Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Multi-trades for 16-19 year olds

Study multi-trades at Brighton MET

Brighton MET multi-trades courses, offered at Level 1 and 2, aim to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to be a professional maintenance operative or can be an excellent starting point if you wish to learn a range of skills and specialise at a later stage.

You will learn hands-on maintenance skills in painting and decorating, bricklaying/masonry, carpentry, plastering, rendering and plumbing and also cover use of handheld power tools and access equipment (static and mobile towers). All our tutors have many years experience in the construction industry and are fully qualified in their trade.


If you want to find out more about studying a trade at the MET, you can download our guide to construction and trades courses here.


Available courses

  • Bricklaying - Level 1 Diploma

    The Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying is aimed at learners who wish to prepare for the next level of learning ultimately leading to a job role in the construction industry.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Construction - Foundation Level (introduction course)

    This course is the perfect starting point for a career in the construction industry. The course will help you find out which trade you would like to go in to and understand the many skills that employers are looking for.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations

    The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations is for learners who work or want to work as bricklayers in the construction sector.

    • Course type: Apprenticeships
    • Duration: 2 Years
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Why choose Brighton MET?

At Brighton MET we offer a variety of full-time courses for 16-19 year olds across two campuses. We teach technical and professional skills and provide practical industry-focused experience. This is a great way to study and equips you with the key skills needed to progress into employment or to go on to study at University.

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