Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Public services for 16-19 year olds

If you want to work in public services the MET has a course for you!

Study public services at Brighton MET

Would you like to learn the skills, discipline and knowledge required to equip you for a career in the Police, Fire Service, Prison Service, Army, Royal Navy, RAF or Marines?

The Public Services department is exciting, active and vibrant and will provide you with all the support and guidance you need to help you get qualified and gain employment, or for you to succeed in your application to university.

We offer courses that range from a Level 1 pathways course to Level 3, so no matter what stage you are at with your education. We offer a clear progression route that will see you get to where you want to be. On our courses you can expect to study teamwork, leadership, citizenship, understanding diversity and discipline.

You will also enjoy the specialist units such as outdoor and adventurous expeditions, fitness training, expedition skills and water based activities.

Learning will be varied and creative with an emphasis on practical skills, teamwork and fitness. Assessment is via 100% coursework-based projects and there are no exams.

Visits will be made to public service organisations and guest speakers will be invited to talk about their public service experiences.

Armed Forces Covenant - Silver Award Holder

Silver Award Holders

Demonstrate support for service personnel issues and employ at least one member of the Armed Forced community.

Actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to their employees via established HR policies and procedures.

Show flexibility towards annual training and mobilisation commitments of Reservist employees and support the employment of Cadet Instructors, Armed Forces Veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners.

Collect their certificate at a regional silver awards ceremony, receive silver logos to display and are themselves displayed on the Employer Recognition Scheme website.




Armed Forces Covenant - Silver Award Holder

Available courses

  • Pathways - Public Services and Sport

    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 for your future.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Public Services - Level 3

    This diploma will prepare you for further study and an exciting range of careers available in public services.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 2 Years
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  • Public Services - Level 2

    This course will prepare you for further study and an exciting range of careers in the uniformed services.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Sport and Public Services - LASER Level 1 Certificate

    This course will cover the groundwork for you to work within the public sector, as well as covering a broad spectrum of sport based subjects.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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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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