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.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
Precision and an eye for detail are vital skills for a career in Plastering. On our course you’ll get the chance to develop your craft as you’ll be hands on from day one learning the fundamentals of this in demand trade. You will learn surface prep, safe working practices, plastering materials as well as the technical skills involved in plastering like internal plastering, external plastering, dry lining and floor screeding.
You will also have the option of completing a multitrades qualification including Brickwork & Joinery, with the opportunity to study one of these at a higher level as you progress in your studies.
Educational trips to local firms and guest speakers are often arranged on the course so you can get an insight into the industry.
At the University Centre Grimsby you can further your studies with a HND or HNC in Construction. These qualifications will give you an in-depth insight into the principles and technologies involved in the sector.
If you want to get into the work place our Apprenticeship pathways might be the right choice for you. Why not visit the website today for more information.
This course involves preparing surfaces and plastering materials and learning the technical skills involved in Plastering as well as building methods and construction technology.
Work experience will allow learners to put what they have learnt into practice with an employer.
“I did the multi-trade course last year and really enjoyed the Plastering, it’s more hands-on, so I decided then to do the full-time course. I’ve found the tutors and the environment we train in are both really nice. We do lots of different things on the course that I enjoy.
“I’m now going on to study Level 3 Building Studies course at the Institute and plan on going into Interior Design and Architecture when I finish.”