UTCs: Are They Delivering For Young People And The Economy?

More than half of students who attend University Technical Colleges (UTCs) - which take in pupils from the age of 14 to 19 - are dropping out between the ages of 16 and 17, according to this Education Policy Institute (EPI) report. It says the government scheme for technical education is costing hundreds of millions of pounds and failing to deliver good results for students.

Those that remain for post-16 study are still far less likely to complete their final studies than students in other types of education, the report said. 

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