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Our Curriculum

Additional information regarding the curriculum can be obtained by contacting Vice Principal Mr. Clark via email at

The Thomas Telford University Technical College has been established to provide the young people of Wolverhampton and the surrounding region with a unique combination of excellent academic achievement and first-class preparation for their future.

Our specialism, which is built around opportunities to Innovate, Design & Build, will give our students a distinct advantage in seeking professional and technical careers within the Built Environment and related IT industries. The combination of employer mentors, extensive work experience, an employer-led project-based curriculum, specialist facilities, and a professional work environment will provide an outstanding education for all our learners.

Our students will leave Thomas Telford UTC with the qualifications, skills, experience, and professional work ethos that will enable them to reach their highest aspirations. Plus, our partnerships with the Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust, employers, and the University of Wolverhampton will ensure that we are able to support them beyond their graduation and throughout their career.

We view the curriculum as a 7-year plan in which skills are mapped to optimise student success and to support each significant transition. Our aim is to furnish learners with a deep understanding of the curriculum. We endeavour to ensure that each and every student we teach achieves the very highest standards possible, and focus our lesson planning and delivery methods upon a ‘Teach to the Top’ mentality.

The UTC specialises in the fields of Innovate, Design, and Build and aims to equip our students with the academic, technical and employability skills for successful future careers and lives. The combination of employer mentors, extensive work experience, an employer developed curriculum incorporating real-world projects, specialist facilities and a professional work environment is designed to provide an outstanding education for all learners.

The UTC aims to provide a first-class education where students, parents and staff alike have the highest expectations of academic success, career progression, personal development, attendance and behaviour. This will develop into recognition of the UTC as a beacon for the highest quality academic and technical education. The curriculum will help students, regardless of background, make outstanding progress from their starting points. Governors will challenge and hold leaders to account to ensure that there is a sustained commitment to achieving an outstanding education for all students. Students of the UTC will develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Our curriculum has been designed to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life beyond the UTC. By ensuring that we employ teaching staff with expert subject knowledge as well as previous industry experience we aim to deliver a curriculum which promotes academic rigour and the value of scholarship alongside exceptional links with employers and projects which engender real life appreciation of cutting-edge technology and its application to 21st century ventures. The personal development of our students is a central pillar to their education at the UTC, and we believe this approach therefore develops the whole individual not just their academic skills.

From September 2023, the UTC’s curriculum structure is arranged accordingly:

Education Phase Year Groups
Key Stage 3 (KS3) Year 7 and 8
Transition Year  Year 9
Key Stage 4 (KS4) Years 10 and 11
Post 16 (Sixth Form) Years 12 and 13






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Curriculum Map
15 September 2023 Download File