Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Pathways - Public Services and Sport

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Course Code: FE0131-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Pathways Campus: East Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: See entry tab Qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding Body: Laser

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 on your future training and career options. 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.

Pathways courses are for students who, for many reasons, have not gained GCSEs. Perhaps you need to boost your confidence after a challenging time at school or maybe you just need some supported learning to help you on track to achieve your goals. Pathways courses are practical and fun and could be your stepping-stone to success.

South East. The college attracts external tournaments due to its state-of-the-art boxing ring, AstroTurf and 3G pitches, sports hall and gymnasium. Students also enjoy access to the South Downs and Brighton Swimming Centre, and the college provides enrichment activities such as yoga, circuit training and table tennis.

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.

Entry requirements

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

Every year, students from the Pathways courses in Brighton are selected to go on a life-changing trip to Sri Lanka where they volunteer with a charity working towards improving the lives of local children

South East. The college attracts external tournaments due to its state-of-the-art boxing ring, AstroTurf and 3G pitches, sports hall and gymnasium. Students also enjoy access to the South Downs and Brighton Swimming Centre, and the college provides enrichment activities such as yoga, circuit training and table tennis.


Why the MET?

Facilities

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 and


Facilities

Work experience & what's next?

Following a Pathways course, you can progress to further training at Level 1 or sometimes Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice. 

Future Careers:

Customer service worker

Coach

Sports official

PE teacher

Fitness instructor

Personal trainer

Pool/beach lifeguard

Sports development officer

Sports and leisure manager


Work experience & what's next?
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Leisure or sports manager

Typical Tasks:

  • Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.
  • Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc.
  • Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
  • Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,244

AVERAGE £24,629

POTENTIAL £41,009

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

Sports player

Typical Tasks:

  • Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.
  • Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
  • Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
  • Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
  • Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,224

AVERAGE £26,072

POTENTIAL £47,658

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

Sports coach, instructor or official

Typical Tasks:

  • Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.
  • Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
  • Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
  • Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
  • Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
  • Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
  • Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
  • Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,868

AVERAGE £26,091

POTENTIAL £44,226

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

Fitness instructor

Typical Tasks:

  • Assesses the fitness levels of clients.
  • Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.
  • Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.
  • Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.
  • Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.
  • Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,503

AVERAGE £22,464

POTENTIAL £40,833

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