UTC Student completing Engineering work

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We are located on Aycliffe Business Park, right next to Hitachi Rail Europe, a business area where over 10,000 people travel to work every day.

The location deliberately reflects our specialism and places us next to some of the most advanced manufacturing and engineering facilities in the country, enabling students to access fantastic real-world work experiences on our doorstep.



The design of our exciting purpose-built building follows our focus with a triple-height specialist engineering block housing state-of-the-art kit. Students have access to science labs, classrooms, computer suites, a gym, and a Sixth Form area. Our cafe serves a range of appetising and nutritious, hot and cold food and drinks.

Students come to us from a wide geographical area, using public buses and trains, car, bike, scooter and our own buses. Each individual student's situation will be different so if you are considering joining us and would like to discuss how to get to the UTC, then please contact us.



Our school uniform and dress code mirror the professional working environment and we expect our students to adopt a professional manner and appearance. In Years 10 and 11 students wear a business-style uniform. All students wear appropriate protective clothing (dust coat, safety boots, and goggles) in practical lessons and workshops. The protective clothing, used primarily in the engineering hall, is provided free of charge at UTC for all students.

Once you have accepted a place with us, please contact our school uniform supplier to order. New student uniform costs can be subsidised, for additional information and to find out if your child is eligible please contact our finance team on: 01325 430 250


We are pleased to start working with Cre8ive Graphics to supply our uniform for students at UTC South Durham.

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Orders can be placed by contacting the supplier directly or visiting the retail premises.

The uniform supplier details are:

Cre8ive Graphics

12 Peel Street Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL14 7LF



The items in italics below are mandatory and must be purchased from our uniform supplier. A full list of the uniform items is available to download below.


  • Dark grey suit - jacket and trousers/skirt

  • School tie (free of charge compliments of the UTC)

  • Lapel pin (free of charge compliments of the UTC)

  • White shirt

  • Black socks, black/neutral tights

  • Black shoes


  • Polo shirt

  • Hooded top

  • Black shorts/skirt

  • White socks

  • Black tracksuit trousers

  • Trainers


  • Dust coat (available free of charge to all students at UTC)

  • Safety boots (available free of charge to all students at UTC)

N.B. UTC South Durham does provide PPE (dust coat and safety boots) for all students. However, please note that these items are pre-warn and will be sanitised after every use. If students require their own PPE, they can purchase boots and a dust jacket from our uniform supplier.



Students travel from across County Durham, North Yorkshire, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear.

Our aim is to make travel as easy as it can be in order to make the UTC accessible for students. Students use a combination of public transport, such as Northern Rail, Arriva, Scarlet, Stagecoach, Dales and District, dedicated UTC minibuses and external coach hire organised by the UTC. We have discounted deals with public transport companies for student cards and offer support for those that meet household income criteria.

Please contact us directly on 01325 430 250 for more information.


If you're interested in applying for Year 10 or Sixth Form, please click here

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