to The Leigh UTC

The Leigh UTC has a clear vision to be a distinctive education provider for outstanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning.  Our newly built centre of excellence will enable up to 600 young people from the region to learn from a personalised curriculum, which emphasises the practical application of academic and vocational learning. Through our specialisms we will raise standards across the UTC, expecting all students to excel.  We will develop the next generation of ‘world class’ engineers by inspiring them passionately through a diverse curriculum delivered by a combination of Higher Education sector staff, Business entrepreneurs and UTC staff.

The Leigh UTC Sixth Form offers the chance to tailor studies to fit into individual interests, abilities and ambitions.  All the students need to do is determine which specialism to take – Computer Science or Engineering and then decide what additional subjects they want to take alongside this such as A-levels, AS Levels, IB diplomas and professional qualifications. 

The UTC offers three routes of study


BTEC Level 3 Diploma Specialism in Engineering OR Computer Science


  • AS Core Mathematics (AQA
  • AS Extended Project (WJEC)


BTEC Level 3 Diploma Specialism in Engineering OR Computer Science

Plus two A levels from:

  • AS /  A level Physics 
  • AS / A level Mathematics (edexcel)
  • AS / A level Chemistry (edexcel)
  • AS/ A Level Biology


  • AS Extended Project (WJEC)


BTEC Level 3 Diploma Specialism in Engineering OR Computer Science

Plus 2 IB Diplomas from

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


  • Refelective Project 

In addition to these students will take part in:

  • Professional Qualifications
  • Enrichment
  • Work Experience (1 day a week)

P16  at the Leigh UTC

Who is it for?

Students with good GCSEs, at least 5 at grade 9-4 including Maths and English.

How long do they last?

Two years

What can they lead to?

Higher education, employment, higher apprenticeships.

The Specialist pathways

Students will choose to specialise in either Engineering Systems or Computer Science.

BTEC Level 3 ‘National’ qualifications

BTECs are recognised in the UCAS university entrance system as equivalent to A-levels.  The qualification is equivalent to 2 A Levels and carries UCAS points of up to 112 points depending on the grade achieved.



About us

The Leigh UTC will provide an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum throughout Key Stage 4 and 5, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The project-based approach will develop a deeper understanding of real issues and create lifelong real world learning in a 21st century engineering society. Students will work independently and collaboratively tackling engineering, ICT and business problems.

Our approach to learning, which involves lots of specialised input from industry and academic partners, will provide you with a great foundation for the future. We’re positive we’re the right choice for you, whether you’re looking to secure a great job after you leave us or continue in higher or further education. 




Facilities available

At the ground breaking Leigh UTC, we know we are at the very forefront of education for 14 to 19-year-olds. We offer you an incredible opportunity to specialise in computer sciences or engineering in a state-of-the-art facility that is the envy of elite universities and industries across the UK.

Engineering: State of the art fully equipped industry standard workshop that has been set with input from a number of specialist Engineers and companies, inducing a 10 –ton overhead crane and a arrange of new technologies such as 3D printers.

Computer Sciences: State of the art facilities replication the expectations of industry – custom built facility for our students to engage with real world apparatus and enterprise level problem solving. Including our own ‘Cisco Server room’ replicating server rooms find in any small to medium size enterprise.


How to apply

You can apply for courses at The Leigh UTC through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 09 April 2019
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