The Advanced Engineering and Digital Design UTC in Doncaster will be a distinctive school led by employers to provide an innovative and engaging learning environment and unique learning experience. This will equip young people with the education and qualifications required for future success and will create pathways into university or higher levels of education and to the most significant areas of growth in employment, locally, nationally and internationally.
The UTC will deliver a core curriculum based around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, with an opportunity for learners to select units focused towards Advanced Engineering or Digital Design if they wish. In years 10-11 learners will access a range of employer projects, work experience and other activities across four defined pathways, shown below.
This will give them a good grounding in each of the industry areas and knowledge and experience of the careers and opportunities available to them.
In years 12-13 students can still focus on either Advanced Engineering or Digital Design units, in addition to the core offer, and will also have an opportunity to further specialise in one of the four industry sectors if they choose.
This means that all their contextual learning, work experience and other employer engagement activity including their Extended Project will focus on the particular industry, supported by the specialist cluster of relevant employers. Should a learner decide not to specialise at this stage they will continue to access projects and input across the four sectors for their final two years of learning.