University Technical College Wigan

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University Technical College Wigan
Rushton Building Wigan - geograph.org.uk - 922186.jpg
Address
New Market Street

, ,
WN1 1RP

Coordinates53°32′56″N 2°38′02″W / 53.5490°N 2.6339°W / 53.5490; -2.6339Coordinates: 53°32′56″N 2°38′02″W / 53.5490°N 2.6339°W / 53.5490; -2.6339
Information
TypeUniversity Technical College
Sixth form
Established2013
Closed2019
Department for Education URN138229 Tables
OfstedReports
PrincipalChris Hatherall
GenderCoeducational
Age16 to 19
Enrolment112
Website

University Technical College Wigan (or Wigan UTC) was a university technical college (UTC) sixth form that opened in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England in September 2013.

Wigan UTC specialised in process engineering and environmental technologies, and was located in the historic O & C Rushton Warehouse building in Wigan town centre. Sponsors of the UTC included the University of Central Lancashire and Wigan & Leigh College.[1]

Wigan UTC had an initial intake of students aged 14 and 16 (academic years 10 and 12) in 2013, however from 2015 the college stopped enrolling under 16's and only offered a sixth form provision.

The college closed in July 2019 as a lack of students made it financially unviable.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partners". Wigan UTC. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Wigan UTC will close as low student numbers are unviable". Wigan Today. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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