If your child lives in Derby city and was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005, you can apply to Derby City Council for a year 10 placement at Derby Manufacturing University Technical College or any other university technical college (UTC) or academy in a surrounding local authority area, in September 2019.
If you don’t live in Derby city but would like your child to attend a UTC in Derby city, you will need to complete an In-year Common Application Form from the home local authority covering the area in which you live.
Please note, the admission process for children and young people with a Statement of Special Education Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan is different, more information can be found on our Special education needs assessment page.
Before you applying for a place, please consider:
Derby Manufacturing University Technical College is one of 50 new UTCs being launched across the country. Derby Manufacturing UTC provides education and training for 14 to 19 year olds who aspire to be future engineers.
The UTC is housed in a specially designed building, ensuring that students learn in a twenty-first century environment. Its engineering workshop has the latest CAD equipment, milling machines, lathes and welding bays. In addition to a prototype room with 3D printers and laser cutters, there are five science laboratories for practical teaching.
The UTC works closely with Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bombardier, the University of Derby and Derby College. It is situated on Pride Park with links to cycle paths and bus stops within easy walking distance.
To find out more about Derby Manufacturing UTC, visit their website or telephone 01332 477400 to arrange a visit.
There are other UTCs and academies in the surrounding area:
|UTC/academy name||Local authority||Website||How to apply|
|Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology||Nottingham City Council||www.nuast.org.uk||To your home local authority|
|The JCB Academy||Staffordshire County Council||www.jcbacademy.com||To the JCB Academy|
If you live in Derby and want to apply for Derby Manufacturing UTC, you can make an application from 14 September 2018. The closing date for UTC applications is 31 October 2018. If the closing date has passed you can still apply however any applications made after the deadline date will be classed as late and will be considered after all on-time applications.
The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. You can also apply by telephone on 01332 642727. Alternatively, you can download a paper application form and return to us or request a paper application form to be sent to you using the same telephone number.
When applying for a UTC place, remember to:
The National Offer Day for UTC applications is 1 March 2019. National Offer Day is when parents of children living in Derby will be contacted, naming one UTC place for their child.