Sheffield University Technical College approved

Man in a steel works Students at the UTC will work with employers including Tata Steel

Related Stories

Planning permission has been given to build a college dedicated to specialist technical industries in Sheffield.

The Sheffield University Technical College [UTC] will offer teenagers specialised training in the engineering and digital sectors.

The college will be supported by the city's universities and businesses.

Sheffield City Council said it would provide "world class expertise" in the city and bring in jobs. It is scheduled to open in 2013.

Sheffield UTC will specialise in advanced engineering and materials and creative and digital industries and will be sponsored by the city's two universities - Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University.

The UTC will work alongside employers including Tata Steel, Boeing and Newburgh Engineering.

The college will educate between 600 and 800 students aged between 14 and 19 with a specialist trade, alongside GCSEs including maths and English.

The working day will start at 08:30 and finish at 17:30, with five eight-week terms a year.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Weather

Sheffield

Min. Night 8 °C

Features

  • The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge and Prince GeorgeGorgeous George

    Baby steals show as tour reveals rise in support for monarchy


  • Houses of ParliamentBig impact?

    How a Scottish Yes vote would change the UK Parliament


  • Kim Jong-un visits a children's campThe Notepad Men

    Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?


  • Donald Tusk7 days quiz

    What made Poland's prime minister become an internet hit?


  • Beebcoins logoMaking money

    How easy is to coin your own virtual currency?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.