Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Pathways - Get Started! Incorporating Travel and Tourism, Business and IT

Our Pathway courses are ideal for students who have not gained GCSEs. These courses are practical, fun and taught in small supported groups. Our friendly tutors will boost your confidence, develop employability and offer guidance for your future.

Key information

Course code: B1541 Course type: 16-19 (full-time), Pathways, Full-time Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: There are no GSCE requirements for these Entry Level courses, but your application will be reviewed for an appropriate level of skills and college readiness. ESOL applicants will require E3 or above. End qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding body: Laser Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus

Course aims and areas

If you’re interested in learning more about business, IT and travel then this course is for you. It is a good introduction to all three sectors and is packed with interesting projects.

Being on a Pathways Level 1 course, you’ll receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you’ll notice that your self confidence and self-esteem will grow. Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people.

Your study programme will also include some supported English and maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications.

Why the MET?

• Small group sizes

• Gain a holistic understanding of the business sector

• Opportunity for work experience

• Stepping stone to a level 2 course

• Additional lessons in employability


Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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Careers

Potential Careers

Hotel or accommodation manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Analyses demand and decides on type, standard and cost of services to be offered.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Ensures physical comfort of residents or passengers and makes special arrangements for children, the elderly and the infirm if required.
  • Approves and arranges shipboard entertainment and shore trips and liaises with ship.
  • Arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and ensures adherence to licensing and other statutory regulations.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

62 Available opportunities -1.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,004

AVERAGE £24,492

POTENTIAL £42,198

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Assistant Hotel Manager Company: Travelodge Location: Worthing BN11
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Hotel Manager Company: Comfort Inn Kings Cross Location: London
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Hotel Manager Company: City Continental London Kensington Location: South West London
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Hotel Manager Company: Baker Harrington Management Ltd Location: East London
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Travel agency manager or proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks and responsibilities.
  • Co-ordinates the activities of clerical, secretarial and other staff.
  • Discusses clients' requirements and advises on road, rail, air and sea travel and accommodation.
  • Makes and confirms travel and accommodation bookings, arranges group holidays, tours and individual itineraries.
  • Advises on currency and passport/visa regulations and any necessary health precautions needed.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

8 Available opportunities 1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,344

AVERAGE £27,261

POTENTIAL £45,572

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Senior Media Sales Executive – Travel Company: News UK Location: London
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Senior Sales Executive - Travel Company: ZMedia Location: London Bridge Station
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Senior Sales Executive – Travel Company: News UK Location: London
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Assistant Retail Travel Manager Company: Jewels Recruitment Location: London
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Care escort

Typical Tasks:

  • Transports clients safely and securely between approved destinations.
  • Supports and secures chair bound clients.
  • Organises toilet and meal stops, as appropriate.
  • Supervises contact between parents and separated children.
  • Communicates with colleagues and maintains accurate records.
  • Supervises and accompanies children who are taking part in a theatrical, television or film production.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

228 Available opportunities -0.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,377

AVERAGE £16,088

POTENTIAL £22,328

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Receptionist Company: Edwardian Group London Location: London
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Security Officer Company: BOUYGUES Location: Vauxhall
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Resource Centre Assistant Officer - 1 year fixed term contract Company: Southwark Council Location: Southwark
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Young Carers Volunteer Activity Worker Company: Islington and Camden Young Carers Service, Family Action Location: London N7
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Travel agent

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses client requirements and shows brochures containing suitable packages.
  • Establishes availability with tour operators and makes bookings.
  • Consults travel time-tables, books travel tickets and accommodation.
  • Handles cash, debit and credit card payment.
  • Informs client of any changes in travel arrangements.
  • Advises on issues of currency, passports, visa requirements, insurance, car hire, vaccinations and other health precautions.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

187 Available opportunities 1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,572

AVERAGE £17,472

POTENTIAL £32,195

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Senior Business Travel Consultant Company: BCD Travel Location: London
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Part Time Receptionist Company: K.B.C. Associates Limited Location: London
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Senior Business Manager, Sales Strategy Company: Carnival Location: Southampton
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Communications & Email Executive Company: Carnival Location: Southampton
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