UTC Cambridge - a centre of excellence for Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology.
UTC Cambridge is a specialist Science college for 14-19 year olds, supported by world-class partners. The College provides a dynamic and inspirational curriculum closely aligned to the needs of the local and national labour market in Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology.
UTC Cambridge will deliver the next generation of scientists and technologists who will provide solutions to the problems facing humanity. We offer young people a unique opportunity to get a head start in developing the skills required for exciting and rewarding careers in the fast-moving biomedical and environmental industries.
The £10 million college, located on the Addenbrookes BioMedical Campus, is open to students entering at Years 10 and 12. Our inclusive education will suit young people of all abilities who are passionate about science and technology. We have a boutique range of L2 and L3 qualifications including GCSEs, A levels and BTECs taught alongside our unique industry-led Challenge Projects.
UTC Cambridge will provide outstanding and inspirational educational opportunities for learners aged 14-19 linked to the leading edge industry sponsors in the Cambridge region. When they progress from the UTC, learners will be confident, enthusiastic, highly skilled and qualified to enter higher education, further specialist training, apprenticeships, or to move effectively into the workforce. UTC learners will also have the self-determining skills to play a full part in society.
Cambridge is a major worldwide centre for research and development in the bio-medical sciences, life sciences, healthcare, and the rapidly emerging Environmental Science and Technology industries. Many of the world’s largest and most successful research facilities and pharmaceutical companies are based in Cambridge. Cambridge is home to 185 biotech companies, 17 of the UK’s publicly quoted biotech companies and a quarter of the public biotech companies in Europe. There are currently over 400 Environmental Science and Technology companies in the UK, and in excess of 250 of these are located in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Cleantech Ltd., an organisation supporting the growth of environmental goods and services (“cleantech”) companies in Greater Cambridge and beyond, will act as the conduit to engage these additional companies as they emerge.
The Sanger Centre for genomic research (Wellcome Trust), the Babraham Institute, Cambridge University Health Partners, Cambridge University Hospitals, the Medical Research Council, and Napp Pharmaceuticals, along with many other companies based on both the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the Cambridge Science Park are fully engaged partners in the UTC and will give UTC learners unprecedented access to a multitude of inspirational people and resources.