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Bedford College to take over UTC Central Bedfordshire

Thursday 2 June 2016

In the past few years UTC Central Bedfordshire has achieved great success...

Fatigue - Don't drive tired

Thursday 4 February 2016

Studies have shown that drivers don’t fall asleep without warning. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel have often tried to fight off drowsiness by opening a window, or by turning up the radio.
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National Citizen Service

Wednesday 30 September 2015

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government backed youth citizenship programme that builds the skills and confidence of 15-17 year olds to help them get ahead in work and life.
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Engineering success at UTC

Thursday 20 August 2015

UTC Central Bedfordshire is THE place to study for a future in engineering as proven by this year’s GCSE, A-Level and BTEC Extended Diplomas results.
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Confidence in UTCs

Friday 24 July 2015

Figures published by Baker Dearing Educational Trust show almost 9 out of 10 students that attend University Technical Colleges (87%) feel confident in their ability to succeed in work.
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Apprenticeships follow links with employers

Thursday 18 June 2015

Two students of UTC Central Bedfordshire are starting off in great careers in engineering with Technical Apprenticeships at international technology company Selex ES.
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VQ Day – vocational qualifications win jobs via UTC

Tuesday 9 June 2015

UTC Central Bedfordshire is celebrating national Vocational Qualification Day on June 10th.
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"Game-changing” innovation unveiled at UTC

Wednesday 20 May 2015

A new computer game designed to help young innovators secure intellectual property (IP) rights over their inventions and technology, has been launched at the UTC Central Beds.
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Students shine during employer project presentations

Wednesday 29 April 2015

On Wednesday 29 April learners studying on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering completed their project presentations to employers.
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University links

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Nine Year 11 students visited the University of Bedfordshire on Monday 23 March to get a glimpse of what life is like at university.
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Employer links

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Employers are engaging more and more with the UTC and are especially excited by the new post-16 curriculum on offer next year.
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UTC on top form

Thursday 12 February 2015

University Technical College (UTC) Central Bedfordshire has been rated top in the UK in a Department of Education league table.
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UTC in safe hands

Tuesday 20 January 2015

UTC sponsors Bedford College has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.
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College responds to two-tier shift

Thursday 8 January 2015

Bedford College has responded to the fast moving shift to two-tier education across South Bedfordshire by maintaining the entry age to the Central Beds UTC at age 14.
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Duke of York Gold award

Thursday 18 December 2014

Six students from the University Technical College at Houghton Regis have received awards from the Duke of York for success in technical education.
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Statutory Consultation Outcome

Tuesday 18 November 2014

UTC Central Bedfordshire statutory consultation on changing its age range and admission numbers from September 2015 has now closed.
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UTC joins World Skills at Birmingham

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Students from the 14+ University Technical College in Houghton Regis joined the best schools in the UK at The Skills Show at Birmingham.
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UTC is ‘Up-skilling’ A-Level results

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Pass rates for A-Levels at the specialist University Technical College were 86%.
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New leadership makes difference at UTC, says Ofsted

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Sponsor Bedford College is steering the University Technical College (UTC) towards success, says the latest Ofsted report published on Tuesday 11 November.
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Spreading the news about UTC

Monday 10 November 2014

New sponsor, Bedford College, is helping the UTC to start spreading the good news about education into engineering careers.
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We want your views

Monday 13 October 2014

UTC Central Bedfordshire is a specialist engineering and design college for students aged 14 to 19 in Houghton Regis.
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Lockheed Martin apprentice

Wednesday 8 October 2014

A UTC student is celebrating winning a coveted engineering apprenticeship at Lockheed Martin, based in Central Beds.
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UTC ahead of game with games design

Tuesday 30 September 2014

A government announcement that £6.5 million will be put into training games designers has been welcomed by the local University Technical College (UTC) at Houghton Regis.
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Kane is very able

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Pupil Kane Leonida has proven his ability since joining UTC Central Beds.
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Hands-on work experience

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Work experience, including designing, building and PAT-testing an extension cable, was tackled by 15-year-old Stanley Putman from the UTC.
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New Head for UTC

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Lesley Glover has been appointed as Head of the UTC Central Bedfordshire. The news follows swiftly on from the announcement of award-winning Bedford College stepping up as a sponsor for the University Technical College.
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Student Wins Local Apprenticeship

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Year 13 student Morgan O’Connell from Tottenhoe is so pleased with what the UTC has done to improve his grades that he wrote to Lord Baker at the Baker Dearing Trust.
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Technical switch meant success

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Teenagers who abandoned studies at school 6th forms to join the University Technical College have won Triple Distinctions.
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Congratulations to Emma Marks

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Emma’s Amazing Talent 2030 Achievement!
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New Academy Sponsor for the UTC

Tuesday 29 July 2014

The Governors are very pleased to announce that Bedford College is to become the new Academy Sponsor of the UTC.
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New game plan for UTC

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Students joining in September will find the University Technical College in South Beds working closely with more employers than ever before.
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