The Grimsby Instituts Group (GIG) 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, the Group comprises of the Grimsby Institute, University Centre Grimsby (UCG), Yorkshire Coast College (YCC) in Scarborough, Lincolnshire Regional College (LRC) in Skegness, The Academy Grimsby (TAG), which offers an alternative educational route for gifted 14-16 year olds, and Lincolnshire Rural Academies Centre (LRAC) in Louth.
Our Nuns Corner Campus, located in the centre of Grimsby, is the main provider of vocational training in the region. It provides a broad curriculum that encompasses full and part-time provision from 14 years onwards. The vast array of training options include Further and Higher Education choices offering Apprenticeships, community provision, business training, workbased training and commercial activities.
The Nuns Corner Campus is home to the Engineering & Renewable Energy Centre, a brand new £6million Sports Centre and the Grimsby School of Art, a new £4million home for our Creative Arts courses.
The Institute’s Nunsthorpe Community Campus, located a short walk from the Main Campus, offers some Construction provision alongside some of our Landbased Studies courses (Horticulture & Animal Care) that are also offered at the LRAC Campus. Nuns Corner is also the home to the £20million University Centre Grimsby.
UCG opened its doors in 2011 and offers a dedicated home for our Higher Education programmes, offered in partnership with the University of Hull and Teesside University, alongside our own suite of Foundation Degrees programmes.
The Grimsby Institute is also the base for a large Workforce Development provision and for the Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre (FRPERC).
The Graduate Salon, our Hair & Beauty training salon, was recently named as the CIBTAC International Centre of the Year. Other accreditations include being a BBC Education Partner for Media and Estuary TV, the first local TV station to be launched on Freeview, is broadcast from our Nuns Corner Campus. We have also achieved National Skills Academy status for Creative & Cultural Skills, Food Manufacturing and Environmental Technologies.