Grimsby Institute

Nuns Corner, Grimsby, DN34 5BQ

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About us

Grimsby Institute

The Grimsby Institute is North East Lincolnshire's dynamic provider of further and higher Education, offering students from across the county and surrounding regions with a world-class learning environment, offering students the chance to study full or part-time at further or higher education level in a diverse range of subjects.

The Institute was rated as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted inspectors in 2017.  They highlighted involvement of students, culture of success and often outstanding levels of teaching as being of a high quality.

Student support

Learner Services

The Grimsby Institute offers fantastic learner support including impartial, personalised careers and progression guidance and a range of financial support services.  We also offer a counselling service, mentoring and engagement activities and health and well-being advice.  In addition to extensive pastoral support, we offer a wide range of study support services through classroom based coaches, mentors and tutors. 

Learner Services, within the Grimsby Institute, holds the Matrix Standard which represents the effective delivery of high quality information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work.  


Learning Support

The Institute provides education and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The range of levels available enables all students to find a course suitable for their abilities. We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities, including those with learning difficulties, are treated fairly. All reasonable adjustments to provision will be made to ensure they are not substantially disadvantaged. Support services are available as follows:- Study Skills Centre (in 2D11) supplies individual help for numeracy/literacy and computer skills Additional support for course work and exams can also be arranged. Dyslexia Unit Visually Impaired Unit Help for the hearing and physically impaired Help for speakers of other languages (ESOL) Additionally the Institute can support students by arranging student support workers, a key support tutor and special equipment as required A copy of the Institute Disability Statement is available at the Main Reception and on the student intranet. Details of the above and individual advice can be obtained by contacting Sally Wright, Mainstream Support Co-ordinator, in Room 2D10A, Tel: Ext 313, mini-com number 01472 315532. Learner Advisors at the Institute are also pro-active in helping to meet the requirements of students with disabilities. Staff are available throughout the campus to assist disabled students and a facility for the visually impaired is located within the main library. In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act, we have all the equipment you will need to ensure a comfortable learning experience during your time at the Institute.

What makes us different?

The Grimsby Institute is part of the TEC Partnership which is one of England's largest providers of Further and Higher Education, with a rich history of developing innovative training and education solutions for the community.  With campuses in Grimsby, Louth, Skegness and Scarborough the TEC Partnership offers an amazing range of provision to meeting local need and demand.  The vast array of training options include Further and Higher Education choices offering Apprenticeships, community provision, business training, work-based training and commercial activities.

Our Nuns Corner Campus, located in the centre of Grimsby, is the main provider of vocational
training in the region and is home to the Engineering & Renewable Energy Centre, a brand new £6 million Sports Centre and amazing new premises for Grimsby School of Art, being unveiled in 2014.

Nuns Corner is also home to the £20 million University Centre Grimsby which offers a dedicated home for our Higher Education programmes that we offer in partnerships with the University of Hull and Teesside University.  Since September 2014 we have been able to award our own Foundation Degrees from UCG after receiving Foundation Degree Awarding Powers from the Privy Council.

Additional information

Grimsby is a colourful, vibrant town jam-packed with things to see and do, and bursting with energy fuelled by progression and development. Offering both beautiful countryside and miles of award-winning sandy beaches, whatever the weather a feast of fun awaits. With the combination of the calm and tranquil lakeside and the hustle and bustle of the seafront, promenade and the new meridian development, the region really has something for everyone. With access to fantastic shopping and theme parks, some of the finest seaside resorts, and beautiful coastline you will be spoilt for choice on how to spend your free-time. Grimsby and Cleethorpes also offer a great choice of restaurants, cafes, pubs and nightlife, and it really is a fantastic time to be a student in Grimsby.

Jade Young - Art & Design

Jade Young won the opportunity to attend a workshop in fashion and costume, tour backstage costume department and see Romeo and Juliet matinee, after she was highly commended in a Royal Opera House FE design challenge.

"We entered as part of one of our units for the course. I almost cried with happiness when I found out, it was amazing. I really enjoyed the course and have met some amazing people. I didn't know how much I enjoyed working in fashion and costume, so it's definitely inspired me to carry on doing what I love."

James Hancock who studies Level 3 Media, TV & Film, beat off the competition from more than 7,000 applicants to land a new talent Trainee apprenticeship at the BBC.

"During my time at college, I helped host and produce the Music room on Estuary TV. I've also competed at WorldSkills and worked with North East Lincolnshire Council on the people of Cleethorpes film. It's been an amazing experience with amazing people and without it, I wouldn't have got this job. The facilities are brilliant and the tutors are so supportive. I can't thank them enough for helping me to achieve this dream."

Emily Asher, who studied Level 3 Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership, works as guest services operator for ulta-luxury cruise liner Seabourn. She originally left Grimsby to work in Miami after winning an internship opportunity offered to all our hospitality learners.

"I loved college. The tutors were really supportive and I loved working in The Gallery Restaurant. I remember saying I wanted to work on cruise ships but thought it was unobtainable. My advice would be get as much experience as you can and force yourself out there to gain confidence. You've got to go for every opportunity that comes your way"