New 600 place college would be ‘world class’

An artist's impression of the proposed University Technical College (UTC) in Aylesbury
An artist's impression of the proposed University Technical College (UTC) in Aylesbury

A BID for a new technical college in Aylesbury will give the town a ‘world class’ facility, district bosses have been told.

Aylesbury College has submitted a bid for a three-storey University Technical College (UTC) building, with space for 600 students.

If given the go-ahead, the UTC would provide specialist techincal teaching for 14 to 19 year olds.

A design statement submitted to Aylesbury Vale District Council states: “It will be a world class UTC within the Aylesbury College campus.

“Buckinghamshire UTC will have an emphasis on technical and vocational skills and specialise in construction and information and communication technology.

“It will also deliver an outstanding academic offer in the core subjects of literacy, maths, science, ICT and modern foreign languages, and showcase the best of the English Baccalaureate.”

And the application document continues: “It will be a place where young people want to learn, with a focus on helping them achieve excellence.

“It will offer a challenging and exciting curriculum, so that young people can benefit from new employment opportunities and contribute to the local economy.”

The UTC would be placed on the northern section of the college site.