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.
Building Studies encompasses the professional side of the Construction Industry. With the rising demand for quality housing, house building is set to rise by 20.2% by 2018* and with increased housing comes the increased need to strengthen infrastructures. You could see yourself working on big construction projects including leisure buildings, office blocks, roads and retail facilities, which means there is going to be a high demand for Construction industry experts in our region and across the country.
You will study the technology of buildings, surveying in the field, sustainable construction, property law and building regulations which will include Science and Maths. There is also the option to study Computer Aided Design (CAD) as well as structural mechanics and building regulations and control.
Work experience with external companies and organisations is available and could see you doing practical tasks such as surveying and working on construction sites.
You could earn UCAS Points upon successful completion of this course and going to university can really help boost your chances of securing a top job in this growing industry. The University Centre Grimsby offer a HND and HNC in construction that will give you an in-depth insight into the principles and technologies involved in the sector and can lead to a fantastic top-level career.
This course is ideal for students with high aspirations in this area of work and those wishing to follow a professional career path in Construction, Architecture or Civil Engineering. Aspects of work to be covered will include the technology of buildings, surveying in the field, sustainable construction, property law and building regulations and will also include Science and Maths.
Work Experience will include work doing surveying for external companies and organisations.
“I’d worked on a construction site as a placement so I contacted them to see if they would be able to find me any work and they offered me a placement as a Trainee Civil Engineer, while I came to the Grimsby Institute to study for the National Certificate.”
Danny’s goal is to become a Project Construction Manager and after studying at UCG and Sheffield Hallam he is well on his way to achieving his goal. Danny continued: “This is the best opportunity I’ve ever had in my life. The tutors always make sure they’re available to help and I simply couldn’t have done any of this without them.”