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UTC gets green light

by James Wood Thu 7 August 2014, 12:55 pm

The government has given Bromley College of Further and Higher Education approval to open a University Technical College (UTC) in the borough in 2016.

The development of the facility, which will provide training in health and wellbeing sciences, is a joint venture between the college, Canterbury Christ Church University and King’s College Hospital.

It is one of seven given government approval and is a "new type of secondary school", which will equip young people with the technical skills to boost their employability.

Sam Parrett, principal of Bromley College, said: “We are delighted that our application to open a new UTC in Bromley has been approved.

“Our vision is to provide outstanding vocational education and train our students for careers in the health and wellbeing science sectors with direct input and support from employers in the industry.” 

The project is supported by Oxleas NHS Trust, Nuffield Health and Mytime Active.

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