Welcome

What Makes Us Different.

Aston University Engineering Academy and Aston University Sixth Form make up Birmingham’s University Technical College.

We teach students technical and scientific subjects in a whole new way and are educating the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow.

A key aspect of ’What makes us different’ is our focus on the wider enrichment through our employer linked project curriculum and club night. Ensuring that students leave Aston University Sixth Form with not only high academic outcomes but a wider holistic experience, maximising their potential.

Why Choose
AUEA?

Nearly double the amount of students go to University from Aston University Sixth Form.

98%
of students went on to Higher Education, Apprenticeships or started a job compared with 89% nationally.
92%
of AUEA students went on to University and Apprenticeship schemes compared to 48% nationally.
78%
of AUEA students went on to University compared with 48% nationally.
1/4
of AUEA students progress direct to our sponsor Aston University.

Quotes and Achievements.

Education Awards

Winner of most innovative contribution to Business
Education Awards 2017

Btec Awards

Winner - Engineering Student of the Year
BTEC Awards 2016

Commendation for School of the Year
BTEC Awards 2016

Offsted Good

Outstanding Employer engagement and enterprise learning
Ofsted, 2017

“Producing highly skilled employer ready individuals, which we as the Royal Navy demand…”
- Jonathan Woodcock, Second Sea Lord Royal Navy
“2.6 Million Engineering Jobs will be need filling nationally by 2024, which in the West Midlands alone means that 24.6% of all students leaving school need to enter Engineering, just to fill the local demand”
- EngineeringUK, 2017
“A UTC provides a special environment that offers business-led and business-like education supporting the skills needs of companies such as Jaguar Land Rover. The delivery of business-supported projects is an excellent way of embedding industry-relevant knowledge.”
- José Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence, Jaguar Land Rover

What is a UTC?

Skills For The Future.

The UK needs advanced technical skills at all levels if we are to prosper in the 21st Century. Whether in manufacturing, wind farms, rail links or hi-tech hospitals we need a workforce that can develop new products, stretch and reuse existing products, and meet all the challenges of the future.

UTCs are meeting the needs of the skill gap and by 2016 more than 30,000 students will be able to follow this new technical education pathway. 

What makes us different?

Education For Life.

University Technology Colleges (UTCs) are government-funded schools that offer 14-19 year olds a great deal more than traditional schools.They teach students technical and scientific subjects in a whole new way and are educating the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow.

A key aspect of ’What makes us different’ is providing both academic and technical training along with a focus on wider professional skills through our employer linked learning and project curriculum. Ensuring that students leave our UTC with not only high outstanding academic and technical outcomes, but a wider holistic experience, maximising their future employment potential.

Our
Partners

Aston University Birmingham

Aston University Engineering Academy and Aston University Sixth Form has exciting links with a wide range of industrial partners to ensure that the academy has an industrial focused curriculum.

These partners support us in many different ways by advising on skills need, providing focused work placements, running workshops, supporting curriculum design and providing specialist industry equipment.

Army
Raf
Royal Navy
Bmw
Jaguar
Land Rover
Hs2
Rollls Royce
Nhs
Bcu
Rss
Cundall
F1 In Schools
Network Rail
Bloodhound