“We are formally requesting to change our admissions policy for the cohort 2024/25. Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire has gone from strength to strength over the last two years, recruiting record numbers into year 9, whilst growing our sixth form.
Health Science and Social Care has been added as a new specialism from September 2021 after the sector needs were highlighted due to the covid crisis. The Labour Market Information (LMI) for across Northern Lincolnshire shows that both Engineering and Health and Social Care have skills gaps that are growing and will continue to grow with population growth and energy sector growth across the Humber.
Today the presence and growth of global and national companies as well as an entrepreneurial development of small and medium sized enterprises places demands on highly skilled young people.
The area aspires to position Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire as the world leader for renewables, engineering and Health and Social Care, engaging businesses and employers across North Lincolnshire and beyond to demonstrate commitment through investment.
It is the intention of Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire to mirror this ambition attracting admissions from across North Lincolnshire, as well as the neighbouring areas of North East Lincolnshire, South and East Yorkshire.
As we have grown the new Health sciences specialism, it is important to highlight the different STEM pathways, and ensure the teaching and learning is robust with specialist teaching, as well as safeguarding numbers of students in science classrooms and engineering workshops. This will allow the UTC to work in a safe manner adhering to our risk assessments which follow legislation and professional guideline.
For the above reasons we would like to make changes to our admissions policy:
- All students for Year 9 admission will be expected to apply for one of the UTC’s two specialisms
- For the engineering specialism there will be 60 places available for students in each year group and 60 for Health Sciences.
- If there are insufficient applicants for places in one specialism, these will be added to the places available for the other specialism up to a maximum of an additional 10% in either specialism due to restrictions of the building, staffing levels and health and safety
There are no changes to our overall Pupil Admission Numbers (PAN). The PAN is split into the two specialisms equally. These two specialisms have the largest skills gaps in Northern Lincolnshire, and are both fully supported by the businesses we work with on a daily basis, as well as our core partners.”
ENLUTC Admissions Policy 2024-25 proposed [PDF, 314Kb]