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Training for Success

Skills: as a learner on a journey the skills pathway can offer you a vocational focused route into your chosen profession. Simply put you can gain valuable skills whilst working and studying to gain employer driven accredited qualifications.

The skills programmes offer a learning journey balancing knowledge based learning with practical work based experiences giving learners an insight into their chosen professional and technical pathway at a range of levels. Belfast Met offers a range of Level 2 Skills qualifications allowing progression onto Level 3 Apprenticeships and then onto Level 4 + through Higher Level Apprenticeships. The skills programmes offer you a unique opportunity to become the stars of the future ensuring NI companies of all sizes have a skilled Workforce which is highly qualified both vocationally and academically. Click for more details on TfS.


ApprenticeshipsNI: As an apprentice, you will be a new or existing employee, in a Northern Ireland-based company, working with experienced staff to learn and develop your skills. An apprentice also receives ‘off-the-job’ training, usually on a day-release basis with the College, to work towards achieving vocational qualifications and Essential Skills qualifications (reading, writing, maths and ICT).

Belfast Met will meet with you and your employer to discuss your training needs and will then develop a training programme for you. We will be with you every step of the way throughout your apprenticeship to support you to ensure you achieve your apprenticeship.

Usually you are with the employer four days a week and with the College one day a week and your employer will pay you for your time spent with the College. Belfast Met works closely with Employers to deliver full on the job training where possible via our Trainer Assessor delivery allowing all aspects of the ApprenticeshipsNI framework delivered in your place of work. Click for more details on AppNI.