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Part-Time Essential Skills

In order to ensure that you are enrolled on the best course to suit your needs all potential students are required to attend an advice and enrolment session prior to course entry.

Applicants will be required to complete an initial assessment to indicate their target course level – please allow 90 minutes on the evening of the Advice and Guidance session for completion of initial assessment and documentation. 

Advice & Guidance Sessions

Select the relevant link below to book into an Advice & Guidance session.

Sessions run from 20 June 2023 until 14 September 2023. Click here to find out more.


Classes are delivered at all main College campuses, as well as venues throughout the community and in the workplace through the day and in the evening. Classes in English and Maths are available from Entry Level through to Level 2 (achievement at Level 2 is comparable to GCSE standard).

Classes in ICT are available at Level 1 and Level 2 but, for those of you who are less confident in this area, our Entry Level ICT accredited programme may be more suitable. This will assist you in taking those first steps with email, searching the Internet and creating documents in Microsoft Word.

To be eligible for an Essential Skills course in the 2022/2023 academic year, students must be 16 on or before 1st July 2022.

For more information please contact ayoung[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk or call us on 028 9053 3117