About UTC

UTC South Durham is a state-funded, purpose built technical school and 6th form for 14-19 year olds which opened in Aycliffe Business Park in September 2016.

Our key focus is to help young people get ready for the world of work and find meaningful, technical and academic careers. The University of Sunderland, Hitachi Rail Europe and Gestamp Tallent collaborated to create the school and to provide a fast track to a wide variety of rewarding professions right here in the heart of the North East.

We are a school, with a strong focus and vision. Our students study academic subjects, with a range of GCSEs and A-levels. We also offer the opportunity for students to focus on developing their technical knowledge and skills and to work directly with the region’s employers.

Our school has fantastic facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Students have contact with industry professionals and teachers with strong industry experience.