Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Opening Doors

Free courses for job seekers

If you are 19+, unemployed, currently seeking work and claiming JSA or ESA, you qualify for our FREE Opening Doors programmes. Our flexible courses help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to get back into employment.

Get in touch via the contact details below to find out more about our available courses.


    Graphic design

    A fun interactive 4 week course taught be creative media professionals covering the basics of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop .

    You will learn how to plan layouts and about typography, how to add QR codes and hyper-links to create interactive pdfs. The course enables you to create a portfolio of work or self-promotional materials e.g. business cards, eye catching cv’s and more. On successful completion of the course you will receive tow accredited qualifications - certificates in IT User skills Level 2 and Interactive Media Level 1. Applicants should have an interest in design and be computer literate.

    For more information or to book this course email: commercial@gbmc.ac.uk
    or call: 01273 667712.

    Course codeStart dateEnd dateTimeDuration
    FE061219/11/201814/12/2018Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm4 weeks
    FE061307/01/201901/02/2019Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm4 weeks
    FE061411/02/201908/03/2019Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm4 weeks
    FE061611/03/201905/04/2019Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm4 weeks
    FE061623/04/201921/05/2019Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm4 weeks
    FE061703/06/201928/06/2019Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm4 weeks
    FE061801/07/201926/07/2019Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm4 weeks
    Graphic design

    Health and Social Care

    This accredited Level 1 course is perfect for people looking to work in the healthcare industry. You will receive a BTEC Award in Health & Social Cate (QCF) and BTEC 3 credit award in workskills.

    Duration: 3 weeks - Courses run from Monday- Thursday.
    Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

    For more information or to book this course email: commercial@gbmc.ac.uk 
    or call: 01273 667712.

    Course code Start dateEnd dateTimeDuration
    FE062803/12/201920/12/2019Monday-Thursday - 9.30am-4pm4 weeks
    FE062921/01/201907/02/2019Monday-Thursday - 9.30am-4pm4 weeks
    FE060318/02/201907/03/2019Monday-Thursday - 9.30am-4pm4 weeks
    FE063123/04/201913/05/2019Monday-Thursday - 9.30am-4pm4 weeks
    FE063217/06/201904/07/2019Monday-Thursday - 9.30am-4pm4 weeks



    Health and Social Care

    Courses include:

    Business Administration

    Duration: 2 weeks
    Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

    Start date: Various

    Qualification: Level 1 Business Administration

    Book-Keeping

    Duration: 2 weeks
    Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

    Start date: Various

    Gain a solid understanding of basic book-keeping including how to complete a range of book-keeping entries using the double entry system.

    IT Skills

    Duration: 1 week
    Location: Brighton MET Central Campus
    Start date: Various 

    Gain essential computer skills to impress employers with this intensive course.

    Door Supervisor + CCTV Operator (SIA) & Employability Award


    DurationLocationDateTime
    2 WeeksHorsham Jobcentre Plus, Marlborough House, 50 East Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HN12/11/2018
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    23/11/2018
    9:00am - 5.00pm
    2 WeeksLittlehampton Jobcentre Plus, Crown Building, 33 Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5ER19/11/2018
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    30/11/2018
    9:00am - 5.00pm
    2 WeeksNorthbrook MET, Business Enterprise Centre, St Giles Road, Shoreham–by–Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6GA03/12/2018
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    14/12/2018
    9:00am - 5.00pm
    Qualification: Accredited Level 1 course in employability.

    For more information, get in touch