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New ‘centre of excellence’ to be hosted at Sixth Form College

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A new centre of excellence for science learning, set to be based on the Long Road Sixth Form College campus when it opens in September 2014, is the subject of a public consultation that opens on Monday 4th February 2013.

The University Technical College Cambridge is part of the government’s flagship UTC (University Technical College) programme and will offer combined practical and academic learning for students aged 14-19 from across the region.

The UTC Cambridge project first gained support from ministers last summer, and governors at the Sixth Form College have agreed to release land for the new college, to be housed in a purpose-designed building adjacent to the Sixth Form College and close to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.  Students joining the University Technical College Cambridge, either at age 14 or age 16, will study a curriculum designed with the expanding biomedical and environmental science and technology sector in mind and supported by many of Cambridge’s leading employers.

Christine Sherwin, Principal of Long Road Sixth Form College, says:  ‘The demand for science and technology education is growing rapidly across the region and the country, and the University Technical College Cambridge will have a key role to play in meeting the needs of young people in future years.  Long Road Sixth Form College is a major provider of post-16 education and we are looking forward to continuing to support the UTC Cambridge project through the consultation and planning stages.’

Details of the public consultation are available at:  www.utccambridge.co.uk

For further information please contact:

Laurence Wells
UTC Cambridge Project Manager

c/o Cambridge Regional College
Kings Hedges Road
Cambridge
CB4 2QT
Tel 01223 418502