School’s on for summer at Belfast Met…School’s out for summer for some but at Belfast Met the summer of learning is just heating up with an exciting line up of short part-time courses for those hoping to upskill, exercise their grey matter or bolster their CV.
The college is the only education provider in the area offering a summer school with courses ranging from IT, cookery and barista skills to Pottery and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). With courses beginning at £45 and concessionary rates for students in receipt of certain benefits, it’s an affordable way to do something worthwhile this summer, learn something new and become more employable.
The college is also running a series of summer camps including the free of charge Space and Aerospace Camps which will give young people the opportunity to immerse themselves in all things cosmic.
A one week long Pharmacy Summer Camp will give participants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the drug development process and will be of interest to those looking to pursue a career in the pharmaceuticals industry or medicine. Priced at just £30, this camp is open to young people aged 17 years-old and over.
Belfast IT Girls is another free of charge camp for females aged 15 to 19 years-old who want to develop their digital, IT and creative skills. At the camp girls will get the chance to learn about building apps plus creating website and digital content.
Belfast Met’s Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing, Michelle McCaughley, decided to brush up on her skills in the kitchen two years ago by enrolling on the cookery course. She said:
“I have always been interested in cooking and love watching food programmes. I really wanted to brush up on my skills so I could cook lovely meals every day and wow my dinner party guests. The cookery class I took last year was so much fun and I learned so many new things that have improved my culinary skills – I now make more than my usual five or six go to dinners and meal times are much more exciting. I took the class with a few friends so it was also a chance to catch up and socialise in a new way. Enrolling on one of our summer or part time courses is a really great way to boost your confidence, upskill, learn something new and have fun.”
Michelle added: “Courses are based at our stunning new Titanic Quarter campus, as our city centre Millfield campus and in Castlereagh with great facilities, highly experienced teaching staff and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.”
Students can directly enrol on most of the summer courses however ESOL courses require an assessment.
Booking for the free of charge Space Camp, Aerospace Summer School and Belfast IT Girls is via Eventbrite. For more information on all summer courses, camps and part time courses visit our Summer Courses Page.