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.
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Media TV and Film
If your ambitions are in front or behind the camera, our media courses have something to suit everyone. Our media labs are kitted out with iMacs running the latest Adobe CC suites, as well as Final Cut Pro, so you’ll be learning to use the same software as the professionals. With courses in Creative Writing & Journalism, Photography and TV & Film you really can specialise in the area you want to and begin to take the first steps into this exciting career area.
Our Media department has developed close links with some of the industry’s top names and is currently an education partner for the BBC. The Grimsby Institute Group also operate Estuary TV, the first local TV channel to launch digitally in the UK, so work experience and hands-on training are right on your doorstep.
UCAS points are available upon completion of this course. The University Centre Grimsby has a wide variety of degree courses that follow on from the speciality Level 3 courses including BA (Hons)Commercial Photography and BA (Hons)Professional Writing. Graduates have gone on to have amazing careers at the BBC both in front and behind the camera and some have even gone on to work on shows such as Emmerdale and at Simon Cowell’s production company SyCo.
Study at Entry Level and Level 1 in Creative Arts and Media which includes aspects of Media, Music, Performing Arts and Art and Design.
Alternatively you may be able to start on the Level 2 course where you will learn how to produce a variety of media products such as videos, photographs, magazines and web pages. Following successful completion of Level 2 you may wish to continue onto a Level 3 course and specialise in any of the following fields:
This course is perfect for anyone who would like to work in the media industry. It will give you an understanding of the practical aspects of media production, including camera skills, video editing, radio production, interviewing and photography. The course is creative and hands-on, you will produce a variety of media work using up-to-date, industry standard equipment and technology.
You will gain a knowledge and understanding of photographic history, forms of producing images and visual communication. Get hands-on practice in both traditional and digital photography – from 35mm camera and darkroom techniques to digital image and manipulation and studio photography.
Our TV and Film course will include making a wide variety of moving images from music and commercial videos to drama productions. You will also learn to analyse film and TV, understand how they were produced and learn about how the industries operate.
Nineteen-year-old former Level 3 TV & Film Production learner, Bryony Smith, has beaten over 2000 applicants, gaining a coveted job as a Trainee Production Coordinator with Endemol UK, one of the UKs largest TV production companies.
"Being at the Institute has prepared me because it does everything from pre-production to post production and it’s very practical. I’d done a Film Studies course somewhere else but it was more theory based, and could never prepare you for a training scheme like this course has."