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.
Your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them. W. Clement Stone
Learn from knowledgeable staff with extensive industry experience. This course aims to get you work ready and prepared for life in this valued and vital trade.
Industry speakers share their knowledge with you and you will benefit from a fantastic range of work experience opportunities.
Up to date resources will enhance practical and theory sessions where you will learn about the principles of plumbing systems, the importance of water pressure, pipe joining techniques, hot and cold water supplies and above ground drainage. Customer relations and environmental considerations are also covered as part of the course as are the principles of working safely in the environment.
You could choose to continue your studies, the University Centre Grimsby offer a HND and HNC in Construction which could improve your earning potential in the industry.
Apprenticeship pathways are also available here at the Grimsby Institute in Plumbing and Heating. If you’d like to learn more why not visit the website today.
Courses involve learning about the principles of plumbing systems, water pressure, pipejoining techniques, hot and cold water supplies and above ground drainage.
Customer relations and environmental considerations are also covered as part of the course. Work experience is available to all students.
During his time at the Institute James was announced as the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers’ Apprentice of the Year. James said: “I looked at a few different courses and for the first year I started full-time. My tutor then gave me a recommendation and I got an Apprenticeship with Supreme Bathrooms. I came to the Institute one day a week and spent the rest of the time working on site.
“I learnt all of the regulations at the Institute and could then go out an put them into practice. Now that I have finished m y qualifications I am running my own gang and even have my own Apprentice. In the future I want to go travelling and then I will hopefully set up my own business.”