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Lord Baker on University Technical Colleges.

Lord Baker on University Technical Colleges.

In the digital age, young people will need a range of technical and life skills as well as academic results – and university technical colleges offer these, writes former education secretary Lord Baker, the driving force behind UTCs

On 6 October, Sarah Simons wrote an interesting article in Tes: "University technical colleges (UTCs) are a great option but the age of entry is a turn-off."

UTCs are far from being a "turn off". In fact, they're a "turn on".

Changing schools at 13 to 14 years old in a system dominated by 11-to-16-year-olds and 11-to-18-year-olds is challenging and demanding. Students first need to know that a choice is available and the sort of education they are going to get. 

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