Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will
all be discussed during the interview process.
The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.
Entry Level 3 Programmes
No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from theF oundation Learning Assessment Team.
Level 1 Programmes
GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
Level 2 Programmes
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
Level 3 Programmes
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language and relevant
subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.
Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
This programme requires a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent) and 3 GCSEs, that includes English and Maths, at Grade C or above. You will also be asked to produce a portfolio of work.
Progressing to each level of study
Once you successfully completed your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a Tutor. If you’ve finished your Level 3 course
you will be offered advice and guidance from our Career Advisers on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an Apprenticeship.
Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses generally last one year; Level 3 courses will usually last for two years.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle
Carpentry and Joinery
Carpenters and Joiners require an eye for detail, a sense of precision and a creative flair. If you want to train in this much needed trade our experienced tutors will guide you through the skills areas in our industry standard equipped workshops.
You’ll learn about construction technology, using woodwork joints, maintenance of tools and using power tools. Building on this you will learn about erecting structural carcasses, using circular saws and carrying out first and second fix operations.
You also have the option of training for a Multitrades qualification including Brickwork and Joinery with the opportunity to study one of those at a higher level. You’ll also get the chance to gain valuable work experience with local companies and community projects.
If you want to progress in the construction industry the University Centre Grimsby offers a HNC and HND in construction. These qualifications will give you an in-depth insight into the principles and technologies involved in the sector.
Apprenticeship routes are also available in Carpentry and Joinery. Visit the Apprenticeship website for more information.
Learners will learn about construction technology, using woodworking joints, maintenance of tools and using power tools.
They will build on this with the addition of carrying out first and second fix operations, erecting structural carcasses and using a circular saw. Work experience is available to all learners with local companies and community projects.
Danielle is only 19 and is the first ever female to complete the Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery qualification at the Institute. Danielle has already got a full-time job with Howarth Timber making windows and doors and she is now planning on returning to University Centre Grimsby in a few years to study for a HNC and eventually become a Building Inspector. Danielle said:
“I’ve definitely enjoyed my time here, the tutors have just been amazing. I wanted to leave the Institute and get straight into a job and that’s exactly what I’ve done, I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without them. The environment in which we train is fantastic, being a girl I thought it would be difficult but the Institute has given me the chance to be what I want to be.”