Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Opening Doors

Free courses for job seekers

If you are 19+, unemployed, earning less than £15,736.50 per annum, 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.

You will need proof of your financial status when you start your course. 


    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 two 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

    Business Administration

    This Level 1 short course will provide you with business and aministration 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 codeStart dateEnd dateTimeDuration
    FE021817/01/1905/02/1909.30am-3.15pm3 weeks
    FE061013/05/1905/06/1909.30am-3.15pm3 weeks
    FE061101/07/1918/7/1909.30am-3.15pm3 weeks
    Business Administration

    Bookkeeping

    Gain a solid understanding of basic book-keeping including how to complete a range of book-keeping entries using the double entry system. 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 codeStart dateEnd dateTimeDuration
    FE063519/11/201803/12/201809.30am-3.15pm2 weeks
    FE060924/04/1908/05/1909.30am-3.15pm2 weeks
    Bookkeeping

    AAT Level 2

    This course will lead to an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification. 

    Duration: 15 weeks. Monday - Thursday.

    Location: Brighton MET Central Campus 

    Qualification: AAT Level 2 Certificate

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

    Course codeStart dateEnd dateTimeDuration
    FE060821/01/1915/05/191.00pm-4.15pm15 weeks
    AAT Level 2

    IT for beginners

    This IT for beginners course will assist you with getting started using a computer and help you to develop essential IT skills. 

    Duration: 1 week. Monday - Thursday.

    Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

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

    Couse code Start dateEnd dateTimeDuration

    10/12/1813/12/1809.30am-3.30pm1 week

    IT for beginners

    Door Supervisor + CCTV Operator (SIA) & Employability Award

    Door Supervisor + CCTV Operator (SIA) & Employability Award short course. 

    Location:  Various

    Duration: 2 Weeks 

    Qualification: Accredited Level 1 course in employability.

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

    LocationStart dateEnd dateTimeDuration
    Horsham Jobcentre Plus, Marlborough House, 50 East Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HN12/11/201823/11/189.00pm-5.00pm2 weeks
    Littlehampton Jobcentre Plus, Crown Building, 33 Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5ER19/11/1830/11/189.00pm-5.00pm2 weeks
    Northbrook MET, Business Enterprise Centre, St Giles Road, Shoreham–by–Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6GA03/12/201814/12/20189.00pm-5.00pm2 weeks
    Door Supervisor + CCTV Operator (SIA) & Employability Award

    Maximise your job prospects

    This course will help you prepare for working and maximise your job prospect potential. 

    Duration: 1 week. Monday - Friday.

    Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

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

    Course codeStart dateEnd dateTimeDuration

    08/04/1912/04/1909.30am-4.30pm1 week


    Maximise your job prospects

    Mental Health Awareness

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

    Duration: 4 weeks. Days each week will differ, enquire for further information.

    Location: Brighton MET Central Campus

    Qualification: NCFE 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.

    Course codeStart dateEnd dateTimeDuration
    FE063311/03/1904/04/1909.30am-3.30pm4 weeks
    Mental Health Awareness

    Common Health Conditions

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

    Duration: 4 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 book this course email: commercial@gbmc.ac.uk
    or call: 01273 667712.

    Course codeStart dateEnd dateTime Duration
    FE063420/05/1906/06/1909.30am-3.30pm4 weeks
    Common Health Conditions
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