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Information for Business

Belfast Met is one of the leading providers of training and education throughout Northern Ireland. As a key provider of the skills and knowledge our economy requires, we see the work we do with industry, business, and local communities as our fundamental role.

The College has a range of business support programmes and provide training, knowledge and support to develop innovative product ideas, improve competitiveness and help you grow your business.

We have extensive experience working with businesses of any size across multiple industries to review training need requirements and develop a delivery plan that is relevant, timely and cost effective.

Belfast Met has a dual mandate of economic development and social inclusion. Our goal is to assist learners develop the knowledge and skills needed for the workplace and/or further study and thereby support them progress through education and training in order to gain a job or get a better job.


Funded Training - Department for the Economy FREE short courses


The Department for the Economy recently announced a £1.7m investment in skills development for those impacted by Covid-19. Through this investment, Belfast Met is delivering fully funded qualifications in areas such as, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Children’s Care and Education, Cyber Security and Digital Construction.

A range of courses are now open for enrolment. Each course is delivered online through a virtual learning environment with a lecturer who will support learners through a series of tutorials. All courses are designed to be engaging, encourage interaction and fit within the needs of a busy lifestyle.

These short courses provide a valuable opportunity for individuals to upskill, retrain and achieve qualifications that will assist them in securing a new job or support their place of work when they return.

To view the list of courses available click here.

For further detail on what courses are available through Belfast Met please enquire with our Support for Business team today: cedsi[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk.

100% Funding Support Available for SMEs to Upskill Staff


Through Skills Focus, the Department for the Economy is now providing 100% funding towards qualifications at level 2 and above to NI businesses with less than 250 employees.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant challenges to businesses across Northern Ireland, by removing the 25% employer contribution in Skills Focus, it is anticipated that businesses will be able to develop skills that could support them as they try to adapt to the new environment.

Our Business Development team will complete a training audit for your business and work with you to provide your employees with the vital learning they need to support your business growth.

Find out more information on Support for Business here.