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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.”

Congratulations to Career 6 students

Congratulations to Career 6 students as they receive their A Level results today.

Head, Paul Lee said he was “exceptionally proud” of the whole cohort, who have faced unprecedented circumstances as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite this the students have achieved some fantastic results, with an increasing number of students moving onto university courses in the health and care professions. Most gained a place at their first-choice university, and there were some outstanding individual performances.

Lauren Charlton (pictured) received three A grades, as well as an A in her extended project qualification. A former student at The Academy Grimsby, she will be studying Criminology and Psychology at Sheffield Hallam.

She said: “I had heard a lot of good things about Career 6 whilst I was at The Academy, and I liked the fact there were set pathways which lead you to a career.

“I’m really happy with my grades; I wasn’t expecting to do so well. The teaching and support has been really good, if you need revision classes or any extra support it’s always available and I’ve really enjoyed the small community feel.”

Lauren will be joined at Sheffield Hallam by Nichola Crosskill, another former student from The Academy who will be studying Criminology after achieving A levels on the Crime and Society pathway.

There has also been a good progression of students into higher education from our science and medical pathways. These include Erika Gaunt, who will be studying Mental Health Nursing at Oxford Brookes, Olivia Carroll, who is going to the University of Salford to study Radiography, and Ria Stansfield, who will be studying Biomedicine at the University of Hull.

Paul Lee, Head of Career 6, commented: “We are delighted with the numbers of students progressing on to criminology and psychology courses. We’ve also seen an increase in students moving into the health and care professions to study courses such as midwifery and mental health nursing.

“Our pathways are designed to reflect the demand in both industry and society, so we ensure we are equipping the next generation with the skills they need for their chosen career. This includes our new Forensic and Criminal Investigation pathway, starting this September.

“We are exceptionally proud of all our students during these unprecedented circumstances and will continue to offer our wholehearted support as they progress onto their next steps.”

If you are interested in studying at Career 6 this September, please visit or contact [email protected]

East Riding College joins TEC Partnership

tec partnership

We are delighted to announce that East Riding College has merged with the TEC Partnership, formerly Grimsby Institute Group.

As part of the merger, which took place on 31 July, the college will retain its influence, identity and ability to deliver its mission with the support of the wider partnership.

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