The Grimsby Institute Group 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, Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough, Lincolnshire Regional College in Skegness, The Academy Grimsby, which offers an alternative educational route for gifted 14-16 year olds, Career 6,the next generation of sixth Form focusing on career paths and Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre in Louth.
Our Nuns Corner campus, located in the centre of Grimsby, is the main provider of technical and professional 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, work-based 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. Nuns Corner is also the home to the £20million University Centre Grimsby that 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 Degree programmes.
Also based at the University Centre Grimsby are the East coast Occupational Safety and Health (ECOSH) team providing a large portfolio of training solutions. The Grimsby Institute Group's Nunsthorpe Community campus, located a short walk from the Nuns Corner campus, offers Landbased Studies courses in Horticulture & Animal Care.
The Grimsby Institute Group is also the base for a large Workforce Force Skills provision which includes the recently launched MODAL training a centre for excellence for the ports, energy and logistics industries and the Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre. 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. The Academy Grimsby, provides a different route to employment for young people aged 14-16 years. This exciting new venture invites young people interested in gaining skills and qualifications in the Engineering, Care, Digital and Games and Performing Arts sectors to receive specialised training alongside traditional GCSE qualifications. The Academy Grimsby is located on Westward Ho in Grimsby and offers a small, personalised learning environment with work-based facilities and the latest equipment including clinical skills rooms and engineering workshops & labs.
The newest addition to the Grimsby Institute Group family is Career 6,where students aged 16-18 years are given access to high-quality teaching whilst accessing strong employer links and focused career pathways specialising in Health and Medical, Crime and Society, Engineering and Advanced technology. The Group launched Skegness' Lincolnshire Regional College in 2009.Lincolnshire Regional College provides GCSEs and technical and professional courses and an ever-expanding curriculum that trains almost 500 learners every year. Lincolnshire Regional College is located on Heath Road in Skegness and offers learners the chance to train in first-rate facilities that include a Hair & Beauty salon, industry-standard training kitchen and modern workshops fitted with the latest equipment. Serving the community in Scarborough and the surrounding region the Yorkshire Coast College merged with the Grimsby Institute in 2010 and offers a varied selection of further education and a small higher education provision. Yorkshire Coast College operates out of two campuses; Westwood Campus is home to the Creative School of Arts and the Underground Music Department. Westwood Campus is based on Valley Bridge Parade in the centre of Scarborough and offers a wide range of creative courses that includes the renowned BA Fine Art and BA Historical Performance degree programmes.
The main campus is situated on Lady Edith's Drive. Some of the innovative courses on offer include the chance to study Motorsport Technology and the campus also boasts the Yorkshire Coast Business Solutions, a business support service offering innovative solutions for training in the region. Both campuses offer excellent teaching coupled with first-rate, industry-standard workshops and training facilities.