Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Courses for jobseekers

Our Opening Doors programmes are free for jobseekers

Kick start your new career!

We offer a wide range of short courses to help you take that first step into your new career. You will also develop the skills and knowledge you need to get back into employment. 

If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one our free Opening Doors programmes.

You are:

  • 19+
  • Unemployed or earning less than £16,009 per annum
  • Currently seeking work
  • Claiming JSA or ESA

To find out more or register your interest, get in touch via the contact details listed below. We'll be adding more start dates soon - register now to be added to our waiting list.

Kick start your new career!

Bookkeeping

This Level 1 short course will help you develop an understanding of the role of the bookkeeper, including the need for accuracy and confidentiality at work. You will study accounting terms and principles, and learn how to record business transactions in books of prime entry correctly. Receive a Bookkeeping Award accredited by the AAT.

Duration: 2 weeks. Days each week will differ. Enquire for further information.
Location: Brighton MET Central Campus
Qualification: Bookkeeping AAT Award

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

Course code Taster session Start date End date Time Duration
FE0676-1C 18/06/2020 22/06/2020 02/07/2020 9.30am-3.15pm 2 weeks

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Bookkeeping

Business Skills

This Level 1 short course will provide you with business and administration skills used in the workplace and lead to an Award in Business Skills qualification (AAT).

Duration: 3 weeks. Days each week will differ. Enquire for further information.
Location: Brighton MET Central Campus
Qualification: Award in Business Skills (AAT)

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

Course code Taster session Start date End date Time Duration
FE0677-1C 01/06/2020 01/06/2020 17/06/2020 9.30am-3.15pm 3 weeks

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Business Skills

Common Health Conditions

This course will lead to an NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions. 

A six-week online course for individuals keen to learn more about long term health conditions including stroke, Parkinson's Disease, arthritis and more. Suitable for anyone entering work in the healthcare environment or working with people already. The course is supported by classroom study and ongoing tutor support.

Duration: 6 weeks. Days each week will differ. Enquire for further information.
Location: Brighton MET Central Campus
Qualification: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions. 

For more information or to register your interest in this course email: commercial@gbmc.ac.uk or call: 01273 667712.

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Common Health Conditions

Construction

You will learn about the construction industry and gain practical skills during this four-week introduction.

The course will cover an introduction to carpentry, bricklaying and dry lining and prepare you for the CSCS card test. You will meet contractors and attend live working sites. You will also cover employability skills such as CV writing, job searching and applying and starting your own business. You will gain a Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment qualification. 

Duration: 4 weeks. Courses run from Monday - Friday.
Location: Brighton MET East Campus (Monday - Thursday) and Brighton MET Central Campus (Friday)

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

Course code Taster Session Start date End date Time  Duration
CM0582-1C 28/05/2020 08/08/2020 03/07/2020 9.30am - 4.00pm 4 weeks

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Construction

Counselling

Location: Brighton MET Central Campus
Qualification: Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their listening and counselling skills. For those working in situations where communication and one-to-one interviews or interactions take place, or for anyone who is interested in progressing into further counselling training.

This course aims to

● Improve your listening skills.
● Learn effective responding skills.
● Explore how counselling skills can help others.
● Develop your self-awareness.

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

 

Counselling

Door Supervisor + CCTV Operator (SIA) & Employability Award

Door Supervisor + CCTV Operator (SIA) & Employability Award short course.
Qualification: Accredited Level 1 course in employability. SIA CCTV Operator.

This is a regular two-week course run through the following Job Centres: Brighton, Hove, Littlehampton and Horsham.

Please contact JobCentrePlus for more information and to register. 

 

Door Supervisor + CCTV Operator (SIA) & Employability Award

Graphic design

A fun, interactive course taught by creative media professionals covering an introduction to graphic design. You will learn how to create layouts, use typography and the basics of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Also, how to add QR codes and hyperlinks to create interactive pdfs. The course enables you to create a portfolio of work or self-promotional materials e.g. business cards, eye catching CVs and more. On successful completion of the course you will receive two accredited qualifications - a Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills and a Level 1 Certificate in Interactive Media. Applicants should be comfortable working on computers and have an interest in design.

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

Course code Start date End date Time Duration
FE0617-1C 01/06/2020 26/06/2020 Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm 4 weeks
FE0618-1C 29/06/2020 24/07/2020 Monday - Friday 9.30am-5pm 4 weeks

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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 Care (QCF) and BTEC 3 credit award in work skills.

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  Taster session Start date End date Time Duration
FE0680-1C 19/05/2020 01/06/2020 18/06/2020 Monday-Thursday - 9.30am-4pm 4 weeks

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Health and Social Care

IT for Beginners

This course will introduce you to the basics of IT skills. You will build you confidence in basic keyboard skills as well, through using Microsoft Word and the internet. On the course you will have the opportunity to progress from simple formatting tasks to the creation of complete documents.

Duration: 3 weeks. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

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

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IT for Beginners

Maximise Job Prospects

The Opening Doors programme is a great opportunity for learners to develop a range of employability skills that will maximise your job prospects. You will tackle subjects that would not normally be covered in feedback from employers, such as; Why might you fail to progress to interview stage? How appealing is my CV? How do I perform during an interview?
The course also covers the following activities:

  • Writing a CV and covering letter
  • Job searching
  • Preparing for an interview and Interview techniques
  • The STAR model
  • Mock interviews with constructive feedback
  • An assessment centre walk through
Course code Start date End date Times
CL0253-1C 26/05/2020 29/05/2020 9.00am - 4.30pm
CL0330-1C 06/07/2020 10/07/2020 9.00am - 4.30pm

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Maximise Job Prospects

Mental Health Awareness

This course leads to an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

A great introduction to a wide range of mental health problems including stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post natal depression and more. This six-week online programme is supported by classroom study and ongoing tutor support. Suitable for anyone interested in or working in mental health care.

Duration: 6 weeks. Days each week will differ. Enquire for further information.

Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

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

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Mental Health Awareness

Reconnect

This course will introduce you to the college environment. By meeting others, you will have the opportunity to develop skills, communication and confidence as well as build a positive outlook on your future. Each course is dynamic and will meet the individual needs of each group.

Duration: 4 weeks. Tuesday and Friday.
Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

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

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Reconnect

Start your own business

This course explains how to start a business and how to write a business plan for people who are considering, or who are in the early stages of, starting up their own business. The course gives an introduction to the legalities and regulations associated with starting a business and gives guidance on aspects to consider before getting started. The course also highlights what to write in a business plan and provides a business plan template that can be modified according to the type of venture and the audience it is intended for.

For more information or to register your interest in this course email: commercial@gbmc.ac.uk or call: 01273 667712.

Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

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Start your own business
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