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College is for you!

At Belfast Met we can take you all the way from entry level reading, numeracy and ICT through to post-graduate study. In our welcoming, supporting atmosphere, students build new friendships with people from all backgrounds and all ages. It’s a great place to start your journey.

Belfast Met delivers education and training at every level. There are thousands of courses to choose from and different ways to learn from courses based in the community to courses which run in our four main sites.  Choose a route that suits you and if you are not sure contact our Careers and Employability Team on careers[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk.

I have little or no qualifications, how can I get back into education - where do I start?

If you’re not sure how to get back into learning and have little or no qualifications, why not try one of our programmes to get you started?


I have little or no qualifications but I know what I want I’m interested in - what can I study?

We have a range of courses where you can learn a skill and gain numeracy, literacy and ICT qualifications at the same time. We also provide additional support for you should you need this.   

If you have no qualifications you can study at Entry or Level 1:

Alternatively browse courses by subject at either full-time or part-time study and look for level 1 courses.


If you have 1 or 2 GCSE passes you can study at Level 2:

Alternatively browse courses by subject at either full-time or part-time study and look for level 2 courses..

If you want hands on experience, why not try an Apprenticeship?


I’m over 18 and I’ve been out of education for years, I’d love to do a degree - can I go to Uni?


The College offers a range of full-time and part-time Access courses allowing you to go straight into a degree course at Queen’s University or the University of Ulster.  Our Access courses offer an informal, adult environment with plenty of support to help you through the course.

I have some learning difficulties - what can I study?

Coming to a large college can be an overwhelming experience for any student, but this can be particularly challenging for those with a learning difficulty. No matter what course you are studying, we will be able to assess your needs and give you help through our Inclusive Learning Team, providing you with one-to-one help for learning difficulties such as dyslexia. All you need to do is to let us know that you need additional support and we will do the rest. For further information about the support available click here.


If you have a moderate or severe learning difficulty you can also study though the Centre for Supported Learning, click here for available courses.

English is not my first language - How can I improve it?


If English is not your first language we provide ESOL courses (English for Speakers of Other Languages). If you would like to enrol on an ESOL course you need to attend an English assessment so that we can identify a class most suited to your level of English. ESOL classes are mainly delivered in our Titanic Quarter Campus and we also have courses in Millfield (Saturday mornings only), Castlereagh and other outcentres.

We offer Basic, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced ESOL.

Can my community group link with Belfast Met to run courses locally?

At Belfast Met we work closely with many community groups – click here to find out how we can help by running courses in your centre,  hiring our facilities and our work with widening participation.


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