At Lincoln UTC we offer students the opportunity to study the subject of engineering in depth and within excellent facilities. Our workshops replicate those found in the workplace, and are furnished with a wide range of industry grade equipment. In 2018-2019 95% of our pupils achieved a Distinction in the KS5 BTEC Engineering Extended Diploma. Exam results, over the years, have been significantly better than national average. Our staffing team consists of four engineers and a technician, all with different academic backgrounds and industry experience.
A range of qualifications are on offer within the department including Cambridge Nationals, GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs. As well as providing a wide range of academic courses, we also organise a variety of extracurricular activities and projects such as the Royal Navy Challenge, VEX Robotics, Green Power, F1 in school and the Ventura Design Competition (provided by the Design Museum).
All students at KS4 will have six lessons of engineering a week, and study OCR Cambridge Nationals in Engineering Design and Engineering Manufacture. As an optional subject, students can also choose to complete a Cambridge National in Engineering Systems and Control. Cambridge National qualifications are equivalent to GCSEs. From the start of year 10, we develop and enhance the skills required to be successful engineers, focusing specifically on ensuring safe practice of manufacturing techniques.
Students in KS5 can study triple engineering and work towards the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Engineering Extended Diploma, which is equivalent to three A Levels. For this vocational route there are fifteen lessons a week. Those following an A Level route of study can choose A Level Product Design as an option, and expect five lessons a week.
KS5 have the ability to work within the engineering department during non-contact time with a dedicated work room and supervised access to workshops. Class size is small compared to many colleges in the country and students will often receive additional one-to-one support.