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Engineering at Greater Peterborough UTC

Course description

The Engineering course at the GPUTC is for those that are interested in trying a number of varying engineering strands including systems automation and control, electronics, robotics, mechanical and electrical to name a few. Our Engineering course allows you to work with your head and hands allowing you to combine practical skills with A Levels. As part of the Engineering course at the Greater Peterborough UTC we integrate real life work experience into the 2 year programme with some of our fantastic sponsors and industry partners.

An example week at the Greater Peterborough UTC:

• You may be out with our sponsors and partners (Anglian Water, Larkfleet Group, Marshall Aerospace, Perkins) working on real life work projects at their workplace for a day per week.

• Spending 1/2 days back at school in the week in the Engineering workshops putting into practise the skills that you learnt out at the workplace

• Spending the other day of the week on your chosen A Levels

Each week will be different and offer something new to you as we believe in variety and mixing things up. We believe our students should get real life work experience with the best in the industry so that you leave us as well rounded individuals. If you enjoy working with your head and hands and would like to undertake a specialist Engineering qualification alongside A Levels, then this course is for you.

Please see below the list of A Levels that we offer at the Greater Peterborough UTC:

  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Business Studies
  • Product Design
  • Geography
  • Art and Design

Course content

Our school will be your bridge to work or university by providing a mixture of academic qualifications up to GSCE and A Level, plus a set of technical ones too.

Engineers build everything from virtual reality worlds and robots to space stations, essential infrastructure and aeroplanes. 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.

Our engineering course focuses on automation systems and control and includes modules such as:

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

By combining GCSEs or A Levels with technical qualifications and strong employability skills, engineering graduates from the GPUTC will stand out as the first choice for jobs, apprenticeships and higher education.

Example job roles – EMSI 2014

Role and average earnings:

Engineering Professional - £37,605

Engineering Technician - £28,890

Environmental Technician - £26,025

Entry requirements

Entry is 5 A-C's at GCSE including Maths. There is an opportunity to retake GCSE English if you have not passed. 


Assesment at the GPUTC will be mixed through coursework, practical sessions and exams.

Financial information

There are no tutition fees at the GPUTC.

Future opportunities

Following you passing the course, you will be offered a guaranteed job interview with one of our employer sponsors. Alternatively you can apply to University to pursue further education or apply for a job role.

Example job roles – EMSI 2014

Role and average earnings:

Engineering Professional - £37,605

Engineering Technician - £28,890

Environmental Technician - £26,025

Further information

Come and join us at our next open day on Tuesday 24th November from 6pm- 8pm to see our £12 million state-of-the-art facility, the next generation technologies we have on show and an opportunity to speak to our staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Greater Peterborough UTC directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: ENG
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    • The Greater Peterborough UTC is a brand new £12 million state-of-the-art facility specialising in Engineering, and the Built Environment (architecture, construction, design etc..) whilst also teaching GCSEs and A Levels. We offer our students an opportunity to study with their head and hands whilst giving them industry experience through our employer sponsors and partners such as Anglian Water, Larkfleet Group, Marshall Aerospace and Perkins. We also offer our students a guaranteed job intervew with our employer sponsors.