WASHINGTON parents considering a UTC education for their children can learn more about the options available to them at a coffee morning on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14.

North East Futures UTC in Newcastle will host the event from 9-10.40am at its state-of-the-art centre at the Stephenson Quarter in Newcastle city centre.

The event is open to any parents with a child Year 9 or above who could be interested in a STEM career and would like to learn more about the centre and the courses available.

UTC’s – University Technical Colleges – take a balance of strong core curriculum and technical qualifications to give students a more rounded experience from their school education.

North East Futures UTC is a state-funded school open to all 14-19-year-old students in the north east, which helps propel ambitious students into the healthcare and digital technology centres.

Its method of teaching gives students the chance to apply learning to relevant and real-life contexts, supported by cutting-edge research facilities

Sponsored by the University of Sunderland, North East Futures UTC is also partnered with a number of leading north east companies.

The coffee morning will be an opportunity to meet some of the staff and learn more about the centre.

Admission is free, but tickets need to be ordered via Eventbrite