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Face Covering Update

Following the latest Government update, please see our guidance on the use of face coverings in education as of Monday, 17th May.


For learners:

Learners are no longer recommended to wear face coverings in classrooms or workshops or communal areas such as the corridors or refectory. However, it is recommended that learners continue to wear face coverings in our workplace/commercial environments such as hairdressing and beauty salons, sports and fitness facilities and restaurants, in compliance with relevant latest sector guidance.


In line with current Government guidance for transport, learners will still be required to wear face coverings on our transport or public transport.


For staff and visitors:

Face coverings should be worn by staff and visitors in situations outside of classrooms or workshops where social distancing is not possible (i.e. when moving around in corridors and communal areas).



It is incredibly important that if staff, learners or visitors feel more comfortable wearing a face covering in a situation where they are not recommended to by the above guidance, that we absolutely support them to continue to wear a face covering.


Exemptions from wearing face coverings for individuals applies in all situations.

Football Performance Programme – full-time under 19s education and football package

This new course is bringing a unique opportunity for young footballers to help them develop their education and employment opportunities within the football and sport industry, whilst receiving professional football training and the chance to play competitive fixtures in the English Colleges football league.  

Head Academy Coach, Jon Davy, is looking forward to welcoming learners onto the new programme. “We’re extremely excited about the new programme. It allows local, talented footballers an opportunity to continue their football development in a first-class environment on and off the football pitch.” 

This programme gives learners the opportunity to train with UEFA coaches, in a real professional football environment, that utilises our highly specialised sports facilities, unrivalled with any in the local area. With twofive year plans that best suit the learner’s football and academic needs.  

“We have developed a football education pathway second to none in the local area, which allows players access to local semi-professional football clubs and an opportunity to advance their football knowledge all the way to degree level, with a possible career in coaching or teaching.”  

If you have a passion for football, our Level 3 Sport course with its dedicated Football Performance Programme could be for you.  

Don’t miss out on our upcoming trial dates: 

Saturday 15th May 2021 – 9:30am – 11:30am at Grimsby Institute 

Tuesday 1st June 2021 – 10:00am – 12:00pm at Grimsby Institute 

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Covid: Important Information for students

In line with the latest Government guidance, the majority of our teaching and learning will now take place online. Please read carefully the sections below which apply to you.

At the time of this update, national dated exams and on-demand exams in January will be going ahead. We can assure you that we have put in place Covid-secure measures. We believe that is is for individual learners and their families to decide whether they should attend to sit their exams or not.

All Students:

  • We remain open for the children of key workers and vulnerable students across GIFHE (including TAG). These students will be supported at UCG only.
  • College transport will not be running. If you have an exam, please make other arrangements to attend. If you are having transport issues, please speak to your Programme Leader or Success Coach.
  • If you are having trouble accessing/logging into your Canvas or Office 365, please email [email protected]
  • If you have any Safeguarding concerns during this time please call 07920 860241 or email [email protected]
  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or you lose your sense of smell or taste you must not attend site – this applies even if you have an exam. You need to arrange a coronavirus test as soon as possible. Further guidance is available at  If you are worried about missing an exam you can contact your teacher or curriculum manager.
  • Those learners who do attend college must maintain social distancing at all times and use face coverings. Remember: HANDS / FACE / SPACE.


  • We will be opening an asymptomatic lateral flow test centre in the Corner Lounge of the UCG. There will be no access to the Corner lounge from the UCG, it will be accessed via the external doors. Guidance on how to access this centre will be issued shortly.
  • Staff and Students on site will have the option to be tested in line with the current guidance. This is encouraged, but voluntary.

The Academy Grimsby:

  • This site is closed to general student attendance. Teaching and learning will take place online. Vulnerable students and students who are children of key workers will be able to attend UCG.
  • Any Scheduled BTEC exams at TAG will be going ahead as planned – but you are only required to attend to sit your exam. Your teachers will advise you if this applies to you.

Grimsby Institute:

  • This site is closed to general student attendance. Teaching and learning will take place online. Vulnerable students and students who are children of key workers will be able to attend UCG.
  • Any scheduled BTEC exams will be going ahead as planned – but you are only required to attend to sit your exam. Your teachers will advise you if this applies to you.

University Centre Grimsby:

  • UCG will remain open, however the majority of courses are being taught online – with the exception of PGCE students and Nursing students. Please do not attend site unless you are a student on one of these courses or have been granted specific permission.

Skegness TEC:

  • This site is closed to general student attendance. Teaching and learning will take place online.
  • Any Scheduled BTEC exams at Skegness will be going ahead as planned – but you are only required to attend to sit your exam. Your tutors will advise you if this applies to you.

Little Stars Day Nursery:

  • Open as usual, in line with Government guidance.

Learning Centres:


  • Our NET offices are closed for customer attendance. Customers will be contacted directly to discuss arrangements for bespoke delivery.

You can read our Remote Education and 16-18 funsing Statement here   GIFHE Remote Education and 16-18 Funding Statement

Congratulations to GCSE learners at The Academy Grimsby

Congratulations to our 235 learners at The Academy Grimsby, who picked up their GCSE results this morning. This year, we’re celebrating improving on last year’s overall high grade results by almost 18% and achieving particularly good results in Maths and English, with a number of high achievers now preparing to take their next step into further education.

Despite picking up their GCSE results under unusual circumstances today, learners were able to enjoy socially distanced celebrations with friends and family after opening their results.

Amelia Banks achieved two nines, three eights and one six. She said: “I was home schooled before coming to The Academy Grimsby, so wanted to study for my GCSEs in smaller class sizes where I wouldn’t feel too overwhelmed.

“The Academy Grimsby was perfect and I’d recommend anyone in a similar situation to me to come here. Once I’d settled in, I really enjoyed my time here and am now moving on to Career 6 to study sociology, psychology and English Literature. I want to be a teacher.”

Megan Copley took the health and care pathway and collected three eights, one seven and two sixes today. She also thrived in The Academy Grimsby’s smaller class sizes. She said: “I was at a big school before coming here and in that environment, you just get lost. At The Academy Grimsby, I received more one-to-one support. I also really enjoyed the freedom we get here.

“I’m really happy with my results and am now going to study crime and society at Career 6.”

Samantha Dent also thrived on the creative freedom at The Academy Grimsby and is particularly pleased to have achieved an eight in art. She said: “I can’t believe it! I was worried about my results, but I’ve got the grades to now study for a Level 3 in Art and Design. I’m so happy!”

High grade pass rates at The Academy Grimsby improved by over 13% in Science, English, Art, History and Geography, with the high grade pass rate in Maths also increasing by almost four per cent compared to last year.

Matthew Holness, deputy principal at The Academy Grimsby said: ““Obviously this year has been quite a strange one for us all. But our learners and staff have responded really well, with home learning and revision going on throughout lockdown. We’ve had a lot of smiling faces and happy tears today and now we’re supporting all our learners on their journey to further education and apprenticeships.”

“BTEC results haven’t been released yet, so we’re now just waiting for these and will be in touch with learners as soon as we get them through.

“I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all of our learners and thank you to our staff for all their hard work this year.”