Curriculum & Pathways

The curriculum for the UTC will reflect the vision for the NHS that everyone should have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly improving.

The UTC will offer a broad and balanced curriculum which balances academic and technical education.

Academic subjects will include English, maths, science and computing and subjects will be based on the recognised National Curriculum and national examinations. So UTC pupils have access to the same national examinations as in mainsteam secondary schools.

The core curriculum for all students will promote the development of essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required for health and care careers.

A wide range of enrichment activities, such as arts and physical education, designed to contribute to the students’ learning and well-being, will be worked in to the students’ daily learning experience.

Work-based projects will provide the opportunity for students to develop skills for creative inquiry, critical thinking and collaborative practice. This serves to contextualise learning and meet the needs of employers.

As Gloucestershire UTC develops the team will produce more detail regarding the potential opportunities and pathways.

There is a very wide range of careers in the NHS and health sector, the wider health and care service, and the health sciences.  The UTC will provide the initial skills and experience necessary to pursue these and to allow entry at many different levels. To highlight the range of careers opportunities please see our careers word cloud (opposite).  For more detail you visit the Health Careers website at