Lincoln UTC celebrates outstanding BTEC results

Lincoln University Technical College received “outstanding” Level 3 BTEC results across the board for Engineering, Applied Science and Business Studies.

Lincoln UTC, which opened in September 2013, had their first cohort of students complete their GCSE and Key Stage 5 studies this summer. GCSE results are due on August 25.

BTEC courses are universally recognized and suit students particularly interested in practical courses.

In the engineering department, 100% of students on the BTEC Level 3 Engineering Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma qualifications have achieved one or more distinction grades or higher, with 40% of students on the diploma course achieving the highest D*D* (Distinction *) grades.

On the Extended Diploma course, equivalent to three A Levels, 88% of students achieved one or more distinction grades with 30% achieving D*D*D and 17% achieving D*D*D*.

Dan Lewin, Head of Engineering, said:

“This is one of my proudest moments and my greatest achievement in my professional career.”

In Applied Science, students studied the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels. 86% of students achieved one or more distinction grades, with 43% achieving the highest D*D*D* grades.

Adam Breslin, course leader, said: “The students have worked exceptionally hard during the course and these superb results have secured their places to study at University. We are very proud of them.”

On the Subsidiary Diploma in Business Studies, 50% of students achieved a distinction grade or higher, with 100% passing the course.

Dr Rona Mackenzie, principal, said: “Setting up a brand new college is a huge challenge and our team of staff and students have risen to the challenge.”