Welcome to Visions Learning Trust UTC
The Innovate Pathway
For our highest achievers, the role of the UTC is to broker advanced learning opportunities at Level 4 and above, through its employer and university sponsors. This learning may take place off-site and will comprise lectures, seminars, live practical projects in industry and extended work placements
Year 12 Entry Advice
This is designed to match learners to the most appropriate programme and, therefore, maximise their chances of success.
It is strongly recommended that learners starting a Year 12 programme that includes AS and A-level courses achieve at least 3 GCSEs at grade B in addition to the requirements given above. These courses are predominantly theoretical and based largely on success in examinations. A significant amount of research has been carried out over recent years looking at learners’ GCSE results and the AS and A-level grades they go on to achieve. This has clearly shown that the crucial factor in determining success at AS and A-level is the number of GCSE grade Bs secured. Learners with less than 3 GCSE grade Bs are unlikely to pass AS and A-level examinations.
BTEC courses are mostly concerned with the application of theory to real life situations, are assessed by the production of portfolios, and do not currently involve examinations. Learners who have found the examination aspects of AS and A-levels difficult have succeeded on BTEC courses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Visions Learning Trust UTC directly.