Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Gateway 1 | Laser Certificate in Independent Living | Entry Level 2

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Course Code: FE0350-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: Laser Certificate in Independent Living - Entry Level 2 Awarding Body: Laser

Why this course?


These SEND courses cater for 16-25 year olds with mild/moderate learning difficulties, behavioural or social needs. These courses are also suitable for people with mental health concerns.

Students gain skills and confidence through activities such as external day trips, community volunteering and work experience. You will also have opportunities to try vocational courses at the College in areas such as catering, construction and music. Courses include literacy, numeracy and IT, as well as jobs search and employability skills.

Start dates

September 2020 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry requirements

Individual applications will be reviewed for appropriate skills and readiness for each level.
Entry requirements

Course units

  • Using public transport
  • Team work in the community
  • Volunteering
  • Literacy/numeracy
  • Preparing for adulthood
  • Health


After completion of Gateway 1 (Entry Level 2), you may be able to progress to Gateway 2 (Entry Level 3) - Laser Certificate in Learning for Personal and Social Development.

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