A report looking at which qualifications are highly regarded by the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community, written by the Academy’s Education Director, has been published.

Respected: Technical qualifications selected for use in University Technical Colleges, has been written by Professor Matthew Harrison, on behalf of the Baker-Dearing Trust and the independent education foundation, Edge.

They wanted to know which technical qualifications would be respected by the STEM community:

  • alongside a suite of GCSEs as the technical component of the University Technical College (UTC) curriculum at Level
  • in combinations to form the core of the UTC curriculum at Level
  • individually and in combinations in other schools and colleges

The detailed report lists the qualifications identified through a structured process and through partnership working between members of the STEM community and awarding bodies.

Download a copy of the report (206.73 KB)

Notes for editors

  1. The Royal Academy of Engineering

    Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.