Delegate networking

A busy business breakfast was held at The Leigh UTC on Friday 15th March with several businesses attending for the first time.

As is usual, Vice-Chair of Governors, Clive Barker acted as a most able Master of Ceremonies.

In an honest and passionate presentation, Principal, Steve Leahey informed guests of apprenticeship plans at The Leigh UTC with Leigh Academies Trust planning to offer both digital and then engineering apprenticeship training on site from September 2019. Current engineering apprenticeship training is accredited via SEMTA so this will be the first time that the academy will offer such training without an external organisation.

The Leigh UTC is delighted to have been selected as an early adopter of the new T Levels with delegates having a run through of how these are anticipated to work. Starting from September 2020, the College will offer T Levels in a digital pathway with the same commencing in engineering in 2022. Students selecting this pathway will have 45 days of a placement within industry during the two years of study; it is anticipated that this will be for one day a week rather than a block placement.

Moving on, two existing year 13 students took the opportunity to display their recent EPQ projects: an electric guitar and Barcade machine.



Guests were very impressed with what they saw.

Delegate comment included:

“I thoroughly enjoyed this morning’s breakfast meeting – very informative and made some great potential business contacts. Looking forward to the next one!”

Save the Date:

The next Leigh UTC business breakfast will be on Friday 17th May, 8.00-10.00