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.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E. E. Cummings
Conservation & Horticulture
Studying for a career in Conservation & Horticulture at the Grimsby Institute will give you a hands-on experience of the array of careers available to you and is a great choice for someone who enjoys working outdoors. Today the Horticulture industry hosts a surprising number of career opportunities for the green-fingered student, ranging from working in garden centres, to plant production and floristry and even owning your own business.
The conservation aspect of your training you might even get chance to take part in one of the community projects that give our learners hand-on experience, working on real life situations and solving problems to turn unused land into places of natural beauty.
Sustainability and conservation are important agendas for our society so set your course to Horticulture and join a workforce ready to meet the needs of our community. This course will take place at the Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Areas of study on this course will include habitat management, countryside law, ecological surveying, countryside access, sustainability, livestock use in conservation, countryside skills such as dry-stone walling, hedge laying, tree planting, coppicing, pruning and fencing, management of different natural environments.
Practical work experience will allow theory to be put into practice and enhance future prospects.