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.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal Winston Churchill
Working in Electrical Installation can be varied and it’s likely no two days will be the same. The settings in which you could end up working in will vary from large commercial contracts, construction sites right through to working as a self employed Electrician on domestic buildings.
You will learn about how electrical systems work in machines as well wiring electrical equipment and circuits, assembling electrical cable enclosures and wiring and testing electrical panels and components. Work experience in a number of practical settings will help you get a feel for the job.
UCAS Points are available upon completion of this course. You could chose to continue your studies at the University Centre Grimsby with a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (subject to bridging qualifications).
Should you want to take a more practical route there are Apprenticeship pathways available in Electrical Installation. Visit the website for more details.
Electrical Installation is generally concerned with the wiring systems for houses. You will learn about how electrical systems work in machines, as well as wiring electrical equipment and circuits, assembling electrical cable enclosures and wiring and testing electrical panels and components. Learners will take part in work experience as part of their course.
Twenty-one-year-old Antony originally trained in Carpentry & Joinery at the Institute but when he’d achieved his qualification his Dad got him a job in Electrical Installation working for 18 months in Scotland and Essex. Antony said:
“I really liked the tasks and being challenged so I decided to retrain to get the qualification I needed to get a full-time career. The atmosphere at the Institute is brilliant. I’ve progressed quickly through the course and I’ve enjoyed working with everyone.”