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Course Code: FE0147-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: At least two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably including English and maths. Qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding Body: Laser

Why this course?

An introduction to the areas of business, IT, travel and tourism. This course supports students in developing self-esteem and includes careers guidance and skills such as how to apply for jobs and do well in an interview. After this course, you will have the knowledge and confidence needed to move on to higher level courses or in to work.

Being on a Level 1 course, you will receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you will 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.

The MET welcome students from all walks of life and has courses specifically designed for those who may need some additional support in their learning. 

  • Receive individual support
  • Learn organisational skills
  • Develop customer service and digital skills
  • Work with others
  • Build your confidence


Start dates

September 2022 Apply
September 2023 Apply

Entry requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably including English and maths.

Entry requirements

Why the MET?

  • Small group sizes and individual support
  • Learn organisational skills
  • Customer service and IT skills
  • Work with others



Why the MET?


  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios 
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the METs virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public

After this course

On successful completion, you can progress to one of our Level 2 courses in business, computing or travel and tourism.

Future careers:

  • Office administrator
  • Retail worker
  • Marketing assistant
  • IT support assistant
  • Travel agent assistant
After this course

Course fees

This course is also free if you meet the following criteria:

  • You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
  • You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND 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.

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