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Advice for Parents, Carers & Guardians

A Guide to Belfast Met

Supporting your child to choose the right Further or Higher Education course is a big step, use the information below to help make this decision easier, so you can talk through the options and see the range of support that is available at Belfast Met during this process.

“Watching your child move into adulthood with confidence is the most rewarding experience. The support and motivation provided by Belfast Met has encouraged our daughter to believe in herself, challenge herself and aim high.” Justine Armstrong, Mother A Level student, Victoria.


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Guide for Parent's, Guardians & Carers

Download our new Parent's, Guardians & Carers Guide designed to help you and your child come to the right decision; so you can talk through the options and see the range of support that is available.

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Belfast Met Students

Why Choose Belfast Met?

From our wide range of courses to our world class facilities, our outstanding teaching by industry experts, our outstanding student support, less costs and less student debts, we can help you get the skills you need to get the career you want!

Check out the reasons why you should make Belfast Met your first choice!
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Getting Career Ready

The College is career focussed and closely connected to industry, having expanded its courses to meet employer demands within changing economic and business environments.

We work very closely with employers to provide apprenticeships so your child can earn as they learn, get valuable work experience and gain qualifications. The apprenticeships have expanded well beyond the traditional areas and there are a wide range of options including IT, Business, Hospitality and Construction to name a few.

Find out more about Apprenticeships and Traineeship pathways
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Student Support

Your child will be fully supported at Belfast.  We have an award-winning Student Support and Wellbeing team which offer a range of services including confidential emotional support packages, practical support as well as internal and external signposting to specialist support agencies. 

Learn about our Student Wellbeing, Inclusive Learning, Counselling & Safeguarding Services
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How to Apply

Finding the right course for your child is the most important part of the process. Learn more about our Prospectus, searching for the right course, how to apply and managing offers.

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Levels Explained

Different types of qualifications are grouped together into various levels. This can help you and employers to see how different qualifications compare and how one type can lead on to another. The levels are based on the standards of knowledge, skill and competence needed for each qualification. Qualifications at the same level can be very different in terms of content and the length of time they take to complete.

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State of the Art Facilities and Student Spaces

Your child will be able to stay close to home and learn in world class College facilities. Belfast Met has invested in over £60 million in improving our campus facilities across Belfast to give your child the best learning experience possible. Located on four main campuses across the City – Titanic Quarter, Millfield, e3 and Castlereagh – your child will have easy access to the campuses from the City centre and will reduce travel and accommodation costs if studying near home.