Shireland Biomedical UTC due to join the Trust and open for Year 7 students from Sept 2022

Currently UTC Health Futures, the school is the first University Technical College (UTC) in the UK with healthcare and health sciences as its specialism, offering learning and career opportunities like no other. Based in West Bromwich with our state-of-the-art facilities, the school prepares students for health-related careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors, from doctors and dentists to midwifes and paramedics.

From January 2022, the school is due join Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and become Shireland Biomedical UTC. In a change to the age range of the school, they will also open for Year 7 students from September 2022.

The school offer:

  • Innovative Curriculum – By combining academic study with real-life work projects, personal development activities and career opportunities, our young people become well-rounded, work-ready individuals.
  • Recognised academic qualifications – To ensure their bright future our students will gain the same highly valued academic qualifications at Shireland Biomedical UTC as they would in any traditional school or college.
  • Strong partnerships – Through a robust partnership with region’s major health, education and public sector organisations, Shireland Biomedical UTC’s students meet employers’ demands for good qualifications, transferable skills and a professional attitude to work, whatever career they may eventually choose.

Ruth Umerah, Principal of the UTC, said, “To make sure our students are well prepared for their future, our offer goes well beyond that of other schools. Our employer partners not only advise our teaching staff on the practical application of school subjects but help design and deliver vocational and practical aspects of the curriculum as well. In addition, our students have significant chances to gain real experience that is genuinely relevant to their future.”

Sir Mark Grundy, CEO of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, said, “We are very pleased that the UTC will be joining our Trust next year and we look forward to supporting them to broaden their specialised secondary education to younger year groups. The school offers an excellent opportunity for young people across the region to gain a head start to their future career in the healthcare sector through the innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and sector partnerships.”

Visit the open day on Saturday 25 September 2021 and find out more.

If you are interested in securing a place in the new Year 7 for September 2022 then please contact the school. Due to the very specialised nature of the provision, there will only be 120 places for the region.


Find your future:

Tel: 0121 794 2888

We are currently undergoing our standard due diligence process for schools that the Trust. The UTC join date will be subject to positive outcome of this process and approval by Trustees.