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About Brighton MET

Some quick facts about our history, achievements and capability


About Brighton MET (formerly City College Brighton and Hove)

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College Sussex. It is the college for our City and our region and draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience.

The MET offers a comprehensive range of qualifications for 16 year olds leaving school, full and part time courses for adults, apprenticeships, professional qualifications and university degrees. The MET operates across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing and teaches around 3,500 16-18 year olds, 7,500 adult learners, 1,000 undergraduates and 800 apprentices.

More than 1,000 expert staff work with our students to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare them for the world of work - to encourage, support and inspire them. The MET helps to build the self-belief, confidence and bravery our students need to meet and exceed their aspirations.

Our success rates put us in the top third highest achieving colleges in the country for all 16-18 qualifications and it has a 'Good with outstanding features' rating from Ofsted.  The College promises an excellent learning experience in a friendly, supportive atmosphere with a great community spirit and facilities which re-create real working environments. 97% of students say that they enjoyed their time at College and that teaching on their course is good.

The MET Central Campus is in Brighton's famous North Laine area, surrounded by on-trend boutiques and cafes, it's the place to be. Each year, the College attracts over 7,000 local and international students who take advantage of its offer of over 600 courses from Entry Level to Foundation Degree level.

The College's vocational courses are career-focussed and provide hands-on industry training. With links to over 1,000 businesses, we can ensure its courses provide the industry-standard skills that employers need.

Facilities at Central Campus include the Library Resource Centre, Central Cafe, Training Restaurant The Gallery and the College's Hair & Beauty training salon City Revival, which offers an excellent value service to local clients.

The MET East Campus on Wilson Avenue is home to the College's Childcare, Music Technology, Building Trades and a fully equipped Motor Vehicle workshop. East Campus also has it's own cafe and is a 15 minute walk from Brighton Marina Village.

New Construction Centre opening at East Campus in April 2017

The demand has never been higher for young people who can develop the skills required to design, create and build homes, schools and hospitals for future generations. The new Construction & Trades Centre will offer state-of-the-art facilities and courses taught by highly committed tutors with vast industry experience. You will gain the technical skills and confidence needed to succeed in the construction industry.