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Investigation into university technical colleges

University technical colleges (UTCs) are a type of academy school that focus on providing technical education primarily to students aged 14 to 19. At June 2019, 50 UTCs were open and 8 had closed, of which one converted to be a mainstream secondary school within a multi-academy trust. Two more UTCs are due to close at the end of August 2019.

This investigation will set out the facts about the UTC programme and covers: progress with the UTC programme; oversight and accountability arrangements for the UTCs; and the Department for Education’s plans to improve UTCs.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study, please email the study team on putting the study title (Investigation into university technical colleges) in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern, please use our contact form.