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.
Everything starts with one step, or one brick, or one word or one day. Jeremy Gilley
Ready to leave the classroom and get stuck into something more practical? Then Brickwork could be for you. A career in construction allows you to work outdoors in a variety of locations, meaning each day is a different challenge and experience. Working as part of a team, high earning potential and the possibility of becoming your own boss are just some of the benefits you could experience when entering the industry.
With the rise in digital industries, many traditional career options are being made obsolete. However learning a trade and working in construction is something that will continue to be vital and very much in demand.
Choosing to study Brickwork at the Grimsby Institute will allow you to benefit from the experience and knowledge of the many regional businesses we work with here at the Institute, as well as the guidance and support of our experienced tutors.
You’ll learn about safe working practices, building methods and construction technology as well as basic brick and block laying techniques in our industry standard workshops.
At the University Centre Grimsby you can study HND and HNC courses in Construction which will give you the chance to further your career in construction.
You’ll learn in a practical way about building methods and construction technology as well as basic brick and block laying skills and cavity walling.
As you progress you’ll learn about building solid walling, isolated and attached piers, cavity walling, forming masonry structures and interpreting drawings. Learners will do work experience with local construction companies working on real projects.
Sam, a former learner at St Andrew’s College, now the Holy Family Catholic Academy is an Apprentice with APS Builders. Sam won 1st Place in Intermediate Brickwork at the Matchfit competition. Sam explained why he chose the Apprenticeship route and entered the competition:
“I decided to apply for an Apprenticeship because I thought it was the best way for me to improve my skills and earn money while I was learning. It lets you build up your skills and knowledge of working onsite and with experienced bricklayers. “For Matchfit we were given a plan of a model and then we had to build it. It was like a flowerbed with a soldier art and soldier courses, a lot of technical work. It took me six hours to build it and I was confident that I’d done well. I feel really happy to have won.”