Energy Coast UTC really is a very special place – created through a partnership between industry and education. Our new approach to the curriculum, grounded in traditional values, provide a great foundation for students’ futures.

We are a University Technical College – a college that delivers engineering excellence through innovative, technically-focused education and training for 14-19 year olds on the west coast of Cumbria. On a daily basis our students work closely both with our own excellent staff and also our industry partners, who include:

Through our close, daily, links with our partners, our students are provided with distinctive, innovative and technically-focused education and training to raise their attainment and employment prospects. Our aim is to meet the current and growing skills demand from regional employers working in the rapidly-expanding Energy sector.

Our students are inspired by the relevance and challenge of solving real-life industrial and community problems. They rapidly gain the confidence and both the technical and personal skills to become the creative contributors on whom our businesses and public services can rely for shaping and driving the future of our society.

The ethos of the UTC is inclusive and enabling. Every student and member of staff is encouraged and expected to continuously strive for improvement, setting themselves goals that are both personally challenging and constructive for the community as a whole. In a climate of mutual support and respect, individuals gain the motivation to work with initiative and independence and also the self-confidence to ask questions and to seek the help of others.

We Offer:

  • A technical vocational choice for young people aged 14-19
  • An ethos and working day that matches closely with business practice
  • Unprecedented close links – on a daily basis – with our industry partners
  • Apprenticeship experience
  • Learning that is delivered through practical work-related projects that foster both collaboration skills and independence
  • Rich opportunities for informal learning, through project work and enrichment activities
  • State of the art buildings and facilities
  • A caring, supportive environment

The Curriculum in more detail