North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
About Scarborough UTC
About Scarborough UTC
Scarborough University Technical College with specialisms in engineering and computer science, opened in September 2016 and is part of a prestigious £47 million development which boasts the UTC, a new university campus and sports village.
Our own state-of-the-art facilities provide an outstanding environment for learning and preparing for a career in the second quarter of the 21st century.
The UTC is a school for 14-18 year olds with world class sponsors such as GCHQ, Plaxton, Unison Group, McCain, Deep Sea Electronics and the University of Hull. We give students the opportunity to gain practical experience in engineering and computer science whilst studying for Technical Qualifications, GCSEs and A-Levels.
The UTC offers a unique and distinctive education offer, delivering a challenging and imaginative curriculum, blending technical and academic routes to success with project-based learning and real work experience delivered by our strong employer partners.
The Scarborough UTC curriculum is about imagination and challenge; it is about harnessing the ability of every student. The curriculum is designed to inspire students to achieve great things. The UTC seeks to motivate students to achieve high levels of success by embedding relevant teaching of technical and advanced engineering knowledge in every subject, through an employer and university-led curriculum set in a business-like environment.
Scarborough UTC is a unique and distinctive offer for the local area, blending a technical and academic route with real work experience and project-working opportunities delivered by employer partners and curriculum enhancement provided by the University of Hull.
About the Area
Set on the beautiful North Yorkshire Coast with stunning scenery and glorious beaches, Scarborough is a destination that has attracted visitors from near and far for over 400 years.
Scarborough is overlooked by a hilltop medieval castle dated from the 1150’s, and became well known as a spa town and Britain’s first seaside resort in the 17th Century. During the 1800’s it was home to the author Anne Bronte and saw the construction of The Crown and the Grand Hotel.
Despite its rich history, Scarborough doesn’t live in the past and is the ideal place to live and study today. The town is constantly innovating and was judged to be the ‘most creative and inspiring entrepreneurship initiative in Europe’ at the European Enterprise Awards (2009).
Alongside the launch of Scarborough UTC and many other start-up businesses, 2016 saw the opening of Alpamare’s new £15 million waterpark as part of the continuing redevelopment of North Bay.
As the largest town on the Yorkshire coast, Scarborough acts as a cultural hub for the area.
There’s a lively local music scene and the Open Air Theatre attracts musicians from across the Globe. Outstanding drama is housed at the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre – noted for hosting world premieres of Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning plays.
Food and drink wise, the town is packed with independent restaurants, brewpubs, bars and delis. Whether you like real ale, cream teas or cocktails, the range of great eateries satisfy everybody’s taste, including quirky coffee houses ‘Yay Coffee’ and the 2013 UK’s Best Café ‘Eat Me’.
The biggest names in comedy such as Noel Fielding, Bill Bailey and Jimmy Carr can be seen at the Spa Complex, and the 3-day arts and music event ‘Coastival’ is a highlight in Scarborough each February.
For those in need of retail therapy, they will find everything from high street favourites to independent retailers, who are the real hidden gems of the town centre.