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.
At this important time in your lives it is vital that you choose the right subjects and the right place to study. At the Grimsby Institute you can be certain you’ll be getting an education in an inspiring and innovative environment, and by the time you’ve completed your studies youll’ be ready to take on the world.
Don’t worry if you don’t get the grade you were expecting at school, or you need to achieve a GCSE in Math, English or Biology to progress your education. We provide special study choices for anyone who wants to improve their grades and they can all be studied alongside our Further Education choices.
The skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are of vital importance in many areas, both in the daily world and the world of the imagination
Not only are they essential in many careers, they also underpin successful study at all levels, and a proficiency in them can also add immeasurably to an individual’s general quality of life.
The course aims to stimulate a positive attitude to Maths.
It also supports the knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, whilst additionally supporting the acquisition and use of problem solving strategies.
The course is designed to help students acquire an understanding of scientific ideas particularly in the area of Biology.
The specification will encourage students to develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, Biology and to develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods and an understanding as to how science works in the world at large and its essential role in society. Practical aspects will be taught in modern, well-equipped laboratories.