If you’re planning a career in engineering and wondering what your Level 3 and A Level options are, a visit to UTC Swindon’s Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 23 March could have the answers you’re seeking.
The event, at the college’s award-winning Bristol Street site, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, is a chance to find out what UTC Swindon has to offer.
The college will help you choose the right course, based on your GCSE results and career aspirations. UTC Swindon offers BTEC Level 3 in Engineering and ICT alongside a choice of A Levels including, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, business studies and maths. You’ll also see UTC Swindon’s cutting edge learning facilities and get a feel for college life.
Angela Barker-Dench, Principal -above – said: “We’ve had a fantastic footfall at our previous Open Evenings and it has been an absolute pleasure to engage with many young people interested in UTC Swindon. Our Open Evening will demonstrate why this is the crucial formula for students to take that step from education into work or university. Some of our current Sixth Formers will be at the event to have a chat with everyone attending, many of which already have offers of either a university or apprenticeships.”
To follow a Level 3 course, five GCSEs or equivalent at grades A*-C, to include English Language and Maths, the latter at grade B, are required. A Level subjects generally require a minimum of grade B at GCSE.
If you can’t make the 23 March event, UTC Swindon are holding open days on:
- Saturday 16 April and
- Saturday 25 June
Open since September 2014, UTC Swindon caters for up to 600 students aged 14 to 19, providing courses for young people who aspire to a career in engineering, computing and business. Students at the college gain skills demanded in all sectors of the engineering and computing industries.
As part of the original Great Western Rail works, the UTC Swindon site creates a link between the engineering history and the engineering and computing future of the local area, with the Old School Building and the iconic Water Tower featuring prominently. Both structures, which are Grade II listed, were treated sympathetically, with the Water Tower being restored and brought back into educational use.
UTC Swindon is run by a trust sponsored by Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Oxford Brookes University. There are over 90 different industry partners involved with the University Technical College.
For more information about the open evening, call UTC Swindon on 01793 207920 or visit www.utcswindon.co.uk