2018 Destinations

Destinations (young people going on to meaningful next steps and careers) are the reasons for UTCs existing.  This focused approach to education was set up by employers and is common in the North West of England. Students, parents, and employers say that  young people leave UTC with strong workplace skills and a confidence that sets them up for future careers.

Headlines include:

  • 100% of our Year 11 leavers have a positive destination in education, employment or training;
  • Above national take up of apprenticeship 7.41% compared to 6% nationally;
  • For Year 13 leavers, all who wanted to have gone to University and 100% of those went to study STEM degrees (including Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering)
  • Over half secured Apprenticeships or employment, covering a wide range of sectors (including Nuclear Engineering, Manufacturing, Civil Engineering). The percentage of students securing a high quality apprenticeship (higher or advanced) is  over four times the national average.

KS4 Destinations 2018 

Destination UTC %
Staying at UTC 63.9
Sixth Form College 24.1
Apprenticeship 7.41
Further Education 3.7
Employment 1
  • 0% NEET
  • Above national take up of apprenticeship 7.41% compared to 6% nationally.
  • Sustain education destination 90% nationally, UTC 99%

KS5 Destinations for KS5 Outcomes – strong when compared to national data.

Destination UTC % National UTC % National % (Oct 2017 data)
University 27.9 43 60
Apprenticeship 30.2 20 6
Employment 23.3
Gap Year 4
Not Given 3
Further Education 1
Other 1
  • National sustained education or employment destination 91%, UTC projected at 96%
  • National sustained employment destination 19%, UTC projected 23.3% +
  • National sustained education destination 72%, UTC projected 79.1% +

Because our pupils are so well set on their courses in 2018-19, we fully expect our NEETs* in 2019 to be zero.

*NEET stands for not in education, employment or training

UTC Warrington does not set targets for the proportion of students heading to university, apprenticeships or employment; the focus is about finding the best route for every individual student and helping them to achieve that next step.