UTC Derby

What is UTC Derby Pride Park?

We are a University Technical College offering specialist courses designed with employers in the exciting areas of Engineering and Life Sciences. These are all regional, national and international growth areas that will offer strong career opportunities in the future.

Do you like to solve problems, invent and make? Are you curious about how the living world works? Studying our Engineering or Life Sciences specialisms could be for you!

We have a clear vision to prepare our students for careers in Engineering and Life Sciences.

We aim to provide innovative, dynamic and empowering education and training for young people who have an interest in engineering, health, science and technology-based careers. We strive to develop people who are skilled, professional and enterprising – who can make a significant contribution to engineering and science in Derby, Derbyshire and the East Midlands.

A message from our Principal: Richie Wheatcroft

“I am delighted to be leading a University Technical College that is part of one of the foremost UTC Academy Trusts in England.

UTCs are all about employer-led education and we are fortunate here to have the support of some of the world’s best known companies including Bombardier, Rolls-Royce and Toyota. We also enjoy the support and input of one of the UK’s leading universities, University of Derby, nominated for ‘University of the Year Award 2019’ in the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Our specialisms reflect growth areas of the economy where there is an urgent need for highly skilled young people.

I share the Trust’s vision to create a centre of excellence, working closely with local businesses, public services and the University of Derby, to meet this demand and improve the life chances of students.

Our mission is to equip our students with the technical, professional and personal skills to prepare them for high quality careers in their chosen field. With the help of our employer partners, we will enable them to learn up-to-date skills for the current workplace, as well as preparing them to adapt to the future world of work which could look very different.

Our students will have the choice to progress to high quality apprenticeships, the best college courses and a wide range of degree opportunities at top universities.”

Come along to an Open Event to find out more. Our next Showcase is on Wednesday 15th January, 17:00 – 19:30pm – book your place here!