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What We Do

At the GTA University Centre, we promote and facilitate lifelong learning and development to ensure a skilled and capable workforce for the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Since we started in 1996, we’ve helped thousands of islanders gain professional and academic qualifications and helped thousands more with their continuing professional and personal development.

Offering more than 300 courses, we work with individuals and organisations across all sectors of local industry to deliver exactly the training and support that islanders want and need. We are also affiliated with Bournemouth University, offering BU degree programmes here in Guernsey as a designated University Centre.

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Our vision

We educate and inspire, helping local professionals and businesses to reach and exceed their full potential.

Our values

Honesty: Behaving with integrity, sincerity, and trust.

Respect: Being thoughtful, showing regard, treating everyone, including yourself, with respect.

Passion: Being passionate about the power of education, the fuel we use to get our job done well on a daily basis.

Aim High: Aim high for our students – one success is everyone’s success!

Supportiveness: Supporting individuals and organisations to learn and develop, we are kind, compassionate, caring, helpful and understanding.

  • Honesty: Behaving with integrity, sincerity, and trust.

  • Respect: Being thoughtful, showing regard, treating everyone, including yourself, with respect.

  • Passion: Being passionate about the power of education, the fuel we use to get our job done well on a daily basis.

  • Aim High: Aim high for our students – one success is everyone’s success!

  • Supportiveness: Supporting individuals and organisations to learn and develop, we are kind, compassionate, caring, helpful and understanding.

What We Do

Start your journey today

We strive to inspire and educate so that people and industry can build a brighter future for themselves and our islands.

The GTA is a unique organisation which exists to ensure a highly skilled and capable workforce for the Bailiwick of Guernsey by facilitating learning and development and promoting lifelong learning. Over the course of more than two decades the organisation has helped thousands of islanders gain professional and higher education qualifications and helped thousands more with CPD and personal development.

We achieve this by working with individuals and organisations across all sectors of local industry to understand what training and support is needed and then making this available without you needing to leave Guernsey.

The GTA University Centre is very proud to be a University Centre of Bournemouth University offering a number of on-island degree programmes with Bournemouth as well as other university partners.

Not sure where to start?

If you’re not sure which course is right for you or need advice on taking the next step in your career, please speak to one of our programmes’ managers on 721555 or email [email protected] and we will help you in your quest for success in your chosen field. You are also welcome to pop into our offices in Union Street, no appointment necessary.

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What We Do

Start your journey today

We strive to inspire and educate so that people and industry can build a brighter future for themselves and our islands.

The GTA is a unique organisation which exists to ensure a highly skilled and capable workforce for the Bailiwick of Guernsey by facilitating learning and development and promoting lifelong learning. Over the course of more than two decades the organisation has helped thousands of islanders gain professional and higher education qualifications and helped thousands more with CPD and personal development.

We achieve this by working with individuals and organisations across all sectors of local industry to understand what training and support is needed and then making this available without you needing to leave Guernsey.

The GTA University Centre is very proud to be a University Centre of Bournemouth University offering a number of on-island degree programmes with Bournemouth as well as other university partners.

Not sure where to start?

If you’re not sure which course is right for you or need advice on taking the next step in your career, please speak to one of our programmes’ managers on 721555 or email [email protected] and we will help you in your quest for success in your chosen field. You are also welcome to pop into our offices in Union Street, no appointment necessary.

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Bournemouth University

The GTA University Centre is accredited with Bournemouth University (BU), a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice.

GSY Institute

We are part of The Guernsey Institute – a new organisation bringing the island’s further and higher education offerings together in one place. Why? To create a go-to centre for the Bailiwick for technical, vocational and professional learning.

Key Contacts

Simon Le Tocq

Simon sets our overall strategic direction, working closely with our chairman and board of directors. Before joining us, Simon worked in higher education, lecturing for a number of universities.

Simon Le Tocq Chief Executive

Michelle Morley

Michelle has overall responsibility for our portfolio of courses and leads a team of programme managers responsible for creating new learning and development opportunities.

Michelle Morley Head of Programmes

Adam Martel

Adam Heads our Service Delivery Team, applying his extensive skills and experience in logistics, administration and business operations.

Adam Martel Service Delivery Manager

Ollie Smith

Ollie’s role is split with The Guernsey Institute. He joined following 10+ years working across both B2B and B2C, including FMGs, finance, government, retail, tourism, and the music industry.

Ollie Smith Head of Brand & Marketing

Camilla Hobbs

Camilla oversees our Finance and Law courses, ensuring they align with emerging trends.

Camilla Hobbs Programmes Manager

Julie Eaton

Julie manages our portfolio of Director Development, Leadership & Management and Personal Development courses. She also looks after our NED Development programme.

Julie Eaton Programmes Manager

Steve Lasenby

Steve administers our portfolio of Digital Skills and Project Management courses, bringing a wealth of experience to his role having previously worked in the hospitality, retail, property and finance industries.

Steve Lasenby Programmes Manager

Jo Robert

Jo brings to our team, her broad customer facing experience in the retail industry plus her experience in providing teaching and training for life-saving and life-guarding.

Jo Robert Service Delivery Administrator

Joanne Chippendale

Jo joined our Service Delivery Team after transferring from her GTA facilities role and looks after day to day admin, course/event preparations and customer service.

Joanne Chippendale Service Delivery Administrator

Michelle Fitzpatrick

Michelle brings her extensive customer relations experience to her role within the service delivery administration team.

Michelle Fitzpatrick Service Delivery Administrator

Lucy Towers

Lucy looks after day to day admin for our courses and events. She also supports with exam preparation and has great customer relationship skills.

Lucy Towers Service Delivery Administrator

Nathan Langlois

Nathan looks after our tutors, delegates in our training suites. He also is responsible for the general maintenance and electronic equipment, within his role as service delivery facilitator.

Nathan Langlois Service Delivery Facilities Team

Bethan Batiste

Bethan welcomes our tutors and delegates on site each day, as well as overseeing our training room suites, facilities and equipment.

Bethan Batiste Service Delivery Facilities

Tina Torode

Tina works with partner boards and participants to ensure the ongoing success of our efforts to nurture new local non-executive directors (NEDs).

Tina Torode NED Development Programme Co-ordinator

Our History

1996

Since we opened our doors 25 years ago, thousands of delegates have advanced their professional and personal development through the GTA University Centre. 

We launched back in November 1996, the result of a combined effort between the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and the States of Guernsey to invest in the Bailiwick’s most valuable asset – its workforce.

2003

By 2003, we had rebranded as the Guernsey Training Agency and expanded our remit to include IT and retail. That same year, we achieved our Investors in People accreditation.

2006

In 2006, Bournemouth University awarded the GTA University Centre status enabling the GTA to deliver BU degree programmes in Guernsey. Shortly after that, we developed new lecture rooms and training suites at St Peter Port House, which has also been our administrative home since 2013.

2020

We became part of The Guernsey Institute along with the Guernsey College of Further Education and Institute of Health and Social Care Studies.

We're proud of all we've achieved so far and excited to continue helping build a bright future for Guernsey.