About Us

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is the first school in the UK specialising in Science and Health Care for 14 to 19 year olds. The UTC provides outstanding academic and vocational education by working closely with local employers to create the next generation of scientists, healthcare practitioners, engineers and entrepreneurs.

Read what the Financial Times had to say about us… FT Article

What are UTCs?

University Technical Colleges (UTC) are a new type of school for 14 to 19 year olds. Sponsored by local businesses and a university, they provide education combining traditional GCSEs and A-Levels with specialist vocational qualifications, such as BTECs. The Liverpool Life Sciences UTC was the first UTC in the North West, but one of many across the country. Find out more at http://www.utcolleges.org/

Studying at a UTC will offer you a completely new experience of education. For the first time, UTCs are bringing together the best of industry, education and the public sector to ensure students are qualified and skilled to work in a sector of business that is local yet global, active, growing, lucrative and has a shortage of skilled staff.

Students have access to world class resources and facilities, a curriculum developed in conjunction with business partners and delivered by experts both in and out of the classroom.

This is a unique opportunity; no other type of school can prepare students for the world of work in this way.

Project-based Learning

Students spend two periods per week dedicated to project-based learning. Our projects are inspired by the businesses we work with and combine science, healthcare, English and maths with the technical skills students need to move successfully to careers in the sector. Our partner businesses are involved in developing and delivering the themes of the projects.


All of our courses have work related activities and all post-16 courses have opportunities for work placements. Each post-16 student will be invited to apply for placement opportunities, including time at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University NHS Trust, The University of Liverpool and businesses Redx Pharma and Pro-Lab Diagnostics.

This is an interview with the Principal Ian Parry on why Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is the school for you.


Alongside our termly UTC Transmits seminar programme hosted at the University of Liverpool, we bring in experts from our industry partners, consultants and practitioners from the hospital and leading academics from universities to talk about what they do, what they research, where it might take you and why it is so incredibly awe inspiring.

See our previous masterclasses and UTC Transmits programmes


Enrichment activities are available to extend students’ academic programmes to ensure they have a CV/ personal statement second to none.

  • Aquaponics
  • Molecules to Market
  • Mandarin
  • 3d Printing
  • Media
  • Watersports
  • Dementia Friends
  • Sign Language
  • Continental Cooking
  • Junior Doctor Scenarios
  • Debating Team
  • Music
  • Fitness
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Primary Schools Science Club
  • Programme of trips, visits and residentials
We are now an official stonewall schools champion!