All students will follow a curriculum which is split between the core/foundation subjects and a strong technical curriculum. The split between the two will be 60:40.

The curriculum will be based around employer-led commissions. These will be developed and delivered by our employer partners to reflect challenges that employers face on a day-to-day basis. All subjects students study will be taught through these commissions to contextualise their learning and to reinforce skills and knowledge through practical real-world application

A key feature of the curriculum for all students, following consultation with employers, will be the development of employability skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Communication Skills
  • Enterprise

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Employer Engagement across DMUTC—2017/2018

Engineering Department:

Year 10 - Toyota

During Year 10, engineering students will be working with Toyota . This will be to help with the delivery of Engineering Manufacture units R110, R11 and R112. The main points of the work will be to look at different manufacturing techniques and Quality Assurance. Students will manufacture a Fuel Rail Spacer both manually and by CNC and will then make comparisons regarding production methods and quality of final product. This engagement will run throughout the year.

Year 11 - Rolls-Royce

During Year 11, engineering students will be working with Rolls-Royce. This will be to help with the delivery of Engineering Design units R106, R107 and R108. The main points of the work will be to look at how products are designed and the considerations that go into developing a product in the future. Students will look at developing and manufacturing a prototype Heat Exchanger for use in a nuclear-powered submarine. This engagement will run throughout the year.

Year 11 - Bombardier

During Year 11, engineering students will be working with Bombardier. This will be to help them with understanding the 4 main stages of a design cycle. The main aim of the challenge is to design a train carriage to certain specifications given. This engagement will run from October—December.

Year 12 - Lubrizol

During Year 12, students will be working with Lubrizol.  In engineering, this work will be centred around Health and Safety issues which form an integral part of Unit 1 of all our engineering Level 3 qualifications.

In addition, Lubrizol work collaboratively with the Science Department at the UTC to quality assure chemicals which have been synthesised in chemistry and applied science practical lessons.

New for September 2020: Life Sciences

Derby’s UTC will now be offering a Life Sciences specialism.   The specialism, which is supported by both the NHS and the University of Derby, focuses on combining the sciences with health and social care studies, in order to address the challenges that face our health and science industries.

The pathway will prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to work in the fast-changing world of healthcare, medicine and scientific research.

These are just a few of the jobs you could go into after studying Life Sciences:

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemist
  • Computational Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Industrial and Medical Pharmacist
  • Research Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Radiographer
  • Doctor
  • Anaesthetist
  • Haematologist