STUDENTS studying specialist technical qualifications at UTC have enjoyed a 100 per cent pass rate this results day.

The college, which opened in 2016, saw the average grade for students rising to a double distinction award and 80 per cent of students achieving a distinction or higher in engineering.

Principal Lee Barber said: "Today’s results show that the UTC is continuing to deliver an excellent technical curriculum and that our students and staff are raising the bar in the standards of teaching, commitment and the outcomes for each individual.”

"Our BTEC engineering results have surpassed last year’s success.

"They have cemented our position as a leading institution for technical specialisms and engineering education.

"Earlier this year, Ofsted recognised the work that our staff do to ensure all our students fulfil their potential.

"I am very proud to have a committed team who have ensured that our specialist curriculum does deliver good results and this includes another group of alumni who are leaving the UTC to study higher level STEM degrees and begin quality apprenticeship roles with leading employer partners."

Moneka Duffy secured the top grade of Distinction Star in BTEC engineering which has secured her a dream apprenticeship role with Birchwood Park-based Sellafield Ltd, who specialise in nuclear decommissioning.

Moneka said: "I am looking forward to working with Sellafield to develop my interests in design engineering.

"During my time at the UTC, I’ve had the chance to develop my skills in technical design and now I can pursue my interest in engineering with a leading company."

Other high achievers at the UTC included Conor French who secured a double distinction and a place at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), along with Sam Woodward, Jack Davenport, Reaghan Carlin and Emily Hall who will all be studying degrees at universities across the country.

Any students wishing to study at UTC Warrington in year 10 or year 12 can enrol on Thursday, August 22 between 10am and 4pm.

UTCW is hosting two showcase open events on Thursday, September 12 from 5.30pm until 8.30pm and Saturday, September 28, from 10am until 12.30pm.