Student Life at Career 6
Career 6
01472 311231
Student Life at Career 6
Student Life at Career 6

  • Travelling to Career 6

    We've made it really easy for you to get to Career 6. As part of the Grimsby Institute Group, we are one of the few sixth forms in the UK to run our own fleet of coaches and if you live in one of the following areas then you'll be able to travel for FREE* to and from Career 6:

    * The travel costs of eligible bursary recipients will be subsidised by their bursary award.

    Lincolnshire County Council Travel Pass

    Students who live in Lincolnshire and are aged 16-18 years can apply for subsidised travel with the Lincolnshire County Council Travel Pass. You can apply for the scheme through Home to College Transport either online at or call the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782020.

    Once your application is approved they'll send you a letter to confirm you've been accepted. If you then send this letter to our Admissions and Finance O“fice, they will be able to assist you with information about any available reimbursements, subject to eligibility and availability of funds. For more information contact us on 01472 311231.

    Other support with travel costs

    If you can't catch one of our coaches and you live outside the Lincolnshire County Council Travel Pass catchment area, you may still be entitled to financial support for travel through the Institute's Bursary Scheme. If you're eligible for the Bursary and live more than 1.5 miles away we will use part of your Bursary allocation to pay for transport on a local bus service. For further information call 01472 311231.

  • Enrichment

    Our enrichment programme is an integral part of Career 6. We offer this opportunity because we feel it's important for our students to have an interest or hobby away from their academic studies.

    We want our students to have the opportunity to fully develop their talents and interests and to be able to demonstrate a broad range of interests and achievements in the increasingly competitive market for university places and job opportunities. In addition, it is important to have time away from their academic work to relax and pursue broader interests and hobbies. Most universities and employers are increasingly looking for more rounded individuals who have attempted to explore their potential. It is essential to gain experience in different areas in order to develop a broad range of skills and attributes and our enrichment; which takes place across sport, performance and art, aim to do just that.

    Our programme of activities may include theatre trips, the chance to take part in friendly sport matches, fine art classes, craft workshops, visits to museums and places of cultural interest, acting and singing workshops and of course lots of fun sporting activities including football and netball.

  • Guidance

    Our team of friendly staff work closely together to provide you with a student support service. Our staff can offer help with timetable queries, transport information, exam questions and much more.

    Career 6 also has first-class careers provision. Our Careers Advisers are professionally qualified and equipped to give you independent careers advice and guidance.

    They can help you choose the next step, whether it's university, apprenticeships or employment. For more information contact the Careers Team on 01472 311231 or email

  • Learning Support

    The Learning Support service is available to all students offering support and help with:
    • Practical advice and support for physical disabilities and specified learning diiculties such as ADD, AHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia and other medical conditions and those with mental health conditions
    • Help to access specialist equipment for your course
    • Support in the classroom and in the wider Institute environment
    • Support for visual or hearing impairment (Blind & Deaf).
    You may have needs that are not listed above, please contact us to discuss your individual requirements. We are here to help so don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Learner Mentors & Tutorials

    Our Learner Mentor Team provide our students with a range of activities, advice and support across many areas;
    • Homework and coursework
    • Revision
    • Pastoral matters including accommodation, finance and emotional support.

    Tutorial Support

    Our tutorial programmes provides individual coaching and support aimed at monitoring progress, facilitation academic achievement and progression whilst raising aspirations and self-esteem.

  • Financial Support

    Depending on your personal circumstances there is a range of financial support which you may be able to access to assist you with some of the costs associated with your chosen programme of study.

    The support could help with costs towards travel, meals whilst at the Institute, childcare, getting to interviews and other study related costs.

    There is increased financial support for young people who are from vulnerable groups, specifically young people in care, care leavers and young people in receipt of income support and living independently, or young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.

    To find out more, please contact the team on 01472 311231 or by emailing

  • Life after Career 6

    A Levels/BTECs are valued by both employers and by higher education institutions.

    After studying at Level 3, many students continue with their education by:
    • Applying to higher education to do a degree, Foundation Degree, HND/HNC, etc.
    • Looking for an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship
    • Applying for employment with training.
    As a part of our commitment to Career 6 students progression, we guarantee a place on a University Centre Grimsby programme on successful completion of A Levels and BTECs.