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Part time courses the route to becoming more employable

Come along to the college’s Part Time Open Day on Thursday 11th January between 12pm and 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm at the Titanic Quarter Campus.

The event will offer the opportunity to chat to tutors about part time and leisure courses ranging from level 0 right up to degree, liaise with careers advisors about the best study paths and the chance to apply and enrol.

Belfast Met’s Director of Curriculum, Dr Jonathan Heggarty, who has just been awarded an MBE for services to further education, said: “This year we are delighted to offer a wide choice of part-time courses across all academic levels. All of our courses offer an opportunity for people wanting to upskill or indeed gain new knowledge and skills. In addition, we have flexible and cost-effective online “blended learning” courses, which facilitates students studying for a qualification in a way that best suits them. Examples include our CIM Level 4 Award in Digital Marketing and our BA in Professional Development in Leadership and Management.

“Our professional courses are designed to meet the needs of the local economy as well as further afield, so if you are planning to reskill, up-skill or are learning for leisure, feel confident that your time is well spent contributing your talents towards industry lead skills.”

Odhran O’Neill helped get his foot on the next rung of the career ladder by studying a part-time Foundation Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the college.


He said: “I worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years and gained international hospitality experience in Hilton, Sydney for a year. On my return to NI, I began working for Queen’s University Belfast as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager before taking the role of operations manager for the Campus Food and Drink Team. I decided to study part-time at Belfast Met which was extremely rewarding. As a full time employee I had to adapt to ensure I was allocating enough time for studies while still performing my Job – the course has definitely helped hone my time management skills. The Foundation Degree has given me the appetite to continue learning and I now intent to study for a full Honours Hospitality Degree.”

Come along to the Part Time Open Day event to find out more about part time courses or training paths at Belfast Met.

Belfast Met is also running full-time open days on January 27 (9am to 2pm) and February 8 (10am to 7pm) also at the Titanic Quarter campus.

For more information on courses available check out the Part-time prospectus

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