Inclusion courses for students with additional support needs

Inclusion courses at the MET

At Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET), we believe that every student should have the best learning opportunities possible. We offer an excellent inclusion programme, which is suitable for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties, mental health concerns, additional support needs or those without qualifications.

Our courses combine vocational study programmes with additional learning support to help build the confidence, self-belief and study skills needed to help students achieve their potential.

Foundation Learning Gateway

These SEND courses cater for 16-25 year olds with mild/moderate learning difficulties, behavioral, mental health or social needs.

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.

Courses include laser Entry Level 1 and Laser Level 1.

Foundation Learning Gateway


If you need to improve your study skills and employability to enable you to progress, Achieve courses are the ideal stepping stone to build your confidence in a supported environment. Being on an Achieve course, you’ll receive excellent individual support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you’ll notice that your confidence and self-esteem will grow. Achieve courses will also help boost your social skills and enable you to develop your ability to work successfully in a team.

With the support of your tutors, you’ll develop skills to help you manage your learning and be given the opportunity to develop skills in English and maths, making you ready to study on the next level of your course.

We offer Laser Entry Level 3 plus English and Maths.


Supported Internships

A course designed to support young people with Education Healthcare Plans (EHCPs) to move from college in to paid employment. Students are placed in work which matches their skills and aspirations.

This is unpaid work but with the aim for the role to lead to paid employment. Alongside their time at work, students complete a personalised study programme studying English, maths and an employment focused qualification. Students will spend three or four days with the employer (full-time hours or part time hours per day, this will be agreed at initial employer meeting) one day at college with a designated personal tutor.

The students will have support with their college work by a trained and experienced learning support assistant. The students will have access to a job coach who will support the student and the employer. The job coach will be funded through Access to Work funding.

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Prince’s Trust Programme

Are you ready for 12 weeks that could change your life? Aged between 16 and 25 and looking for new opportunities?

The exciting Prince's Trust Team programme is a FREE course available throughout the year that enables you to develop your communication, leadership and teamwork skills through projects in the community. If you’re on Jobseeker’s allowance, you can still claim your benefits during the course.

Each team consists of around 15 young people from various backgrounds and abilities. Throughout the programme, you will have the chance to focus on job search activities and work towards recognised qualifications in Employment, Teamwork & Community Skills, First Aid and Food Hygiene.

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