Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is a specialist Science, Engineering and Healthcare College. This is where you will find information that sets us apart from other schools locally. Our specialisms and sector focused qualifications provide the bridge between education and industry.
Students are encouraged to take a core curriculum of GCSEs and/or A Levels, plus a range of sector focused qualifications. Business partners help to shape the curriculum by defining their skills requirements and providing projects, masterclasses and training that meets these needs.
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Our Science and Maths courses include A-levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths. We also offer BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science and the Cambridge National in Engineering. This specialism is ideal for students who wish to progress to careers within the field of life, health and forensic science including biomedical sciences, pharmacy, chemical sciences and engineering.
These courses will strengthen your scientific and mathematical understanding and support you to develop high-level laboratory, research and analysis skills relevant to a range of scientific and health settings. You will learn to work safely and to control hazards.
All science students meet our industry partners and gain first-hand information about their work and research, while working on live projects and problems in the Innovation Labs.
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More than 5.5 million people in the UK working in the engineering and manufacturing sector – around 18% of all jobs across the country. Nonetheless, skills shortages are a big issue right now, and engineers are in more demand than ever – it’s estimated that 200,000 skilled engineers are needed between now and 2024.
The North West has a rich history of engineering. Companies like Airbus have operations here (in Chester), alongside engineering and sustainability consultants like Arup, nuclear centre Sellafield in Cumbria and road-legal sports car company Briggs Automotive Company, which makes the BAC Mono.
Our OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Engineering gives students a comprehensive study of many different areas of engineering, including digital design, electrical, civil and mechanical. Its diverse content allows students to develop as well-rounded engineers with a good insight and skills uptake across a broad range of opportunities.
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We use sector focused pathways to help you visualise the best route into the specialism and career you’re interested in, and support you in making the right study choices at Year 10 and 12.
Our health and social care courses are suitable for students who wish to progress into health careers including nursing, midwifery, social work, youth work, art therapy, care work, nursery nursing, health visiting and nutrition.
These courses build your understanding of the requirements and challenges of working in a healthcare setting, including building relationships, safeguarding, equality and diversity and health and safety. You will also learn how to develop a person-centred approach to care. You will focus on anatomy, physiology, nutrition and infection control. You will learn about how to support young people facing challenging circumstances or older people with dementia or mental health conditions. Your projects will link to areas such as public health, therapy services and immunology.
Health and social care students will meet practitioners from our sponsor, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust and gain first-hand information about their work or research as well as working on live projects and problems. You will learn in our simulated health environments and participate in relevant work experience. You will also have the opportunity to work towards the Care Certificate whilst doing an extended Cadets placement programme, a requirement for all workers in hospital settings.
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We have a specialist pathway for students who are planning to apply to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary at university.
We also have a specialist social sciences pathway for students who are planning to study psychology, sociology or criminology at university.