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Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College Sussex. It is the college for our City and our region and draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience.

The MET offers a comprehensive range of qualifications for 16 year olds leaving school, full and part time courses for adults, apprenticeships, professional qualifications and university degrees. The MET operates across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham, Worthing and teaches around 3,500 16-18 year olds, 7,500 adult learners, 1,000 undergraduates and 800 apprentices.

More than 1,000 expert staff work with our students to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare them for the world of work - to encourage support and inspire them. The MET helps to build the self belief, confidence and bravery our students need to meet and exceed their aspirations.

At the MET we believe it's our job to celebrate ambition, unlock potential and transform lives.

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A parent's and carer's guide to colleges and courses for 16-19 year olds

Your child may already know what they want to do after school and where they want to go. Or they may be unsure and undecided - and perhaps feel a bit overwhelmed by the choice of colleges, sixth forms, qualifications and apprenticeships on offer. We've produced a short animation to help you navigate your way through the different options. View the animation here.

Want to know more? Our parents' and carers' guide talks through the options available to your child in the context of the local economy. Download your guide here.