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Our Specialism

Our unique selling point derives from the fact that we offer a unique education not found in traditional secondary schools. As part and parcel of that, our curriculum is shaped differently and is set in accordance with our local sponsors and partners, both commercial and academic.

Employers require well-educated, versatile individuals to fulfil the skills gap within the impending engineering and built environment sector. They, therefore, are key to shaping the learning experience of UTC students. So not only will students leave the UTC academically prepared they will also be prepared to take up promising careers or head into higher, based on the technical education we offer.

At GPUTC, students will get real-life work experience by getting involved in Employer Projects through our employers and key sponsors: Anglian Water, Baker Perkins and Perkins Engines to name but a few, which will maximise their chances of getting a rewarding and respected job when they leave us.

We place STEM at the heart of all we do!


Engineering is the application of scientific, economic, social and practical knowledge to design, build and maintain machines, devices, systems and structures using different materials and processes. Our entire world relies on the work of great engineers, meaning a career in engineering is a career for life and could see you work anywhere in the world.

The Cambridge Nationals in Engineering provide sufficient breadth to maintain the skills central to engineering while also allowing specialist skills to be developed.

The specialist engineering course here at GPUTC could see you studying modules such as:

  • Automation control and robotics
  • Engineering and the environment
  • Principles of electrical and electronic engineering
  • Principles of mechanical engineering


Built Environment

The Built Environment industry employs over 3 million people in the UK alone and offers a diverse range of employment opportunities. Careers are available in all phases of the construction process including initial ideas and designs, building, project management/support and the ongoing planning and maintenance of structures. Studying the Built Environment here at GPUTC will give you an insight into the worlds of architecture, construction, building, surveying and design.

Our Built Environment course has been designed around the concept of a 'plan, do and review' approach to learning. This mirrors many work-related activities in the Built Environment industry and allows learning to take place in a range of contexts. This approach enables learners to apply and extend their learning.

Through our specialist City and Guilds Built Environment course, you could find yourself studying modules such as:

  • Architectural design and planning
  • Graphical communication
  • Sustainability and new technologies
  • Industrial and commercial construction technology